Master Mike Mellgren


With over 24 years in the martial arts, Master Mike Mellgren is an expert in body mechanics, joint manipulation and pressure point fighting.

Mike started his education in 1988 in Isshin-Ryu Karate under Sensei Lloyd Brown. After receiving his Sho-Dan in 1992, he began his training under Grandmaster Chris Thomas, a senior student of Professor George Dillman (The Dillman Method of Pressure Point Fighting). By 1993 Master Mellgren was promoted to Ni-Dan, and became an instructor of Isshin-Ryu. Shortly thereafter, Mike began his study of Ryukyu Kempo Tode-Jitsu, and has since been highly dedicated to the "old" art of karate jitsu.

Master Mellgren founded Koryu Dojo in 1996 to provide a school where students learn the combative art of Ryukyu Kempo, Kyusho-Jitsu and Tuite-Jitsu. His dedication is to preserve, continue an in-depth understanding and pass along the combative art to future generations…"To surpass the master, repays the debt", Tamio Yoshida

Mike currently holds a Go-Dan (5th) degree black belt and resides in Stillwater, MN with his wife and their children.