Sep 042016
 

Mickey Gall has been a familiar face to MMA fans since he burst on the scene with a victory on UFC president Dana White’s reality series “Looking for a Fight”. Mickey quickly dispatched of his opponent in the first round and then proceeded to call out WWE superstar CM Punk (aka Phil Brooks).

Dana was interested, but he wanted to see if Mickey was for real so he gave him a tune up fight against new comer Mike Jackson. Mickey once again put his skills on display and dispatched of Jackson in the opening round, solidifying his place under the lights to face off against Punk inside the octagon.

Mickey knew that being a recognized name in the UFC would mean he needed to step his game up. To do so he called on long time training partner and mentor Brian McLaughlin, Precision MMA’s head coach.

Brian has been working specifically on Mickey’s ground and pound and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, which has taken his already stellar skills to the next level. Be sure to tune in September 10th on Pay Per View to UFC 203 and cheer on Mickey!

Do you live in Poughkeepsie or the Hudson Valley and dream of one day fighting in the UFC?  Precision MMA can get you there!  Call 845-392-8495 or visit http://www.precisionmixedmartialarts.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

Jul 142016
 

This weekend Precision Mixed Martial Arts head coach Brian McLaughlin made the journey to Las Vegas to corner his student Jim Miller in his UFC 200 bout against Takanori Gomi.  The former Pride and Shooto champion, Gomi is widely regarded as one of the best lightweight fighters of all time.  Jim was in a must win situation against a very dangerous opponent, but rose to the occasion in dramatic fashion.

Jim followed the game plan perfectly and showed off his world class Brazilian Jiu-jitsu taking the back and quickly scoring a crowd pleasing TKO stoppage victory.  This victory made Jim the first fighter in UFC history to earn victories at both UFC 100 and UFC 200!

ufc 200 300x300 Precision at UFC 200Do you dream of fighting in the UFC?  Precision MMA near Poughkeepsie, NY can help make your dreams a reality. Call 845-392-8495 or visit http://www.poughkeepsiemixedmartialarts.com to get started!

 

Apr 042016
 

Precision MMA continued its winning ways when coach Karl “Mr. Fantastic” Nemeth returned to the cage to defend his Kaged Kombat Featherweight MMA title.

Going into this fight Karl was considered the heavy underdog.  His opponent TJ George was 8-1 and was riding a 7 fight winning streak winning all his fights by stoppage. According to the official MMA rankings George was the #2 fighter in the entire state, while Karl was barely on the radar.

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However, the students at Precision MMA knew more than the odds makers and were all very confident Karl would put his black belt skills on display.

When the fight began George marched forward and executed a single leg takedown.  From there Karl immediately transitioned to his rubber guard and began a rapid fire series of submissions.  George attempted to counter with a knee bar attempt of his own, not realizing leg locks are coach Karl’s specialty.  Karl countered the knee bar and transitioned into a beautiful calf crush resulting in an immediate submission just minutes into the very first round.

Calf crush submissions are extremely rare in mixed martial arts since they require such a high degree of skill to implement, this is Karl’s second consecutive victory using the esoteric submission.

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Train with the only MMA Champions in the Poughkeepsie area Free for 30 days call 845-392-8495 or visit http://www.poughkeepsiemixedmartialarts.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 

Feb 092016
 

Precision MMA’s head coach Brian McLaughlin discusses how training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu can lead both to a healthy sense of humility and a realistic sense of confidence.

Start your jiu-jitsu journey at Precision Mixed Martial Arts near Poughkeepsie, New York by calling 845-392-8495 or visit http://www.poughkeepsiebrazilianjiu-jitsu.com

Jan 302016
 

Precision’s head coach Brian McLaughlin was featured in Samuel Rivera’s youtube channel. Sam profiles different BJJ Black Belts around the Brazilian jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts world to bring to life their stories and philosophies. Precision was pleased to welcome him as he profiled our head coach. Coach Brian talks about his journey to black belt, his passion for teaching children as well as some of his proudest accomplishments. Check it out!

To train with Brian check out www.poughkeepsiemixedmartialarts.com

Jan 252016
 

Muay Thai and MMA champion, Karl Nemeth teaches how to safely catch a kick and fire back with a flurry of strikes designed to make your opponent think twice about kicking again.

Train with Karl and the other great instructors at Precision MMA free for 30 days visit http://www.poughkeepsiemixedmartialarts.com or call 845-392-8495

Nov 272015
 

A few years ago I first heard about MMA star Justin Wren’s efforts to help the Pygmy people who inhabit The Congo.  Justin left the glitz and glamour of professional fighting seeking a greater purpose and he found it in Congo.  He found people living in bondage and suffering beyond anything he had previously imagined. Of all the problems facing the Pygmies, the greatest was their lack of clean drinking water.  The consequences of this reality lead them to a life of harsh servitude and an uncertain existence. Justin committed himself to helping by engaging in efforts to build wells.  His tale is both heartbreaking as well as inspiring and has been chronicled in his book “Fight For The Forgotten”.

Justin quickly realized that he could not hope to remedy the ailments of the Pygmies by himself. After exhaustive research he partnered with an organization dedicated to bringing sustainable solutions to those without access to clean drinking water, a groups called Water 4.  Water 4 employs local workers in areas in need to develop training, technology and infrastructure necessary to solve this global epidemic.

Precision MMA has always engaged in annual charities, typically we have worked with organizations inside the Hudson Valley.  However, this year we are joining the fight for the forgotten and helping to raise money to support Water 4′s efforts.

Click HERE to be brought to Precision’s fundraiser

To learn more about Justin Wren and Water 4 watch the videos below

Nov 052015
 

young brian 180x300 Brian McLaughlin A Lifetime of Martial ArtsFor the instructors at Precision MMA martial arts is more than a hobby, it is a way of life.  Head coach Brian McLaughlin started his training back in 1999 as a sophomore in high school.  He began with Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a way to learn self-defense.  He quickly became obsessed with jiu-jitsu training twice daily.  He started his jiu-jitsu journey under black belt Fernando “Cabeca” Sarmento and Marco Delima.  Fernando and Marco later relocated and Brian went on to train with Rob Kahn and Steve Kardian of Thornwood Jiu-jitsu.   As he began gaining jiu-jitsu knowledge his desire to become a complete grappler grew and he began training wrestling under Olympian Dan Sanchez and Hudson Valley standouts Eric Amato and Ian Lindars and Judo under Dutch national team member Jerry Fokas.  This unique combination of wrestling, judo and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu gives Brian a perspective on the art of grappling that few can rival. Around 2005 Brian met Kyokushin karate black belt, golden gloves veteran and muay thai fighter Shennen Maceo.  Brian began training privately with sensei Maceo and sparring with the Tiger Schulmann professional fight team.  As he progressed he decided to pursue professional mixed martial arts competition.  Brian quickly climbed the ranks, winning his first 5 fights by submission all in the first round. tuf 300x217 Brian McLaughlin A Lifetime of Martial ArtsBrian continued his martial arts growth boxing at Demorest boxing where he became a student of one of the top amateur fighters in the region and now famed trainer Derrek Ohlhoff.  Derrek refined Brian’s technique and had him sparring at many of the region’s toughest boxing gyms.  At this time Brian was invited to compete in the UFC’s tournament “The Ultimate Fighter”.  Brian was pitted against tough veteran and fellow jiu-jitsu expert Brandon Gardner.  Brian dominated the fight and moved on in the competition.  However, a post-fight medical exam revealed that he had suffered a broken nose in the fight and was deemed medically ineligible to continue. With his mixed martial arts career on hold Brian focused on furthering his accomplishments in the sport of grappling and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.  Brian earned submission victories against some of the toughest competitors in the world including Ryan Hall and Wilson Reis – both current starts in the UFC. ama 300x224 Brian McLaughlin A Lifetime of Martial Arts Brian furthered his mixed martial arts training by joining the AMA Fight Club.  Here he trained Jiu-jitsu under famed Renzo Gracie Black Belt Jamey Cruz and muay thai under the legendary Kaensak Sor Ploenjit, widely considered one of the best fighters of all time from muay thai’s golden era.  At AMA Brian would have access to some of the best training partners in the world including former UFC champion Frankie Edgar, former WEC champion Jamie Varner and current Bellator world champion Marcoc Galvao. In 2009 Brian would return to MMA competition to fight former BJJ world champion Rene Nazare.  The fight was a back and forth battle in which Brian suffered his first professional defeat via split decision.  The fight was later voted Northeast Fight of the Year.  Unfortunately, following this fight Brian would have many fights fall through at the last moment and the grind of training camps resulted in numerous injuries.  Brian would fight twice more before deciding to walk away from the sport and focus his efforts on coaching. In 2004 Brian began teaching while still active as a competitor.  Although always a passionate instructor, Brian’s efforts were divided as he was still fightingprecision 300x225 Brian McLaughlin A Lifetime of Martial Arts.  Once he retired and put 100% of his efforts into teaching his gym grew exponentially.  Today Precision Mixed Martial Arts boasts several hundred students and is home to multiple black belt instructors, as well as golden gloves, muay thai and mixed martial arts champions.  There are success stories of everyday men, women and children who have changed their lives through martial arts by learning to defend themselves, gaining discipline and focus, or regaining their health and fitness.

 

In the realm of professional competition Brian is currently one of the most sought after coaches in the northeast.  He has coached and cornered fighters such as Jim and Dan Miller to UFC victories as well as international champions such as King of Pancrase Andy Main.  His coaching has brought him across the country and around the world – from Atlantic City and Las Vegas to Tokyo, Japan and Uberlandia, Brazil.

andy kop 300x300 Brian McLaughlin A Lifetime of Martial Arts   In addition to teaching, Brian continues his martial arts study under jiu-jitsu expert and MMA legend Javier Vazquez as well as his long-time coach Derrick Ohlhoff. To gain the knowledge he currently has Brian had to train at half a dozen different gyms across three different states.  The travel would become so hectic he would at times sleep in his car and live out of a suitcase.  At one point he was spending over $400 per month for training.  He promised himself that one day he would make sure that someone with the same passion as him would not have to go through the same hurdles to become a complete martial artist.  He built Precision MMA with that vision in mind.       Today Precision is the Hudson Valley’s largest martial arts facility boasting a tremendous 5,000 sq foot facility.  Brazilian jiu-jitsu, judo, muay thai, boxing and mixed martial arts can all be learned under one roof from expert coaches.  Multiple classes are held 7 days a week and the gym is even open during every holiday. If you want to change your life through martial arts call Precision today at 845-392-8495 or visit http://www.poughkeepsiemixedmartialarts.com

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