Our Instructors & Staff Members

Our Instructors have spent many years devoted to training in the art of Karate and other martial arts and have attained a certain level of expertise to qualify them as teachers and also mentors.

Our staff is committed to mastery in this martial art and enjoy sharing their skill and passing it on to their students.


Derrick Martell  (6th Degree Master Instructor/Director)
Mr. Martell has been training with Villari's since childhood. He brings the knowledge of all his Martial Art and Academic instructors to the school while applying aspects of both karate and early childhood education to his teaching style.


"I started training in the martial arts with Villari's when I was 4 years old. I tried most sports and in the end realized that what I got from Villari's was something that no other activity ever gave me, confidence. I gained the confidence to discover who I was and to pursue what I wanted for myself. After graduating college with a degree in Elementary Education I chose to return to Villari's in order to help others learn what I had."
- Derrick Martell

Derrick Martell

Karen Brennan  (3rd Degree Black Belt/Chief Instructor/Kardio Kickbox Instructor)
For over 14 years Ms. Brennan has been with Villari's and is involved in many aspects of the school. She is a Certified Martial Arts and Kardio Kickbox Instructor.


Josie Sperry  (3rd Degree Black Belt/Lead Instructor)

Josie started Martial Arts with her grandson. She is currently assisting instructing the classes and brings experience teaching anti-bullying and non-violence programs in the schools and community and as a crisis counselor.

Stephen Mirabile  (5th Degree Master/Instructor)
Stephen Mirabile has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Scott Reynolds  (2nd Degree Black Belt/Instructor)
Scott started Martial Arts in Framingham thirty-five years ago. He came back to Villari's after his son expressed an interest in karate. Scott continued his training onto black belt with his son. He now helps teach and works with numerous projects at the school. Scott loves to embrace some of the old school mentality while keeping leaning fun!

For more information about the Villari's Martial Arts Center staff or training programs, please contact us at 508-384-0402 or by clicking here.