Prof. Abara's Capoeira Brasil is one of New York City's most elite capoeira training centers. Operating out of The Rock Health and Fitness Center in Astoria, Queens, Mestre Abara teaches every aspect of capoeira in a disciplined yet friendly atmosphere which caters to students of all levels. Workshops at various locations are also offered.

  • Capoeira Brasil
    22-15 31st Street
    Long Island City, NY 11105
  • Tel. 646-526-3128

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Profiled in Episode: S3:E8


"Zum, zum, zum, Capoeira mata um!" [trans. "Zum, zum, zum Capoeira kills one!"] --Old capoeira song

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Fuji Ryu Jujutsu is a modern neo-classical style of jujutsu with roots in styles going back hundreds of years. Based on a fusion of the most no-nonsense, combat-efficient collection of techniques and refined over decades of actual street combat, Fuji Ryu stands preeminent among the modern self-defense arts.



  • With branches in Brooklyn, Long Island and the Bronx, the Fuji-Ryu organization offers a street combat method that is second to none taught by knowledable, kind and humble instructors.
  • Fuji-Ryu Dojo
    Sensei Tony Bottan
    1690 Central Court
    North Valley Stream
    Long Island, NY 11580

Profiled in Episode: S3:E9


  • “If someone is attacking you, don't just stand there: do something!” --Master Philip Scrima, founder of Fuji-Ryu
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Southern Praying Mantis Boxing or Jook Lum Gee Tong Long Pai is an extraordinary and scientific method of self-defense known for its efficacy in actual combat.

Compact, efficient and explosive, Southern Mantis offers its students the benefits of health, fitness and martial proficiency all while learning a beautiful and ancient cultural tradition. Taught by Sifu James Cama, from the lineage of the famous master Lam Sang, in New York City's Chinatown district, Jook Lum Tong Long Pai has to be experienced to be believed.

Sifu James Cama
Chinese Freemason Athletic Club
211 Canal St.
New York, NY 10013

Tel. 347-495-6992

Profiled in Episode: S4:E5

"If there is a bridge then cross the bridge. If there is no bridge then make a bridge... Move, yet do not move." -- Old Jook Lum Training Poem

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