Reggie is the director of the James Island
Masters Studio. He is a 6th Degree Black Belt in
the art of Shaolin Kempo and a certified
instructor in Tai Chi, Kung Fu and Fitness
Kickboxing. Reggie also trains in Wushu and Wushu
In 1981, Reggie began studying kempo at Fred
Villari's Studios in Boca Raton, Florida. Reggie
received his training up to the 1st Degree Black
Belt under the instruction of Master Herb McNeil.
He received his training up to the 3rd Degree and
his instructors training under Master John Fritz.
In 1986, Reggie relocated to Columbia, SC where
he continued to teach his chosen art of Shaolin
Kempo. While there he also studied the Ed Parker
Kenpo system for a while. Reggie believes
Villari's Shaolin Kempo and Parker's American
Kenpo are both excellent styles. Together they
make an unbeatable combination.
Reggie relocated to Charleston in 1996, where he
took over the James Island Masters Studios
formally known as Fred Villari's Studios. Reggie
received his 3rd degree, 4th degree, and 5th
degree black belts under the instruction of Master
Mike St Almond, Master Phil Beauregard and Master
Reggie receives his Tai Chi training from Laoshir
Joshua Grant. Joshua is the director of the Tai
Chi and Internal Martial Arts program at the
Boston Kung Fu/Tai Chi Institute. Reggie receives
his Kung Fu and weapongs training from Sifu Yao
Li. Yao is also a director of the Boston Kung
Fu/Tai Chi Institute.
Along with being a professional martial artist,
Reggie is also a musician. He enjoys writing and
playing his own music. He also enjoys Christian
music and secular songs that contain a positive
message. Reggie has recorded and produced a cd of
his original music. "Feel The Spirit" is a
compilation of Contemporary Christian songs Reggie
has written through the years. His music comes
from the heart. He has put to music some of his
thoughts and lessons learned along the way. "Feel
the Spirit" will touch and move you if you will
open your heart. You can obtain a copy of "Feel
the Spirit" for $10.00 by simply emailing Reggie
with your request.
"To God Be The Glory"