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.