Feb 082013

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Precision MMA Movie Review
“The Smashing Machine”

The Smashing Machine offers a look at the sport of mixed martial arts from the perspective of Mark Kerr.  A juggernaut of a man, Kerr was at one point the most feared man in the sport of MMA.  The film’s title is an allusion to the nickname Kerr earned while fighting in Brazil and completely mauling the competition.  Kerr is a throwback from the time of true no holds barred.  When he began his career bouts were contested bareknuckle, tactics such as headbutts were not only legal but encouraged.  The filmmakers travel deep into Kerr’s psyche and expose his inner most fear, strength, gameness and vulnerability. This is definitely an intense film, but a must see for all Poughkeepsie MMA fans.

                Kerr entered mixed martial arts (MMA) as a champion wrestler who was always one step away from realizing his Olympic dream.  He fought not for the competition or inner satisfaction, but rather out of a sense of desperation.  He had invested his entire life in a sport that offered no monetary reward.  He saw fighting as a way to make money off his wrestling skills.  Despite being a Goliath, Kerr speaks of the intense anxiety that overcame him before his first bout.  His nerves were so uncontrollable he couldn’t even keep down a glass of water.  The only sensation which outweighs the fear of the fight is the thrill of victory.  Kerr talks about being ignited by the roar of the crowd and the high of winning.  Kerr would go on to win the UFC title and find success in Pride.  Kerr was so imposing that, on multiple occasions, after he hit his opponents they would crawl out of the ring and refuse to fight him.  He didn’t simply make them quit, they ran for their life. 

                However, despite his pugilistic omnipotence in the ring, outside Kerr is a soft spoken and timid man plagued by deep seeded personal demons.  The wear and tear of training and accumulation lifetime of injuries leaves Kerr with a sever painkiller addiction, one that nearly takes his life.  The cameras are rolling when friends gather at Kerr’s bedside, following an overdose, begging him to stop his destructive lifestyle. 

                The film shows Kerr as a sympathetic character whose life is a tumultuous swing from extraordinary successes to devastating lows.   The film’s climax is the Pride Open Weight Grand Prix where Mark will be competing for a grand prize of $200,000. However, in order to win he knows he may have to go up against his best friend and training partner – Mark Coleman.

                The Smashing Machine is a must see for true fight enthusiasts. For Poughkeepsie MMA fans it shows the ugly side of fighting, past the glitz and glamor or stardom, the true grind.  Kerr deals with training partners not showing up, fights getting cancelled and rules being broken.  He struggles with his diabetes and endless laundry list of injuries.  He shows how overwhelmingly stressful a fight can be and crazy girlfriends and personal demons run rampant once fight time approaches.  He reveals that no matter how confident, strong, or well prepared a fighter may seem on the surface they are haunted by thoughts of inadequacy, self-doubt and fear.

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Oct 032012

A few years back I was looking for an interesting and fun way to get in shape.  The typical gym experience left a lot to be desired for me.  I did not feel mentally engaged in the slightest and would stop going after a few weeks.  I was just becoming a fan of Mixed Martial Arts and became interested in trying it out. The main problem was location. I live in Pleasant Valley, but there was no MMA in Pleasant Valley.    If I wanted to train MMA, I had to travel.  I soon found a gym that was exactly what I needed.  A knowledgeable staff that was great for beginner, intermediate or expert.  Precision MMA was the answer for me.

Precision MMA was located in Fishkill at the time.  Everyday I would drive twenty or more minutes to Precision MMA and train. I did Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA all in one location.  I lost weight and gained technical ability very quickly.  I made friends with many of my fellow students and trainers that have lasted for all the years since I joined.  I trained at Precision MMA while attending college full time. The long drive never felt taxing or draining.  Precision MMA became a place that always was comfortable and inviting to me.  It never became a chore to come and train.  All the problems that had plagued my earlier attempts to get in shape at traditional gyms were put behind me by the training at Precision MMA

Precision MMA eventually moved from Fishkill to Lagrangeville.  It is now located right near Arlington High School.  I could not have been happier about this development.  I now only had to get on the Taconic for a few minutes and be at the best MMA gym in the Pleasant Valley area.  If it was worth traveling twenty minutes to Precision MMA, it was certainly  worth traveling less than ten minutes.  The new location has everything the old one had and more. The new location boasts a full size boxing ring, more mat space than you will know what to do with and an all around state of the art training facility.

If you live in Pleasant Valley and are interested in a great place to get in shape and learn MMA or are tired of the lack of results you are getting from a typical gym experience, come down and try our 30 day FREE trial.  And don’t forget to ask about our FREE intro lesson. 
You can stop in at 1097 Rt. 55 Lagrange, NY 12540 or call us at 845-392-8495.

Sep 272012
People choose a martial arts program for a variety of reasons. Some people are drawn by the desire for competition.  Many beginner martial artists enroll in Martial Arts programs to have a useful, practical means of self defense.  Others join a martial arts training facility to achieve a higher fitness level.  Participants in a Martial Arts program experience all of these benefits.  No martial art in its purest form has proven to be provident in all of these benefits as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Through the efficacy of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which is utilized in the highest of MMA competition in the UFC, Martial Artists can begin to experience these benefits from day one, with no prior experience necessary.  It is useful in self defense situations, it can help you achieve a higher fitness level, delivering you a level of self confidencethat you didn’t even know was possible.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Self Confidence Poughkeepsie

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Self Confidence Poughkeepsie

In your day to day life, you face challenges that push you outside of your comfort zone.   It could be at work, school, social situations and personal relationships.  In training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you put yourself in uncomfortable and difficult situations voluntarily, and you are taught to use the concept of Jiu, or yielding, to find your way out and achieve control and victory.  In the training world, where you are constantly faced with challenge after challenge that you continuously rise up to and overcome, you build the confidence to deal with any situation that is presented to you physically.  Your mind carries this confidence into every realm of your life and you grow and rise up to overcome challenges off of the mat as well. In the Poughkeepsie, NY area, we are lucky to have a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training facility with black belt instructors that not only provide Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but world class Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling, Judo, and full-blown Mixed Martial Arts. In the Hudson Valley, mixed martial arts training has not seen a program of this quality, where you can learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for fitness, self defense and competition.  Self defense is a direct effect of quality Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Poughkeepsie NY. Call 845-392-8495 and meet the staff at Precision MMA.  They offer 30 days free of world-class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA instruction.  Start your  path to supreme fitness and self confidence now.
Sep 272012

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an effective self defense art that will change your life.  Do you live in the Hopewell Junction area and want to get fit, be fearless and make some of the best friends of your life? Well, Precision Mixed Martial Arts offers world class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Hopewell Junction NY from a dedicated team of expert Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA instructors who have tested their skills at the highest level of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Hopewell Junction NY is based off of the idea that you have an attribute disadvantage to you your opponent. Therefore, the techniques of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu were designed for smaller and weaker opponents who can’t depend on strength and athleticism to rely on for self defense.  Hopewell Junction residents now have and option just minutes away to give them the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and self defense instruction in the Hudson Valley.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques are effective in MMA competition, self defense situations and serve as away to get Hopewell Junction NY residents in shape and know that their skills are relevant.  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Precision MMA in NY will give you skills that have been tested in professional Mixed Martial Arts competition at the highest level, even in the UFC.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Hopewell Junction NY

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Hopewell Junction NY

Sep 272012

Poughkeepsie mixed martial arts

poughkeepsie mixed martial arts

poughkeepsie mixed martial arts

Poughkeepsie Mixed Martial Arts is thriving at Precision MMA!  What makes Precision’s Poughkeepsie mixed martial arts program unique is expert instruction is a safe environment that will challenge you to reach new heights both physically and mentally. Precision’s boxing coach is Derrick Ohlhoff, a 3x New York State Gold Gloves Champion.  He teaches along side Karl Nemeth, the current American Kickboxing Federation Muay Thai champion.  Together they have a striking program that combines fitness with precise martial arts skill.  New students are put through Precision’s fundamentals program.  Here defensive and offensive skills are emphasized without full contact sparring.  This allows students to stay safe while learning the “must knows” of muay thai and boxing.

Unlike other Poughkeepsie mixed martial arts programs, Precision does not focus solely on one aspect of mixed martial arts. In addition to the incredible striking program, Precision has the most elite grapplers in the Hudson Valley working together.  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt instruction is just the beginning.  Precision also has division 1 wrestlers and Judo black belts on staff to bring all elements of grappling together under one roof.  As with our striking program, Poughkeepsie mixed martial arts students train at their own pace and no one is ever forced to spar.

So if you’re searching for a complete Poughkeepsie mixed martial arts school, give Precision MMA a call at 845-392-8495 and ask about our FREE 30 day trial.


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