About the Founder
About Julius Melegrito:
Julius Melegrito operates Martial Arts International school in Bellevue Nebraska. He is the creator of Stix 4 Kids Program, Philippine Combatives and Sandata Self-Defense System.
Melegrito is an energetic communicator that has traveled across the United States and Internationally to Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, Australia, Russia, Croatia, Portugal, Japan and the Philippines teaching his dynamic array of self-defense and weapons programs to general populations, as well as military and police personnel.
Guro Melegrito has been recognized for his years of study and service by a variety of publications, organizations and official hall of fame awards including Black Belt Magazine’s Hall of Fame Weapon Instructor of the Year in 2012.
He holds a seventh-degree black belt in Filipino Martial Arts, as well as fourth degree in Tang Soo Do / Tae Kwon Do and is the Stick & Knife Director for International Combat Hapkido Federation. Guro Melegrito is the Founder of Philippine Martial Arts Alliance with affiliated schools in Australia, Russia and USA.
Master Melegrito has been on the cover of Black Belt Magazine in June 2012 and April 2017 Issue.