Villari’s Martial Arts has been at the forefront of the martial arts world since 1968. We have locations across the United States and Canada.
Villari’s has been in Orange County since 1983, with Master Robert Bombalier leading the Orange County schools since 1989.

Master Robert Bombalier has been studying Martial Arts for over 45 years and has taught for over 35 years. He was one of the youngest individuals to have achieved a Black Belt in the Villari system and also the youngest in the history of Villari’s martial art to earn the title/rank of “Master”. Master Bombalier, 10th Degree Black Belt, is one of the seven recognized authorities in Shaolin Kempo Karate (“the Seven Dragons”). He attributes his achievements to the direct tutelage of Great Grand Master Frederick J. Villari, founder of the Shaolin Kempo Karate system.

Master Bombalier’s specialized areas include Grappling, Pressure Points, T’ai Chi, all Weapons, and Breaking. Master Bombalier is also a China-certified Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Doctor of Chinese Medical Qigong. You can learn more about this by visiting QigongLearningInstitute.com.


Master Bombalier offers tours to China and the Shaolin Temple. This is a fantastic adventure where you have an opportunity to visit many wonderful parts of China and of course, immerse yourself in training with the Shaolin Monks at the world famous Shaolin Temple. There are plans being made for a trip to Japan in 2021.
To learn more click the
ShaolinTours.com link.

I bring my all aspects of my martial arts training to each lesson. I believe effective training addresses all aspects of the individual. People have physical, intellectual, and emotional needs. My students benefit not just from learning self defense skills, but by improving their health on multiple levels. Strong healthy bodies along with strong healthy minds make my students ready to face any threat.

Master Robert Bombalier

  • 10th Degree Master of Shaolin Kempo Karate
  • Doctor of Chinese Medical Qigong
  • Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine

celebrate Achievement

Congratulations to the amazing students who challenged themselves along with their instructor to attain goals that seemed impossible. But once they determined to put in the hard work, strength and confidence naturally followed. 

What My Students Say About Me

“Master Robert Bombalier is a long time friend and teacher to both my kids and myself. He’s a student of life, and his knowledge of the eastern arts of Qigong and Shaolin Kempo Karate are as good as it gets. Listen to what the man says and if you ever get to take a class from him, you’ll know what it’s like to be in the presence of a true master.”     Mario Soto
We had another great seminar conducted by Master Robert Bombalier in San Juan Capistrano on Saturday! Master Bob went over the three shapes of the body, a new rib destructive Kempo and also we had some fun grappling on the mat.

About the founder of Shaolin Kempo Karate

Great Grand Master Villari’s legacy in the martial arts world began when he opened his first school in 1968.  He has since then been internationally recognized and respected as a leading pioneer in the world of martial arts, having founded the Shaolin Kempo Karate system – an innovative approach that combines Japanese martial arts with Chinese martial arts and Western boxing.

As the founder and mentor of North America’s largest network of martial arts studios, Great Grand Master Villari has been instrumental in helping over 15,000 individuals achieve the rank of Black Belt and in sharing the art with well over 15 million students worldwide.  This is a far cry from the days when Grandmaster Villari taught two students at seven in the morning in a walk-up studio in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Great Grand Master Villari realized, because of his varied wealth of experience and his dedication in seeking the ultimate fighting system, each method offered something unique, and each also had its glaring weaknesses that could make a fighter vulnerable. Great Grand Master Villari concluded that there really were only four ways of fighting:

  1. With your hands (punching, striking – open or closed hand) or use of any part of the arms, elbows, forearms, etc.
  2. Kicking (with foot, leg, knee, shin)
  3. Felling – that is to knock an opponent off his feet by throwing, tripping, pulling, pushing, shoving, or scooping him
  4. Grappling – by either wrestling, holding, breaking, locking bones or joints against nerve centers

Great Grand Master Villari still remains one of the most sought-after Master and modern-day pioneers of the martial arts in the world.

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