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Julio Anta

Ron is an incredible athlete and trainer. He is in great physical shape. It is my pleasure and an honor to train such an exceptional athlete and trainer. Thanks for sharing this in our blog.

Pavel Semenov

Hi! I am very proud of my friend Ron Melnik
that he so succesful in shaking his a..s in Florida.
I am his friend from NYC and lost his e-mail or tel
phones. May I ask your help to find my friend.
Hi Ron! That is your russian friend Pavel, I am now in Orenburg, Russia. Please, e-mail me.
Take care!

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matt

he just murdered someone in FLORIDA ON NYE!!!!!

Ronald Melnik HATER!!!!!

Ronald Melnik is a scumbag piece of shit low worthless nothing that deserves death!!!!!!!!

And if you or any of your family ever read this Ronald Melnik...... you are a peice of shit scumbag mother fucker!! DIE IN HELL you rotten cocksucker. You are a worthless piece of nothing that deserves to die……..I hope you mother has a heart attack when she finds out what a low life nothing you are fucker! "

DIE A PIANFUL ROTTEN DEATH YOU FUCKING LOSER........You are truly SATAN!!!!

Unkown

Ron I hope you sit in a jail cell for a long long time, I hope the state gives you the death penalty. You just robbed a wife from her husband and a baby girl from her father. I hope you rot in hell.

aanderson

Piece of shit.

Anonymous

Hey Ronald Melnik HATER!!!!! Say what you want about the guy as he is clearly a low life to have done something like this, but to wish a heart attack upon his mother makes you a bit of a low life yourself. She had nothing to do with what he did!

nick

She failed to raise a son who could be a productive member of society.

I hope Ron gets raped daily in jail.

Fucking drunk ass, kill a guy who was looking out for you.

Heidi  from Austria

As far as I know, Ron Melnik has been a great guy, having a young wife and little child too, he was a great trainer and the kids loved him dearly (my grandson was one of them and he is extremely hurt now too)- what he has done is unexcusable and I feel sad for his family and friends - but as a Christian I also feel for his family- they have done nothing wrong and they are broken too - so I think our prayers should go out to all of them - there is no room for hate like posted above - there is much room for pity! Try to help those families in any way possible - that's the best thing to do!


Heidi  from Austria

Well, my English's not so good - so in my above posting I meant of course the victim's family, when I wrote, that it was inexcusable what Ron Melniks did - for the re3st, there is nothing to correct!

adam

I still cant believe this! Ive trained with Ron 5 days a week for the lat 3 months, he was an excellent trainer and a great guy (so I thought) I trained with him new years eve morning. I am saddened, stunned, and speechless. I met Ray once, and thought he was cool. The whole gym is in disbelief. Ray didnt deserve to die like that, and my heart bleeds for his wife and kid, my heart also goes out to Ron's wife and kid... rip Ray... Ron??? may God have mercy on your soul.

Dean

He looks like a skinhead piece of shit. Seriously, look at this white trash scumbag. If he was such a great guy, why was he carrying around a gun with him? ESPECIALLY when he knows he will be drinking at a party with friends. Why the gun Ron? He obviously knows that he can't handle alcohol. Locking him up forever (or death penalty) at least cleans up the gene pool a little....though from what I've heard he did procreate, what a shame.
Why 4 shots? You'd think after the first one you might realize what a mistake has just occurred. No, not Ron.

A cross on the chest? A bit hypocritical?
I hope he gets raped in prison and shits pancake shaped turds.

Rot in hell Ron.

AP

A drunk does not pull out a gun and shoot... he must have been on acid or something to do that.

Reza was a good kid as grew up and went to school with him in Baltimore (Dulaney High School). He always had a smile on his face.
Mid 90's he lost one of his good friends, Bijan, in a car accident. We were all saddened as he was popular and loved by many as well.

RIP... things like this effect the closest family members most of all. I can't imagine what his mother, sisters, family, Heather, and his daughter are going through right now.

Saddened

My son trained with Reza and Ron. They were friends this is completely unbelievable but inexcusable I have known Ron for 2 years He earned my trust I pray for both of these destroyed families

I agree with an earlier post there must have been some drugs involved these guys train and fight everyday getting in a fight is no big deal for either of them

Saddened

My son trained with Reza and Ron. They were friends this is completely unbelievable but inexcusable I have known Ron for 2 years He earned my trust I pray for both of these destroyed families

I agree with an earlier post there must have been some drugs involved these guys train and fight everyday getting in a fight is no big deal for either of them

joe

I guess none of you were there to see what really happened.

CG

I was just ar Reza's funeral today. God forgive you because we definately will NOT! You took the life of a great man and you will get what you deserve.

Mike B

this guy killed my brother at heart and unfortunatly more then likely he'll walk the streets to celibrate a new years or the birthday or a son or daughter.....meanwhile he allowed himself to take away a life for no good reason. A little girl will never know her father and hundreds of us will only know the hole in our hearts "ron" has created.
At this point I would only hope "ron" will off himself....He is the one who does not belong amoungst the living.

unknown

forgiveness is the only answer to free all those involved and to make sense of such a senseless tragedy!!! I only pray for the life taken, the life lost to a violent mistake and the families that will ultimately suffer endlessly...... God forgive Ron and God give comfort to those who lost a dear friend, son, husband, and father!!! My prayers are with all of you!!!! From someone who is trying to make sense of the senseless and all the lives affected by these 2 men!

Jack

To unknown,
The forgiveness line falls of deaf ears. What we have here is the unforgivable. We all can't imagine the perpetual pain the Reza's daughter will have growing up. His wife will never be able to enjoy a new years eve ever again. Reza's mother had the hurt that no human should have to endure. To hear the story of how she was given a brief moment alone with her son, where she caressed his head and kissed him repeatedly filled me with a rage that cannot be described. My heart hurts for her. His sister, nieces and nephews are sad beyond belief.
How about Ron's kid? He has damned his kid to a future of embarassment (at a minimum) or worse.

Regarding the comment about making sense of the senseless. Sane human beings cannot make sense of what goes through the mind of a psychopath.

Reza was a good friend to Ron. Reza took care of Ron. For example he'd buy Ron tickets to MMA events. He'd get front row seats so that Reza could tell Ron what was going on and what was being said. Reza had an ability to communicate with Ron as Ron could read Reza's lips (Ron is deaf). Their kids were friends and loved to play with each other. In the end Reza tried to stop Ron from driving home drunk. He tried to avoid a situation where Ron could kill someone or himself and he gets repaid with 4 bullets in the chest.

ns

i don't blame ron's family - i feel for them too. that night, his choices ruined many people's lives. but for those who are defending ron, this guy shot reza, IN FRONT OF his wife and daughter 3 times and then after scaring his wife with fear for her own life and that of their child, went back and delivered the fatal 4th shot. and acid does not make you do this. i don't know what does, but i do know that this is absolutely senseless. RIP reza. may your family find peace.

a

I am so lost for words... I was at Reza's funeral today and seeing his mother and sister's condition has effected me even more then when I received the news.

I'm hearing for the first time so many facts and NON of them make any sense to what lead to Ron having a gun on him at a gathering and shooting Ray in front of his wife and child 3 times and then going back for one more!!!! If this was not due to distortion from new years eve drugs, then what caused such an action???????? Why would Ron, who has a wife and kid, risk it all by carrying a gun to a NYE party and then shoot his close friend who tired to help him???

All this just makes no sense at all. Could someone who was there or knows, please shed some light.

RIP Reza... He was in my mind a few days before the incident !

REZAS BOYS

THIS GUY RON LOOKS LIKE A SCUMBAG DEFINITLEY ON DRUGS TO KILL A PERSON LIKE REZA/RAY!! MUST HAVE BEEN ROID RAGE,,, HE HAS TAKEN AWAY A GREAT FRIEND TO MANY, HIS POOR WIFE HEATHER AND BABY??? AND HIS MOM AND SISTER ARE DESTROYED! WHY WOULD A MMA GUY BRING A GUN TO A NYE PARTY?/CAUSE HE IUS A REAL PUSSY!!! I KNOW THAT HE WILL BE TAKEN CARE OF IN JAIL BY MAY WIVES SERVICING HIM!! HE LOOKS LIKE HE LIKES TO B ASS raped, faoggot!! to the Christians acting like forgive him?? lets hope your child gets murdered?? and we will see if your Christian still- so fuck you all too!! I am BEYOND MAD THAT OUR FRIEND WAS KILLED- I HOPE WHO OEVER IS PRAYING FOR RON ROTS IN HELL WITH HIM- I H OPE HE TAKES HIS OWN LIFE!! OR HIS WIFE SHOULD- I HEARD HER TELLING PEOPLE HE BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF HER BEFORE AND TOSSED AROUND THEIR KID,,SHE DIDNT SEE ANY SIGNS FUCK RON!!!!

Jack

Rezas Boys,
I am Christian and don't appreciate you lumping in and bashing us all because of one bleeding heart who says to forgive. I can never forgive Ron for this act. I posted that I think Ron is a psychopath. As a Christian I really hope this Ron lunatic suffers immeasurable pain for the rest of his miserable life.

If someone on the other side were to use your logic they could say all Muslims are terrorists. But I don't think that (as I have many Muslim friends) so I'd appreciate you not lumping in the few Christians who believe in complete forgiveness with all the other Christians. I only use the above as an example of what happens when people label a religion. In no way do I believe in it.

joe jhfcui

Let the truth be told, dont threaten, assault, a drunk, disabled man. Then try to make light of it like he is the good samaritian. RIP Reza, but you should not have tried to be a superman. There are police officers who will arrest and put people in jail for DUI. Reza and the person serving the alcohol and drugs, has as much to blame as Ron.
If Reza, or anyone there, would have done the right thing, Ron would be in jail for DUI, and Reza would be here with us.

Jack

Joe, (or are you really Ron's mom)

From what I've been told, Ron brought the alcohol himself. Also, how do you think Reza or anyone else at the party would have felt if Ron crashed and killed a family? (they might have also faced criminal charges for allowing him to drive drunk)
Stopping a drunk from driving is not being Superman, it is doing the right thing. Police couldn't do anything in this situation. Ron would have been gone by the time the police could respond. If you hide behind the logic that there are police that stop DUI drivers, then why are there still DUI fatalities? Oh wait, it is because police can only stop very FEW DUI drivers.

Also, what does his disability have to do with any of this.

So stop being a Ron apologist and justifying his actions and take your act elsewhere. You are almost as sick in the head as Ron by giving him justification. That is exactly what you did by saying "dont threaten, assault, a drunk, disabled man". Why not? By your reasoning that is because if you do "threaten, assault, a drunk, disabled man" then you can get shot.....3 times, have your wife and young child threatened and then shot a fourth time just to make sure that the job is done.

Concerned

Ron is an incredible man. Reza was his best friend, and absolutely none of this makes sense. The hate is completely undue. No one posting on this site was there that night, and no one posting on this site will ever know what went through Ron's mind. Take a step back, examine all the facts, and make a mature opinion once everything is sorted out. I'm not saying Ron is innocent. I am saying that this is nowhere near over, and anyone blaming Ron with this hateful, ignorant bullshit should think about what they're saying.

Ns

Come on we're all adults. It's a new years eve party and this silliness with the alcohol is ridiculous. I would venture to say that the vast majority of people who drink don't decide to not only bring but pull out a gun and shoot their 'friend' four times. Most normal people have drinks and have fun and enjoy themselves. I don't consider myself superman for driving my drunk friends home, and what may be surprising to you, Joe, is that everyone who's keys I've taken have thanked me the next day, not shot me, even if they were upset when they were drunk. I also don't understand how my 'disabled friends don't want to be thought of as anything but equal but now you will defend Ron with the disabled card. Yes, his brain is disabled to shoot his 'friend' four times in front of his wife and daughter, not because he's deaf. Were there drugs involved? I don't know and no one else does either besides who was there and/or Ron. concerned I understand what you're saying but a lot of reza's true friends are justifiably angry at this extraordinarily senseless and violent act committed by Ron, no matter what his state of mind. With 'best friends' like that, who needs enemies!

Concerned

Ns,

They have every right to be angry, I agree with you. There was just some really ignorant babble going on about skinhead this, white trash that. It was all completely unnecessary. People who know Ron have as much to be concerned about for his well being and his family as Reza's friends and family.

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Julio Anta Bio


  • Julio Anta owns Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense one of South Florida’s most successful and recognized martial arts/fitness centers. He was born in 1957 and began studying martial arts at 14 years old. He began bodybuilding shortly after in his late teens. Anta was also a Corrections Officer for 10 years and a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. He currently writes a column for his community newspaper the Doral Life and Ciudad Doral. Anta created "the Art of Fighting without Fighting Anti-Bullying" program and DVD. He also created "Awakened the Warrior Within" Life Skills Program. Below are some of his credentials, certifications and awards:

    Certifications

    -Kung Fu Master
    -Contemporary Jeet Kune Do Instructor
    -Contemporary Jeet Kune Do Law Enforcement and Edge Weapon Instructor
    -Tran's Muay Thai Association certified instructor Level 3 Kru
    -Krav Maga certified instructor
    -Haganah F.I.G.H.T. Instructor
    -Gracie Jiu Jitsu student at Valenti Brothers Jiu Jitsu
    -Burn with Kearns MMA Fighter Fit Level 3 Instructor
    -Jeet Kune Do Athletic Association Action Strength Instructor
    -HKC HardStyle Kettlebell Certification
    -CICS Certified Indian Club Specialist
    -Elite Combat Fitness Instructor
    -Elite Kettlebell Instructor
    -Kettlebell Concepts Instructor
    -IYCA Youth Fitness Specialist
    -Battling Ropes Instructor
    -ICSDA SABER Edge Weapon Combatives Instructor
    -Fitness Kickboxing Instructor
    -Kardio Karate Instructor
    -Pilates Instructor
    -ISSA Fitness Instructor
    -Martial Arts for Peace Bully Busters
    -National Security Agency Child Safety
    -American Council of Martial Arts Cooper Institute

    Awards/Organizations
    -ICSDA (International Combat Self Defense Association) Advisory Board
    -2011 PMA Best Martial arts School in Doral
    -2010 Century Gold Award
    -2010 Dr Rolando Espinosa K-8 School Award
    -2009 Best of Doral Martial Arts Award
    -2009 Century Mark of Excellence Award
    -2006 United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame Kung Fu Master
    -2006 World Martial Arts Union Hall of Fame Life Achievements
    -2006 Miami Dade County Certificate of Appriciation
    -2006 Captain of the runners up in the South Florida Dragon Boat Festival 250 Meter Kung Fu Cup
    -2005 EFC Black Belt Schools “Outstanding Martial Arts School”
    -2005 EFC Black Belt Schools “Hero Award”
    -2005 Proclamation “Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense Day” City of Doral
    -2004 Miami Dade County “Martial Arts Excellence Award”
    -2003 Florida Martial Arts Hall of Fame “Instructor of the Year”
    -2003-2004 Co-holders of the World Simultaneous Kicking Record
    -1998 Florida PBA Certificate of Appreciation
    -1983 2nd runner up Jr. Florida Bodybuilding Championships
    -1983 2nd runner up Miami Bodybuilding Championship

    For his full biography log on to Anta Kung Fu and Miami Kettlebell or Click Here to listen to him be Interview by David Ganulin of Kettlebell Concepts!