Mar 202012

Why choose precision mixed martial arts in the Hudson valley?

There are many gym choices for somebody interested in pursuing a martial arts career in the Hudson valley. Precision mixed martial arts in Poughkeepsie, ny is the only gym in the Hudson valley area to offer the highest caliber of instructors in their respected martial art. Here at precision mixed martial arts we have bjj black belts, UFC veterans, MMA veterans, 3rd degree black belts in judo, Golden glove champions, AKBF muay thai champions and NAGA world champions. Precision mixed martial arts in the Hudson valley not only is dedicated to the highest quality of martial arts training but member services as well. At all times we have a dedicated staff member working to satisfy our member needs. Here at precision mixed martial arts we have 5 guarantees.

1. You will constantly learn and advance in your chosen martial art daily

2. You will have a dedicated and high caliber instructor teaching every class

3. You will be around a safe and sterile environment

4. Your needs will be satisfied

5. Here at precision mixed martial arts in Poughkeepsie, NY we encourage you can expect daily to be greeted by friendly staff and members alike

If you live in the Poughkeepsie, LaGrange or Hudson Valley area and are interested in training with Precision Mixed Martial Arts then check out our FREE 30 Day Trial. Just call 845-392-8495 or visit to get started on your path to success.

Mar 202012

Precision Mixed Martial Arts Raises over $6,000 for the Daniel James Miller Foundation

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Daniel James Miller Foundation is fighting to save the life of Daniel James Miller son of UFC Fighter Dan Miller

“On behalf of the Daniel James Miller foundation, thank you SO MUCH Brian for getting involved and thank you to all of your people at Precision MMA who have contributed!!”

– Mike Constantino owner of AMA Fight Club

UFC Fighter Dan Miller is a friend and long time training partner of Precision MMA coach Brian McLaughlin.  Brian and his students at Precision MMA heard about the tragedy that befell the Miller family and were very motivated to help. Below is the story of little Daniel James Miller:

Daniel James Miller, son of UFC middleweight fighter Dan Miller and his wife Kristin, was born with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease.

His kidneys are large, approximately 3-4 times as large as they should be, and as the name implies, full of cysts. At birth, Danny’s kidneys functioned at a level that allowed his body to clear itself of toxins and fluid, but he required medications to maintain his blood pressure and electrolyte balance. Unfortunately, when he was 2 ½ months old, he became very ill and as a result of that illness, lost all kidney function. He was hospitalized at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., where he was started on hemodialysis initially, and then later, peritoneal dialysis. Daniel was hospitalized for a total of about 2 months, the majority of that time, sedated, with multiple intravenous lines, and under constant 1:1 nursing care. His parents, Dan and Kristin learned to care for him, including the mechanics and the principles of peritoneal dialysis. Also, due to the oversized kidneys, Danny required tube feedings and special feeding considerations.

Finally, in May 2010, Danny was discharged home and thrived under the constant and loving care of his parents. He is a bright, sweet and affectionate little boy, who loves being read to, enjoys being outdoors, and is crazy about his “puppies”. He amazes us every day with his capacity to learn and to love.

Danny’s journey is far from over. Although the dialysis that he receives every day clears the toxins and excess fluid from his body, the many other functions of a normal kidney are not replaced by the dialysis, so Danny’s growth has been slow and certain hormone levels are difficult to regulate. Kidney transplantation, specifically a living donor kidney transplant, has been planned, but before that can take place, Danny must have both of his kidneys removed to make room for the transplanted kidney. Once transplantation occurs, Danny will continue frequent follow up visits to the hospital to be monitored and he will require anti- rejection medications for the rest of his life.

Please donate to aid Daniel in his fight for life.

Although Precision MMA’s donations have helped, there is still more that need to be done.  To find out more or donate please visit

Mar 202012
Poughkeepsie Grapplers Take Home Victories at NAGA
Precision MMA Grapplers made the trip from their hometown of LaGrange, NY up to Albany for the North American Grappling Associations (NAGA) tournament.
The big star of the day was little Mikey Rooney. With only 18 months experience, Mikey was able to win both his intermediate divisions. Since he put on such a strong performance, the decision was made to bump his up to the Expert level – despite going up against grapplers with more than twice his experience, Mikey took home second place, even scoring a few crowd pleasing submissions along the way!
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Mikey Rooney takes home the sword for 1st place from Precision MMA

In the Adult Expert Division Jim Fitzpatrick made it to the finals after hitting jaw dropping armlocks and guillotine chokes. In a razor close match the judges awarded his opponent the victory, but “Fitz” had a strong performance looking for the submission from every angle in the toughest division of the day.
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Jim Fitzpatrick on the medal stand for Precision MMA

Precision MMA’s Phil Gavigan took home 3rd place, showing strong wrestling and positional dominance. Precision students Erik Begnston and Hassan Kahn earned hardfought submission victories, but lost close matches to the division winners.
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Phil Gavigan of Precision MMA

Everyone showed stellar technique, tenacity and sportsmanship that Precision MMA prides itself on. The secret to Precision’s success has always been its disciplined preparation. Training in a diverse mix of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling and Judo allows Precision MMA competitors to have more tools at their disposal and catch the competition off guard.
If you live in the Poughkeepsie, LaGrange or Hudson Valley area and are interested in training with Precision Mixed Martial Arts then check out our FREE 30 Day Trial. Just call 845-392-8495 or visit to get started on your path to success.
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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in LaGrange Poughkeepsie Hudson Valley NY

Mar 162012

Finding an MMA gym can be a difficult decision. As mixed martial arts rises in popularity more and more traditional martial arts schools are now marketing themselves as legitimate sources for mixed martial arts. Also, schools that only specialize in one area of fighting are taking the approach of “fake it ’til you make it” and posturing as complete MMA gyms when in reality they only have training in one area of MMA.  So how do you separate fact from fiction and differentiate the legit schools from the frauds and fakers?

Ask about the MMA Gym‘s schedule and curriculum

Hudson Valley MMA Gym

Hudson Valley MMA Gym

A true MMA Gym will have an even distribution of all areas of striking and grappling. The first sign that an MMA Gym is not legit is if they have grappling everyday, but only 1 or 2 striking classes (or vice versa).  Another cause for concern is if the MMA Gym only offers one style of grappling and one style of striking.  A well rounded MMA Gym will have grappling classes in Judo, Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or striking classes in Karate, Boxing and Muay Thai.  Don’t forget, the most important aspect of MMA is the concept of MIXING the martial arts.

Ask for verified fight records and video

Hudson Valley MMA Gym

Hudson Valley MMA Gym

Unfortunately, many MMA Gym owners will simply lie about their instructor’s or student’s accomplishments.  They will invent titles and fabricate stories to make themselves seem relevant.  Resources such as have comprehensive databases that document pro and amateur MMA fights.

Check Affiliations and Lineage

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Hudson Valley mma gym

Has the instructor gotten all his belts from the same person or have they been “belt shopping”. Find out where the instructor received their belts (if there is no black belt instructor that is a major red flag too) and email those people. If the person who gave the belt does not endorse them then you can bet there is a problem.  Also, many legit MMA Gyms have “sold out” and are now selling teaching certificates to people who pay large sums of money, but have very little experience.  Find out if the MMA Gym has a legitimate training history with their affiliations or if they just attended a weekend course.  Testimonials from accomplished trainers, students and fighters help verify an MMA Gym legitimacy as well.

Free Trial

Hudson Valley MMA Gym

Hudson Valley MMA Gym

A real MMA gym will allow you to try before you buy. Legitimate MMA Gyms will often times offer private 1 on 1 into sessions to share with you the history and training philosophies of the gym.  If an MMA Gym isn’t willing to give you a free trial, beware!

Hudson Valley MMA Gym - Precision Mixed Martial Arts

Hudson Valley MMA Gym - Precision Mixed Martial Arts

If you live in the Poughkeepsie, LaGrange or Hudson Valley region and are looking for an authentic MMA Gym then please visit Precision Mixed Martial ArtsPrecision MMA is now offering a 30 Day Free trial visit or call 845-392-8495 to get started.

Mar 152012

UFC Fighter Endorses Precision Mixed Martial Arts in Poughkeepsie, NY

Jim Miller, 12-time UFC veteran, tells Poughkeepsie Mixed Martial Arts enthusiasts to check out Precison Mixed Martial Arts.

To check out Precision MMA in Poughkeepsie, NY FREE for 30 Days pick up the phone and call 845-392-8495 or visit

Mar 132012

Precision Mixed Martial Arts in Poughkeepsie, NY

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Mixed Martial Arts in poughkeepsie, NY

jim miller teaches seminar in pougkeepsie

Jim miller teaches seminar in Poughkeepsie

Jim Miller is a 12-time UFC veteran and longtime friend and training partner of Precision Mixed Martial Arts head coach Brian McLaughlin. Precision MMA in Poughkeepsie, NY was fortunate enough to have Jim stop by and share his Mixed Martial Arts knowledge. Precision is dedicated to providing its students with the highest caliber of Mixed Martial Arts training possible, no other gym in the Poughkeepsie area brings in more top fighters than Precision MMA!
Here are some of the incredible techniques Jim taught at his Poughkeepsie Mixed Martial Arts seminar!
Spectacular submissions were just part of a seminar that included mixed martial arts striking, wrestling and training secrets that are used at the highest levels of the UFC. Only at Precision MMA can Poughkeepsie Mixed Martial Arts students get insight from champions like Jim Miller.
If you line in Poughkeepsie and would like to take advantage of the world class mixed martial arts training at Precision MMA then pick up the phone and call 845-392-8495 or visit and take advantage of our FREE 30 Day Trial!
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Poughkeepsie mixed martial arts

Mar 122012

Attention Hudson Valley MMA fans – Precision MMA is now offering an incredible 30 Day FREE Trial!  To get started visit or call 845-392-8495

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What Can You Expect from Training Hudson Valley MMA at Precision?

Learn to Fight Like a UFC Fighter!

If you are a fan of MMA and love watching the exciting techniques of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) then Precision MMA is the place for you!  We regularly bring in top level UFC Fighters for training and seminars such as Jim Miller and Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman. For Hudson Valley MMA no gym compares to Precision MMA.

Hudson Valley MMA

Hudson Valley MMA

UFC Fighters Jim and Dan Miller seminar at Precision MMA

Precision MMA is the only Hudson Valley MMA gym that allows you to learn from real UFC Fighters.  Head coach Brian McLaughlin is also the only Hudson Valley MMA Fighter to step inside the UFC Octagon.  Brian fought his way into the Ultimate Fighter House on season 8, although he had to withdraw due to injury, he knows what it takes to perform at the highest level of the sport and now he wants to teach YOU!

Hudson Valley MMA

Hudson Valley MMA

Precision MMA Coach Brian McLaughlin fighting on The Ultimate Fighter (Hudson Valley MMA)

So what are you waiting for?  Start training at the best Hudson Valley MMA Gym around! Visit or call 845-392-8495 and start your FREE 30 Day Trial.

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Mar 052012

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Techniques at Precision MMA in Poughkeepsie, NY

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Poughkeepsie, NY

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Poughkeepsie, NY

Here are a few of the guard submissions we’ve been working on over at Precision  in LaGrange, NY (just outside Poughkeepsie).  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the only martial arts that teaches students to fight off their back. This gives Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners the chance to defend themselves even when they are being over powered by a larger attacker.  By using joint locks and chokes leverage is the path to victory, rather than size or strength.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes at Precision MMA in Poughkeepsie, NY

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes at Precision MMA in Poughkeepsie, NY

At Precision MMA near Poughkeepsie, NY we emphasize solid fundamental Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques coupled with realistic training.  Students at Precision are well versed in the core ‘must know’ submissions of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and practice them daily against resisting partners to make sure they can apply the techniques when they need them the most – for self defense.  While other schools focus their training on flashy moves, which may be great for winning tournaments, at Precision MMA we concentrate on techniques that will quickly and effectively allow students to defeat real world attackers.

If you live in the LaGrange, Poughkeepsie or Hudson Valley area and want to experience Precision MMA’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes then please call 845-392-8495 and ask about our FREE 30 Day Trial.  Or for more information visit

Mar 022012

Precision MMA is now better than ever!

Now Try Precision MMA in the Hudson Valley FREE for 30 Days call 845-392-8495 or visit

Hudson valley residents now have a world class MMA facility at Precision MMA.  Located in LaGrange, just minutes from Poughkeepsie, Precision MMA has expanded and added to its already incredible Mixed Martial Arts program.

Precision MMA in LaGrange, NY

Precision MMA in LaGrange, NY

With classes 7 days a week in Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai, Judo and wrestling Precision Mixed Martial Arts has something for everyone.  Precision’s world class instructors work as a team to make sure each of our members reaches their highest potential.  Our staff includes golden gloves champions, division 1 wrestlers, BJJ and Judo Black Belts and MMA champions who combine for over 100 years of elite martial arts training now available for YOU in the hudson valley.

mma in the hudson valley

mma in the hudson valley

In addition to having experienced coaches and a diverse program, Precision MMA is also the largest MMA gym in the Poughkeepsie area. With a full sized boxing ring, heavy bags, zebra mats, crash pads and over 5,000 square feet Precision gives its students access to a truly world class Hudson Valley facility.

Precision MMA near Poughkeepsie, NY

Precision MMA near Poughkeepsie, NY

If you live near Poughkeepsie, NY and would like to see what Precision MMA can offer you, then give our incredible 30 Day Free trial a try, call 845-392-8495 or visit and get started today.

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