Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Joint in New Williamsburg Studio
Laura Kusisto April 29, 2011, 10:16 a.m.
Don’t be fooled by the potbellies and mustaches, Williamsburg residents haven’t gone soft yet.
Indeed, nothing caps off a Saturday afternoon at the Brooklyn Flea like a round of Brazilian ground wrestling. Or so we gather given that Williamsburg Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has just signed a 2,800-square-foot lease at 42 Dobbin Street, between Nassau and Norman avenues. The studio is run by professional fighter Roger Mamedov, who, judging by this YouTube video, enjoys a good grapple.
Grant Dolgin of Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates represented the tenant and the landlord, Flour and Sugar LLC. The tenant is relocating from North 11th Street, also in Williamsburg, to the three-story, 88,000-square-foot building, where Vespa, Mariebelle Chocolates, SBK Florists, Blenderbox, City Aquarium and a new restaurant/bar by restaurateur Robert Shamliam are also located.