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Raptor Martial Arts & Self Defense is a freestyle mixed martial art developed by master instructor Nick Melosi.  Raptor Martial Arts embodies elements of Taekwondo, Tang Soo Do, Shotokan Karate, Wing Chun Kung Fu, Muay Thai, & modern self defense techniques.

Nick Melosi has been studying & practicing martial arts for over 20 years, receiving his first black belt in Taekwondo in 2004. Wanting to continue and expand his knowledge of martial arts, spent several years training & teaching other various styles of martial arts .  Realizing the positive impact martial arts offered to elementary students, via the after school program, Raptor Martial Arts was envisioned and established in 2019.  The school was opened to students of all ages on February 2021 and continues to grow.  Raptor Martial Arts was created as a way to fuse the different martial arts into a more fluid and balanced form of self defense.

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The "Hatchlings" class for kids age 4-6 is taught by instructor Marsha Melosi 

Marsha has a background training in Tang Soo Do and became an instructor at Raptor Martial Arts in 2022.  Marsha knows how to bring a fun experience to the kids while teaching them to be respectful and how to defend themselves.  She has experience as a substitute teacher, a mother of 2 children who also train in Raptor Martial Arts, and is the owner/operator of "Critter Sitters" in home pet care.

Assistant Instructor

Brett Blackham


Karate Tournaments

We take part in several karate tournaments throughout the year. With so many different events like board breaking, sword sparring, weapon demonstrations, point sparring, etc. there is something for everyone! It's not just about the competition, it's also about meeting new people and having a great time. Whether you're a black belt or a beginner, you can find an event that you will enjoy. 


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