Join Chester County's Best Martial Arts Organization

Villari’s Self Defense Centers specialize in personal growth and development, emphasizing character, leadership, and personal safety skills. Our approach to education provides students with skills that will directly impact their success into every area of their life.


Welcome to Villari's of Chester Springs

Hi, my name is Sensei Paul Manili, I am the owner and Chief Instructor of Villari's Martial Arts and Self Defense Center here in Chester Springs. 

The positive impact Martial Arts had on my life was so remarkable that I made it my dream to someday own my own martial arts school.


When I opened our Chester Springs studio, I made a commitment to our Chester County community to create an enjoyable, disciplined and family environment for students to improve their fitness, while building confidence they can carry into their everyday lives.

Villari's offers more than just self-defense instruction. Through classes, children develop confidence, discipline and focus, along with learning the principles of respect, self-discipline, and self-control in a fun, healthy atmosphere.

I would like to personally invite you to take advantage of our introductory trial offer and look forward to showing you why Villari's Self Defense Centers is America's Leaders in Martial Arts Training & Character Development!


Paul Manili

Owner/Chief Instructor


About Villari's

Welcome to Villari's Self Defense Centers

Just one of the many independent martial arts schools in Pennsylvania that teaches the Villari system, Villari's of Chester Springs prides itself on its fun, healthy, family-oriented environment committed to providing opportunities for all of its students to build confidence and character.

At Villari’s, we teach practical, real-world self defense that anyone can master, increasing your self-confidence & fitness. Generations of people from across North America have learned martial arts & self defense with us, why shouldn’t you?  We teach martial arts the way they were meant to be taught: small group training that is personal, and empowering. Experience our world famous, proven curriculum in our unique personal training environment, offered nowhere else!

Men, women, children of all ages are welcomed at our schools. Adults and child classes are separate and taught a curriculum which is targeted toward their age & experience.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide every man, woman and child 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 community.

Our Values

Villari's Self-Defense Centers believe we have a responsibility to use martial arts to foster the development of strong character in America's youth.

Our program is designed to balance your child’s physical development with the concepts of Self Discipline, Respect, and Self Control.

The Villari’s Martial Arts Kids Program is built around the foundation of our “3 Rules of the School”:

  • Self Discipline - Doing the things I know I should do without having to be asked or told.
  • Respect for Others - Treating others the way I would like to be treated.
  • Self Control - Controlling my behavior to fit the situation and being responsible for my actions.

These rules provide the foundation for developing your child’s character skills, which leads to success in all other areas of life.  

Students are encouraged, rewarded and reminded to follow these 3 Rules at home, in school and at the Dojo.

Villari's uses these rules to develop and reinforce the strength of character that is needed to resist peer pressure, drugs and alcohol and all the other forces that make growing up today such a tremendous challenge.

Why Choose Villari's?

Villari's Builds Character
By joining Villari’s Self Defense Center, you will become a part of your community’s most respected martial arts association. At Villari’s we are not only interested in fighting skills, but the development of each person as a whole. These are the tools of everyday life.

Villari's Builds Self-Esteem
We have a trained staff of patient instructors who love to work with children, but are also very clear about limits. We enforce good behavior in class, and expect it to carry over to school and home. A psychological study found that children in martial arts have an increased sense of responsibility, a decrease in willingness to take foolish risk, and a higher sense of self-esteem.

Villari's Builds Strength
Villari’s is a family oriented school, where you can get involved in your child’s activity. Our training goes far beyond the benefits of standard health-club type exercise programs. We give you a full-body, stress relieving workout, and the best part is that you’ll be learning practical and realistic self defense skills at the same time. After a long day at work come recharge your batteries in a class that’s motivational and fun.

Villari's Builds Confidence
The typical student that begins karate training is somewhat subdued, quiet, and often timid. This is normal for most because they are trying something new and unknown. Villari's builds confidence by teaching us to overcome our fears, how to improve our self image, and by placing us in control of our body for the first time in your life. This confidence spills into every aspect of your life, making you a stronger, better person.

Villari's Builds Friendships
At Villari's, you will have the opportunity to meet a whole new group of people who share your interest in martial arts. The relationships and friendships you form through your martial arts classes last a lifetime.


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