Feb 212019
 
Victory for Lindsey at Bellator 215

It was an exciting night for the audience and the supporting crew of Precision at Bellator 215. They were immediately treated to an extraordinary performance in the preliminary portion put on by Precision’s student Lindsey ‘Damsel’ Vanzandt, that resulted in a beautiful finish; a second round knock out. Lindsey continues to prove that she is a dominating, unstoppable force at 105 pounds that will continue to climb the ranks until she becomes a champion. The second round knock out improved her professional record to 5-1.

After the big win, Lindsey poses with coaches and the supporting crew of Precision

At the beginning of round one, a fair share of punches and kicks were exchanged between Lindsey and her opponent, but Lindsey’s unmatched perfectly timed take down and carefully placed punches were competitive enough to keep her opponent challenged and hurt. In the second round, Lindsey dominated the striking exchanges, stalking her opponent into the fence. From there, Lindsey rocked and dropped her opponent with a beautiful left hook that ended the round with a KO.

The beginning of the end

Going into the fight, Lindsey lost her original opponent, but was fortunate enough to be matched up with another opponent to fight. Lucky for us, because it was truly an entertaining performance. Lindsey walked away from the cage that night with little to no injuries, a victory and a great attitude.

Lindsey is already back in the gym training, improving and looking forward to competing again in the near future. Lindsey isn’t just a great fighter, she also has a big heart and a great attitude, touching everyone she meets in a positive way. We’re proud to represent such a strong willed, competitive individual in the MMA community, and we’re looking forward to see her excel in her journey to become a champion.

Always big smiles from Lindsey

Live in the Hudson Valley and looking to train MMA? Visit us at PrecisionMixedMartialArts.com or call 845-392-8495 so we can get you started today!

Oct 092017
 

She might only tip the scales at 105 pounds, but Lindsey Van Zandt might be the most dangerous fighter in Poughkeepsie, NY.  Fresh off the heels of her professional mixed martial arts victory Lindsey wasted no time and climbed back into the cage for Maverick MMA in Strasburg, PA.

Poughkeepsie MMA fighter Lindsey Vanzandt

Poughkeepsie MMA fighter Lindsey Vanzandt

Lindsey’s opponent was far more experienced, but what she might lack in ring time Lindsey more than makes up for in effort and dedication. For the past five years Lindsey has been a staple of Precision Boxing & MMA and worked tirelessly to soak up as much technique from head coaches Brian McLaughlin and Karl Nemeth as humanly possible.  Lindsey was determined to not only win, but to do so in dominant fashion.

The fight began with Lindsey using her evasive movements to frustrated her head hunting opponent. She then began landing a plethora of round kicks and straight punches. Her opponent was game and fought back with strong counter strikes, but the first round definitely went to Lindsey.

In the corner coaches advised Lindsey to take the fight to the ground where they thought they would have a decided advantage. Without missing a beat, Lindsey established a clinch and dragged her opponent down where she would land a series of devastating knees and elbows, forcing the referee to call and end to the fight earning her the TKO victory.

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  Live in Poughkeepsie and want to make your MMA dreams a reality? Call Precision MMA at 845-392-8495 or visit http://www.poughkeepsiemixedmartialarts.com to get started!

May 242017
 

precisionThis 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.

Poughkeepsie MMA

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!

Jul 182016
 

Sam Rivera gives  unique look at Precision Mixed Martial Arts in LaGrange, NY.  This video is narrated by Precision’s head coach Brian McLaughlin and looks at what motivated him to open Precision as well as what drives students and coaches alike to keep coming back on the mat day after day.

If you live in Poughkeepsie, LaGrange, or anywhere in the Hudson Valley and would like to check out Precision Mixed Martial Arts then check out precisionmixedmartialarts.com or call 845-392-8495

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 

Jun 232014
 

Poughkeepsie Boxing Classes-Hudson Valley Boxing

Boxing is a great sport for a variety of reasons.  A participant in boxing can derive many benefits from training.  While many people may want to fight in a ring or try their hand at amateur or professional boxing, most people just want to train for the sake of training.  Two of the main benefits of taking boxing classes are an increased ability to defend yourself and getting yourself into terrific shape. Boxing classes can offer many other benefits, but these two are the most prevalent and easy to achieve.

Boxing classes is an underrated martial art for self-defense.  Many people think of boxing as just a contest of who can throw either the harder punches or more punches.  Offense is only half of what you learn in a boxing class and the other half is far more nuanced and in depth.  Any first lesson in a boxing class should include footwork.  A boxers ability to move is a huge predictor of success in a fight.  A boxer who can move in and out is one that will be able to not only land more punches, but also not get hit.  Controlling the distance at which a fight is fought is how you stop yourself from being hit in a street fight.  Before any new student can spare, they have to learn how to not get hit.  Head movement and other evasive tactics can be used in both organized fights and street fights.  A boxer who uses head movement in the ring is a sight to behold, constantly confusing his opponents and leaving them out of position.  A person who can use boxing head movement to avoid getting hit in a self-defense scenario is in very little danger from the average guy on the street picking a fight.  Combine head movement and footwork and a person becomes a nearly untouchable.

Boxing classes can have you in the best shape of your life.  A typical boxing class has many different workouts on any given day.  The start is typically a footwork drill or jumping rope.  It moves on to mitt work and and pad holding.  The major part of class is learning techniques and then repeating them while the instructor monitors and makes sure form is perfect.  The average boxing class consists of a whole body workout.  Punches, when they are properly learned, are a full body workout that utilizes leg, arm and core muscles.  Throwing punches in combination enhances this work out.  At the end of a boxing class your feet or lower legs are sore from the footwork and jump ropes.  Your arms are sore from punching and parrying punches.  The whole experience is one of the most fun and rewarding workouts I have ever experienced.

Poughkeepsie Boxing Classes

Poughkeepsie Boxing Classes

If you are interested in Boxing Classes come in to Precision MMA today.  We offer a FREE 30 day trial and private introductory lesson.  Give us a call at 845-392-8495, stop in or go to our website at www.poughkeepsieboxing.com.

Mar 182014
 

Boxing classes in Poughkeepsie

Poughkeepsie Boxing

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. 

Poughkeepsie Boxing

Poughkeepsie Boxing

May 272013
 

Olympic_BoxingNot 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.

Dutchess County MMA

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