Instructors

Troy Gervais

5th Degree Black Belt Troy Gervais

5th Degree Black Belt Troy Gervais has been studying the martial arts for over seventeen years. Nine of those years as Chief Instructor and Owner of Villari’s Self Defense Center in Scarborough, Maine. Master Gervais began his martial arts studies as a young boy in Maryland. He was later reintroduced to the martial arts as a young man, by his father, Master Edward Gervais in the mid nineties at the very same dojo he owns today. Since that reintroduction he has made the martial arts a way of life for himself, and enjoys sharing that knowledge and experience with others. As a father of two and devoted husband, Master Gervais and his wife Jennilee promote healthy living through a healthy diet, plenty of exercise and even academic studies as staples in their home in Standish.

Master Gervais enjoys working with all age groups, from the youngest of students to the adults in his energetic and informative Shaolin Kempo Karate classes. He teaches and emphasizes three key principles, Discipline, Respect and Self-Control. He reinforces the idea that the martial arts are a way of life and are not to be used out of anger or revenge. Rather, they are to be used as a last resort to defend one’s self or others. With this mind set in place Master Gervais trains tirelessly to hone and perfect his craft, so that he can be the best martial artist that he can be and the best instructor for his students.

5th Degree Black Belt Edward Gervais

5th Degree Black Belt Edward Gervais

5th Degree Black Belt Edward Gervais has been studying the martial arts since 1994 at the Scarborough, Maine Villari’s. His first instructors were Master Mike Johnson and Sensei Kim Johnson. Since then he has gone on to become a Senior Instructor at Villari’s of Scarborough and recently earned the rank of 5th Dan in August of 2012. Father to Master Troy Gervais, Master Edward Gervais has enjoyed instructing for 12+ years with his son as a former student. Today he works mainly with the Adults and prefers to focus on the simple and realistic techniques of the martial arts (street defense).

Master Gervais grew up in Scarborough where he lived on a small family farm until he joined the Army after graduating from Scarborough High School in 1969. He also served in the Air National Guard in South Portland until 1997 when he retired at the rank of Master Sergeant.

Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Leadership Team Members (Instructors)
4th Degree Black Belt Sensei Meg McCroary – Lead Instructor
3rd Degree Black Belt Sensei Christopher Graef – Asst. Instructor
2nd Degree Black Belt Sensei Phoebe Doehring – Asst. Instructor
2nd Degree Black Belt Sensei Willy Doehring – Asst. Instructor
1st Degree Black Belt Sensei Lydia Odlin – Asst. Instructor
1st Degree Black Belt Sensei Meaghan Martin – Asst. Instructor
1st Degree Black Belt Sensei Jennifer Martin – Asst. Instructor
2nd Degree Brown Belt Sensei Michael Pritchard – Asst. Instructor
Ms. Ana Pilioglos – Intern
Mr. Erich Chase – Intern
Mr. Sawyer Hebert – Intern
Mr. Porter Hertlein – Intern


  • Why YOU Should Choose Villari’s for Fitness, Exercise and Self-Defense

    • Over 40 years of experience training tots, children, teens and adults in the Martial Arts.
    • You will learn, train and work out at your own pace and level.
    • Our instructors are experienced, friendly Black Belts.
    • Convenient class days and times to fit your schedule.
    • We foster defensive abilities, rather than aggressive techniques.
    • You can choose either group or private lessons.
    • Karate is surprisingly affordable. We offer a risk-free trial.
    • You can cancel any time. No contracts ever required.
    • Regional and national tournaments let you compete with peers and share your interests.
    • You can choose to work towards an advanced Martial Arts rank...or just have fun.