RAY LONGO

Owner / Head Instructor

Ray Longo is a boxing, kickboxing and Muay Thai trainer, having trained in several martial arts styles since 1972. He is a certified coach for the U.S. Amateur Boxing Federation, and a Long Island representative for the European/American Thai Boxing Association under the current European Thai boxing champion, Phil Nurse. Longo is a certified instructor of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kun Do Concepts, under Richard Bustillo, Tom Batell and Paul Vunak. He founded Ray Longo's International Martial Arts Academy, or IMAA, in 1990, and has trained thousands of students and fighters since, including several Golden Gloves champions, American and Thai kickboxing champions, and UFC fighters including working with Matt Serra as a striking coach. He has also coached Luke Cummo. Longo is also the stand-up striking coach for Team Serra-Longo. Ray was also a coach on Season 6 of The Ultimate Fighter. He acted as an assistant coach on Team Serra.

Eric Hyer


A Muay Thai and Kickboxing coach, began training with Ray Longo 1992. Eventually, moving to the Fairtex camp living there for several years as a full time fighter. Turning pro in 1995, he has trained and fought all over the world winning several titles. As a coach Eric has trained several pro fighters, many of whom have gone on to fight in upper echelon organizations such Glory,UFC, Strikeforce, BellatorMMA, EliteXC,& International Fight League.

Peter 'Drago' Sell

Head Jiu JItsu Instructor

is an American mixed martial artist specializing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is a 2nd degree black belt under teacher and fellow mixed martial artist Matt Serra in East Meadow, New York, and has trained extensively under striking coach Ray Longo in Garden City, New York. A member of the Serra-Longo Fight Team, Sell formerly fought at both Middleweight & Welterweight in the UFC.

Jennie Nedell

Kids Kickboxing Instructor

Jennie has been training under Ray Longo since 2010. Originally she started training as way to lose weight and get in shape. She developed a love for kickboxing and soon after decided she wanted to compete. She is a very experienced pro kickboxer and has amassed an impressive amateur record of 25 wins with only 4 losses and 1 draw . Jennie has made her pro kickboxing debut in early 2014 and is now 11-2 as a pro kickboxer. She is currently fighting in Glory Kickboxing and is the NYS Champion for Louis Neglia.

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Chris Weidman

Owner/Personal Trainer

Chris “The All American” Weidman began wrestling as a child in Baldwin. He excelled greatly at Baldwin Senior High School where he won a Nassau County and New York State championship. Chris was the first junior college wrestler in history to win a New York State Championship. Weidman Burst onto the UFC scene and won the UFC Middleweight championship in only his sixth fight. Chris successfully defended his title 3 times.

Jamie Franco

Wrestling Coach

Coach Jamie Franco is the head Wrestling Coach for LAW MMA.  Franco has competed at the highest level and was ranked as high as 13th in the country while wrestling for Hofstra University. While wrestling at Hofstra Franco was a team captain for the Pride, a four-year letterman, a three-time NCAA qualifier, the 2013 Colonial Athletic Association champion at 133 pounds. In addition to the CAA Championship, Franco captured the 125-pound title at the 2013 in the New York State championship and took 3rd at 133- pounds in 2012, and 5th at the EIWA’s in 2014

High School- Coach Franco was a varsity starter for 6 seasons at Monroe-Woodbury High School in Central Valley, New York... During those 6 season, Franco was a 5 time Section 9 champion as well at a five-time New York State Championship place winner. Franco Placed (4th,2nd,4th,1st,2nd) in NYS from 2005-2009. He was a three-time captain For Monroe-Woodbury and holds the school record with 208 victories.

Dave Patton

Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Dave has been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 16 years. He is currently a Black belt under former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Serra. Dave currently instructs and coaches under Ray Longo.
Accomplishments:
-International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) New York Open 2013 – Gold Medal Purple Belt Senior 3 Heavy Weight
-International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) Pan Championships 2012 – Silver Medal Purple Belt Senior 2 Heavy Weight
-North American Grappling Association (NAGA) Albany Open 2012 – Men’s Director Heavy Weight Dual Silver Gi/No Gi
-Long Island Pride Championship 2012 – Bronze Medal Over 40 years Heavy Weight Gi
-The Good Fight Thanksgiving Throw-down 2009 First Place Heavyweight No Gi

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