About Villari’s Vermont

Welcome to Villari’s Self-Defense and Wellness Center

Villari’s has been servicing Chittenden and Addison County since 1981 under the guidance of Judan Laurie Shover a 10th Degree Master in Shaolin Kempo Karate. We have been teaching Children, Teens, and Adults individually and as entire families. We are dedicated to helping people learn the tradition of Shaolin Kempo Karate. In addition, we go into schools, colleges, and businesses to teach and guide in the lessons of a safe and more disciplined life.

Over the years we have guided people in all types of professions working with them to release stress and gain confidence. Being successful, healthier, smarter, and learning how to raise more respectful and responsible families is a desire for all.

Make a change in your life or a child’s life by becoming a Villari’s Martial Artist or by becoming a Villari’s Non-Formal Martial Artist who wants to learn Personal Safety to increase your overall health and self-confidence.

Take this time for yourself or for a child before time slips away. We are here to help you become healthier, happier, and safer in your life. All of our professional male and female staff have their own success stories and will be happy to share them with you.

“He who often remembers his teacher does not forget what he has learned, and acquires what he does not know.”

Great Grandmaster Villari

Our Path to a Good Workout

A martial arts program is the best exercise program in the world!

A martial arts program incorporates the stretching, constant level of resistance, and attention to the whole body, which are the hallmarks of a practical and helpful exercise program. The emphasis on the alert mind and calm body adds immeasurably to all-around good health.

We will offer our recommendation for a good work out, but first, there are a few things to keep in mind. Do not over exercise. Take it easy at first. Your endurance will grow naturally; you do not have to force it. Whatever you can do today you will be able to improve upon next time. Don’t push yourself to prove a point. Exercise should leave you invigorated, not exhausted.