The kids martial arts program at Precision is a healthy balance of the physical martial arts instruction of kicks, punches, takedowns and submissions along with life lessons focused on building healthy habits, proper manners, honesty, integrity, discipline and citizenship. The martial arts courses are specifically designed to combat many of the challenges facing Hudson Valley youth today such as bullying, childhood obesity, ADD and ADHD and type 2-diabetes through a combination of rigorous exercise and self esteem building lessons and activities.
Fran Vaccaro, mother of Precision MMA Kids martial arts member 12 year old Billy Vaccaro had this to say about the program:
“Whether it’s a day to get in a fantastic work out to maintain a healthy form of exercise or just in need of some advice we can count on them to always be there. Precision MMA has also proven to be a great outlet to help with deal with every day life stressors. Precision MMA is much more that martial arts it is a place to learn amongst friends who are encouraging and supportive of one another”
The program is lead by Precision MMA’s head coach Brian McLaughlin. A lifelong Hudson Valley resident, Brian knows the challenges faced by kids growing up in the area and wants to make martial arts training a catalyst for positive change in the lives of Hudson Valley youth. Brian is the Hudson Valley’s only professional mixed martial arts champion and a black belt in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In addition to his grappling training coach Brian has also trained alongside world champions in muay thai, karate, boxing, wrestling and mixed martial arts. Students enrolled in Precision’s children classes will be the recipients of Brian’s 15 years of martial arts knowledge.
If you live in Poughkeepsie, LaGrange, Pleasant Valley, Millbrook or Hopewell Junction and would like to find out more about the children’s martial arts program at Precision MMA call 845-392-8495 or visit