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Fencing at Fencers Club Fencers Club 1 Photo

All classes are taught by our Master Coaches who have earned Maestro degrees from internationally-acclaimed programs and who have extensive coaching experience with all levels of fencers, from beginners to Olympians.

Private lessons are approximately 20 minutes in length. Group classes are approximately 1.5 hours in length.

Coaches:

  • Alexey Cheremsky — He was born in Ukraine and received his degree from the Ukrainian State University of Physical Education and Sport. After coaching in Kiev, Alexey moved to Israel where he was the National Team coach from 2000-2005. Alexey moved to the United States in 2006 and was named the Cadet and Junior National Team Coach in 2011. Alexey’s students are high achieving and dedicated students, both on and off the fencing strip. Many of Alexey’s students are nationally and internationally competitive. Among them are top-3 Junior world fencers, 7 NCAA medalists, and numerous US Cadet and Junior Team members;
  • Kornel Udvarhelyi — Kornel graduated with high honors from the Masters program at the Hungarian Institute of Physical Education. As the Hungarian National Junior Epee Coach, his top student won the Cadet World Championship, Junior World Cup Championship, and a silver medal at the Junior World Championships. His American students have had similar success at the Cadet and Junior World Championships, as well as US National and NCAA Championships. He is a former US Women’s Epee National Team coach, and he coached one of his students, Kamara James, at the 2004 Olympic Games;

  • Boris Vaksman — He began his fencing career in Odessa, Ukraine at the age of 14. After only 3 years Boris was awarded the title “Master of Sport.” One year later, at the age of 18, Coach Vaksman became Ukrainian National Champion and Soviet Union Championship, both of which he went on to win 3 times by the age of 21. In total, Vaksman earned an impressive 56 medals in International and Soviet competitions between 1978 and 1983. After moving to the U.S. in 1989 he began his coaching career in New York;

  • Eduard Elterman — He was born in Minsk, Belarus, and fenced on both the Cadet and Junior National Teams. Elterman came to the United States in 1989. From 1989 to 1991 he was a foil coach at Blade Fencing Club in New York. The following year Elterman became the foil and epee coach for New York University, where he developed 12 NCAA All-Americans. Elterman joined the Fencers Club as a coach in 1991;

  • Simon Gershon — Gershon earned his Masters degree in fencing from the Kiev Institute of Physical Education. He was also a coach at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, and has served as the US National Men’s Foil Coach;

  • Irene Gershon — a former Regional and Collegiate Coach in Ukraine and assistant coach at St. John’s University, received her degree in fencing with high honors from the Kiev Institute of Physical Education. She supervises several youth developmental groups in addition to training many top men and women foilists at Fencers Club, including 2012 Olympians Miles Chamley-Watson and Nicole Ross;

  • Sean McClain & Alex Martin;

  • Mikhail Petin — Mikhail earned his Masters degree in both Physical Education and fencing at the Institute of Physical Education in Lvov, Ukraine. Since arriving in the United States, his top students have won a Silver Medal in Olympic Games (Beijing, 2008), 4 Gold and 4 Bronze Medals at the Junior and Cadet World Championships, as well as numerous international, national and NCAA Titles. Mikhail is a former U.S. National Women’s Foil Coach, and he was also awarded the 2003 Fencing Developmental Coach of the Year by the United States Olympic Committee;

  • Mihaly Csikany — Originally from Tapolca, Hungary, Coach Mihaly (pronounced “Me-hi”) Csikany was on the Hungarian Junior National Team and fenced competitively at the Cadet and Junior World Cup levels. Upon moving to the U.S., he began a successful sabre coaching career in California training students who have earned World Cup medals, NCAA Championships, and National titles;

  • Akhnaten Spencer-El — He is a 2009 graduate of Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary where he completed his Maestro’s degree. A native of Harlem, Spencer-El started fencing at the Peter Westbrook Foundation at the age of 13. He is a three-time U.S. Junior Sabre National Champion, a two-time Senior National Sabre Champion (1999, 2000), and in 1998 was ranked the No. 1 Junior Sabre fencer in the world. He was also a member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team.

229 West 28th Street New York City, NY
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2017.03.19
Boxing and Circuit Training at Work Train Fight Club (Chelsea) Work Train Fight Club (Chelsea)
153 West 27th Street New York City, NY
  • 646-727-4660
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2017.02.12
Self-defense at Radical MMA Club Radical MMA Club 2 Photo
235 West 29th Street New York City, NY 10029
  • 646-269-6597
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2017.02.07
Cross Fight Hybrid Fitness at Radical MMA Club Radical MMA Club 2 Photo
235 West 29th Street New York City, NY 10029
  • 646-269-6597
  • 28th Street (600 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
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2017.02.07
Capoeira at Capoeira Luanda NYC Capoeira Luanda NYC 1 Photo

Capoeira Luanda practices a style of Capoeira known as Capoeira Regional Contemporanea. This style is derived from movements and sequences developed by Mestre Bimba, as well as influences and evolutions of Capoeira from the founding Mestres of Capoeira Luanda.

Instructors:

  • Professor Sabiá started his training under the supervision of Mestre Jelon Vieira with Grupo Capoeira Brasil in Salvador. Sabiá received his Professor rank in 2012. Currently Professor Sabiá teaches in New York City and the surrounding boroughs at the YMCA in Flushing, Queens and PMT Dance Studio in Manhattan;
  • Instrutora Trindade has been training with Capoeira Luanda first under Professor Tiba and then under Professor Sabiá since 2005. Under Professor Sabiá's guidance, she has reached the rank of graduada. She currently teaches children’s Capoeira classes in Queens and at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She also works for the Capoeira Center of New York, a nonprofit organization, where she promotes Capoeira through school presentations and programs. She is delighted to join the staff of PMT Dance Studio and teach Capoeira.
69 West 14th Street New York City, NY
  • 646-770-2408
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2017.10.08
Fitness at Flywheel Sports - Flatiron NYC Flywheel Sports - Flatiron NYC

FlyWheel Classes:

  • Fly 45 — This is a 45-minute high-energy, motivating ride that incorporates interval training, races and rhythm riding, an upper-body series and real-time performance tracking with our signature tech-pack and optional TorqBoard participation;
  • Fly 60 — This hour-long ride incorporates the same great features of our Fly 45;
  • Fly 90 — Not for the faint of heart, this 90-minute class is designed to power you in a supportive and motivating atmosphere. We recommend that riders have experience with Fly 45 or Fly 60 before taking Fly 90;
  • Flywheel Dual Rides and Team Rides — These special 45-to-90-minute rides feature two or more Flywheel instructors who teach as a (dream) team;
  • Flywheel Theme Rides — These 45-to 90-minute classes are built around a musical, pop culture or exercise-related theme;
  • FlyBeats — It fuses the precision of rhythm riding with fun, athletic choreography and our proprietary technology to create a high-energy, endurance ride;
  • Power 30 — This is speedy, 30-minute workout, that’s the perfect complement to our signature FLY 45.

FlyBarre Classes:

  • FlyBarre 60 — Our traditional 60-minute format, which includes an efficient total body workout;
  • FlyBarre Sport — This is upper-body and core-focused class. Expect heavier weights, cardio blasts and beats;
  • FlyBarre Power 45 — The energy and effectiveness of a classic FlyBarre 60 class, but packed into a 45-minute punch;
  • FlyBarre Arms & Abs — This 50-minute format is is designed to take your upper body workout to the next level by strengthening and defining your arms, core, chest, and back;
  • FlyBarre Tone and Stretch 60 — A perfect class for FlyBarre first-timers.
39 West 21st Street New York City, NY
  • 212-242-9433
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2018.01.11
Fitness at Flywheel Sports - Chelsea NYC Flywheel Sports - Chelsea NYC

FlyWheel Classes:

  • Fly 45 — This is a 45-minute high-energy, motivating ride that incorporates interval training, races and rhythm riding, an upper-body series and real-time performance tracking with our signature tech-pack and optional TorqBoard participation;
  • Fly 60 — This hour-long ride incorporates the same great features of our Fly 45;
  • Fly 90 — Not for the faint of heart, this 90-minute class is designed to power you in a supportive and motivating atmosphere. We recommend that riders have experience with Fly 45 or Fly 60 before taking Fly 90;
  • Flywheel Dual Rides and Team Rides — These special 45-to-90-minute rides feature two or more Flywheel instructors who teach as a (dream) team;
  • Flywheel Theme Rides — These 45-to 90-minute classes are built around a musical, pop culture or exercise-related theme;
  • FlyBeats — It fuses the precision of rhythm riding with fun, athletic choreography and our proprietary technology to create a high-energy, endurance ride;
  • Power 30 — This is speedy, 30-minute workout, that’s the perfect complement to our signature FLY 45.
245 West 17th Street New York City, NY
  • 646-661-7449
  • 18th Street (500 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
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2018.01.11
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Gotham Jiu Jitsu in Midtown Gotham Jiu Jitsu in Midtown

Peter Tay, has been raising the bar for one-on-one Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction in NYC over the past two decades. He has developed the most efficient and safest way to teach individuals the fundamentals of No Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

1 West 22nd Street New York City, NY
  • 646-284-1461
  • 23rd Street (300 ft) BMT Broadway
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2018.01.11
Women's Self-defense at Gotham Jiu Jitsu in Midtown Gotham Jiu Jitsu in Midtown
1 West 22nd Street New York City, NY 10029
  • 646-284-1461
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2018.01.11
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Submission Grappling at Renzo Gracie Academy NYC Renzo Gracie Academy NYC 4 Photo

Programs:

  • Kids BJJ — Aimed at kids ages 6-15 yrs old, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kids Program integrates physical education and self-defense technique with conditioning and skill-building games aimed at improving coordination, motor skills, agility and flexibility;
  • Fundamentals Program (Blue Belt) — This program is the first level for adults (over the age of 16) beginning their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training. Class structure is formed around a warm-up, a lesson in technique and partner training to practice the technique from the lesson;
  • Advanced Program (Purple Belt) — The Advanced Curriculum is primarily focused on sports BJJ with the Gi and No-Gi Classes. If the student would like to train self-defense they may come to the fundamentals classes as well until the level of Blue belt is attained;
  • Master Program (Black Belt) — This program is built upon three different curriculums: BJJ, BJJ No-Gi, and BJJ for MMA. The student will consolidate his/her Jiu-Jitsu game and complete the path towards their Black belt;
  • Submission Grappling (BJJ No-Gi).

Instructors:

  • Prof. John Danaher;
  • Prof. Neiman Gracie;
  • Prof. Rafael Costa;
  • Prof. Rolles Gracie;
  • Prof. Magno Gama;
  • Prof. Max McGarr;
  • Prof. Igor Gracie;
  • Prof. Rafael "Sapo" Natal;
  • Prof. Harley Flanagan;
  • Mike Torriero (Wrestling Coach).
224 West 30th Street New York City, NY 10018
  • 212-279-6724
  • 28th Street (600 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
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Muay Thai at Renzo Gracie Academy NYC Renzo Gracie Academy NYC 4 Photo

Classes:

  • Beginner — Through simple but effective 2-4 strike combinations, during 2-3 minute rounds, new students are introduced to our formula of consistency, pad work, combinations, tempo and most importantly safety;
  • Advanced — This class is a more intense version of the beginner class, still working within the same formula of consistent pad work, combinations, tempo and safety;
  • Mixed Level.

Instructors:

  • Joseph Sampieri (Head Instructor);
  • P.J. McMahon;
  • Mike McKee;
  • Elijah Clarke;
  • Jamie Crowder;
  • Joshua Brandenburg;
  • Lucas Noonan.
224 West 30th Street New York City, NY
  • 212-279-6724
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2017.12.18
Taekwondo at mpire Tae Kwon Do - Chelsea Empire Tae Kwon Do - Chelsea

Programs:

  • Little Tigers (2-5 years);
  • Children (5-12 years);
  • Teen (13-17 years);
  • Adult (18 years & up);
  • Private;
  • Sparring.
271 West 23 Street New York City, NY
  • 212-645-6611
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2018.04.17
Taekwondo at SMS Tae Kwon Do SMS Tae Kwon Do

Our classes follow Olympic sports style and also include a comprehensive education in the tradition of the Ji Do Kwan including hand fighting, self-defense, grappling, sitting and other techniques.

Tae Kwon Do Belt rules and requirements, from white to black belt, including all required forms and self-defense techniques.

Grand Master — Kyung Sup Kim, 9th Dan.

146 West 29th Street New York City, NY
  • 212-268-4300
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Japanese Jiu-Jitsu at Iaido Jiu Jitsu Kendo Club Iaido Jiu Jitsu Kendo Club
110 #2 West 14th Street New York City, NY
  • 212-807-7336
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2018.02.16
Kendo at Iaido Jiu Jitsu Kendo Club Iaido Jiu Jitsu Kendo Club
110 #2 West 14th Street New York City, NY
  • 212-807-7336
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2018.02.16
Karate at Iaido Jiu Jitsu Kendo Club Iaido Jiu Jitsu Kendo Club
110 #2 West 14th Street New York City, NY
  • 212-807-7336
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2018.02.16
Iaido at Byakkokan Dojo Byakkokan Dojo 1 Photo

Class is broken down in 3 aspects:

  • Kata is the practice of basics and forms;
  • Tameshigiri (or test cutting), in Toyama Ryu Batto Jutsu, is to test the cutting ability of the sword, gain experience in striking a solid object and improve timing, distance, angle and grip;
  • Gekken is free play or sparring. We use foam swords, but although they do use foam, they are not flexy or soft. They have a dense center and can do some damage and understand gekken is not for everyone.

Head teacher — Sang Kim sensei (6th Dan Renshi - Toyama Ryu ZNTIR, 6th Dan - US Battodo Federation, 4th Dan - Seizan Kai).

Assistant instructors:

  • Henry Kim — 3th Dan - ZNTIR, 3th Dan - US Battodo Federation, 2nd dan - Seizan Kai;
  • Dan Park — 3th Dan - ZNTIR, 3th Dan - US Battodo Federation, 2nd dan - Seizan Kai, 3th Dan - Kendo;
  • Kyle Kim — 3th Dan - ZNTIR, 3nd Dan - US Battodo Federation;
  • Zach Biesanz — 3th Dan - ZNTIR, 3th Dan - US Battodo Federation, 2nd dan - Aikido;
  • Kevin Raz — 3th Dan - ZNTIR, 3th Dan - US Battodo Federation;
  • Charles Choi — 3th Dan - ZNTIR, 2nd Dan - US Battodo Federation;
  • Ron Duponte.
4 West 18th Street New York City, NY
  • 000-000-0000
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2018.02.16
Fencing at Fencers Club Inc. Fencers Club Inc. 1 Photo

All classes are taught by our Master Coaches who have earned Maestro degrees from internationally-acclaimed programs and who have extensive coaching experience with all levels of fencers, from beginners to Olympians.

Private lessons are approximately 20 minutes in length. Group classes are approximately 1.5 hours in length.

Summer Training Camp — Join Fencers Club’s Olympic and National-level coaching staff and our world-class athletes for an intensive training camp on the picturesque 400-acre campus of Berkshire School in southwestern Massachusetts. The camp is open to fencers of all levels and experience.

Master Coaches:

  • Alexey Cheremsky, Ukrainian State University of Physical Education and Sport. He was the National Team coach from 2000-2005. Alexey moved to the United States in 2006 and was named the Cadet and Junior National Team Coach in 2011. Many of Alexey’s students are nationally and internationally competitive. Among them are top-3 Junior world fencers, 7 NCAA medalists, and numerous US Cadet and Junior Team members;
  • Kornel Udvarhelyi, Hungarian Institute of Physical Education. As the Hungarian National Junior Epee Coach, his top student won the Cadet World Championship, Junior World Cup Championship, and a silver medal at the Junior World Championships. His American students have had similar success at the Cadet and Junior World Championships, as well as US National and NCAA Championships. He is a former US Women’s Epee National Team coach, and he coached one of his students, Kamara James, at the 2004 Olympic Games;
  • Boris Vaksman was awarded the title “Master of Sport” at the age of 17. One year later, Coach Vaksman became Ukrainian National Champion and Soviet Union Championship, both of which he went on to win 3 times by the age of 21. In total, Vaksman earned 56 medals in International and Soviet competitions between 1978 and 1983. After moving to the U.S. in 1989 he began his coaching career in New York. Since 2006 as Assistant Coach at St. John’s University, He has lead the Red Storm Fencing Team to one 3rd and three 2nd place NCAA finishes. His recent NCAA accolades include recruiting Ukrainian men’s epee fencer, Yevgeniy Karyuchenko, and coaching him to a 2014 Individual Championship title;
  • Eduard Elterman was born in Minsk, Belarus, and fenced on both the Cadet and Junior National Teams. Elterman came to the United States in 1989. 1989 - 1991 he was a foil coach at Blade Fencing Club in New York. He became the foil and epee coach for New York University, where he developed 12 NCAA All-Americans. Elterman joined the Fencers Club as a coach in 1991;

  • Simon Gershon, Kiev Institute of Physical Education. He was a coach of both the Ukrainian Men’s and Women’s Foil Squad and the Soviet Union Women’s Foil Team (Gold Medalists at the 1986 World Championships). Simon Gershon continues to develop students who achieve international results, including 2012 Olympians Miles Chamley-Watson and Nicole Ross. He was also a coach at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, and has served as the US National Men’s Foil Coach;

  • Irene Gershon, Kiev Institute of Physical Education. She was a Regional and Collegiate Coach in Ukraine and assistant coach at St. She supervises several youth developmental groups in addition to training many top men and women foilists at Fencers Club, including 2012 Olympians Miles Chamley-Watson and Nicole Ross. Miles was also the first US man to win an individual foil World Championship in 2013;

  • Mikhail Petin, Institute of Physical Education (Lviv, Ukraine). Since arriving in the United States, his top students have won a Silver Medal in Olympic Games (Beijing, 2008), 4 Gold and 4 Bronze Medals at the Junior and Cadet World Championships, as well as numerous international, national and NCAA Titles. Mikhail is a former U.S. National Women’s Foil Coach, and he was also awarded the 2003 Fencing Developmental Coach of the Year by the United States Olympic Committee;

  • Sean McClain & Alex Martin.

229 West 28th Street New York City, NY
  • 212-807-6947
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2018.02.19
Kung-Fu at Chinese Kung-Fu Wu-Su Association Chinese Kung-Fu Wu-Su Association 1 Photo

Class begins with approximately 45 minutes of general exercise aimed at developing the strength, endurance and other skills. While this usually takes the form of calisthenics, emphasis is also given to flexibility, balance, concentration, breathing and coordination. The remaining 1 hour and 15 minutes is spent learning new techniques or refining old ones. Forms, meditation, practical applications and fighting are also covered.

Each class may be divided beginner, intermediate and advanced groups. Each of these is lead by a qualified instructor and each class is supervised by a senior instructor or Master.

Within 2 to 3 years, a student may be eligible to take the test for her or his first degree. The test takes approximately 7-8 hours to complete and is given once a year in two parts: written and physical. Satisfactory completion of this test earns the student the title of Assistant Instructor. A student may be eligible to test for her or his second degree 3 to 5 years after being awarded the first degree rank.

Masters:

  • Master Robert Thomas has been a member of the Chinese Kung-Fu, Wu-Su Association since 1974. Born in Queens and growing up in the Bronx, he began his training as a high school student. His training garnered him the discipline to work his way through college, while continuing to attain his present position of Kung-Fu, Wu-Su Master Instructor and Co-Director;
  • Master Oswald Rivera has been a member of the Chinese Kung-Fu, Wu-Su Association since 1973. He has been instrumental in bringing attention to the Association through his editorial and advertising efforts; writing for various publications such as Black Belt Magazine and Inside Kung-Fu;
  • Master Paul Johnson eventually attended the Queens Academy of Aeronautics, obtaining an Associate’s Degree in Aircraft Technology as well as several specialized licences in 1976. Since 1983 he has worked as a Car Inspector for the MTA. Paul joined the Chinese Kung-Fu, Wu-Su Association in 1974, studying alongside Master Robert Thomas;
  • Master Jerome Cook has been a member of the Chinese Kung Fu, Wu Su Association since 1968. Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, he began his training during elementary school, practiced intermittently during high school and college, and returned to the Association after his university studies;
  • Master Luc Dorsinville began to experiment with weight training and sports including an informal introduction to Karate and Judo. In the late 1960’s however martial arts were outlawed in Haiti prematurely ending this first exposure to fighting systems. In 1984 he joined the Kung-Fu, Wu-Su Association. In 2010 Luc was awarded his Master Instructor title;
  • Master Sidney Camille joined the Kung-Fu, Wu-Su Association in August 1988. Sidney’s first formal introduction in the martial arts was at Brooklyn Technical High School where he was a member of the school’s Tai Kwon Do club. Later, while studying at Polytechnic University he learned some elements of Judo.
28 West 27th Street New York City, NY
  • 212-725-0535
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2018.02.22
Kung Fu at Shaolin Kung Fu Training Center Shaolin Kung Fu Training Center 1 Photo

Utilizing the Shaolin Kung Fu tradition, incorporated with Cha’an Buddhism, the Shaolin Kung Fu Training Center uses no ranking or belt systems. Master Hengxin teaches there is no end point to a student's training, rather the potential for improvement is limitless.

Incstructors:

  • Shifu Hengxin (Shifu is Mandarin for Master) was introduced to martial arts at an early age when his uncle first brought him to the Songshan Shaolin Monastery. After years of training in Shaolin Martial Arts and philosophy under Shi Yanling, Shi Yanbo, Shi Yanzi and Shi Yansi, Shifu Hengxin attained the highest levels of Shaolin expertise. During the early 1990's, Shifu Hengxin toured the world with other members of the Shaolin Monastery in the Monk's delegation tours. In 1996, Shifu Since relocating to New York, Shifu Hengxin has appeared on the Discovery Channel, in magazines, and has participated in numerous demonstrations and seminars throughout the United States;
  • Shimu Arlene Y. Fan was born and raised in Hong Kong, where her childhood was surrounded by the Martial Arts influence. In 1999, Shimu Arlene, as a dedicated practitioner of Shaolin Kung Fu, entered the teaching side of the Art. As Director of the Center, Shimu’s primary goal was towards the development of a Teen and Youth program, where she can cultivate the mind and body early on in childhood. Her participation in many community services, performances and numerous cultural outreach programs has prompted the Y.M.C.A. to ask her to develop and oversee a Shaolin Kung Fu program involving our younger generation.
109 West 27th Street New York City, NY
  • 212-242-7308
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2018.02.22