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Hudson Valley MMA The Path to Mixed Martial Arts Success at Precision MMA
Precision MMA, the Hudson Valley's top resource for mixed martial arts, is offering a 30 Day free trial for all Hudson Valley residents who want to change their lives through mixed martial arts training
By: Precision MMA
Many Hudson Valley Mixed Martial Arts fans have asked themselves, what does it take to succeed in the sport of mixed martial arts? As an outsider looking in, it may seem like a daunting task. Modern day mixed martial artists are finely honed athletes who possess diverse skills in a number of different disciplines. Many fans of the sport dream of stepping into the cage themselves, however they believe the sport is too difficult and they wouldn’t be successful. Unfortunately, this mental hurdle keeps many from pursuing their dream of becoming mixed martial artists. When taken one step at a time, a dedicated and passionate student can make their Hudson Valley MMA dreams a reality. Here I will outline the path necessary to follow through on the goal of becoming a successful mixed martial arts competitor. Fortunately, this path can be carried out right here in the Hudson Valley.
The first and most obvious step to becoming a successful fighter is finding a quality place to train. There are many gyms in the Hudson Valley that will tell you they can make you a great fighter, but very few can follow up on that promise. When selecting a gym, it is better to go with a group that has a proven track record rather than those trying to reinvent the wheel. Look for a gym that has active competitors winning at all levels of competition. Some gyms have superstars, but only at the highest level of the sport. Make sure the coaches pay as much attention to the novice fighters competing in high school gymnasiums as they do the professionals. Look for coaches who have competed themselves – you don’t want a coach who is making things up as they go, but someone who has been in the trenches themselves. Equally important is that the gym is in a safe and encouraging atmosphere. All the training in the world won’t help you if you’re in a body cast. MMA training can be rough at times, you need a supportive team that will work to keep your spirits high and encourage you through the tough times.
Once you find a gym the next step will be focusing your training. The best path is to focus your training on a small group of martial arts. For example, start with basic boxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Don’t try to do everything under the sun as soon as you step on the mat for the first time. Take your time learning one of two core disciplines and slowly build once your coaches tell you you’re ready. Set time aside to drill and build the necessary repetitions necessary to truly understand the ins and outs of each technique.
Don’t rush into sparring too soon. Make sure you know what you’re doing before you start full resistance training – otherwise you’ll simply develop poor habits. Make sure you don’t spar like you have something to prove, work humbly with more experienced partners making learning the highest priority. As you improve challenge yourself by trying new tricks and strategies rather than simply focusing on the same song and dance.
Once you start competing look for small local tournaments that focus on one discipline. Amateur boxing and grappling matches are where champions are made. All successful Hudson Valley MMA fighters started as amateurs. Jumping into MMA fights too soon open the door for injury and do little to highlight which parts of your game need development. Strive to become skilled in each individual area before you start putting things together. The fighters with the greatest longevity can fight on their feet, on the ground and in the clinch. Don’t allow small setbacks to discourage you. Every champion has suffered losses, the difference is they learned and grew from them and didn’t allow themselves to quit.
Finally, make sure your lifestyle off the mat is not holding you back. Lead a healthy life; take a critical look at everything you put into your body. A clean diet can be the difference between success and failure. Also ensure that you are able to make training your priority. If you are constantly missing training due to some outside obligation then becoming a top competitor is unlikely. Recovery is as important as training, be sure you are getting enough sleep, relaxing on your days off and keeping your mind at ease to avoid burnout.
I you live in the Hudson Valley and are looking to follow your dream of becoming a mixed martial arts champion check out Precision Mixed Martial Arts in LaGrange, NY. Precision coaches have had real MMA success. The program is headed by Ring of Combat Lightweight Champion and Ultimate Fighter Veteran Brian McLaughlin. He has assembled a supporting cast of coaches from all around the Hudson Valley including Golden Gloves champion boxer Derrick Ohlhoff, Muay Thai champion Karl Nemeth, 3rd degree Judo black belt Jerry Fokas and division 1 wrestlers Rich McHale and Ian Lindars.
Precision MMA is now offering everyone in the Hudson Valley who want to learn MMA a 30 Day Free trial call 845-392-8495 or visit http://www.poughkeepsiemixedmartialarts.com to get started
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