Nelita V. is a martial arts expert, weapons specialist...
Making it in America
Nelita V. is a martial arts expert, weapons specialist & actress. She was named after her Lola (grandmother), who immigrated from the Philippines along with her father Erwin, who first settled into America via North Carolina. Erwin studied martial arts and was a student under Dan Inosanto. While in North Carolina, he met NelitaÕs mother, Span, and they eventually headed out west to California so Erwin could pursue his dreams to work as a professional martial artist in TV & Film. With the apple not falling too far from the tree, Nelita began to train with her father from a very young age. SheÕs trained in several styles, including Eskrima, Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, Wushu, and Northern Shaolin, just to name a few. When Nelita turned 20, her father fell ill, and her life drastically changed, but her gift and passion for martial arts that she learned from her father helped turn the darkest and lowest times in her life around. Nelita is currently acting in commercials, TV & film while being an entrepreneur of her own brand and trailblazer within the industry. Follow along as Nelita, and her parents reminisce on the stories of her familyÕs sacrifices, all of which helped shape how she is ÒMaking it in AmericaÓ today.