1600 Yellow Springs Rd, Chester Springs, PA (484) 985-9692

Villari's Self Defense Centers

Life-Long Martial Arts for the Entire Family.


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The benefits of Martial Arts are life-changing!

Martial arts sometimes get a bad rap. People often falsely associate it solely with Hollywood kicks and punches, but fail to realize that the main thing martial arts teach is life skills.


While self-defense is one aspect, martial arts goes far beyond that. Not only does it help develop self-confidence and self-esteem, it also builds a sense of respect for others and encourages non-violent conflict resolution! Martial arts teach socialization skills to diffuse tense situations, rather than actively engage in them.


For over five decades, Villari’s Self Defense Centers have helped thousands of people improve their lives in a powerful, positive way. Step-by-step students have been transformed from beginners to Black Belts.

Martial Arts and Self Defense Classes

We have classes for adults, kids and teens. Beginners and advanced. 
You will learn basic martial arts techniques and self-defense drills.



Karate for Kids

Our children’s programs will help your child grow and learn life skills as well as karate. Karate is a fun, safe activity for kids of all ages. Designed to instill vital life-skills such as focus, respect, self-discipline and self-control within your child, we've created our curriculum super-fun so kids can't wait to come to class.

Martial Arts for Teens

Through martial arts training, your teen will learn guiding principles like consequences of actions, hard work and dedication, decision making and how to interact with others. Our program can help shape your teen’s future by providing a solid foundation for success.

Self Defense for Adults

Whether you are interested in getting in better shape, learning to defend yourself or just getting involved in something new, the benefits you get from our are far more than just learning how to punch and kick. Men and women of all ages have discovered that self defense training opens doors for mental, physical and emotional empowerment that they never realized.

Enrichment Programs

These programs will encourage your child to achieve better grades and show respect to teachers, family, and peers. They will learn to use self-discipline at all times and improve focus and manners.

Colors of Character

There is more to Karate than learning to kick and punch. The Colors of Character program was created to balance your child's physical development with the concepts of Self Discipline, Self Control and Respect for Others. The program consists of a series of exercises designed to help you instill and strengthen your child's understanding of these core character traits.

Life Skills Program

We teach age appropriate self defense skills, but our program is primarily about character development and teaching positive life skills. By offering a values-based life skills curriculum as part of our overall martial arts program, we can offer parents something their children won’t get anywhere else--a positive role model their children respect who can deliver important lessons that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Advanced Training Program

We offer advanced training programs for both juniors and adults. Students further enhance their skills and deepen their knowledge when they combine personal lessons with group classes. The Advanced Training Program sessions are designed to allow the instructor to focus on the student and his or her needs, and offers more focused time in the areas that the student needs the most attention in.

Leadership Program

Every student is training to become a leader, not just here at Villari’s but at home, at school, and in the community. Above all we train to become leaders of your own lives. Leadership members are the students that have been selected from group classes that have stood out as people who have a stronger presence in classes and can assist the instructors to help their fellow students work towards achieving their own goals.

Clinics, Tournaments, and Workshops

We offer many optional events for our students and school families to participate in--as well as our local community.
Participation in tournaments and clinics are strongly encouraged for everyone, regardless of age.



Martial Arts Clinics

Clinics are a great opportunity for anyone who would like to take the next step in their journey as a martial artist. Students have the opportunity to learn the details of how to break boards which is a great way to build confidence in their abilities. Students may also choose to learn a weapon which can help in several ways, including: more focus, balance, power and strength, and better coordination.


There are many great benefits that your child will derive from participating in a karate tournament. Whatever your child's experience level or skill, karate tournaments are just the thing for them. Every child is recognized for their efforts regardless of the outcome by being awarded a competitor's medal - no one goes home empty-handed. Everyone will enjoy the fun, excitement and camaraderie of this yearly event.

Workshops and Seminars

We offer useful events that give our local community members the skills they need to protect themselves and their loved ones. Workshops such as: Women's Self-Defense, Anti-Bullying, School Talks, Parent Workshops, and much more! You may also bring your work group, scout troop, friends, or family to our facility and enjoy condensed versions of our self-defense courses.

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Our school is located in Chester Springs, PA

We proudly serve parents in Chester Springs, Downingtown, Exton, Glenmoore, Lionville, Phoenixville and the surrounding regions. We are also close to Kimberton, Eagle, Byers Station and Spring City.

1600 Yellow Springs Rd, Chester Springs, PA

(484) 985-9692