Mar 042013
 

Hudson Valley Muay ThaiThere are many considerations to be taken into account when one decides to begin training in a new martial art. First, the potential student must ask him or herself: “what exactly am I looking to gain from my future training?” The martial arts world is vast. There are countless styles to choose from and each of them has different strengths and weaknesses. However, martial arts can most simply be broken down into 2 categories: striking arts and grappling arts. Striking arts teach one how to effectively strike using different parts of the body. Grappling arts teach students how to take their opponents to the ground, gain superior positions and apply submission holds. Grappling arts are excellent for both sport competition and self-defense but leave one vulnerable to attack while on the feet. Striking arts, on the other hand, teach one how to fight standing up, are excellent for competition as well, and can also be used in self-defense scenarios. The art of Muay Thai, translated from Thai as “Thai Kickboxing”, is perhaps the most complete striking art in existence and for this reason is an excellent choice for those looking for a new style to train in.

It is unfortunate that other than those already actively involved in the martial arts world, most people who seek out and choose a particular style to train in are unaware of its deficiencies. For example, a person might decide that they are interested in training in a striking art and choose a style of Karate or Kung Fu that has little to no contact without being aware that this will not prepare them for a real life violent encounter or a full contact fight in the ring. In such a situation their instructor and fellow students will certainly not tell them that this is the case and so they will believe, often for many years and even up to the point of achieving their black belt, that their style is effective for real combat. This belief can be dangerous, and perhaps even life threatening should they ever need to use their art to defend themselves against assault. Muay Thai Kickboxing however, is an art which is first and foremost a “live style”. This means that once technical proficiency has been achieved through the use of shadow boxing and pad work, sparring will be heavily stressed. It is unfortunately the case that most styles of striking, most schools and most martial arts for that matter, do not have live sparring or anything involving contact. Without the threat of being hit the martial artist can never truly learn to defend himself against a real strike. It is a simple matter of reaction time: if an object is not actually moving towards one so that it will actually hit them if they don’t move, then they will never actually learn to avoid it. Many martial arts neglect real sparring and instead simply have their students visualize an attack and make mid air movements to counter it. While shadow boxing certainly has its place in Muay Thai, the Thai Kickboxer knows that to be proficient he must spar and risk being hit in order to learn how to defend himself.

At Precision Mixed Martial Arts in the Hudson Valley, New York, our Muay Thai classes all involve both sparring and pad work so that students not only learn the fundamentals of striking but also how to acquire the reaction time to avoid strikes and actively strike back. In fact, our head Muay Thai instructor, Karl Nemeth, is himself an Amateur Hudson Valley Muay Thai champion with several knockout victories to his credit. Karl has learned Muay Thai from none other than renowned Muay Thai world champion Kaensak Sor Ploenjit and so the product he offers in his classes is one hundred percent legit. While all Precision students must first learn the proper fundamentals and take part in a good deal of pad work before they will be permitted to spar, once they have learned the basics, sparring will never be neglected. While wearing the proper protective equipment, Muay Thai students at Precision in the Hudson Valley learn to block, dodge and deflect all sorts of strikes while properly learning how to strike back using control so as not to injure their partners. They also learn live clinch work, such as how to get into the proper positions to land knees and elbows and also how to defend against them. Precision’s 16X16 foot ring is the perfect environment in which to train students for upcoming Muay Thai bouts, and many of our students have been victorious in local Hudson Valley kickboxing matches. If they were training in another art or at another school that did not train stress live sparring they most likely would not have found success in the ring.

Another factor making Muay Thai a complete striking art is that it encompasses many offensive and defensive tactics. Many martial arts only teach students to strike effectively with their fists or feet. This approach creates one-dimensional strikers who are less effective in combat. However, Muay Thai is often referred to as “the art of eight limbs” because it teaches students to strike proficiently with their fists, feet, knees and elbows. A Muay Thai kickboxer will learn attacks from all sorts of angles and using all sorts of surfaces. They will learn to kick to the legs, body and head with their shins as well as the heels and balls of their feet. They will also learn to strike with the front and back of the knuckles as well as the points and sides of their knees and elbows. They will even learn to condition different parts of their body such as their shins, something few arts teach. Many Thai Kickboxers are taught to fight from both a conventional and a southpaw stance, which is something that Precision’s instructor Karl Nemeth is himself particularly good at. Karl has used striking from both stances, as well as Muay Thai’s many flying and spinning attacks to confuse and defeat his opponents in local Hudson Valley fights. The object in Muay Thai is to always keep the opponent guessing, to create a rhythm or pattern of strikes and then suddenly break it. Muay Thai classes at Precision stress this concept while many schools fail to employ it properly.

In addition to teaching multiple different types of strikes, Muay Thai is also unique in its clinch work, an area that many striking styles neglect entirely. While many combat sports will separate the fighters when they get too close, Muay Thai allows participants to grapple on the feet utilizing knee and elbow strikes from close quarters. Our classes in Hudson Valley, New York teach authentic Muay Thai clinch work so that we know how to attack and defend from common standing clinch positions, such as the Thai plumb: a maneuver where the back of the opponents’ head is grabbed with both hands so that knee and elbow strikes can be unleashed. In fact, Muay Thai even allows combatants to trip or throw each other to the ground or sweep each other’s legs out in competition. This makes Poughkeepsie Muay Thai a truly complete martial art covering the kicking, punching, trapping and takedown ranges of combat.

Because of the wealth of techniques taught in Muay Thai it is effective in multiple settings. While it obviously works in kickboxing matches, it has also become the go-to striking style for mixed martial arts contests and it’s techniques are constantly employed by the some of the best fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, such as Anderson Silva and Jose Aldo. The reason for its success at the highest stages of competition lies in its diversity. While boxing teaches a fighter how to strike with his fists, it does not teach kicks, knees, elbows, clinch work or takedowns. Often times, boxers have lost in mixed martial arts matches to Muay Thai fighters because of their inability to deal with leg kicks or knees. On the contrary, Muay Thai encompasses the same hand strikes as boxing but embellishes upon them by adding these other elements. Likewise, styles of striking such as taekwondo have fallen short because they are too kick oriented and neglect fisticuffs, something Muay Thai fighters never do. Also, Muay Thai’s clinch work and takedowns can be used to full effect in mixed martial arts, especially because of MMA’s unique gloves which allow for more varieties of grips. Finally, Muay Thai Kickboxing is one of the best striking styles one can learn to defend themselves in a real life violent encounter. If one is unfortunate enough to be jumped by a mugger or assailant, they cannot count on the attacker’s movements being predictable. They must prepare themselves for the possibility that any number of different types of strikes may be thrown at them or that they may be grabbed and forced into a standing clinch situation. Unlike many other striking styles, Muay Thai deals with all these scenarios equally so that the student will never be caught off guard.

As can be seen, Muay Thai Kickboxing is a complete striking art with many dimensions and which can have multiple uses. Whether you are interested in sport competition, self-defense or fitness, a competent Muay Thai program such as that offered by Precision MMA in the Hudson Valley should cover all your bases.

Want to train martial arts in the Hudson Valley?  Check out Precision Mixed Martial Arts at http://www.bjjfighter.com.  Make sure to ask about our 30-day FREE trial.  Give us a call at 845-392-8495!  Precision MMA is located in the Freedom Business Center at 1097 Route 55, Lagrangeville, NY 12540.

Jamey Bazes is a lifelong martial artist holding a brown belt in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Kenpo Karate.  He also holds a master’s degree from SUNY New Paltz.  He is a student of Precision Mixed Martial Arts in LaGrange, NY (near Poughkeepsie) and a decorated competitor including a Delaware Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu State Championship and a NAGA World Title.  To train Muay Thai with Jamey in Poughkeepsie NY check out Precision MMA http://www.poughkeepsiemixedmartialarts.com

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 precisionmma@gmail.com or click here. 

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 052012
 

Poughkeepsie Martial Arts is a place of learning.  At Poughkeepsie Martial Arts self-defense, discipline and self-confidence are instilled in the students daily.  Many martial arts promise these results,  but Poughkeepsie Martial Arts delivers.  The hard to find blend of qualified instructor and great teacher is commonplace at Poughkeepsie Martial Arts.  At Poughkeepsie Martial Arts we offer a wide array of  classes 7 days a week.  Our schedule here at Poughkeepsie Martial Arts will fit any schedule.


Poughkeepsie Mixed Martial Arts Training

Poughkeepsie Mixed Martial Arts Training

Poughkeepsie Martial Arts delivers on the promise of so many Martial Arts programs.  Poughkeepsie Martial Arts gives it’s students a chance to develop discipline, self-confidence and self-defense.  Discipline comes from setting goals and achieving them.  At Poughkeepsie Martial Arts setting goals is something we encourage in all our students.  Many of the Martial Arts are naturally inclined towards setting goals, so you will gain this essential habit without even noticing.  Self-confidence comes from the achievements that is a by-product of your success’ on the mat.  Whether it be a short term goal like mastering a new technique that you just learned or you earn a belt promotion or you start competing, self-confidence will not be in short supply.  Self-defense is an area that Poughkeepsie Martial Arts spends a lot of time on.  We can show you how to defend yourself no matter where a fight may go.  Poughkeepsie Martial Arts has a great staff that is knowledgable in many areas.  We have Blackbelts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo, college level wrestlers, Muay Thai fighters, golden gloves boxing champs and professional MMA fighters teaching classes at Poughkeepsie Martial Arts.  All of these instructors bring years of valuable teaching experience, in addition to there time spent in there respective arts.  Our staff will be there to help any student from  someone just starting out, to a more seasoned Martial Artist.  Poughkeepsie Martial Arts offers classes seven days a week.  We feel that it is important to offer this many classes to accommodate people’s schedules, rather than people having to adjust for Poughkeepsie Martial Arts schedule.  There is no reason Poughkeepsie Martial Arts should be unavailible to you.  Poughkeepsie Martial Arts can be worked into any schedule. At Poughkeepsie Martial Arts we are constantly adding classes and listening to the input of our students and their needs. 

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Precision Mixed Martial arts and try our FREE 30 day trial.  Call us at 845-392-8495, email us at precisionmma@gmail.com or click here.






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