Nov 152012

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has its foundations in one man.  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been passed along to many, and much has been added to this vast store of knowledge.  Every new mind that approaches this deeply fascinating art brings something new to it, as well as taking away valuable lessons.  This blend of solid foundation and constant evolution, of ancient and modern, has created the worlds greatest Martial Art for self-defense and life skills.  No other art has offered so much to a student.  No other art delivers on the promise of martial arts.

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

Helio Gracie was the founderHelio Gracie laid down the foundations in an interesting way.  Gracie observed his older brothers learning traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu.  He could not take part in the classes due to health concerns.  He was a small and frail child who wasn’t not going to develop into any sort of amazing physical specimen as a man.  What Helio Gracie lacked in natural physical prowess, he more than made up for in mental acuity.  His careful  study of the techniques his brothers were learning didn’t make itself  apparent for several years.  When it was finally revealed what Gracie had perfected, and in some cases invented, people flocked to his school.  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu uses leverage and patience to beat your opponent.  Leverage enables a weaker opponent to beat a stronger opponent.  Patience allows a slower opponent to conserve energy and wait for the right moment to move on the faster opponent.  Indeed, Gracie made a career of winning no-holds-barred matches against fighters that were more physically gifted than him.  His contributions to the martial arts of second to none. 

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has grown from this already solid foundation.  It has incorporated so many other techniques from Greco-Roman Wrestling, Free Style Wrestling, Sambo and Judo.  It has had so many great minds add to it.  Rolls Gracie, Royler Gracie, Eddie Bravo, Jean-Jacques Machado, Marcelo Garcia and so many more have given so much to this amazing martial art.  They all bring something new to the table.  You can become apart of this long tradition of learning and growing through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. 

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is taught by our qualified staff and we offer a FREE 30 day trial and private lesson.  Give us a call at 845-392-8495, email us a or click here. 

Nov 142012

Poughkeepsie Martial Arts School is the place to start your Martial Arts journey.  Whether it is learning self-defense, cultivating important life skills, getting into shape or just simply learning a Martial Art.  Poughkeepsie Martial Arts School is ideal for those seeking a place where the teachers are qualified and friendly and really encourage your growth as a martial artist.  The facilities are spacious and immaculate.  Poughkeepsie Martial Arts School will help you with your Martial Arts goals.

Poughkeepsie Martial Arts School

Poughkeepsie Martial Arts School

Poughkeepsie Martial Arts School offers a wide array of classes.  We are a school that meets the needs of it’s students.  That includes the schedule. Poughkeepsie Martial Arts School is open seven days a week.  We can fit into your schedule without any difficulty.  Poughkeepsie Martial Arts School offers classes in Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts.  All the classes in these highly effective arts are taught by a knowledgeable and professional staff.  Every student gets the personal attention that is necessary for progress.  Poughkeepsie Martial Arts School has staff that have competed against and beaten some of the best combatants in their fields. 

At 5000 square feet, Poughkeepsie Martial Arts School is the biggest school in Dutchess County.  We have a full sized boxing ring, a locker room and tons of mat space.  We keep the facilities spotless.  Everyday Poughkeepsie Martial Arts School is open is a chance to learn in the safe and friendly environment provided.  We strive to offer the best facility in every way to our students.  

Poughkeepsie Martial Arts School  is offering a FREE 30 day trial and private lesson.  Call us at 845-392-8495, email us at or click here. 

Nov 022012

Poughkeepsie Wrestling is a great grappling style for fighting and self-defense.  Poughkeepsie Wrestling is one of the most widely used disciplines in Mixed Martial Arts.  People with a background in Poughkeepsie Wrestling consistently reach the upper echelons of Mixed Martial Arts.  Its effectiveness in MMA is also a testament to the applications it has for self-defense.  A wrestler will dictate to his opponent where the fight will go and when the wrestler takes the fight there, it stays there.  Poughkeepsie Wrestling also has amazing benefits for physical fitness.  Cardiovascular health, coordination, functional strength and body awareness.  Poughkeepsie Wrestling will help you take all these benefits into all areas of your life.

Poughkeepsie Wrestling

Poughkeepsie Wrestling

Many of the best Mixed Martial Artists come from a Poughkeepsie Wrestling background.  Poughkeepsie Wrestling becomes an essential part of every fighters arsenal.  If a fighter doesn’t have Poughkeepsie Wrestling in the repertoire they will not be a fighter for very long.  All of the top fighters are all-Americans and collegiate champions.  Those who don’t have great Poughkeepsie Wrestling pedigrees train very hard just to stay relevant in the sport.
Poughkeepsie Wrestling is one of the best martial arts for self-defense. The better wrestler will be able to take the fight to the ground or keep it standing.  The better wrestler dictates the term of the engagement. Poughkeepsie Wrestling will enable you to use these devastating take-downs at any time.  

The Health benefits of Poughkeepsie Wrestling are simply amazing.  Poughkeepsie Wrestling will give you a great cardiovascular workout while simultaneously giving you a great functional strength workout.  The coordination and body awareness of a wrestler are hard to top.  The way your body changes will astound you.  It is very cool to see the effects of wrestling in your day-to-day life.

So come in or give us a call at 845-392-8495, email us at or click here.  We are the only local school to offer a FREE 30 day trial.

Nov 012012
Poughkeepsie Aikido is one of the most popular grappling arts around.  It is billed as one of the most effective martial arts for self-defense and for some of the more philosophical aims of Martial Arts.  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu   offers these benefits and so much more.  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the most effective self-defense Martial Art ever devised.  It has some of the deepest and most intellectually gratifying aspects of any Martial Art. 
Poughkeepsie Aikido

Poughkeepsie Aikido

Poughkeepsie Aikido has some great applications for self-defense.  It is great for avoiding conflict and escaping unharmed.  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu also offers great ways out of fights but in addition it offers the chance for you to decide where the fight goes.  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu focus not just on take downs, but also what you do when you get there.  Perhaps most importantly, it shows you what to to if you get put on the ground.  What do you do if someone puts you on your back?  What happens if you are put in a bad situation, by a larger and stronger opponent?  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu doesn’t just show you how to get out of the worst case scenario, it shows you how to become dangerous when your opponent feels they are winning.  BJJ practitioners regularly sweep or submit larger opponents who don’t know what kind of art they are going up against. 

The spiritual or Philosophical aspects of Poughkeepsie Aikido are very well known.  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has some very rewarding intellectual facets to it.  The idea behind Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is that you always assume a disadvantage.  In the mind of a BJJ practitioner you are always the smaller, weaker and slower fighter.  This approach is what separates Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from other arts.  It can become a hugely influential ideology in your day to day life.   The power of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is in its truth.  It is a truth that you confront daily in the gym.  The truth of the armbar, the sit over sweep and the Mata Leao will continue to amaze you well into your path to being a Black Belt. 

So what are you waiting for.  Come down and try our FREE 30 day trial.  Call us at 845-392-8495, email us at or just click here.
Oct 222012

For most of my life I had very little in the way of interest in Martial Arts.  The idea of being able to defend myself was one I could get behind, but traditional martial arts didn’t seem to provide that.  Then Mixed Martial Arts came along.  From the start Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Pleasant Valley practitioners had a big advantage and ended up winning the majority of the events.  Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling and Judo were also successful in early MMA and continue to be a big part of many fighters repertoire.  After I began to watch MMA I realized the value of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  For the first time I witnessed a Martial Art that is highly effective for self-defense.  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Pleasant Valley offers this great martial art. 

The main principles behind Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are economy of motion and leverage.  The stress is on not doing moves that will make you expend all your energy for little gains, but rather on doing movements that use momentum and leverage to maximize results.  The proper application of leverage allows for a smaller or weaker opponent to not only move a larger and stronger opponent, but also to maintian control over them when the get to a more advantageous position.  To see an average sized  man beat a big and muscled opponent who knows how to fight is not something you will forget soon.  At first appearances it goes against what would be predicted by most observers.  When the normal sized man submits the larger man with superior grappling, all thoughts of training another martial art go out the window.  This normal sized man goes by many names.  Royce and Helio Gracie all submitted larger opponents over their long and legendary careers.  Many others have followed in their footsteps and have gone on to dominate.  Some of the dominance of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is lost on newer fans of MMA because of the introduction of weight classes and the fact that every fighter trains BJJ.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Pleasant Valley offers classes in this amazing art seven days a week.  We pride ourselves on offering an incredible martial arts experience, which is why we are the only Hudson Valley MMA gym which offers a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.  We are confident in our program and stand behind what we teach.

So what are you waiting for?  At Precision MMA we even offer a 30 Day FREE trial, check us out and find out all we have to offer.  Give us a call at 845-392-8495 or email us at

Oct 222012

This past weekend  UFC Veteran Javier Vazquez had an amazing seminar at Precision MMA in Lagrange.  Poughkeepsie MMA always brings in the best minds in the BJJ and MMA worlds to offer new and exciting insights. The grappling world is evolving at an astounding  rate and MMA in Poughkeepsie is right in the mix.  The seminar centered on MMA in Poughkeepsie, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and self defense.  Javier Vazquez showed some great techniques that can be used in many scenarios both on and off the mat.  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was founded as a means of self-defense and is extremely effective in both  a street fight scenarios and MMA. The seminar was applicable to ever phase of the game.

The focus of the seminar was on punch defense from the bottom.  A main concern in all the moves was to first avoid damage and to second escape back to a better position.  The ideas behind the moves are as old as the foundations of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but the moves themselves are a relatively new evolution in grappling.  All the techniques that Javier Vazquez showed have ideas that are the core of BJJ.  Economy of motion and the proper application of leverage are the crux of not only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but everything that Javier Vazquez showed.   BJJ is always highly effective in self-defense scenarios and now is becoming even more effective with the addition of these new moves.  

At MMA in Poughkeepsie the classes are geared towards realistic fighting scenarios for both the real world and MMA.  All the classes are done in a safe environment that encourages learning.  We pride ourselves on offering an incredible martial arts experience, which is why we are the only Hudson Valley MMA gym which offers a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.  We are confident in our program and stand behind what we teach.

So what are you waiting for?  At Precision MMA we even offer a 30 Day FREE trial, check us out and find out all we have to offer.  Give us a call at 845-392-8495 or email us at



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