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VillariTV is the most comprehensive, easy-to-use online martial arts resource ever created. With our professional ,step-by-step videos, the art of authentic Shaolin Kempo Karate is now accessible to more students than ever before.
New students will enjoy the guidance and personal attention that comes with our intuitive curriculum, while current students will find VillariTV to be an invaluable asset for enhancing their training and taking it to the next level.
We’ve also made a tremendous leap forward in online martial arts training. With VillariTV, any eager, self-driven individual can work through our lessons at their own pace, have their progress reviewed by professional instructors, and be promoted through the ranks, all from the comfort of their living room.
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I was feeling a bit bored in class recently, I’ve always been a natural athlete, playing baseball and football in school, so karate was easy for me. I checked out VillariTV and there’s a ton of extra sections devoted to weapons training, ...
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I wasn’t sure if I was right for martial arts training, I lack coordination and I’m a slow learner. I’m glad a service like VillariTV is on the market, it’s allowed me to learn at a comfortable pace and the descriptive, profes...
Students of all ages and ability levels have been enjoying Shaolin Kempo Karate for almost fifty years. Since Grandmaster Frederick J. Villari opened his first school in 1968, his incredible fighting system has spread throughout the United States and beyond, with hundreds of schools and instructors promoting over 10,000 black belts.
The secret behind the success of Shaolin Kempo Karate is found in its famous Four Ways of Fighting. After studying and mastering many different martial arts, Grandmaster Villari realized that there were only four ways to fight
- With your hands (punching and striking, using any part of arm, forearm, or elbow)
- With your feet (kicking, using the legs or knees)
- Felling (takedowns, including throwing, tripping, pulling, pushing, shoving, and scooping)
- Grappling (wrestling, holding, locking, and breaking)
While innumerable styles of martial arts are practiced throughout the world, and each has its own unique strengths and weaknesses, Shaolin Kempo Karate is the only art that integrates all four ways of fighting. It is therefore the most comprehensive, well-rounded, and effective martial art ever developed.
While it recognizes and draws from many arts, Shaolin Kempo Karate is primarily based on the three styles for which it is named: Karate, Kempo, and Shaolin Kung-Fu.
All Shaolin Kempo Karate students begin by learning traditional karate from Okinawa. We start with Karate because it is simple and easy to learn and execute. It is a largely linear art, relying on straight lines and right angles to develop explosive external power. The training stances and footwork of Karate are favored by Grandmaster Villari for their ability to create a strong foundation on which the more complex techniques of Kempo and Kung-Fu can be built. Karate material includes one through five pinon and Statue of the Crane, as well as mandatory basics, foot maneuvers, and fighting techniques.
Upon reaching the intermediate ranks, students begin learning the Japanese art of Kempo. Kempo mixes both hard and soft movements together, but lacks the explosiveness of Karate and the grace of Shaolin. It often uses open-handed techniques that deflect, rather than stop, an opponent's energy. Kempo material includes one through six kata, Honsuki, Swift Tigers, and various techniques and combinations.
Not until a student reaches black belt are they able to begin learning the art of Shaolin, which is traditional, long-fist kung-fu from China. Shaolin is favored by Grandmaster Villari for its promotion of overall health and longevity. It implements fluid, circular movements, breathing techniques, and a balance of external and internal energy to absorb and redirect an opponent's energy. Shaolin is also the only system to implement the movements of the five animals: the Tiger, Crane, Dragon, Snake, and Leopard. Because Shaolin is conceptually and physically advanced, a thorough knowledge of Karate and Kempo is required before its moves can be understood and executed correctly. Shaolin material includes a variety of advanced forms and techniques inspired by the movements of the five animals.
In addition to these three arts, Shaolin Kempo Karate also includes the art of Chin na, which is the ultimate form of controlling your opponent by holding, seizing, locking, throwing, felling, and delivering controlled pain.
Other aspects of Shaolin Kempo Karate include blocking systems, ju-jitsu, breathing exercises, ancient weapons, advanced animals, knife and gun defense, and much more. This diversity not only makes Shaolin Kempo Karate the most well-rounded and impregnable martial art ever developed, but also one of the most consistently fun and challenging. There is always something new to learn, which keeps students interested, motivated, and inspired to become better martial artists every time they put on their uniform.