Best of Brooklyn: Williamsburg Mixed Martial Arts Academy offers karate for toddlers
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BROOKLYN - Some Brooklyn toddlers are trading in their ABCs and crayons for karate kicks and black belts.
The Williamsburg Mixed Martial Arts Academy has a new program for 2- and 3-year-olds to learn karate and Jiu Jitsu.
The pint-sized martial arts masters aren't chopping blocks yet, but they do use soccer balls to simulate kicks and noodles to blow boxing punches.
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Instructor Roger Namedov says the program stimulates the kids physically and mentally through a variety of activities, while teaching lessons in discipline and creativity.