Meet the founders, Phil Ventrello and Michele Vorberger
Phil is a passionate advocate of self defense and a 5th degree black belt Master martial arts instructor.
Over the years, he was heart broken to encounter people who had already been victimized, simply because they were unprepared to protect themselves.
While martial arts training is great, he knew its just not for everyone, and wanted a different solution so he could help way more people be protected. He envisioned a unique self defense tool that seamlessly integrated aesthetic appeal with critical performance. One you can carry regularly, and openly anywhere, and use easily and effectively.
By combining his martial arts experience with his graphic design skills, his vision became reality... and MUNIO was born.
Michele values the lives of others and is proud to support MUNIO’s mission of creating safer lives and communities. For years Michele had been searching for a bigger purpose, and a partner to share that purpose with. That search ended when she met Phil and he introduced her to the idea of MUNIO.
MUNIO’s purpose of saving lives goes beyond the surface. Surviving a violent assault leaves a traumatic mark on that person, as well as their loved ones. Those lives are never the same. Knowing they can help to prevent that with MUNIO is a purpose she loves fighting for!
We are committed to empowering personal safety through simple self defense education and training. We are grateful for our growing number of MUNIO Certified Instructors and self defense professionals composed of martial arts, law enforcement and military professionals. Together, we are achieving our mission around the world.
MUNIO is dedicated to the memory of Phil’s brother, Mike. He lost his life after a horrible fight, yet Mike still strengthens our future and vision each day. We pray that MUNIO’s contribution to public safety will honor him.