Apr 152013

12076823-precision-frontPrecision Mixed Martial Arts prides itself on being an authentic mixed martial arts gym.  What exactly does that entail though?  It does not mean that we focus solely on competitive MMA.  Unfortunately, even many successful mixed martial arts gyms develop a style that is a sort of “Cliff Notes” version of the various martial arts disciplines.  They do not attempt to learn philosophies, strategies, nuances and essence of each individual art – but rather boil them down to a handful of techniques that allow them to be effective for competition.

Precision MMA takes a completely different approach.   Rather than jack-of-all-trade instructors we have specialists with intimate knowledge of each particular range of combat.  As a result our students walk away with a full understanding of the arts they choose to study.  This also allows students the option to keep their training as focused or broad as they see fit without sacrificing the core essentials of the martial arts. 

This diverse blending under one roof allows Precision MMA students to achieve results many would consider impossible for an MMA academy.  This past weekend Precision MMA student Pat Daka won the New York State Golden Gloves – the most sought after amateur boxing tournament in the region.  All of the opponents Pat defeated came from pure boxing gyms.  These competitors were at facilities that were fully and entirely devoted to the art of boxing. However, Precision MMA fighters were able to defeat them because we do not cut corners in our boxing program.  Our coaches have over 50 combined boxing matches and trained along side some of the top boxers in the region.  Our facility has all essential ementies of a world class boxing gym – including a full sized boxing ring, jump ropes, heavy bags, uppercut bags, double-end and maze bags.  The only major difference is the boxing training reflects the martial arts attitude of discipline, respect and order rather than the informal rough and tumble nature of many urban boxing gyms.

The same weekend in which Pat was crowned golden gloves champion Precision student Hassan Kahn took home victories at a traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition.  Earning victories both with and without the kimono, Hassan showed that Precision MMA’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is complete and despite being a mixed martial arts academy can defeat opponents from BJJ exclusive academies. 

Our Brazilian Jiu-jitsu program does not simply include the must have elements of the art, it improves upon them.  By bringing in Judo black belts and accomplished scholastic and Greco-Roman wrestlers Precision’s BJJ program adds diversity to its training techniques and methodologies. 

The coming weeks will be busy ones at Precision as head coach Brian McLaughlin makes final preparations with UFC fighter Jim Miller as he prepares to fight Pat Healy.  Brian was hand-picked by Miller to help him improve his style of non-stop submission and striking attacks.

Precision MMA is the choice of UFC fighters, golden gloves champions and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu medalists – a true mixed martial arts gym that combines diversity with specialization.  Check them out for 30 days FREE call 845-392-8495 or visit http://bjjfighter.com


Feb 142013

Find the best MMA instruction in the Hudson Valley at Precision Mixed Martial Arts.  Whether you’re looking to get into shape, want to learn self-defense, or are a serious competitor, Precision MMA is perfect for you!

Poughkeepsie MMA

Poughkeepsie MMA

So, what did Precision MMA fighters do last year?  A lot!  That’s why Precision MMA is the best MMA gym in the Hudson Valley.

First we had Mike “Pantene” Piekarski step into the ring in his professional MMA debut. After five amateur fights and a laundry list of grappling and muay thai wins Pantene was ready for the big time. His opponent was Eric Moore, a well-rounded prospect who was unbeaten in the sport. The fight went down as the co-main event at Xtreme Caged Combat in Philadelphia, PA. After three back and for the rounds the fight went to the judges score card and Mike got his hand raised!  Way to rep the Hudson Valley, Mike!

The next fighter to step into the cage for Precision was Brian Barry. After tasting victory in amateur wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu competition Brian entered the cage at the Mid Hudson Civic Center for a muay thai bout. His opponent was game and used a strong jab and head kicks to try and keep Brian at bay. However, Brian’s intensity and conditioning were the difference, allowing him to get inside and punish his opponent en route to a decision victory!  Brian Barry shows that our Hudson Valley MMA program is one of the best in the area!

That same day Precision MMA in the Hudson Valley’s competitors took to the mats at Grapplers Quest in New Jersey. Hassan Kahn took home a gold medal while Erik Dziuk earned a bronze medal after some outstanding submissions. Chris Stanley put for a strong effort but fell short on points in his first match.

More recently Precision sent 4 competitors to NAGA (North American Grapplin Association) World Championship and walked away with 3 medals. Larry McCord took home 2nd place scoring some nice submissions in the process. Kevin Enkler grabbed 3rd place after some hard fought victories and Big Drew grabbed 1st place making it a great outing for Precision! AJ Taurone showed incredible technique, but ran into a tough competitor and lost on points. He showed great skill and composure in his matches though and is sure to learn and come back stronger.

I am very proud of all the Precision competitors who showed heart and skill in both their preparation and performances. The hard work has been paying off! The unique thing about Precision is the variety of disciplines in which we have excelled. Very few schools can boast wins in grappling, muay thai and mixed martial arts all in the same month – great job guys!

Precision MMA fighters are representing the Hudson Valley in MMA all the time.  Make sure to stop in to find out how you can learn martial arts and compete with the best!  http://www.poughkeepsiemixedmartialarts.com you can also call us at 845-392-8495 or stop in at 1097 Route 55, Lagrangeville NY 12540.

Feb 082013

Attention Poughkeepsie MMA enthusiasts – Precision MMA is now offering a 30 Day FREE Trial call 845-392-8495 or visit http://www.poughkeepsiemixedmartialarts.com to begin your 30 FREE Days

Poughkeepsie MMA

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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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Nov 142012

Poughkeepsie Mixed Martial Arts Training is the best MMA training in the Poughkeepsie area.  Poughkeepsie Mixed Martial Arts Training has the only MMA champion in the Hudson Valley.  Classes are availible seven days a week with our amazing staff.  Our teachers have all been tested in the ring or on the mat in competition.  Many of the instructors have reached the upper echelon of there arts.  These years of valuable experience are available to you at one convenient location, Poughkeepsie Mixed Martial Arts Training.  The health benefits of Poughkeepsie Mixed Martial Arts Training will be apparent immediately. 

Poughkeepsie Mixed Martial Arts Training

Poughkeepsie Mixed Martial Arts Training

Poughkeepsie Mixed Martial Arts Training has some great instructors.  All of them have been both training and competing in combat sports for years.  All of them have entered competitions in there various arts and many have tested themselves in the world of competitive MMA.  Judo, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing and Muay Thai classes are all offered.  Seven days a week you can come in and train with division one wrestlers, golden gloves boxers and Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts. 

Poughkeepsie Mixed Martial Arts Training offers a great path to better physical conditioning.  The classes all offer a great Cardiovascular workout.  The variety of the classes will offer a variety of benefits.  The huge assortment of techniques you will master will give you amazing full body workouts.  These constantly fresh workouts will keep you in a solid routine that will have you in peak physical shape.  Many students also want to compete and competing requires peak physical conditioning.  This goal of competing will create big gains in physical fitness that go along with the gains already made in class.  You will find yourself watching your diet without it becoming a chore and doing little extra workouts outside the gym to gain as much of an edge as possible. 

So come down to Poughkeepsie Mixed Martial Arts Training and try our FREE 30 day trial.  Call us at 845-392-8495, email us at precisionmma@gmail.com or click here.
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 precisionmma@gmail.com or just click here.
Oct 292012

MMA in Pleasant Valley is a fast growing sport that is exploding into the main stream.  Many current fighters come from a specific background like boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Muay Thai.  A new and exciting fighter is emerging.  Many new fighters cross train in many disciplines at the same time.  They have no single, discernible background.  They are start to finish MMA fighters.  MMA in Pleasant Valley offers classes in many martial arts in one location.  It had knowledgeable coaches in every area that creates a great place to learn and grow on your martial arts journey.

This new breed of MMA fighter is a recent phenomenon.  They are not quite near the top of the sport yet, but many of them are moving up its rank rapidly.  People that started training when they were in their late teens or early adult years get to hear the roar of the crowd and participate in a professional sport.  Could you say that about any other big time athletic event?  Within a few years the older set of MMA fighters will have retired and we will have the full ascension of the MMA fighter as an athlete who trained in the sport from the start. 

Many other sports don’t offer this unique opportunity to achieve greatness.  You could start training today and be a fighter and eventually a champion.  
So if you want to achieve the goal of becoming a world champion or maybe just fighting in a promotion, come down To MMA in Pleasant Valley.  At Precision MMA we offer a FREE 30 day trial.  Give us a call at 845-392-8495 or email us at precisionmma@gmail.com.
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 precisionmma@Gmail.com


Oct 112012

Physical fitness is an important goal in life. Whether you are looking to either achieve or maintain physical fitness, a gym membership is a traditional step towards better health.  However, the typical gym experience can leave many people disappointed.  Often times the motivation to train is gone after only a short time and you are left with nothing but a monthly bill and a poorly fitting free t-shirt.  Without the proper goals and  guidance you stop working out and are right back where you started.  Lack of proper motivation will not be a problem for you at Precision MMA near Hyde Park.  Precision MMA offers a variety of classes that will do more than just work your muscles.  Precision MMA will help you set and achieve important goals that will improve your overall fitness level in a fun and challenging environment. 
A lack of motivation can be a real stumbling block on the road to fitness.  You have to be motivated to train in order to get in shape.  Working out does not always leave you feeling good, especially in the beginning.  It can be hard to see the point of working out if results seem distant and your efforts are not getting you anywhere. This is where most gyms will fail you.  Precision MMA near Hyde Park isn’t one of those gyms.  One great way to stay motivated is to not view the work out as a chore.  Make the work out into something lively, instead of something mundane.  Precision MMA does that for you by providing classes that energize your mind.  Whether it is BoxingBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai or MMA classes, Precision MMA has something for you.

Another important part of keeping of staying engaged in your fitness is making a routine that works for you.  Make fitness a part of your routine.  Many traditional gyms are open twenty four hours a day.  Are you going to wake up at five in the morning to use the stationary bicycle?  Probably not.  I, along with many other students, have gone to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes at Precision MMA near Hyde Park that early in the morning.  If those early classes aren’t for you we have an array of afternoon and night classes, seven days a week, that will fit into any schedule. 

One of the most over looked failures of many attempts at fitness is what you do away from the gym.  It can be hard to remain conscious of goals at every moment of the day.  Diet and lifestyle choices outside of the gym often don’t match the effort put in at the gym.  Results become even more noticeable when you are motivated by multiple complementary goals.  If you want to lose weight to look better or be more fit you may very well achieve them.  If you want to lose weight for those reasons and you also want to lose weight for a competition or so that you can have better cardio or flexibility for training, the pounds will come off fast.  The subtle changes in motivation will make eating right into less of a burden and more of a lifestyle. 

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 precisionmma@Gmail.com

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.

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