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Student Mike Luchuk practices a hold at Ronin Athletics in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Lynch)

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Instructor Chris Encarnacion teaches students Brian Hutchings (left) and Brandon Loadholt (right) in class at the Renzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Lynch)

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Head instructor Christian Montes demonstrates a move to students at Ronin Athletics in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Lynch)

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Student Brian Hutchings practices a hold while instructor Magno Gama looks on in class at the Renzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Lynch)

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As the popularity of mixed martial arts soars, gyms are catering to fans who want to work out like their butt-kicking idols.


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