Does anyone have any " Fred Villari" clips?

Discussion in 'Kenpo' started by shaolinmonkmark, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. shaolinmonkmark

    shaolinmonkmark Valued Member

    Hey , i was wondering if anyone new of where i could check out any old
    " Fred Villari" clips on the internet.
    I searched You tube and couldn't find squat.
    Thanks all.
  2. KenpoDavid

    KenpoDavid Working Title

    try his website...

    try his website...
  3. shaolinmonkmark

    shaolinmonkmark Valued Member

    there are none there

    there are none there
  4. Gufbal1981

    Gufbal1981 waiting to train...

    Chances are you won't find any clips of Fred Villari on the net...however, you can find something from one of his schools at

  5. FightingMonk2k3

    FightingMonk2k3 Valued Member

    i got some stuff on my computer of Villari's clips. i don't remember where i got them though. try looking on the official site and google?
  6. KempoFist

    KempoFist Attention Whore

    He cannot allow himself to be videotaped....I believe it steals his soul.
  7. KempoFist

    KempoFist Attention Whore

    Hooray for 15yr old 3rd degree black belts!
    [ame=""]Two man Fist set - YouTube[/ame]
  8. KGS BBS

    KGS BBS Valued Member

    Don't know about 'old' film clips but Dan Weston sent me a copy of his video series a while ago, Gm. Villari was probably about 59 when he made them. I'll say this, his hand speed was was right up there with the 'best' of them but I expected that, it was his kicking that really impressed me. In this video he is seen doing spin kicks, jump kicks, scissor kicks, in other words, the typical Korean type kicking techniques which are in some of the forms and combinations.

    I remember Nick Cerio telling me back around the very early 90's when I asked him about Fred. He said he was a damn good black belt and could have been better if he didn't have a lower back problem that hindered his kicking. He said he had to show him a modified way to chamber his kicks in order to take stress off his lower back. Prof. Cerio went on, he told Fred not to teach that way unless they too had a back problem. His back didn't seem to bother him during the Chin Na throwing and grappling segments either. Wonder who is chiropractor is?, lol, because there was no visable back problem at 59. I remember someone who viewed this video posting a while back on M/T, it have been Dan, saying something like I wouldn't mind having him sit next to me in a plane, lol.

    Evidentally, some were 'monkey see, monkey do' because that was one of the first things Nick checked on me when I started to study under him. He said a lot of the Villari black belts had picked it up from probably watching Fred. All in all, he looked as good as any (peers) and better than some. He certainly hasn't packed on the pounds by any means as many of the seniors around his age has. He's heavier than I remember him but he was like around 28 when I started and about 35 when I left. Good for him. - Joe
  9. shaolinmonkmark

    shaolinmonkmark Valued Member

    in your opinion, who would win in a fight, Matterra or Villari now!

    in your opinion, who would win in a fight, Matterra or Villari now!
  10. Yohan

    Yohan In the Spirit of Yohan Supporter

    Rickson by armbar
  11. BGile

    BGile Banned Banned


    If we are into fantasy lets go with Gokor :D

    Heck of a team IMHO.

  12. DAnjo

    DAnjo Valued Member

  13. KempoFist

    KempoFist Attention Whore

    Jesus Dan....that video was nearly verbatim what I used to get you see why I'm so disgusted???
  14. BGile

    BGile Banned Banned

    You mean that is not good stuff? LOL, And you wonder why I am happy with my own world of MA, no belts just good fighting techs and having a good time playing in the various sand box's LOL...

  15. KGS BBS

    KGS BBS Valued Member

    Dan, for some reason, I can't pull up that video link you posted. Anyway, the only videos of Fred Villari I am commenting on is the two you sent me of which be both had agreed upon was really good stuff and for those that don't know which one I'm talking about, they were the white to black belt series. I haven't been with the organization since '81, I run an independant school and even have a Villari school in the same town so I'm certainly not advertizing for them. I'm just calling it like it is as far as the video I saw. Search M/T for the thread, this video series was discussed at lenght there. - Joe
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2007
  16. meijin10

    meijin10 Valued Member


    Dan, I cannot pull up the video either. I know that I normally can pull up a wav file ok. Can you activate it on your machine?
  17. Matthew Barnes

    Matthew Barnes Valued Member

    If you 'right click' the link you can download the file, and then you can open it in windows media player on your computer.

  18. DAnjo

    DAnjo Valued Member

    Yes I can. It's pretty long of a clip though (5 minutes or so) so doing what Matt says is probably the best.
  19. DAnjo

    DAnjo Valued Member

    The clips are from the same tapes. I also have a tape of FV at a seminar from either the late 80's or early 90's and it's pretty much the same (except he was thinner and wore aviator sunglasses through the entire demo).

    FV moved pretty good for a 60 year-old IMO. Especially for what I'd seen in SKK. He sure as hell moved better than Materra and as well as any of the the high ranking black belts in the USSD that I'd watched. He moved better than many other martial artists that I've seen footage of on the web also like Dave Simmons etc.

    Did he move as well as Ed Parker, Prof. Chow, Ron Chapel, Al Dacascos, Angel Garcia, Eric Lee or Gary Forbach? No. They were at a different level.

    What was FV like as a fighter? No idea.
  20. meijin10

    meijin10 Valued Member


    Thanks guys,
    I will do that right after I get home from work.
    Have a good day,

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