Villari's Martial Arts Centers of Syracuse

America's Martial Arts Professionals – Celebrating 50 years of empowering people across North America

Welcome to Villari’s Martial Arts Centers of Central New York

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? Experience our world famous, proven curriculum in our unique personal training environment!

In addition to our world famous martial arts programs, we also teach modern defensive disciplines to include Tactical Edged Weapons (knife fighting), Villari Personal Protection (street combatives), and Active Shooter Response and Threat Assessment for organizations.

No Contracts! At Villari’s, we believe our training speaks for itself and you stay because you love it! Adults and children 7 & up are welcome and study age appropriate courses.

NOW OPEN! Our new premier martial arts training center in The Great Northern Mall (Old Navy wing) at 4155 State Route 31, Clay, NY 13041

Meet our school’s founder, Master Ken Canestraro, who was recently inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame for 2018! 



Empower Yourself in 2019!


Experience our VPP training and build confidence, cardio, and awareness to never become a victim. Adult only self defense training from THE pioneers of the industry for 50 years! It’s fun, healthy, and eye opening. Call today, only $75/month, no uniforms, no contracts.


Celebrate our 50th Anniversary and learn from America’s Professionals!

Empower yourself in 2018 with America’s Martial Arts Professionals! Choose our world famous martial arts programs, our proven personal protection program, or the challenge of tactical edged weapons fighting. Experience the Villari’s advantage with a curriculum and personalized training experience found nowhere else!


Current events remind us of the need for ACTIVE SHOOTER SURVIVAL and THREAT ASSESSMENT training services for schools, businesses, and private organizations. Taught by retired military law enforcement, civilian law enforcement, and security professional with decades of personal protection experience. You’ll find this course provocative, eye opening, and empowering!



Try our EnerChi program, a blend of Qi Gong, Wu Chi, and Tai Chi that’s fun and puts more years in your life and life in your years.  Only $75/month.

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Our Mission is to provide every man, woman, and child
the highest quality 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.
– Great Grandmaster Fred Villari