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EDGE Advisory Board
Mr. Marc Frank
Mr. Anthony J. Rios
Mr. Seth Diamond
Mr. Rich "Grappling Dick" Seibel
Dr. Anas Khoury


Executive Director/ Head Coach

Kru Richard Raciti
Executive Director and head Coach Kru Richard Raciti brings over 40 years of hard learned and hard fought practical experience to the EDGE. With over 30 Tournament Grand Championships, 250 Divisional Titles, an undefeated kickboxing record, 5X Pan-American Tae Kwon Do Federation Grand Champion, and multiple Black Belts under the best fighters and instructors in the world Kru Raciti is one of the most qualified and respected instructors in the fight game today. He credits legends Joe Lewis, Bill "Superfoot" Wallace, Grandmaster Won Kuen Bai, Muay Thai Master Kumron Vaitayonon, BJJ Legend Joe Moreira and UFC Legend Dan "The Beast" Severn as his instructors.

Kru- Full Instructor/ Fighter SuriyaSak Muay Thai
Professor/ 1ST Degreee Black Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - Joe Moreira
Master Instructor/ Founder Sil Jun Do®
Master Instructor Sil Jun Hapkido
6TH Degree Black Belt American Karate/ Kickboxing - Joe Lewis
8TH Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do
Adjunct Professor: Boston University Martial Arts Instructor
Personal Trainer: Equinox - 76TH & Amsterdam Ave. Manhattan
SORA Certified: NJ State Certified Security Officer
CDT Non-Deadly Force Training: Certified

Certified Executive Protection & Counter Terrorism Specialist
Internationally Certified CDT Tactical Master Instructor
Close Quarter Combat Instructor - International Training Commission(ITC)
2009 World Karate Union Jiu-Jitsu Master of the Year

Memberships & Affiliations
U.S Federation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
International Association for Counterterrorism & Security Professionals
Erik Paulson's Worldwide Association of Combat Submission Wrestling
United States Federation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Joe Lewis Fighting Systems Black Belt Association
International Training Commission
ICWA- International Catch Wrestling Association
USKBA - United States Kickboxing Association
United States Muay Thai Association
State of the Art Security

EDGE Academy Instructors

Senior Instructor
Mr. Tom Patire
As the leading expert in personal safety and the most publicized bodyguard in the world Tom appears on many television shows such as Montel, Rachael Ray, Geraldo At Large, Fox News, Good Morning America, CBS Morning Show, CNN News, A & E, MSNBC and Inside Edition. He also will be hosting the upcoming reality show entitles Protect ME If YOU Can! Additionally Tom has been featured in Fortune Magazine, Black Belt, Counter Terrorism, SWAT, The Wall Street Journal and many others. Tom currently has a top selling safety book entitle “Tom Patire's Personal Protection Handbook, a how-to guide to absolutely everything you need to know to keep yourself, your family and your assets safe” published by Three Rivers/Random House and is available at all major book stores. Tom remains very active and visible in the E.P. profession, today as the owner and president of State of the Art Security Agency®, a well known and respected international executive protection.
Tom Patire teaches HOMDO® Combatives on Tuesdays at 7:00PM

Master Wayne Malec Jr.
4TH Degree Black Belt - Sil Jun Do®
1ST Degree Black Belt Sil Jun Hapkido
Instructor Muay Thai
2 Stripe Purple Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
2005 USKBA Muay Thai World Championships Gold Medalist

Master Justin Rios
4TH Degree Black Belt - Sil Jun Do®
2 Stripe Blue Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Mixed Martial Arts Fighter

Master Mike Moran
4TH Degree Black Belt - Sil Jun Do®
2ND Degree Black Belt Sil Jun Hapkido

Mr. Rich Sabatino
1ST Degree Black Belt Sil Jun Do®
Blue Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Mr. Mark Cugliari
Instructor Muay Thai
Youth Wrestling Coach
Certified Personal Trainer
Mixed Martial Arts / Muay Thai Fighter

Mr. Greg Cugliari
Instructor/ Assistant Coach Muay Thai
Undefeated Muay Thai Fighter
Law Enforcement Officer
Mr. Jason Malec
Head Boxing Coach/ Instructor
Certified Education Teacher

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