Apr 292014
 

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This past weekend Precision’s head coach Brian McLaughlin was at the UFC cornering Jim Miller and Charlie Brenneman. Check out this article detailing the fight preparation leading up to Jim’s show stopping submission victory.

 

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Apr 102014
 

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The right coach can make a big difference in any sport and Mixed Martial Arts is no different.  Many coaches can take an established pro and turn him into a champion.   Some can take a new comer and turn him into a pro.  The gap between these two coaching group can be hard to bridge.  Most coaches simply cannot take a fighter who has no experience an turn them into high level competitor.  Brian Mclaughlin has fighters under his tutelage who are in various stages of their careers and has helped all of them achieve important long and short term goals.

Sean Santella is one of the most highly touted flyweights that isn’t already in the UFC.  Santella consistently tops lists of prospects that the UFC and other major promotions should sign.   An amazing 13-3 record in professional MMA has seen Sean Santella become a real threat on the local scene and holds the CFFC title.  The UFC has only recently added weight classes below 155.  Many fighters were fighting at weights that were not conducive to long term success.  Santella often fought opponents who were cutting from significantly higher weights and had more weight and ultimately muscle on their side.  In spite of giving up huge size and weight advantages at 135.  Now that he is down at 125 he is an absolute beast.  At any weight Santella is a dangerous grappler who will submit anyone.  Brian, who is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black-Belt, works with Sean Santella on a regular basis.  Sean often drives up from New Jersey to Poughkeepsie for the sole purpose of training with Brian.  Time is a very valuable asset for a fighter during their camp and Santella invests it wisely in learning from the best.  Sean “Shorty Rock” Santella has transformed from solid fighter to can’t miss prospect with some help along the way from Precision MMA’s Brian Mclaughlin.

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Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman is a UFC veteran with over fives fights in the octagon.  Charlie has also won several regional MMA titles and has an overall record of 19-6.  Brenneman wrestled in college before he became an MMA fighter and brings solid take downs and top control into his MMA game.  Brenneman has been fighting since 2007 and has faced a litany of high ranking fighters, including current UFC Welterweight Champion Johnny Hendricks.  Brenneman makes the almost two hour trip up to Precision MMA to prepare for the tough opponents he faces in the UFC.  Professional fighters of Brenneman’s caliber need to be sure the time the spend training is going to pay off.

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Professional fighters travel far and wide to train with Precision MMA’s Brian Mclaughlin.  Precision MMA offers a FREE 30 day trial and private lesson.  Stop in, give us a call at 845-392-8495 or go to our website at www.bjjfighter.com.

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Apr 102014
 

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A true hall mark of success as an Mixed Martial Arts coach is when established pro fighters seek you out for training.  Finding high level coaching and training opportunities can be very difficult in a fledgling sport.  Many coaches are experts in one area or have never stepped into the ring for pro MMA bouts.  Coaches who do have pro MMA experience are often times out of touch with where the sport has progressed.  Finding a coach who can work with you through every phase of the game is key to succeeding in MMA.  Brian Mclaughlin is a pro MMA fighter who trains with some of the best fighters on the planet.  Several UFC fighters and up-and-coming MMA fighters drive from other states to learn the techniques and strategies Brian offers.  While Brian’s primary focus is on training his everyday students, he also gets great joy out of seeing his training partners win.  Watch the video below to see Dan score a really nice guillotine finish over Ricardo Funch.

The Miller brothers are two of the toughest and longest tenured fighters on the UFC’s roster.  Jim and Dan each have well over ten fights within the UFC, and over twenty in professional MMA, and have been training with Brian for several years now.  Jim Miller is always fighting near the top of what is arguably the strongest division in the UFC, lightweight.  Dan fights up at middleweight and is a tough fight for anybody in the in his weight class.  They have fought some of the best fighters in the world and even if they come up short they never look out of place or outclassed.

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Jim Miller’s most recent wins against Joe Lauzon and Fabricio Camoes have showcased his improved grappling and mental game.  Jim Miller has been training with Brian Mclaughlin to prepare for two very submission oriented fighters.  Joe Lauzon and Jim Miller put on one of the best fights in recent memory that ended in a decision victory for Miller and a Fight Of The Night bonus for both fighters.  Miller was put in real danger late in the fight by a Lauzon heelhook attempt, a move he is well known for.  Brian and Jim had trained the escape for that move on many occasions in the lead up to the fight, and Jim brilliantly avoided losing the fight from a late submission attempt.  In his next fight Jim submitted Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black-Belt Fabricio Camoes in spectacular fashion.  His armbar finish was technical and he showed great patience.  In the post fight interview Jim Miller thanked his coach Brian Mclaughlin for helping him get ready for Camoes. 

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If you want to train with an experienced coach come in to Poughkeepsie MMA at Precision MMA.  We offer a FREE 30 day trial and private lesson.Stop in, give us a call at 845-392-8495 or go to our website at www.bjjfighter.com. 

Apr 082014
 

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The Lateral Drop is a powerful wrestling move that launches your opponent but requires little in the way of strength or exertion to execute.  It may look like a huge and high amplitude throw, but it is really a technical take down.  It is the perfect move for the smaller or less athletic fighter.  In Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts it can become a powerful weapon in the arsenal of any competitor.

 

The Lateral drop shown at the beginning of this video is done on Wilson Reis, a pro MMA/UFC fighter and BJJ blackbelt.  Brian Mclaughlin, is a BJJ blackbelt and Pro MMA fighter who hits the Lateral Drop in many competitions.  Brian is the Head Instructor at Precision MMA and has been training in wrestling for some years now to augment his already stellar grappling.  The lateral drop is done from a more or less neutral position.  The over-under is a common spot in grappling and MMA.  When your opponent pushes into you you simply twist and fall to your but.  It may look like a crazy explosive move that only a very gifted athlete could use, but I have seen all levels of competitors use the lateral drop to great effect. 

Come in to try Poughkeepsie MMA at Precision Mixed Martial Arts today.  We offer a FREE 30 day trial and private lesson.  Stop in, give us a call at 845-392-8495 or go to our website at www.bjjfighter.com

Apr 082014
 

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A great move for MMA that come from the grappling arts is the gift wrap back take .  The Gift-wrap is a powerful move that can be great in terms of what options it can offer in a fight.   This move has been used in MMA to great effect, and usually lead to either the round or the fight being won.

 

The gift wrap is a very underutilized position in MMA.  It is typically used from the mount and gives the person on top an even more dominant position.  It traps one hand of the fighter on bottom and allows for a huge opening for strikes.  In addition to strikes it leaves open a few submission options.  The wristlock and the armbar being the easiest to hit.  The back take is also a viable option.  The back take is one of the simpler ones to perform and is hard to resist for the bottom fighter.  With very little effort you can control and manipulate your opponent with a gift wrap.  To be gift wrapped is to lose a considerable amount of your mobility, strength and defensive capabilities.  

Come in and try Poughkeepsie MMA at Precision  Mixed Martial Arts in Lagrange today.  Precision MMA offers a FREE 30 day trial and private lesson.  Stop in, give us a call at 845-392-8495 or go to our website at www.bjjfighter.com

Apr 082014
 

Precision Mixed Martial Arts: Training with Respect

Precision MMA is a gym that sets itself apart from other MMA gyms.  The culture of a gym is one of the most important aspects of training.  A gym can have amazing facilities and tons of space, but if the mindset is off the training is still going to be lacking.  Precision MMA has always made every effort to make itself a place where anyone can learn.  Whether a student is a physical specimen or and average person, Precision makes sure they are included.  Respect for your instructors and training partners and safety is stressed from the start of your first class onward.

Many pro level MMA fighters are starting to embrace a philosophy of training with more intelligence and less full tilt action.  This realization that getting knocked out in practice or not tapping for any reason is starting to show in the marked improvement in technique in all levels of MMA.  Recently Johnny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler had an amazing title fight in the UFC.  Before the fight they both talked about their training regimens and how they prepare.  They both said they focused on lower intensity particularly in sparring .  Avoiding Damage was their primary concern.  This is a strategy that works on everyone, newcomers to world champs.

 Many gyms are all about competition and ego.  The classes become smaller versions of tournaments and the students clash in ways that are not conducive to learning.  Some gyms stress winning to the point that every sparring session becomes a matter of life or death.  This has become the stereotype of MMA gyms and many places do nothing to dispel this notion.  Partners are going for the kill rather than learning and making each other better.   Injuries are frequent and often viewed as a sign of weakness rather than as unfortunate side effect of training to hard.  Theses gyms make the victor feel amazing at the expense of the vanquished, rather than making both gain new and better techniques.   MMA has in some instances become the sport of meat heads.  MMA can be a dangerous sport to train.  It is inherently dangerous to compete in, adding to that danger in practice is not smart.

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Precision MMA has always taken the greatest caution in creating their class structure.  Technically sound training and execution of moves is stressed.  Safety is also a prime concern.  Many people want to train as hard as possible, especially newer students, and do not realize the damage they could be doing to themselves.  It is on the instructors to ensure that the students are being smart about how they train.  Dangerous techniques can be practiced in a safe way.  You can be put in an armbar or a chokehold and not break an arm or blackout.  You do not need to hurt yourself or someone else in order to train.  In fact if you do injure anyone it will hurt your ability to learn.  Training partners are one of the most valuable assets you have.  Keeping them in class and sharp is how to learn the fastest.  Respecting your training partners health and safety is connected to not letting your ego make the decisions in the gym.  The martial arts are about learning and becoming a better and more respectful person.

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Interested in trying Precision MMA?  Come in today a try our FREE 30 day trial and private lesson.  Stop in, call us at 845-392-8495 or visit our website at www.bjjfighter.