Precision Fighter Garret Volpe made it to the front cover of the Poughkeepsie Journal this Friday. If you met Garret Volpe today, you would have no idea that two years ago he was forced to face his own mortality. As a committed athlete who trains tirelessly and is constantly seeking new information on nutrition and fitness, it was a complete shock for him to find out that he was facing heart failure. After Volpe was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, and beneath his muscular frame his heart was functioning at approximately 40% of normal rate. Those who know Garrett would attest that he is not only in good shape, but a living embodiment of peak physical fitness. His family, friends, coaches and teammates were in dismay and disbelief, but none more than Garrett himself. He has dedicated years of his life to training martial arts, in hopes of pursuing his long-time dream of fighting in a mixed martial arts bout. This dream is what kept him in positive spirits, despite being told that he may need a heart transplant if he was going to survive. Check out his article in the Poughkeepsie Journal to learn more about Garrets struggle to make it from heart failure to getting his hand raised. If you live in Poughkeepsie or the Hudson Valley and would like to train MMA, give Precision Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts a call at (845)392-8495 or visit us at precisionmixedmartialarts.com
Precision MMA’s 105 pounds of fury Lindsey “Damsel” Van Zandt stepped into the ring this past weekend of a Glory styled kickboxing bout at John Carlo’s AKBF (American Kickboxing Federation). A crowd favorite, Lindsey was the main event of the evening and put on a performance that brought all in attendance to their feet.
With her trademark jumping kicks and straight ahead style Lindsey quickly brought the fight to her opponent. After landing a series of unanswered blows, punctuated by a round house kick to the liver the referee stepped in an called a halt to the bout just minutes after the opening bell giving Lindsey the 1st round TKO victory.
Following her victory Lindsey had this to say
“I got the W last night. I want to give a special thanks to Karl Nemeth for spending the extra time with me in getting me ready for this fight and getting me warmed up and being in my corner. Also thanks Brian McLaughlin for everything you have done for me and being in my corner. Thanks to Chelen, Cynthia, and Joe for coming and supporting me.”
Lindsey is hoping to continue her winning ways in her upcoming MMA bout where she will be able to showcase her well rounded skills.
If you’d like to check out kickboxing and MMA classes FREE for 30 days at Precision visit http://www.poughkeepsiemuaythai.com or call 845-392-8495