3601 Ocean View Blvd., Glendale, CA 91208

About Fred Villari's Studios of Self Defense in Glendale, CA

Frederick Villari

Meet Frederick Villari

Great Grandmaster at
Fred Villari's Studios of Self Defense in Glendale
15th Degree Black Belt

Great Grandmaster Villari is a 15th Degree Black Belt, the highest rank one can attain in a martial art, and is the founder of the Shaolin Kempo Karate system – an innovative approach that combined Japanese martial arts with Chinese martial arts and Western boxing.

His organization is the world's largest chain of professional martial arts studios, and has been so since its inception more than four decades ago. This method has spread throughout the world as more than 500 schools have been opened that teach his method. He has been inducted into the World Masters Hall of Fame alongside Bruce Lee, Jet Li and Jackie Chan.

“Martial arts has become accepted as part of the mainstream of America,” noted Villari who was one of the leading pioneers of the industry.

For more than 40 years, Fred Villari has been a pioneer in the martial arts. By bringing many styles together to form an effective unity of disciplines, he revolutionized the way martial artists thought about fighting. Over the years, his schools have brought Asian martial arts to the western world on unprecedented levels. He has developed many of the respected masters teaching today in the United States and Canada, and overseen the training of more than 20 million students.

Frederick Villari

Meet Armen Heroian

Master at
Fred Villari's Studios of Self Defense in Glendale
10th Degree Master Instructor

Master Armen Heroian has been teaching Martial Arts since 1975 and is a 10th Degree Master Instructor in Shaolin Kung Fu, Karate, Jiu Jitsu and Kempo. In 1985 Master Armen Heroian was inducted in the Black Belt Hall of Fame. Later he was awarded man of the year from 12th Degree Black Belt Great Grandmaster Fredrick J. Villari and was selected as an honored member of Oxford’s who's who. In 1992 he became the President, and was promoted to Western Regional Manager of Villari’s Martial Arts Centers.

For over 2000 years, Martial Arts has been a proven method to exercise both the mind and body, and in this dangerous world, it is an effective way to DEFEND YOURSELF.

For over 40 years, Villari has taught the art of Shaolin Kempo Karate - a refined combination of martial arts techniques that is a highly effective form of self-defense. Years ago, students studied karate to master fighting skills. Today, our students study at Villari's because martial arts are an enjoyable way to obtain the best overall physical workout you can get, while emphasizing valuable life skills.

In today's competitive, fast-paced world, Marial Arts training offers you important mental benefits as well as ensuring a healthier, less stressful lifestyle. in Glendale, CA will help develop your self-awareness, self-assurance, and self-confidence.

Our programs at in Glendale, CA are individualized to match your physical capabilities in order to maximize your self-defense skills. Should the need ever arise, you will possess a firm understanding of exactly what it takes to both mentally and physically defend yourself or your loved ones.

Enjoy training in these exciting and proven martial arts at in Glendale, CA! Gain the knowledge, skills, and techniques to protect yourself and those you care for. Successfully engage and CHALLENGE YOURSELF to be better than you ever thought possible.

You will learn, train and work out at your own pace under the guidance of certified, experienced and friendly Black Belt instructors.

WE FOSTER DEFENSIVE ABILITIES, rather than aggressive techniques. Our exclusive Shaolin Kempo Karate system incorporates the best of all martial arts styles for unparalleled physical and mental benefits.

With our system here at , you may work towards an advanced martial arts rank or belt, or just have fun!

How To Get Started

Come join our Glendale, CA Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Adult Martial Arts and Kids Martial Arts. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at 818-957-7544 if you have any further questions. Fred Villari's Studios of Self Defense hopes to speak with you soon!

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