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What our students and their families are saying

"I have no doubt that Ken and Lisa's influence helped mold my sons into the men they have become. I appreciate them for the positive role models they are."

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"We’re happy to provide testimonial on this. Since we enrolled our twin sons, Joseph and Adam, in North Windham Villari’s Shaolin Kempo Karate last year, they have grown dramatically in confidence. They eagerly look forward to their classes, and have been working hard to apply the lessons they learn in karate to other areas of their lives. Furthermore, we have found Villari’s to be a unique, relaxed and family-friendly environment, in which our sons can grow without experiencing the unhealthy over-emphasis on ruthless competition that seems to be so prevalent in many team sports. Thanks for the great job that you are doing teaching our sons."

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"In 6 years, my son has gone from a child who only had a couple of close friends to one who has a large group of friends of all ages, most of whom also take classes at Villari's. He has gone from a child who felt awkward and out of place in groups to one who is comfortable giving presentations in school. He has changed from a child who questioned his athletic abilities to one who knows he is capable of great things, both on and off the field. He's becoming the person he's always had the potential to be.
Actually, now is probably a good time to thank you for all you've done for him. I'm not sure he'd be the person he is today without your help. Thanks, Ken and his instructors ensure every child feels special. Combinations and forms are taught in a warm, positive and affirming atmosphere. They readily model for their students the three rules of karate on a daily basis.
I could keep on going . . . We think you are all fantastic!!"

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"Your program has been a great builder of character, skill and self-confidence for our son and your personal touch has been deeply appreciated."

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"The Villari’s School in N. Windham we feel has been a wonderful influence on our 12 year old daughter. In June of 06 she earned her first degree Black belt, Kristina maintains an A average in school, is exceptionally well rounded and is beginning to emerge as a quiet leader in school and in life. As parents we can take some credit for much of this but I also have to acknowledge the Job that Ken and Lisa Caputo do to help further our efforts."

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"Beyond the obvious benefits of learning to defend ones self Ken Caputo's focus on teaching martial arts as a tool for my son to learn self confidence, respect for others and to develop coordination, flexibility and lay the ground work for physical fitness was very evident shortly after he began training at Villari's of North Windham."

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"Imagine learning early in life that by working hard toward a goal you can achieve it, learning to face adversity and embrace it instead of turning away from it, learning to have honor and respect for ones self and peers, to be freed from the self imposed and environmental chains that surround youth and be able to explore and direct ones life with purpose. Beyond learning self defense these qualities are byproducts of learning martial arts and values Ken Caputo nurtures in his students.
My training in martial arts has served me well in my life. I see the same foundation developing in my son, he is just having fun now, but I know he will be well served by his training in martial arts too."

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"When we go out to a restaurant I have always asked the boys to find their best behavior before we go in. Of late, when I request the same, I get a resounding:“YES, M’AM!” from both of them. It’s nice to get an enthusiastic response to minding ones manners."

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"Karate gives my daughter a chance to feel good about herself. She enjoys the challenge of learning the moves, the instructors, the friends she's made. It's one thing she tells us she needs in her life. For her it's an important part of who she is right now as she navigates the preteen years."

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"Karate had benefited my daughters both physically, mentally and emotionally. It has helped them gain strength, flexibility, and develop coordination, i addition to physical conditioning. They have incorporated the fundamentals of the three rules of Karate into their daily lives, both personally and at school. And lastly, belonging to the Villari’s of North Windham dojo has given them a sense of pride and enhanced their self esteem. My husband and I consider this an investment in our daughter’s futures."

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"My daughters have made progress in several outside areas since they started taking karate classes at Villari's. The fact that they are more coordinated and have better balance could have been predicted. However, their ability to focus and think things through, improved self esteem and self discipline are an added surprise bonus! We truly appreciate the safe, comfortable, child friendly atmosphere that you provide for our girls. Thank you!"

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"Villari's has been great for our two boys. It has especially benefited our youngest C.J. who has extra energy to spend. Ken and the staff have helped hislearn to focus his energy more positively through his training. Thanks to Ken & Lisa and all the staff."

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"It will be hard to summarize in one or two lines how much your Karate instruction has benefited Aaron. He has grown in confidence and maturity. He has grown from a boy who never raised his hand in school and was very reserved to a young man who is comfortable talking in most situations. I believe the discipline of Karate and your example have helped Aaron avoid many of the "pitfalls" of the teen years."

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"We believe that Villari's has helped Eric to build self confidence, improve his self control and social skills."

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"My son was very uncomfortable--not well suited--for the youth sports scene, but he needed some kind of physical activity. I observed a couple classes and was sure that Villari's of North Windham was the answer--and I was right. My son trained for six years, earning a black belt and a sense of respect and confidence. His sisters joined later. My daughter, though not terribly athletic, also earned her black belt over the course of six years. Her experiences at Villari's are largely responsible for her transformation from a shy little girl to a confident, healthy young teen."

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"Ever since our son started taking karate from Villari's, he has been more able to focus in school, pay attention at home and attend to the task at hand. It has helped him in so many ways, emotionally and physically. This is quality training at its best!"

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"I think that my kids have benefited from karate by gaining a lot of confidence. Unlike sports, the kids do not have to be in competition with each other and EVERYONE gets a chance to participate. I also really enjoy seeing them have such a sense of accomplishment when they earn a new star or belt. I believe they also got a lot of very useful information from the first bullying prevention class they went to last week. Ken covered areas that I believe most parents wouldn’t even think of when teaching their children about how to handle bullies. "

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"My son’s behavior at school and home has improved 10 fold, and he has much better self esteem."

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"Karate gives my daughter a chance to feel good about herself. She enjoys the challenge of learning the moves, the instructors, the friends she's made. It's one thing she tells us she needs in her life. For her it's an important part of who she is right now as she navigates the preteen years."

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"I put my sons into your program because of all the good role models they would have. Now they are role models themselves.
-A very proud parent."

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"Good lord take a good look at my kids today... one is a college student and one will be graduating in two years! I am very lucky to have found Villari’s."

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"I was just talking to a friend of mine about Villari's and the change in T'yanna in the last 2 years. Since she has joined, she has said how much she loves it and how she is so happy when it’s time to go to class or to an extra activity that she is doing that day. Her attitude is so much better, the way she talks to us as Grandparents. Believe me she is still only 7 but compared to other 7 yr. olds, the respect she shows, people ask me all the time "how old is she? " The way you and your crew treat the kids is worth its weight in gold."

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"The assets of doing the martial arts at Villari's of North Windham? Sure, there is the physical training, the great group of kids doing positive things, the extra activities such as "up-lates" and weapons training. However, I feel the single most important thing my son has learned at Villari's is acceptance: self-acceptance and acceptance of others, exactly as they are. And that wisdom has come through the three rules Villari's enforces: self-discipline, self-control, and respect for others."

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"I love your program! It has benefited my son in many areas including strength, self confidence, and he truly enjoys doing karate more than any other sport. You provide a great atmosphere and great teachers. Thank you for all you do."

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"I don’t know if we can limit all the benefits Sean has received from training under your instruction to a one or two line response. There have been so many attributes Sean has developed in his years with your school. Pat and I thought some major points we would want to relay are:
1. His growth in confidence
2. The supportive, fun and constructive environment of the school
3. The year round training (vs seasonal)
4. The importance put on respect and supporting other people you train with
Training has allowed my grandson to use his vast amount of energy in a focused manner and Stephanie is great at dealing with a 3 year olds attention span of 15 seconds. He has a great sense of pride when getting checks for accomplishing something new or especially when receiving a new belt. Many thanks to you and Lisa for the opportunity you give the kids to develop important attributes in their lives. PS Sean says one of the most important aspects of karate is learning how to treat others respectfully."

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"My foster daughter is twelve years old and has been living with my family for nearly three months. When she joined my family she was shy, distant, and at times frustrated with her life in general. Unable to find a voice that would help her express herself she found it difficult to relate to her new family and people she met. Through Villari’s Martial Arts my daughter has found the strength to face the life she had come from and to begin building a positive future. Villari’s has helped her to look within herself and start to understand that she has the voice, strength, power and above all the courage to face a world of uncertainty but also of wonderful and safe possibilities."