RAVEN Self Defense Academy
Raven Cain started his martial arts training in 1978 in the art of Judo. Since that time he has become a 7th Degree black belt in American & Japanese Ju-Jitsu, American Karate as well as a USA Boxing Coach and Blackhawk Kickboxing Instructor. He is a 5th degree black belt in Shaolin Kempo and Hawaiian Kempo under Bruce Corrigan. He is a black belt in Ninpo TaiJutsu under Ralph Severe. Raven Cain founded the art of Shaolin Kempo JuJitsu in 1992, blending the most practical of what he has learned into a kick, strike, throw, submit method. He continues to be a student and is constantly updating and modifying his art. He is an ordained Buddhist Priest and a leader in the community. He was awarded the title of 'Kyoshi' by 4X World Kickboxing Champion O'Sensei Blackhawk Walters. He is a 2002 Martial Arts Hall of Fame winner as ‘Master of the Year’. He is a published author and a former recording artist with Universal Music Group. He is the owner and head instructor of Raven Self Defense Academy, in Hurricane UT.
Melani Wright is a 3rd degree black belt in Tang Soo Do and a 1st degree black belt in Kajukibo with a blue belt in Jujitsu. She studied under Alania Lindsey with who she earned her first degree black belt in Tang Soo Do, Andy and Melissa Malcolm with who she earned her second and third degree black belts in Tang Soo Do, James Farnsworth who taught her Bobby Laurence style and with who she earned a green belt, and Raven Cain who awarded her a first degree black belt in Kajukibo and a blue belt in Jujitsu and still teaches here today. She has two major passions which are martial arts and photography. If she could do both at the same time she would be thrilled.