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Below you will find reviews and testimonials from current and former Villari's Martial Arts Centers students and their parents in Somerville, MA.
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Going here, more than anything else, has helped me develop my physical and emotional strength, as well as confidence in myself and the adaptability to handle any situation thrown my way. I don't know what I would do or be like without this place, but I know I wouldn't be a quarter of as good a person as I am now.
After doing yoga for 5-6 years, I wanted to try something new. After some googling, I stumbled on this convenient location, went in for a free trial class - and I've been coming here ever since. Master Brad is an amazing teacher, and he runs a fantastic operation for both children and adults. It is reasonably priced, especially in comparison to other studios in the area, and you definitely feel like you get your money's worth. The people that go here are open-minded and welcoming, regardless of your martial arts ability. The upper-level belts take the time to help out us lower-level folks. When I first started, all I really wanted was a good workout, and to learn to protect myself. In addition to getting that, there are also many psychological, emotional and personal benefits.You focus on mental growth in addition to physical growth. My confidence has shot through the roof in the past 8 months! To be fair, this is my only experience with a martial arts studio - but I don't want to go anywhere else.
Love the teaching methods and patients used by the instructors. Really has been a positive force in my daughter's life.
Master Brad at Villari's of Somerville is creating a martial arts experience that goes beyond the typical run of the mill karate class. At Villari's, kids and adults alike benefit from a real opportunity to explore a broader understanding of themselves through the mental and physical disciplines of karate, and through an introspective exploration of thoughts, feelings and personal behaviors and how they impact our personal realities. Classes begin with a short meditation, a physical work out with stretching, practice of forms and structure and wind down again with meditation and discussion. Kids are encouraged to celebrate their accomplishments no matter how big or small, and each child/student progresses at their own pace. My two children, 12 and 9 have been taking classes at Villari's for over 4 years now and have grown tremendously over that time. As a parent concerned with raising my children to be good, productive, compassionate people, I have found Villari's to be a wonderful support to what I try to teach at home, and sometimes, I learn a little something from them too! Give them a try - you'll love it!
Master Brad has alway been a very good instructor and has a way of reaching children that is effective.
During these challenging times Master Brad has been a tremendous source of consistency and support through out. He was able to shift from an in person model to a fully remote model and has pushed in when kids needed additional support...It has been very positive.