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Frequently Asked Questions

Adult Martial Arts

Q: “What level of fitness is required for Martial Arts?”

People come to us of all fitness levels. We get natural-born athletes, and we get people who have a harder time with athletic endeavors. However, everyone gets the same focus and attention.

If you're not in great shape, don't worry. Go at your own pace, and we'll do everything we can to help you learn each and every technique. Soon enough, your physical fitness will improve, and you'll be in better shape than ever!

Q: “I've heard Martial Arts is violent. Is this true?”

Absolutely not! Martial Arts is about peace, balance & harmony. It's about becoming in touch with your body and all of life. It's about happiness and fulfillment.

The self-defense techniques you learn help you become flexible and strong. They help you become confident and proud.

The guiding principles of Martial Arts help you diffuse situations before violence becomes a part of them. However, if a hostile situation does ever come about, you'll have the tools you need to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Q: “Is there a risk for injury with martial arts?”

Any sport or form of exercise comes with a risk of injury. However, there are a few things that make our program very safe. It's because of these few things that we barely see any injuries with our program.

Warm Up Exercises: At the beginning of every class, we go through a series of warm up exercises. These exercises get your muscles and joints ready and warmed up for martial arts training.

Supervision: Every class is supervised by trained, certified professionals. We watch carefully to make sure no student is doing anything in a dangerous or unsafe way.

In short, we place a tremendous amount of focus on fun and safety. It's because of this that we feel confident telling you that while there is risk for injury with our program - it's a very small risk.

Kids Martial Arts

Q: “Will Martial Arts, Karate, Kung fu, Jiu-jitsu teach my child to be hostile and aggressive?”

Absolutely not. Children learn a lot about what it means to be respectful and polite here. As a result, kids who weren't violent in the first place become even more respectful and kind. Kids with behavior problems often become very respectful and calm.

Q: “Do kids get injured in Martial Arts, Karate, Kung fu, Jiu-jitsu?”

Sometimes. But the truth is, injuries are very, very rare here. We have a lot of measures in place to keep your child perfectly safe. In fact, safety is our #1 concern.

Q: “Can my child do Martial Arts, Karate, Kung fu, Jiu-jitsu if they are not the athletic type?”

Yes! In fact, martial arts is often a “home” for kids who don't excel at team sports. Kids who have trouble in baseball, basketball, etc. often come to martial arts and do extremely well. And it's okay if your child is not athletic right now. Through our classes, they'll get in great shape and become very athletic.

Q: “Are these Martial Arts, Karate, Kung fu, Jiu-jitsu classes fun?”

Yes! After all, these are children we're dealing with here. And kids love their fun. We do a variety of games and activities that have kids howling with laughter, and constantly smiling. We work hard here - but we play just as hard.

Q: “Do children's confidence & self-esteem grow with Martial Arts, Karate, Kung fu, Jiu-jitsu?”

Absolutely. Kids with low self-esteem often come out of their shells. As their skill level increases, they feel more and more confident. Other kids look up to them, just as they look up to other kids who are ahead of them. It builds a sense of confidence, pride, and teamwork.

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Meet Our Instructors

Great Grandmaster Frederick Villari

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.

Armen Heroian, at Villari's Martial Arts In Glendale California

Master Armen Heroian

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 Oxfordïss who's who. In 1992 he became the President, and was promoted to Western Regional Manager of Villaris 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. Villari's Martial Arts in Glendale, CA will help develop your self-awareness, self-assurance, and self-confidence.

Our programs at Villari's Martial Arts 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 Villari's Martial Arts 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 Villari's Martial Arts, you may work towards an advanced martial arts rank or belt, or just have fun!

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