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A new MMA class is aimed at students as young as age 4

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    Celia Demante practices a takedown drill on a bag with coach Christian Lee.

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    Aiko Sekigawa grabs hold of coach Christian Lee during the monkey drill at the Dragon Warriors MMA class in the cage at the United Martial Arts and Fitness Center.

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    Coaches Jewelz Lee and Christian Lee run through the proper way to fall with the students of the Dragon Warriors MMA class in the cage at the United Martial Arts and Fitness Center.

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    Marcus Demante spars with coach Jewelz Lee at the Dragon Warriors class at the United MMA & Fitness Center in Waipio.

The rough, tough sport of mixed martial arts might seem a bit brutal for young children, but United MMA & Fitness Center in Waipio has turned it into a fun fitness activity. Read more

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