Martial art with Long Island roots ke...

Martial art with Long Island roots keeps him coming back to New York

Thursday Oct 11 Read more: Newsday

On a humid summer night in a small apartment in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, the buzz of the air conditioner is the backdrop for a Shima Jiu-Jitsu class. About a half-dozen men, all in street clothes, practice blocking and jabbing moves - sometimes as singles, sometimes as pairs in opposition.

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