Nadja Melzer born in 1968 in Essen, Germany started practicing martial arts at the age of 21. After 10 years she took a break to have three kids. In spring 2004 she moved to Mobile and enrolled at the Liu Institute. She has won US Open Fighng Challenge in girls Sanshou Kikcboxing division earlier thsi year.  She is an assistant instructor and does varios jobs at the school between teaching, cleaning, painting etc. Now she trains 6 days a week to get ready for the show.