RUSH Defense & Fitness Academy is located at 165 Morristown Rd. in the beautiful town of Bernardsville, NJ. The "Academy" is a unique private training facility designed and developed by Master Instructor Richard Raciti, Founder of NJ's oldest and most respected Mixed Martial Arts Academy, The EDGE Ultimate Martial Arts in Saddle Brook, NJ. Classes at RUSH are offered to adults, kid's, teens, and parents that demand the very best.
The Academy specializes in private instruction/ personal training, small group classes and family classes. Courses of instruction offered:
Sil Jun Do Tactical Self Defense, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Executive Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts,MMA Boot Camp, and Body Rush Personal Fitness.
Executive Director and head Coach Kru Richard Raciti brings over 40 years of hard learned and hard fought practical experience to the Academy. With over 30 Tae Kwon Do 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. Master Raciti 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 most influential instructors. He credits his parents Al & Marcia Raciti for raising a unique and yet humble person worthy of the instruction he has received and given.