Precision Boxing and MMA will host Sambo expert and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu expert Riely Bodycomb for a leg lock seminar on Sunday January 14th from 12-2pm. Sambo is a Russian martial art. In the native language the word is an acronym for “Self defense without a weapon”. Sambo experts are umong the most highly regarded fighters in mixed martial arts such as Fedor Emelianenko and Khabib Nurmagomedov. Known for devastating throws and leg locks, Sambo is a great addition for any grappler. Precision is constantly looking to further its understanding of grappling and having Riley share his knowledge will be a huge asset. The cost is $40 for Precision members and $50 for non-members. Here is a clip of Riley in Action! Precision Boxing and MMA is the Hudson Valley’s #1 source for MMA located at 51 Burnett Avenue in Poughkeepsie NY
Lindsey Van Zandt is officially the #1 ranked pound for pound female fighter in the state of New Jersey. Lindsey earned a decision victory over Bi Nguyen. Bi was the heavily favored fighter, 96% of voters picked Bi to win the bout, but Lindsey used her stellar wrestling, ground and pound and submission attempts to dominate the bout.
Unfortunately, Lindsey broke her hand with the very first punch she threw. She showed tremendous heart fighting through the pain and earning the victory, but she will now need to take an extended break as her injury heals. The time off is well earned though, Lindsey has had 3 professional fights in a 4 months streak. Most active fighters take 3 fights in an entire calendar year!
Learn more about Lindsey in this in great video
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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.
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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In a special ceremony at Precision’s sister school Pure Mixed Martial Arts in Denville, NJ Precision Boxing and MMA coach Karl Nemeth was awarded his first degree black belt under Jamie Cruz. Jamie is a staple of the northeast jiu-jitsu scene and a long time coach of Precision head instructor Brian McLaughlin.
Coach Karl is a true martial artist. He was able to earn his first degree in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, a ground fighting art, despite the fact that his main focus is muay thai kickboxing. Coach Karl joins David Karchmer and head coach Brian McLaughlin as Precision coaches who have achieved their first degrees. At this same ceremony coach Brian also promoted his student and long time Precision member Jim Fitzpatrick to the rank of black belt. One week later Fitz demonstrated his black belt skills at PA Cage fighting where he won a title fight by armbar in less than 1 minute. IF you would like to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the Poughkeepsie or Hudson Valley from the top black belts in the region call Precision Boxing and MMA at 845-392-8495 or visit http://www.poughkeepsiemixedmartialarts.com
Film maker Sam Rivera tells the harrowing story of Precision Boxing & MMA fighter Garret Volpe who battled back from a life threatening illness and fulfilled his dream of getting in the ring and competing. Garret’s story is an inspiration to all Precision students and shows the power of belief, conviction and hard work.
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Precision Boxing & MMA head coach Brian McLaughlin made his return to professional competition at Submission Series Pro’s “Chokes by the Ocean” in Nova Scotia, Canada. The international event was a submission grappling competition featuring some of the top talent from around the US and Canada. Coach Brian was set to face Andrew Tenneson from the famed Jackson/Wink academy. Jackson/Wink is largely considered the best MMA team in the entire world, boasting current and former UFC champion fighters such as Jon Jones, Carlos Condit, Holly Holm and George St. Pierre. Andrew is an instructor at Jackson/Wink as well as an accomplished fighter with a 8-1 combined MMA record. The match was fast paced with numerous close submission attempts by each. In the end Brian’s combination of wrestling, top control and submission attempts secured him the judges decision. Coach Brian proved that even if you’re from the small town of Poughkeepsie, NY you can compete against fighters from the top MMA school on the globe. If you’d like to see the world class training Precision Boxing & MMA has to offer give us a call at 845-392-8495 or visit http://www.poughkeepsiemixedmartialarts.com
Justin Wren was a mixed martial artist who decided to change the world. Seeking a greater purpose in life, he put his fighting career on hold and set out to make a difference in the lives of those who needed it most. He traveled deep into the jungles of the Congo where he met the Mbuti Pygmies, a persecuted group that lives in slavery and abject poverty.
Justin found the Mbuti Pygmies to be caring, warmhearted people, but watched them be denied the most basic of human rights. Over the next four years, Wren made several trips to the Congo, with one lasting a full year for Wren to stay with the Pygmy people. He lived in the same twig-and-leaf huts they did, slept on the jungle floor and immersed himself in their culture. The Pygmies gave him the name Eféosa, which means “The Man Who Loves Us.”
“I knew for the Pygmies to be free they needed to own their own land, have access to clean water, and develop sustainable agriculture – all for the first time,” says Wren. “I founded the Fight for the Forgotten initiative to work to provide those things to them. With these three simple things, we can begin to break the chain of poverty, suffering, and even modern day slavery.”
Since 2011, Justin and Fight for the Forgotten have provided nearly 3,000 acres of land and 25 water wells to the Pygmies. They have fulltime staff of 18 Congolese nationals who specialize in community development who are working to drill new wells and teach the Pygmies farming practices.
Precision MMA has joined Justin’s fight and this past year they worked to raise nearly $7,000.00 for Water4, the organization that is working to bring clean water to the Mbuti Pygmies and others across the globe who do not have access to clean drinking water.
Here, Justin personally thanks all the generous members of Precision MMA and talks about how the funds raised will be put to good use.
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
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