I apologize for not writing to you earlier, but I wanted time to pass before sending you this letter. In late April 2013, I was parked at a large convenience store in New jersey waiting for my children to return and was help up at gunpoint by a Carjacker in a Ski mask. The Carjacker ordered me out of the car but before I could hand him my car keys my instincts told me to defend myself in the way I was trained by Krav Maga. As I stepped out of my BMW I grabbed the semi-automatic handgun and began a 2+ minute struggle with the assailant while waiting for the local Police to arrive. The Police Dept. happened to be committed to another Carjacking attack this team had just committed and did not show up until after the assailant fled the scene.To make a long story short, I was slightly banged up but survived a real life situation using the Krav Maga techniques that I learned over 10+ years of training with you. I appreciate everything you have done for me over the years including helping me earn my Brown Belt and waned to thank you in writing.

Larry Melchionda

Having just started on this program after no work outs for many years (I’m 69) , I am very impressed with the quality and integrity of the workouts and the program. They take care with the members, but give the best workouts ever. And I’m learning real practical self defense!

Judith S.

Fantastic workout and gives you a great sense of security. As a mom of two young children both under 2, I want to make sure I can defend both myself and my family. Ive learned proper kicking and punching techniques and learned techniques to disarm attackers who are wielding guns and knives. In addition, since I started Krav Maga I’ve lost all my baby weight!

Renee T.

Wasn’t quite sure when I pulled up what to expect , looked kind of like a warehouse . After my first class I was hooked. Great energy , great instruction and nice group of people . Signed up for 6 months . The head instructor had a logical practical answer for all my questions . He had calming effect even though I was bit uptight going in. The work at you own pace and work to be the best individual of my capabilities . Just kept plugging g away and I performed a ground roll I never thought possible .


I took my first class yesterday and it was a BLAST! KravMaga is a great work out and an excellent way to learn self defense while you are training. Tony is a true professional. He made me feel like I was getting a personal training session even though I was in a class. Well worth the money. I took some pix of all of his certifications. This guy is well trained!

Mike M.

The physical component for class is important, but I think the element of realism is the most crucial. Tony doesn’t just teach the moves; he sets the scene and applies the situation so that I can really incorporate the defenses into my reflexes. This is a stark difference from mixed martial arts, which is what I did for a decade. I’m not an overly paranoid person but Krav Maga definitely heightened my awareness. It has erased all my insecurities from when I go hiking alone to coming home from work in NYC at night. Tony’s knowledge is endless and I look forward to benefiting from his teaching every class.

Purbita Saha

Reporter at Audubon

Tony is a great teacher and a terrific guy.  The classes are very hands on and not the least bit intimidating.  People on their first day do the same work as people who have taken lessons for years … obviously the longer you take lessons, the more proficient you get …. but, even after a few classes, you’ll have a better sense of control of your surroundings.  The classes are physical but you can work at your own pace.  If you can’t do 20 reps, do 7 or 8.  Next time, you might do 10 and so on.  Lots of camaraderie among the students.

Andrew E.

Tony is a great teacher and a great guy I took classes at a different locations many years ago and follow him from Clifton to Ridgewood now his school in Ramsey is really nice. Workouts really make you sweat and the fighting is fun. I have been doing martial arts for years many different styles and Krav Maga is the real deal. Tony shows respect and deserves it back. You are making a good choice if you train with him.

David H.

Been in martial arts for most of my life. Krav maga is one of the most practical forms of self defense I’ve found and Tony is a fantastic instructor

Joe G.

Training in Krav Maga with Anthony Racciatti has helped me to add to the self-defense curriculum at my school.

Nancy O

Taekwondo Instructor, Fire Mountain TICD Academy – Pocono Mountains, PA

I am a retail clerk in a company that cater towards tourists, What I get out of Krav Maga is improved reaction time improved cardio and self-confidence in the workplace.

Angelo Olivieri

Retail Clerk

Tony is a great teacher and a great guy . I have been doing martial arts for years many different styles and Krav Maga is the real deal.  I’ve learned proper kicking and punching techniques and learned techniques to disarm attackers who are wielding guns and knives.

Andy S.

My daughter had her 9 th birthday at Krav Majanj in Ramsey. She had so much fun and could stop raving about all the games and activities that were provided. She learned some really cool self defense moves. I am planning on enrollment for this fall to keep up her energy. The great thing about it was the owner gave them exercises that she performs at home. They have great food and atmosphere for all kids to enjoy.

Sarah L.

Took my first class this afternoon. It was one of the best workouts so far. I can’t wait to go back to learn more.