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

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

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