Barre Vermont Studio 

Villari’s Martial Arts center in Barre Vermont is owned and operated by Master Freddie LaPan. Master Freddie and his skilled team of instructors are committed to you so you can have the best martial arts experience available.  At the Barre location, you will find a wide variety of classes for all skill and age levels.  We are building a stronger community one student at a time.

What’s So Special About Villari’s Martial Arts Centers?

Villari’s Martial Arts Centers was founded by Great Grandmaster Frederick J. Villari, who created the art of Shaolin Kempo Karate. Grand Master Villari trained in many martial arts, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of each. Rather than choose a specific Martial Art, Grand Master Villari chose to blend three strong and different Martial Arts to compose the core of our system. He also incorporated techniques from other disciplines like Chinese Temple Boxing and Chin Na (the art of seizing and grappling). As a result, all students receive the original training that is passed down by the Grandmaster himself.  At Villari’s Martial Arts Centers, you will learn from the very BEST in the industry!

System Foundations

At the core of the Villari’s system are three traditional martial arts:

Karate is the first system taught at Villari’s. It teaches powerful movements and footwork.

Kempo has more complex hand and foot movements and teaches self-protection.

Shaolin adds movements based on observations of the five shaolin animals: Dragon, Snake, Crane, Leopard and Tiger. It teaches quick and flowing movements.