About Raptor Martial Arts

Raptor Martial Arts and Self Defense is a mixed freestyle

martial art created by instructor Nick Melosi in 2019

Mr. Melosi has been studying martial arts for over 18 years.  After several years of hard work, he received his black belt in Tae Kwon Do in 2004. Wanting to expand on the knowledge of Korean martial arts, he spent several more years practicing under the ITF Tang Soo Do style.  In this program he received a green belt w/ red stripe and was a Tang Soo Do instructor for 1 year. 


Mr. Melosi is actively continuing his training in Shotokan Karate while cross training in Kung Fu, Muay Thai, and American Kenpo Karate. He created Raptor Martial Arts as a way to fuse these different styles into a more fluid and balanced form of martial arts and self defense.


Mr. Melosi has spent the last few years teaching martial arts to elementary school students, in Carbon County, UT, via the Rising Raptors after school program.  After having over 50 elementary students participate, he wanted to expand and teach all ages.  Raptor Martial Arts & Self Defense school opened on February 2021.