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March 22, 2012
Looking for the Right
If you are looking for MMA in the Poughkeepsie Area, look no further than NYMAG (New York Martial Arts Gym) - The First and Only Fully Equipped & Accredited MMA Gym in the Poughkeepsie Area.
When looking for the right
If you are new to the sport or the particular styles of martial arts that make up MMA, there are many martial arts schools that will prey on your lack of knowledge. This article will help you to better understand what you should be looking for when choosing the right Poughkeepsie MMA Gym.
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MMA IS A SPORT, NOT A STYLE
There is NO SUCH THING as a Black Belt in MMA. If someone says they are an MMA Black Belt or are offering belts in MMA, RUN! MMA Means "Mixed Martial Arts" and is made up of styles used within the sport of MMA. The primary style used in the sport of MMA that does give belts is Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. If you are looking for a legit
LEGITIMATE ACCREDITED BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU
Since the migration of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu to the
There are many who trace their linage to a Gracie Family member, yet they have no certification approved by any Gracie. All IBJJF Certifications are approved and signed by Carlos Gracie Jr. Be sure to ask for the IBJJF school certificate and their Black Belt IBJJF Membership card - and/or - their Diploma from the Federacao de Jiu-jitsu do Estado do Rio de Janeiro if a school is claiming a lineage or ties to Gracie Family and legitimate BJJ Rank. NYMAG is the only Poughkeepsie Area MMA Gym to have Black Belts certified by the IBJJF AND the Federação de Jiu-Jitsu do Estado do
Beware of schools offering BJJ or Gracie Jiu-jitsu certified by associations other than the two listed above or by associations that offer online belt programs.
LEGITIMATE MUAY THAI
Muay Thai - a style of Kickboxing - is considered the primary Kickboxing style used by MMA Fighters. Due to the popularity of MMA, many American Kickboxing and "MMA" Schools will claim they teach Muay Thai Kickboxing. There are many who will taut their local kickboxing titles and say it is Muay Thai, but this is far from the truth. Ask the schools claiming to teach Muay Thai if the instructors have been to
PROPER TRAINING FACILITIES
MMA is the fastest growing sport in the World and as more people want to become involved in the sport or even at a recreational, self defense or fitness level, the quality of MMA Gyms should improve. Sadly, most MMA Gyms in the Poughkeepsie Area don't feel that their customers deserve the best possible facilities. NYMAG is the ONLY Fully Equipped MMA Gym in the Poughkeepsie Area complete with a Full Cage, Boxing Ring, Bags and all other amenities you'd expect a Professional MMA Gym to have.
INFLATED FIGHT RECORDS & "PROFESSIONAL FIGHTERS"
Now that MMA is popular, almost everyone is a "professional fighter". Ask these so-called professionals if fighting is their primary source of income. If they make less money in a year than a teen-age kid at a burger restaurant, then they aren't what anyone smart would consider a "Professional Fighter". Sadly, there are "MMA Instructors" out there with inflated fight records, very few fights or who only fight once a year or less claiming that they are Professional Fighters and that this experience is what qualifies them to teach you how to reach your goals or become a winner.
A good MMA school is qualified by their Credentials and Results. When choosing the right
NYMAG (New York Martial Arts Gym) is The Source for MMA in The Poughkeepsie Area and has been since 1997. We are an
BEWARE OF MISLEADING "FREE" OFFERS
If it sounds too good to be true, then it is. A free trial lesson or day pass is reasonable. In the martial arts industry, it is common to offer a Free Trial Period or 30 Days or more, but then pull a bait and switch when you enter the school. This is an old Karate Business tactic that some Poughkeepsie MMA schools have adopted. Go ahead and sign up for the "FREE 30 Day Trial" and here's what will happen: You'll try ONE free class and at the end of the class - or definitely before your "Free" 30 days is up, you will be approached by a sales person and given a "Special Offer" to Join Now at a "Discounted Price" and offered all of this (Cheap) Free Gear ... but if you want to take the 30 days free, then the price will be significantly higher should you decide to join after taking the offer and when it expires, leaving you with a monthly bill close to $200! At NYMAG, we charge half of what some underqualified competitors do. We don't need to waste your time or ours with slimy bait and switch tactics or misleading offers. We have the strength of a large and happy enrollment that comes from World Class Instruction, Great Service and Satisfied Customers. Come in and we'll let you try our classes free of charge or obligation for the day. We won't try to scam or profile you ... because we don't need to.
NYMAG (New York Martial Arts Gym) is the Only Fully Equipped and Accredited Poughkeepsie Area MMA Gym.
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