Vincent Raimondi began studying Tae Kwon Do in South America in 1973. He was a professional soccer player, active in judo and other martial arts before coming to the United States in 1977. In 1985 he became certified as an instructor by the ATA. This same year he opened his first ATA martial arts school in Roselle Park, NJ. Soon after, Mr. Raimondi began participating in many tournaments and consistently finished in the top ten.
His interest in learning other martial arts led him to study Jeet Kune Do and train under Ted Wong, beginning in 1990. In 2005 Mr. Raimondi received his certification as an instructor of JKD.