Aug 072018

            Why Should I Start Training Mixed Martial Arts?

MMA in Poughkeepsie, NY

MMA in Poughkeepsie, NY

Looking to pick up an interesting, fun and overall beneficial sport? Make the decision to take lessons at our gym: Precision Boxing and MMA in Poughkeepsie, New York. Mixed Martial Arts has gained popularity in the Hudson Valley, and with the host of benefits, both mentally and physically, we understand why. MMA will improve: confidence, concentration, coordination, and most importantly self-defense and discipline. MMA will promote total body and mind fitness by working on cardio, flexibility, and strength through various methods of training. Improved flexibility, especially for older participants, can prevent pulled muscles and fractures. MMA will increase hand and eye coordination by learning how to make your whole-body work in unison for improved reaction times and agility. MMA will boost confidence by helping you physically look your best and by giving you the ability to protect yourself from potential attackers in any real-life dangerous situation, a necessity in modern society. Additionally, with an increase of confidence, you’ll gain a boost in self-esteem. Knowing that you can effectively defend yourself in physical confrontations will enable you to be relaxed and ease your anxiety in the face of a possible encounter. Gaining confidence will allow you to develop an ‘I can’ attitude to help you take on any challenge life throws at you with a sense of credence. If you’re looking for the recipe to tackle insecurities, gain confidence and promote good health, make the decision to train alongside an ever-growing number of students at Precision Boxing and MMA in Poughkeepsie, the Hudson Valley’s premier academy. Come in to schedule a consultation to see how Brain McLaughlin and his coaches can help you achieve optimal health and improved confidence.  –   Live in Poughkeepsie and looking to start your MMA journey?  Call Precision at 845-392-8495 or CLICK HERE

Jun 092014

Precision MMA: Real World Self Defense

What is your safety worth to you?  The answer to that question should be everything.  Your health, or in more severe cases your life, is one of the most precious, fragile and eminently perishable assets you have.  Getting injured or hospitalized in any way is an event that can radically alter your life, leaving you crippled and in pain where health and vitality used to be.  In a moment of senseless violence your life could become appreciably worse.  It may seem like hyperbole, but getting into a violent altercation is not something you have to inflate to make it into something scary.  There are costs that come along with learning self defense.  The martial arts come with membership dues, buying equipment and the time it takes to properly learn them.  These costs are insignificant when they are weighed against the dangers of inaction.

Nick Formichelli is a Corrections Officer who recently was called into action to stop a potentially serious situation.  Nick is on a response team that is called in to assist if an inmate attacks an officer.  Nick has previously trained in Boxing and that had been his typical approach to altercations.  When he came upon the inmate and officer involved in this fight, they were on the ground wrestling for top position.  The inmate attempted to grab Nick’s legs and take him down as well.  To the inmate’s surprise he found out that Nick had been practicing the sprawl the previous day at Precision.  Nick kicked back his own legs to prevent the take-down and put his weight down on the inmate.  This move was efficient and quick and stopped the inmate from doing any further harm.  Nick was able to resolve the situation with minimal harm to all involved.  He stopped an violent altercation with a quick and precise response.  

Nick has been a Corrections Officer for twenty years.  He had been a Precision MMA student for just 30 days.  He learned enough to keep stop an inmate from hurting anyone in thirty days.  Watch the video below to hear in his own words what happened.  If you want to learn real world self defense then come in to Precision MMA today.  Stop in, give us a call at 845-392-8495 or go to our website at

Jun 052014

Teaching Your Children Honor and Respect With the Martial Arts

 At Precision MMA children are taught the value of honor and respect and how to become a person with honor and respect.  To become an honorable person who respects others and oneself is a worthwhile goal.  Unfortunately these can be difficult values to instill in children.  The martial arts are a great way of molding your child into a better person.

Honorable people are people who fulfill obligations and act in a manner that leaves no suspicion about their moral uprightness.  They are honest and fair in their dealings with others.    Integrity and honesty are important parts of being honorable.   To make someone into a person who is honorable you must first give them the idea that being honorable is a worthwhile goal.  The martial arts make a person honorable through the daily practices and challenges.  Every class offers new chances for the children to test themselves both mentally and physically.  The attitude of the students is a major factor in belt promotions.  Students who are gracious winners and show class and perseverance in losing are those who go far in class, and ultimately in life.  

Respect is a quality that Precision MMA tries very hard to impart to it’s students.  All students are required to stand at attention when the instructor is teaching a technique or imparting some wisdom at the end of a long training session.  This ensures that the children will be paying attention and that they won’t be a distraction for any other students.  Respect for your peers is also important at Precision.  The kids in class are always taught to be good partners.  This ranges from being respectful and conscientious of other people, to training in a safe manner.  The children are told to never discourage partners or gloat after doing well.  

Come in to Precision MMA today and try our FREE 30 day trial and private introductory lesson.  Give us a call at 845-392-8495, stop in or go to our website at