Sensei Mitchell Ratchik holds the rank of Yondan Renshi in Ryushin Shouchi-ryu and Shodan in Muso Shinden-ryu. He joined New York Budokai in 2006 and has been an active member ever since.

He also studied Hapkido under Sabumnim Herbert David at the World Martial Arts Center for 3 years and holds the rank of high blue belt and studied Aikido at the Bond Street Dojo for a year.

Professionally he works as a freelance creative director in advertising and lives with his family in Brooklyn.