USA Karate Rehoboth
319 Tremont St.
Rehoboth, MA 02763
Shihan Melissa Neal
5th Degree Black Belt
Shihan Melissa is a talented martial artist that has been training in the martial arts for over 20 years. She is a certified instructor and trains directly under her parents Hanshi Larry Sullivan and Shihan Robin Sullivan. Currently she holds black belts in Sullivan’s American Kenpo and Nick Cerio’s Kenpo. Shihan Melissa has a strong tournament background. She competed nationally and won several titles in forms, weapons and sparring. Shihan Melissa has also been training under Shihan Thomas M. Evans in the art of Muay Thai/ Muay Lao Kickboxing. Shihan Melissa currently runs the Competition Team at the Rehoboth location
Shihan Melissa is dedicated to her craft and is always looking for ways to stay active in the community, Shihan Melissa serves on the board as the secretary of Regional Fight Sports, a non-profit Martial Arts Scholarship Organization based in Rhode Island. Shihan Melissa also is the program director for the Kids Kumite Championships which is a kids Muay Thai organization.
When Shihan Melissa is not training she enjoys spending time with her two children Leah & Connor.