Martin Raffol: Villari’s Martial Arts

Martin Raffol is a business administrator and broker who most recently served as an area director with Natick, Massachusetts’ Murphy Business & Financial Corporation. Outside of the office, he studies martial arts at Villari’s Martial Arts Studio. After years of practice and instruction, Mr. Raffol ultimately achieved the level of Black Belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate.

Founded in 1968 by Grandmaster Frederick J. Villari, Villari’s Martial Arts Studio currently supports multiple centers in 14 U.S. states. The various studios offer classes for children, teens, and adults, including women-only classes at some locations.

More than 1000 years old, Shaolin Kung Fu has evolved into the popular and effective Shaolin Kempo style, which combines the four ways of fighting common to all martial arts: striking, kicking, felling, and grappling. Under Mr. Villari’s direction, Villari’s Martial Arts Studio uses techniques that combine these Four Ways of Fighting into a single cohesive whole. This comprehensive approach stresses self-defense and physical fitness while simultaneously building a framework of psychological and emotional stability.