Children’s Program


Our Children’s Program is split up into 2 age groups:

• Little Dragons (4 – 6 year olds)
• Children (7 – 14)



CHILDREN (7-14 Yrs Old)

The skilled Martial Arts instructors at Villari’s Martial Arts Center have created a program specifically geared towards the special needs and learning skills of children between the ages of 7-14.

Children learn coordination, timing, balance, focus and gauging, and awareness when practicing martial arts. The type of training for children of these age groups is vital in how they learn martial arts skills, but also in building strong foundation blocks for character, responsibility, perseverance, coordination, and much more.

Our instructors work on these skills each week on a rotating schedule created over a half century of working with children’s martial arts. This schedule has been proven effective in building skills for children over time. At the end of each class there is a “Mat Chat”, where the group discusses Villari’s 5 Rules or “Agreements”, which include: Effort, Etiquette, Character, Sincerity, and Self-Control. We discuss a different agreement each week in detail to impress upon each child why each rule is important and how they can make our lives better.

Beyond the benefits to your child’s character and health, there are also training benefits to our children’s martial arts programs that will help your child defend themselves if ever necessary. This includes training on how to defend against any type of attack. We also work on how to use our voices (tone and words) to de-escalate a situation. And finally, our expert martial arts instructors will show your child how to use physiology, how we stand or hold ourselves, so that the chances of being attacked or bullied are much lower for your child. As a major social concern, Villari’s is dedicated to building awareness of bullying and helping children of all ages prevent bullying. We work on bully prevention both in our classes and in separate seminars.

Competitions/Tournaments
Villari’s Martial Arts also offers tournament sign ups each year for students that are interested in competing on a larger scale and getting real-time practice with students they do not know. This is never required and only those students who want to compete, do so. There is a custom training class on Fridays at 5:30pm for tournament preparation. This class is open to adults and children who are Purple Belt or above all year round and any student under Purple Belt who has registered for a tournament.
The tournament preparation classes have helped hundreds of students over the years in preparing to compete, setting expectations, building confidence and honing skills going into the competition.

Contact Villari’s today to sign your student up for the class that best suits their needs and age.


LITTLE DRAGONS (4-6 Yrs Old)

Our Little Dragons Program works on the same skill sets and agreements as the Children’s Classes, which include: Effort, Etiquette, Character, Sincerity, and Self-Control, but with an approach geared more towards younger children, ages 4 to 6. The training and drills are simplified to make it as straightforward and as easy to understand as possible. There are many drills that have been formatted into games as well, ensuring that we keep younger children as engaged as possible.

The Little Dragons Program has age appropriate lessons as well as custom training to help this age group better understand their emotions and we work on thinking before acting on said emotions. Little Dragons get to know their bodies and how to use and control them at their young age.

Competitions/Tournaments
Villari’s Martial Arts also offers tournament sign ups each year for students that are interested in competing on a larger scale and getting real-time practice with students they do not know. This is never required and only those students who want to compete, do so. There is a custom training class on Fridays at 5:30pm for tournament preparation. This class is open to adults and children who are Purple Belt or above all year round and any students under Purple Belt who has registered for a tournament.
The tournament preparation classes have helped hundreds of students over the years in preparing to compete, setting expectations, and building confidence and honing skills going into the competition.

Contact Villari’s today to sign your student up for the class that best suits their needs and age.