Man Wins Award For Self Defense Weapon

- A local man's idea to help protect people from assault won him first place in the Erie Innovation Contest.

Phil Ventrello, owner of Impact Martial Arts Alliance came up with munio, an impact weapon that is both fashionable and protective.

In teaching self defense, Ventrello came in contact with many people who were victims of assaults.

The name munio means "I Protect" or " I Defend" and perfectly fits Ventrello's goal of empowering everyone with a safety advantage.

Munio also comes with looped ends with a key ring so your keys become a weapon as well.

Ventrello also offers a program for the public or businesses at his marshal arts studio to teach people how best to utilize his impact weapon.

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