Jun 252013
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Hudson Valley Martial Arts

Precision Mixed Martial Arts in the Hudson Valley area of New York is an all-around Mixed Martial Arts’ school. Many dojos advertise themselves this way but few actually follow through with their claims of offering top notch instruction in more than one style. One popular type of dojo which has popped up in recent years is the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school which falsely claims to teach mixed martial arts. This phenomenon started after the first Ultimate Fighting Championship in 1993. When Royce Gracie and other Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu experts found they could have great success in Mixed Martial Arts competition BJJ schools started to pop up around the country like wildfire. With them came a number of schools claiming that not only could they teach authentic BJJ, but that they could teach people how to effectively use it in mixed martial arts. This claim is often false and most of the instructors who state that they can teach students this application have in fact never fought in any form of Mixed Martial Arts’ competition. At Precision Martial Arts in the Hudson Valley, our head instructor Brian McLaughlin is not only a BJJ black belt who offers excellent instruction in both Gi and No-gi Jiu-Jitsu classes, he also holds a Professional Martial Arts record of 6-2 and has used BJJ to win all his matches by submission. Because of these credentials, we know that our school is qualified not only to teach BJJ, but also to coach students who aspire to fight in Mixed Martial Arts competition, and we offer separate classes for Mixed Martial Arts tactics in particular. Don’t be fooled by schools who say they can offer this instruction when their teachers have never stepped into the ring or cage.

Precision Mixed Martial Arts in the Hudson Valley also teaches a number of other styles, such as Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Wrestling and Judo. Our boxing classes taught by 3 time Golden Gloves champion Derrick Ohlhoff are particularly popular and we have produced quite a few successful boxers in the Hudson Valley area.

Likewise, our head Muay Thai instructor Karl Nemeth is himself an AKBF Kickboxing champion with an undefeated record of 7-0, and he has also produced a number of excellent Muay Thai competitors.

Our wrestling and Judo programs are particularly unique in that they are offered as a part of our Gi and No-gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes. For example, our advanced No-Gi BJJ classes have dual instructors in head coach Brian McLaughlin and D-1 wrestlers Rich McHale and Ian Lindars who switch off with teaching the wrestling portion of the class. This is a feature which most Jiu-Jitsu schools do not offer, and which gives us an edge on our competition.

We have a similar practice in our Hudson Valley martial arts Gi-BJJ classes, which are taught by both head coach McLaughlin and expert black belt Judo instructor Jerry Fokas. This makes our Gi Jiu-Jitsu competitors a double threat in sport BJJ since we know how to perform standing trips and throws as well as Newaza.


Hudson Valley martial arts

Hudson Valley Martial arts

Don’t be fooled by Hudson Valley martial arts schools that make false advertisements concerning Mixed Martial Arts and multiple styles. Most schools would be better off focusing on offering quality instruction in one area before jumping on the MMA bandwagon. Our claims are legit, and you can come to Precision to train in any and all styles which pique your interest for a free 30 day trial period.

Jun 182013
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Hudson Valley Martial Arts

Many martial arts schools in the Hudson Valley area of New York claim to teach techniques which are effective in high level Mixed Martial Arts promotions.  However, most of these dojos are stretching the truth and are in fact passing off illegitimate moves as authentic.  At Precision Mixed Martial Arts in the Hudson Valley we teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu submissions which are routinely used in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which is the premier MMA event in the world.  In fact, many of the submissions taught at Precision were used this past weekend on Saturday, June 8th in Brazil at UFC 160.  This just goes to show that our Hudson Valley Martial Arts program is top-tier!

UFC 160 this past Saturday had a stacked card full of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu experts whose mastery of the gentle art was on display.  Multiple different types of martial arts submission holds were utilized to win bouts, ranging from various different types of chokes, to armlocks to leglocks.  This was exciting to see since it proves that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is alive and well at the highest level of Mixed Martial Arts competition and especially because all of these martial arts’ techniques are currently taught at Precision Mixed Martial Arts in the Hudson Valley.  Of the twelve fights on the card, nine of them ended by way of submission, making the event all the more entertaining for us Jiu-Jitsukas at Precision.  In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu there are three main types of submission holds used to get the opponent to surrender by way of “tapping out”.  These three varieties of submissions are choke holds which cut off the blood to the brain and can render an opponent unconscious; arm locks which can hyper extend the elbow or shoulder joints, and leg locks which can disable an opponent’s knees or ankles.  We at Precision Mixed Martial Arts in the Hudson Valley teach all of these martial arts techniques, but many schools do not, or else if they do, they do not teach them properly.  Our head instructor Brian McLaughlin is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt whose lineage can be traced to the great Royce Gracie and who is himself a Mixed Martial Artist with a record of 6-2 who has used some of the same techniques on display at this past UFC, so we at Precision know that what we are teaching is legit.

On the undercard at UFC 160 one of the best submissions utilized was a knee bar which Antonio Braga Neto used to disable fellow Mixed Martial Artist Anthony Smith.  Many martial arts’ schools neglect to teach leg locks because they think they are too dangerous, but Precision in the Hudson Valley teaches them frequently and in great detail.  Another great submission used to attain victory was a rear naked choke used by Caio Maghalaes to put Karlos Vemola out of commission.  We also teach this submission at the Hudson Valley’s best martial arts gym – Precision Mixed Martial Arts and it has been used by our instructor Brian McLaughlin to win two of his Mixed Martial Arts fights.  In another exciting match up, mixed martial artist Raphael Assuncao utilized an arm lock to defeat Vaughan Lee, and this is also a martial arts’ technique which has been used by our head instructor to attain victory in MMA and which he teaches to all our students frequently.  Furthermore, Rony Mariano Bezera made use of the famous triangle choke to finish off his opponent Mike Wilkinson in only 1:24 of the first round, and this move has also been used by McLaughlin to win three of his fights and is possibly the most popular submission taught at Precision.  Daniel Sarafian used a different variety of strangle hold, known as an arm triangle choke, to put formidable fighter Eddie Mendez to sleep, and this technique was used once again later on the card by Leonardo Santos to take out his opponent William Macario.  The submission of the night award was won by Erick Silva who caught his adversary Jason High in a reverse triangle arm bar, a very unique technique not often seen in Mixed Martial Arts which is also taught at Precision Martial Arts in the Hudson Valley.  Finally, in the main event between two excellent martial artists Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Fabricio Werdum, Werdum hyper extended Nogueira’s elbow with a belly down arm lock to cap off the night.

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Hudson Valley Martial Arts

Many people who don’t train in Hudson Valley martial arts do not realize that not all dojos or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu schools teach such a wide variety of submission holds, or that they work in high level MMA events like the UFC.  If you are interested in learning these effective holds, come train at Precision MMA in the Hudson Valley for 30 free days and you will soon find yourself performing these moves instead of simply watching them on TV.

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 (in the Dutchess County) and a decorated competitor including a Delaware Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu State Championship and a NAGA World Title.  To train kickboxing with Jamey in Dutchess County NY check out Precision MMA http://www.poughkeepsiemixedmartialarts.com