Melissa is currently a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a green belt in Judo. She has won gold, silver, and bronze medals at the IBJJF Chicago Open several times. Her main passion is teaching the Little Ninjas program and is the assistant coach for the Juniors program. Melissa is also a full time teacher aide for special education at an elementary school.
“The best thing about Jiu Jitsu is that it is a forever learning sport that challenges me every time I step onto the mat.” –Coach Melissa