May 242017
 

precision 243x300 HUGE Fight Night for Precision Boxing and MMAThis past Saturday May 20th saw a stacked local card full of Precision fighters of varying natures. We had Enrico Chelen Reyes and Nate Cruz in Muay Thai fights, Christopher Stanley and Kevin McAloon in boxing matches, and Andrew Geisler and Mike Russo in grappling matches. Everyone acquitted themselves well.

Nate Cruz was putting on a kicking clinic through all of round one that had the crowd ooh and ahhing. Unfortunately an old shoulder injury re-manifested itself after he took a fall through the ropes in the second round forcing an early stoppage to the fight.

Chelen found himself in a war with an incredibly game opponent. His use of flash spinning techniques and expert clinch work enabled him to see his hand raised!

After spending the vast majority of his time preparing for a Muay Thai bout Drew found himself in a grappling match. He was attacking well throughout the match but found himself in a deep toe hold after a reset that forced the end of the bout.

Kevin boxed at an incredibly high level putting on a boxing clinic for the ages. His footwork and head movement in particular stood out to the judges and after being rattled in the first he came back hard in the second and third to secure a victory.

Chris put on the performance of the night by far battling against an opponent with a distinct experience advantage in boxing. Stan settled in during the final round and was pouring on the pressure but could not get his man out of there and found himself down on the scorecards.

Overall it was an incredible night of fights for Precision and we are proud of all our talented fighters who stepped into the ring that night.

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Poughkeepsie MMA

Looking to train Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or MMA in the Poughkeepsie area?

Check out Precision Boxing and MMA FREE for 30 Days call 845-392-8495 or visit http://www.poughkeepsiemixedmartialarts.com to get started

Mar 272017
 

Precision Boxing took center stage at the Portuguese cultural center in Danbury, CT. Boxers Dennis and Andrew laced up the gloves and took on tough competitors from John Carlo’s Boxing Center. Both Precision boxers walked away with great victories utilizing solid footwork, fast head movement, and quick combinations

Do you live in Poughkeepsie and want to learn the sweet science of boxing?  Precision Boxing and MMA is the Hudson Valley’s fastest growing boxing program and is offering a 30 day free trial call 845-392-8495 or visit http://www.poughkeepsieboxing.com to get started!

Feb 112016
 

These days John Joy focuses on helping improve the young boxers at Precision Boxing & MMA. As a coach John is patient and welcoming, but don’t let that calm demeanor fool you, underneath that friendly exterior is a serious fighter! Here’s a clip from 2010 when John Joy stepped in the ring in near by Fishkill, NY and got his hand raised in a hard fought battle! If you live near Poughkeepsie, NY and  want to be a fighter, or just train like one check out Precision Boxing & MMA FREE for 30 Days call 845-392-8495 or visit http://www.poughkeepsieboxing.com 

Nov 052015
 

When most people come to a Mixed Martial Arts gym they come with the assumption that they have to learn a smorgasbord of styles and that they will become a jack of all trades, master of none. Though Precision MMA has the resources and the facility to accommodate to teach their students multiple arts, it does not make us strangers to breeding specialized fighters.

One of the most effective ways to test your Martial Arts ability is to go out and compete against someone who focuses their training in one specific field.  It is a true assessment of your proficiency in the art when faced against someone who takes a fragment of your skill set and tangents off of it.  Though many of our members train in multiple disciplines they also come out victories when faced against such specialists.

The Precision MMA boxing team has showcased their knowledge and skill in the boxing community while carrying the “MMA stigma” multiple times. Whether it is winning the Golden Gloves or finding victory in local shows, our boxing team is always up for a challenge and is continuously seeking out new competition. We recently had back to back victories against West point Cadets and USA boxing open class fighters due to spectacular performances from Paul Maley (who is also a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu) and Brandon Clemente (who is part of the National Guard)brandon boxing 300x225 On the Mat or in the Ring Precision MMA brings home Gold Boxing and BJJ in Poughkeepsie

 

 

 

 

October has also been a great month for our Brazilian Jiu-jitsu competition team as well. We had several victories against experienced competitors in the New Jersey Submission Only Good Fight Tournament. Being a submission only tournament it attracts the best of the best finishers from multiple gyms. This however did not deter our grapplers from finding success.  After numerous hard fought battles Donny Castillo took home the Bronze in the NoGi Blue Belt Division while Christopher Stanley took the Gold in the NoGi Purple Belt Division. Both Donald and Christopher not only have made great strides in their Jiu-jitsu but also have become seasoned strikers during their time at Precision MMA.12189908 10205286908276966 1810348947194069366 n 165x300 On the Mat or in the Ring Precision MMA brings home Gold Boxing and BJJ in Poughkeepsie

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you live in the Hudson Valley Area and want to train with the best Coaches in Boxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai and MMA. Contact us at 845-392-8495 or check out our website at http://www.Poughkeepsiemixedmartialarts.com

 

Nov 022015
 

Precision MMA really separates itself from other mixed martial arts gyms through its dedicated boxing program.  Many gyms might have a karate or muay thai fighter show some combinations every once in a while, but they do not have someone who truly understands the sweet science.  We are different.  Precision has Derek Ohlhoff, arguably the most seasoned boxing trainer in the entire Hudson Valley at our facility on a regular basis correcting student’s technique and adding his tricks of the trade along the way.

Here coach Derek is working with one of Precision’s up and coming fighters Brandon Clemente.  The old adage is “make them miss, make them pay” and that is precisely what Brandon is working on.  Combining defense and offense in a seamless system is the hallmark of coach Derek’s system.

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a boxer, but don’t know where to start?  Precision’s Poughkeepsie boxing program is very beginner friendly! Check out our 30 day FREE trial by calling 845-392-8495 or visit http://www.poughkeepsieboxing.com 

Aug 232015
 

At this weekend’s USA boxing’s  NY vs. Upstate event, Precisions MMA’s Jay “Jaynormous” Lee won in dominating fashion.

This was Jays Debut fight and he worked really hard with our boxing team to get ready. He put in the hours of training and dieting to prepare his body. Precisions boxing team has several pro fighers on our sparing team, meaning our fighters will be prepared for anything thrown at them. We even bring in fighters from other gyms to give our students comfort in uncomfortable situations. This also simulates the anxiety of facing an unknown opponent.

Jay was up against a much taller south paw fighter. The kind of fighter that is most peoples worst nightmare, coach Derrick gave him the tools he needed to go in with confidence. Jay worked his way to the inside and landed thunderous body shots en route to an impressive victory that turned heads and garnered praise from all spectators.

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Precision boxer Jay Lee victorious

 

 

If your looking boxing in the Poughkeepsie area check out team precision. Start your 30 day free trial by visiting http://www.poughkeepsieboxing.com

Mar 182014
 

Boxing classes in Poughkeepsie

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Poughkeepsie Boxing

Dan Power and Paul Maley have both won their second round of the New York State Golden Gloves.  Dan and Paul have transitioned from newcomers to the sport of boxing to seasoned veterans.  Dan and Paul starting training a few years now, and Boxing classes in Poughkeepsie have been a mainstay of their regimen.  Their persistence matched with an amazing and supportive coaching staff has Dan and Paul on the right track to a bright future in Boxing.

Dan Power is a straight forward boxer.  He applies constant pressure to every opponent from the opening til the closing bell.  On any given night he can be seen taking class after class.  Dan’s cardiovascular endurance is second to none.  It is something to behold to watch him work on techniques for hours and not tire.  Once you get him in the ring he is a real handful for any opponent, regardless of their style.

Paul Maley returns to the Golden Gloves after losing a hotly contested decision in last year’s final.  Paul is a fast paced fighter who hits with precision and timing.  If last years showing is any indication, Paul will be a real contender to win it all this year.  Last year’s loss in the final is a real tough way to go out.  Disappointment can be apart of any sportive endeavor and Boxing is one sport where tight wins and losses are common.  In spite of this Paul has come back for another shot at the gold.

Derek Ohlhoff is the runs Boxing classes in Poughkeepsie and is a dedicated and experienced coach.  Derek is a three time Golden Gloves Champion and brings years of competitive and coaching experience to the table.   He coached another boxer  in Pat Daka to a Golden Gloves championship last year and is eager to see more of his students succeed.

Stay tuned to see what happens with Paul and Dan this year.  Win or lose they are sure to put on a show and gain valuable experience.  Boxing classes in Poughkeepsie are a great way to achieve all that Paul and Dan have accomplished.  Come in today and try our FREE 30 day trial and private lesson.  Stop in, give us a call at 845-392-8495 or go to our website at www.poughkeepsieboxing.com. 

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Poughkeepsie Boxing

May 272013
 

Olympic Boxing 300x187 Boxing in Dutchess County at Precision Mixed Martial ArtsNot all boxing programs are created equal.  Some are only for the hardened veterans, those who have competed before and just need a little tweaking here and there by expert coaches in order to further their potential.  These gyms tend to overlook the beginners and those who are looking to box casually.  Precision MMA in Dutchess County has a boxing program which never overlooks the casuals or the novice students.  We have teachers who are patient and will work to help anyone who is willing to put in the time.

Our head boxing coach Derrick Ohlhoff, who is a 3 times Golden Gloves’ boxing champion, has been teaching at Dutchess Counties’ Precision MMA for almost five years now.  Because he has seen it at all and trained with pro boxers like Zuri Lawerence and Brian Barbosa, but also remembers well his days as a beginner and has seen what it takes to get new boxers to a high level, he is quite adept at teaching the new prospects who walk through our doors.  Derrick is extremely patient and has a good sense of humor which attracts younger boxers who might at first be a bit intimidated and expecting that boxing will be a grueling affair with strict coaches.  Derrick is all about the fundamentals, and these are what beginners need more than anything else.  He lets the novice students know when they are experiencing progress every step of the way, since new boxers may often not realize that their technique is improving with rapid speed, and being told so increases their confidence and makes them want to attend more classes.

Dutchess County’s boxing program at Precision MMA also has a great coach in Jon Russo.  Russo is also excellent at teaching beginners because not only does he also have ring experience but he has a great sense of humor and is truly one of the “young at heart”.  Russo has also trained in Martial Arts such as Jeet Kune Do and Taekwondo and has a keen eye for practical self-defense, so this combined with his sense of playfulness has allowed him to create many fun and creative training exercises for the beginners.  The younger students in particular rave about Jon’s training methodologies and are always wondering what new training technique he might introduce next.  He has all the fundamentals of boxing down, yet is not one to think rigidly and can adjust his teaching methods to his students’ personalities.

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Dutchess County Boxing

Finally, Jon Joy is perhaps our most beginner-friendly coach.  This is probably because despite the fact that Joy has improved tremendously in record time and now has several amateur boxing wins under his belt, it was not long ago that he was also a beginner learning the sweet science in Dutchess County at Precision MMA.  Remembering what was imparted to him early on, Joy focuses intently on those fundamentals so essential to early progress in the sport of boxing, such as footwork and head movement.

Because Precision MMA in Dutchess County has three patient, good-natured instructors with varying teaching styles we are an excellent gym for beginning boxers.  Don’t be shy, come box with us for 30 free days and you’ll be hooked in no time.

Precision MMA is currently offering a 30-Day FREE trial for new members.  If you’re interested in learning self-defense, getting into shape, and training with the best in the area, then stop in at 1097 Route 55, Lagrangeville, NY or call us at 845-392-8495.  Don’t forget to ask about our free trial and intro lesson!

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 with Jamey in Poughkeepsie NY check out Precision MMA http://www.poughkeepsieboxing.com

May 062013
 

body hardening 300x200 Poughkeepsie Kickboxing   The Multi Faceted Sport of Kickboxing: Proudly Represented at Precision MMAOf the different martial arts offered at Precision MMA in Poughkeepsie, New York, most have very specific boundaries in terms of the techniques they incorporate and the disciplines they encompass. For example, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which is on the Precision syllabus, has very specific rules in tournaments and though it can incorporate other styles like wrestling or Judo, when you watch a BJJ match you usually have a good idea of the kinds of techniques you may expect to see. Likewise, boxing, also offered at Precision MMA, is very particular in it’s focus. No one has ever watched a boxing bout and wondered whether or not they were watching a Karate match, for example. However, the sport and martial art of Kickboxing has a much wider grey area in what spectators can expect to witness in terms of skill set, and what competitors can expect to learn when they sign up for classes. Though Muay Thai is, of course, a style of Kickboxing, and one which is offered at Precision MMA, it can have many differences from what one may witness at a local Kickboxing bout. Likewise, boxing is a part of Kickboxing, but has many differences from the latter as well. In this blog I will hope to clarify some of the arts encompassed under the umbrella of the term “Kickboxing”, some of the common rules of the sport, and how it is trained at Precision MMA in Poughkeepsie.

Kickboxing, as a sport and martial art, has many different styles. One of the more common styles, which is taught at Precision MMA by local Poughkeepsie AKBF Champion Karl Nemeth and others, is Muay Thai. The style of Muay Thai allow kicks to the leg, body and head without shin pads, as well as knees to all these targets, elbows to the head and body, and punches, as well as clinching and trips. No matter what the rules of a local kickboxing fight, practitioners of Muay Thai will be likely to find success. However, going into the event it is very important that they know the rules because many techniques that are legal in Muay Thai may or may not be legal in a local Kickboxing fight. For example, leg kicks are often illegal in kickboxing, or if allowed the competitors will often have to wear shin pads. Knees are often not allowed in Kickboxing competition, or if allowed, they may not be legal to the head. Trips may or may not be allowed in competition, and the amount of time fighters are allowed to spend in the clinch can vary. Finally, elbow strikes are very often illegal in Kickboxing events, while they are considered possibly the most lethal weapon in a Muay Thai bout.

Another common style of Kickboxing is the Dutch Style of Muay Thai, which is most notably represented in K-1 events. This style tends to combine the leg kicks, knees, clinching and elbows of Muay Thai, with the hand techniques, footwork and head movement of boxing, and the straight forward punching style and unique angular kicks of Kyokushin Karate. Precision MMA in Poughkeepsie, New York offers classes which cover techniques from both traditional Muay Thai as well as the Dutch Style and the common style of western boxing. Our instructors have been trained in all three styles and also freely exchange information with students who hold high ranks in arts such as Kenpo Karate, Shorin-Ryu Karate, Jeet Kune Do, and Takedwondo, in order to make sure that the kickboxing we offer, as opposed to other schools, is multi-faceted and never rigid. It is particularly important that we do this because some of our instructors and students who have had “kickboxing” fights in nearby Poughkeepsie have had to adapt to unusual rule sets, sometimes even mid-fight. For example, our instructor Karl Nemeth had one fight a few years back where he was told that kicks to the head were legal, and so he began landing them at will. However, it was then deemed that he was starting to do a bit too much damage with them, and the referee suddenly decided to make them illegal mid-fight. Though this kind of thing shouldn’t happen, because Kickboxing as a whole can have so many different rules and amateur fights are often more chaotic than professional ones, things like this do occur with more frequency than some might like to admit. There are both styles which allow and those which prohibit head kicks, and both are known as “kickboxing”, so a school like Precision in Poughkeepsie which is more versatile is likely to find more success in kickboxing matches with varied rules than some other schools. Because of our multi-faceted approach to the sport, coach Karl was able to have success in this fight even despite his head kicks being suddenly prohibited mid-fight, but for some other fighters from more rigid schools this sudden rule change might have led to defeat. Likewise, another one of our students had a recent Poughkeepsie Kickboxing fight where full body throws were legal and he did not become aware of this fact until his opponent utilized them in the fight. This is highly unusual. Some, in fact, many kickboxing fights do not allow trips or takedowns of any kind. Traditional Muay Thai Kickboxing does allow certain foot sweeps as well as takedowns which involve lifting an opponent directly off their feet and delivering them to the mat. However, even Muay Thai does not allow full body throws and slams done from unusual angles or which involve lacing the opponent’s legs. Nevertheless, because Precision MMA in Poughkeepsie also offers classes in Wrestling, Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which most of our kickboxers cross train in, the student in question was quickly able to get his bearings about him and use his knowledge of these arts to defend against the takedowns and win the fight. Once again, it was shown in this example that “kickboxing” as a sport can include any number of different rules, and that the more versatile one’s school is and the more multi-faceted their kickboxing program, the greater chance its students will find success in competition.

One very popular style of kickboxing, which is often the basis for the rule sets of local events, is the American style. This sport came into popularity in the 1970s with fighters such as Chuck Norris, Joe Lewis and Bill “Superfoot” Wallace. The rules generally prohibit leg kicks, knees, elbows, or any sort of trips or takedowns and also disallow lengthy periods of clinching. Basically, the American style is more similar to boxing mixed with Kyokushin Karate than it is to traditional Muay Thai from Thailand. Though Precision in Poughkeepsie does offer traditional Muay Thai techniques which coach Karl Nemeth has learned from none other than world Muay Thai champion Kaensak Sor Ploenjit, we are fully capable of competing under the American rules. This is because we also incorporate so much boxing into our style, which our students learn from experienced boxing coaches, such as Derrick Ohlhoff, who is himself a three times Golden Gloves’ champion. When far fewer kicks are allowed, and knees and elbows are prohibited, then sharp boxing skills are that much more important in attaining victory. Most of our sport kickboxers cross train in boxing so that they can have success in bouts which have American rules, but this is unfortunately not possible for those martial artists at other more rigid schools which do not offer Boxing classes. Our school also has students who hold brown and black belts in styles of Karate like Kenpo and Shorin-Ryu, so if a student knows he is going to be competing under American rules he can cross train with them in order to gain a wider knowledge of upper body kicks in preparation.

Another area of Kickboxing which is very subject to change is the length and number of rounds. In some local kickboxing events the rounds have been known to be as short as one minute or one minute and fifteen seconds. Other times the rounds may be a minute and a half, two minutes, three minutes, or even five minutes. Though most local kickboxing fights these days tend to be three rounds, there are cases where they are only two rounds, and there are also cases where a fight can consist of a total of five or even ten or more rounds. This wide variation in length and number of rounds can make preparation for an upcoming Poughkeepsie Kickboxing fight stressful and chaotic. However, because our instructors and students have competed in fights with so many differing round lengths and numbers of rounds, our students can properly prepare for any scenario. If the rounds are only one minute in length then our instructors will know how to train them, both psychologically and physically, for the short bursts of energy they will need to expend. However, if the rounds are longer, or there are more of them, then our coaches will also know how to prepare our competitors so they will have the necessary cardio and mental endurance to make it through wars of attrition.

As can be seen, “kickboxing”, as both a sport and martial art, has many rule sets and many changing variables. To be prepared for these a martial artist needs a wide array of skills and first hand instruction from trainers who have fought under different scenarios themselves. Whether fighting under Muay Thai rules, Dutch or American Kickboxing rules, or some other variant, students of Precision MMA in Poughkeepsie, New York will be prepared to take home the gold. This is because we train under so many different conditions that if need be, we will simply beat you at your own game.

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Poughkeepsie Kickboxing

Precision MMA is currently offering a 30-Day FREE trial for new members.  If you’re interested in learning self-defense, getting into shape, and training with the best in the area, then stop in at 1097 Route 55, Lagrangeville, NY or call us at 845-392-8495.  Don’t forget to ask about our free trial and intro lesson!

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 with Jamey in Poughkeepsie NY check out Precision MMA http://www.poughkeepsiemuaythai.com