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Programs of study at Villari's Martial Arts of  Cicero - North Syracuse

Our Mission is to provide every man, woman, and child
the highest quality martial arts training, so that they become
empowered to live richer, more rewarding and meaningful lives,
and in so doing contribute to a stronger community.

- Great Grandmaster Fred Villari 


Children's Martial Arts Classes

Villari's children programs teach Karate, Kung Fu, and Jiu Jutsu principles of Great Grandmaster Fred Villari's Shaolin Kempo Karate along with our proven life skills course; Color of Character program, which empasises Respect, Self Discipline, and Self Control.  Children are divided into classes based on age/experience level and are kept in small groups to foster learning at their own pace with everyone getting special attention for growth. Children focus on healthy activity, direction of energy, confidence boosting thru their skills, dealing with peer pressure, and so much more in our curriculum refined over 47 years. Kid's Tournament Karate class for those interested in competition is also available.  Don't forget to ask about our Black Belt Leadership Program.

Adult Martial Arts & Self Defense Classes

Our adult program is for adults only.  It's focus is on enriching lives with practical martial arts and self defense training for today's world and lifestyle.  Anyone can learn to defend themselves quickly with our world proven system of Fred Villari's Shaolin Kempo Karate and it's a blast!!  We also focus on confidence building and applying lessons in everyday life.  Adult Tournament class for competitors is also available.  The workouts also condition the mind and body for a more enjoyable and healthy life.  Small groups ensure personal attention and personal training is also available.  Don't forget to ask about Black Belt leadership training options.

Our exclusive VPP, Villari's Personal Protection training for adults has no uniforms and no martial arts overtones, just effective and easy to learn self defense techniques and training utilizing our world famous system and teach methods.  We cover situational awareness, legal issues, deescalation techniques, and of course defense against grabs, punches, weapons, etc. Taught in a fun environment and with a hint of cardio training, this class is a blast!

Sport Tournament Karate                                                                                                                                                        
For those looking for an incredible cardio workout with lots of laughs, those looking to learn competitive martial arts weaponry, those that love to compete, or those looking for some parallel training that focuses on timing and gauging, this class is for you.  Work on all of the above, plus learn the traditions of martial arts tournaments, and winning strategies for sparring, forms/Kata, and martial arts weapons.  We participate in several tournaments throughout the year across New York and New England!


EnerChi Chi Kung & Tai Chi Sessions

Learn the ancient Chinese "secrets" of balancing your life, reducing stress, increasing energy, and breathing.  This course combines a powerful and enriching blend of Tai Chi, Chi Kung, and Wu Chi.  Very small and intimate class setting offers the perfect experience for this class.


Authentic To-Shin Do Ninjutsu Training

Learn the ancient art of the Ninja in this adult only curriculum.  I teach authentic To-Shin Do Ninjutsu as designed by American Ninja pioneer legend, Stephen K. Hayes.  This modern course addresses building the warrior for the 21st century and is based on modern, practical fighting methods for our world.  We also cover history, traditions, concepts, and more.  There is also a Traditional Class in the works for those looking for weaponry training and other classical Ninja subjects. An-Shu Stephen Hayes personally authorized Ken to introduce To-Shin Do  to new students in central NY.

Tactical Edged Weapons Training

Train in not only defense against edged weapons, but also in strategic deescalation, legalities, fight psychology, and how to effectively use edged weapons to include tactical folders, throwing knives, fixed blade knives, and tactical tomahawks. Open to adults ONLY. CLASS COMING LATER IN 2017 !

Team Syracuse: Adam 5th Dan, Master C 7th Dan, Chris 2nd Dan
  "Choosing a Martial Arts School"                                                           Villari's brochure