We’ll Help You Feel Great in Mind, Body & Spirit!


   “Positively Impacting People’s Lives Through the Martial Arts.”


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Villari’s Mission

To provide every man, woman and child with the highest quality of Martial Arts Training, so that they become empowered to live richer, more rewarding and meaningful lives, and in so doing, contribute to a stronger and healthier community.

The Mind/Body Connection

The martial arts at Villari’s is not your average workout program.  Most workout programs contain large amounts of repetitious physical activity but severely lack the mental stimulation that our program provides. We’ve created a FUN Self-Defense program involving continuous discovery, learning and growth, containing the right balance of both mental and physical activity to leave you feeling GREAT, class after class.


We Bet You’ll Love It!

Through our experience, we have found that the biggest obstacle in getting involved in the martial arts is actually taking the first step.  Individuals who are interested often feel a sense of intimidation about the martial arts.  Television and movies sometimes portray the martial arts as an activity for people who like to fight and/or be violent.

In fact, martial arts training teaches non-violence as well as personal development and growth.  Being a Martial Artist is clearly a way of life.


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Villari’s is an international martial arts organization that began in 1968. There have been over 300 locations opened all over the U.S. and Canada.  Villari’s Martial Arts Center of  Middletown, RI., established in 1985, has been serving the Aquidneck Island area in the towns of Portsmouth, Newport and Middletown for over 30 years.

We are committed to providing the highest quality of martial arts instruction to each and every student, making a special effort to insure that each student’s needs and goals  are met .

We are a “Black Belt School.” We believe each student can become a Black Belt if there is Belief, Commitment and the willingness to meet the Challenges along the way.

We place a strong emphasis on life-skills and character development, guided by the three rules of our school: self-control, self-discipline and respect.  We believe that  the martial arts is the perfect vehicle for developing and expressing each student’s personal excellence.

Constant, never-ending improvement and learning is the key to all our work. Our instructors are  active in the class, doing everything we expect our students to do, leading by example, and teaching is done as if we were working with our own family.

Our Mission is to bring out the best in you! We look forward to celebrating your success through martial arts!


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