A short list of Fred Villari's Shaolin Kempo Karate Breakoffs


                                Fred Villari
                        Villari Martial Arts Centers                                    
     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     |                          	|                            |                  |		      |
Charles Mattera         	Bagely/Bryant/Nohelty          Cal Carozzi        Robert Lamattina	   Jim Brassard
United Studios   ----        	   Masters Self                United Shaolin     Tokyo Joe's Studios 
of Self-Defense      |   	  Defense Centers              Kempo Karate       of Self Defense
(West Coast)	     |
     |           Z-Ultimate   		|
     |           Self-Defense	   Fred Bagely
Steve Demasco      Studios   	 Masters of Karate
United Studios		  
of Self Defense
(East Coast)
     |                      
     |
  Ken Warner
  Ben Thomas
  Kempokan

This very limited and incomplete tree shows some of the major offshoots of Grandmaster Fred Villari's Shaolin Kempo Karate.

New England is dotted with independent schools that also teach Shaolin Kempo Karate. Most are descended from the organizations listed above.
Note that United Studios of Self-Defense is the original name Grandmaster Villari used for his studios. Mr. Mattera picked up the name after Mr. Villari changed the name of his organization.


Out of these, note that only Charles Mattera's organization is only one that has had any sort of significant growth.
Given all these break-offs, Mr. Villari's VSDC organization is still larger than, other than Mr. Mattera's USSD, than any two or three combined.
There was a major break off from the USSD in 2011 or 2012.  About half the schools left to form their own organization called Z-Ultimate Self-Defense Studios.

Kempo/Kenpo FAQ


Eclipse's Kempo & Martial Arts Pages


Click here to get out of a frame.
The Eclipse WebRing
Next |Next 5 |Skip Next |Previous |Random |List Sites