Biography

Melenevskii Dmitrii – MMA instructor, actor, stunt man, stunt coordinator.

Weight – 100 kg

Height – 187 cm

Was born on 22nd of October 1987 in Kyiv in a family of trainer and engineer.

Since 6 years he started to go into sambo and judo. At the age of 16 years he performed a standard of Master of Sports in two mentioned sports types. He became multiple Champion of Ukraine and prize winner of European Cups. Owner of 2 Dan and black belt in judo. He is instructor on judo, sambo, MMA, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, grappling, Muay Thai, wrestling, self defense. In 2004 he entered KNTEU and graduated from master courses in 2009 with a specialty of logistics. He did not work according to this specialty. Because of numerous injuries in 2007 he stopped to participate in competitions and started to train judo for children and actively be involved in model business. He represented clothes collections of Ukrainian top designers. In 2008 he graduated from Sergii Chudovskii model business school. He worked as a scout and agent in model business, cinema and on TV. In parallel he began acting in different TV projects, clips, commercials and cinema. He was in close cooperation with XGST stunt team. He acted in his first project where he performed as a stunt man and stunt coordinator. He was team pro-manager. Because of the crisis in 2009 he had to quit shooting and return to training. Starting to work in fitness center “5 Element” he thoroughly studied striking technique of boxing, Thai boxing, kick-boxing and Taekwondo from the best Ukrainian trainers. Also simultaneously he studied wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, grappling and jiu-jitsu Bushynkai. Special love to martial arts was instilled to him by films with such action characters as Tony Jaa, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Scott Adkins, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michael Jai White, Donnie Yen. In 2010 he began to actively study ММА and soon became head trainer of М1 Tez Tour Fight team which reached the final of European Grand-Pris of М1. He worked as ММА promoter in М1, ProFc and Kolizei SkyBar. He actively was propagandizing of ММА by shooting motivation videos which became popular all over the world. His idols are Fedor Emelianenko, Genki Sudo, Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, Jose Aldo. In 2011 he met martial arts master Aleksandr Litvinenko with whom he further was acting in his 2 films «Kidnaping» and «Spirits of war». In 2012 he graduated from artists school “Eurasia Vision Art» at Dovzhenko cinema studio. For some time he trained and worked with TnT Stuntmen Team. During 7 years of work in cinematography he starred in more then 50 projects. In 2013 he starred in reality show in San Francisco, California. In that year he moved to New York to live, to train ММА and to act in American movie.