“I believe Jiu Jitsu can be adapted and made effective by anyone regardless of size or gender.”
Mel has been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for just under 5 years. She started her training under Jack McVicker and currently trains under Jeff Serafin. She has won or medaled in a myriad of tournaments including IBJJF Opens, Tap Cancer Out, Grappling Industries, and more. Her goal is to provide a welcoming atmosphere where people can learn good technique and enjoy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as a positive force that benefits every pursuit on and off of the mat.
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In Addition to Being an Excellent Martial Artist...
Mel explores creativity off the mats in the graphic design and industrial design fields. She’s worked for her own freelance agency for the past 7 years and has a proven track record with companies ranging from food, decor, consumer electronics, patenting, and lighting. Follow her on Instagram and Behance for her design work and for her Jiu Jitsu!