Our Instructors & Staff Members

Villari's Instructors spend many years devoted to training in the martial arts and have attained a certain level of expertise to qualify them as teachers and also mentors.

Through extensive testing, certification and tournament level competition, our staff has attained mastery in this martial art and now enjoy sharing their skill and passing it on to their students.

Dave Grabner  (Chief Instructor)  Send E-mail to Dave Grabner
Dave Grabner owned and operated Villari's schools in New Jersey before moving to Ormond Beach, Florida. His knowledge of Shaolin Kempo Karate, friendly personality, and positive motivation makes for great classes filled with lots of energy.

Sensei Dave is also a certified presenter of Creative Connection outreach program.

Sensei Dave has completed the Skillz Early Choldhood Development Instructor Certification

Chief Instructor
Matthew Smith  (Instructor)
Mr. Matthew Smith has dedicated most his life in the martial arts. Since the age of 6, Mr Smith continues to pursue excellence in the art of Shaolin Kempo Karate.

Matthew Smith
Rich Heebner  (Head Instructor, Palm Coast)
Mr. Rich is the Head Instructor of our Palm Coast location.
A local resident of Palm Coast, Mr Rich is a family man of five children.
Mr. Rich has earned his Masters in Education and has taught for the Flagler & Volusia school systems.
A long-time student and assistant Instructor of Villari's Martial Arts, Mr Rich is the perfect choice to lead our newest location.

Rich Heebner
For more information about the Villari's Martial Arts, CF Headquarters staff or training programs, please contact us at 386-672-4545 or by clicking here.