On Memorial Day (Monday May 5th, 2015) we will be having a limited schedule at Fusion MMA & Kickboxing of Port Jefferson Station, NY.
10am Kickboxing with Joe F.
11am BJJ/MMA with Joe F.
All other classes are canceled. We will resume our regular schedule on Tuesday morning. Come train
We will be closed for the evening.
Make sure to take a look at our full schedule.
UFC 187: Chris Weidman vs Vitor Belfort
At UFC 187 Chris Weidman (13-0) defeated Vitor Belfort (24-11, 1 no-contest) in spectacular fasion via first round TKO/Ref Stoppage.
As expected, Vitor showed no fear and came out swinging with the boxing style and aggressiveness he is known for. Weidman looked to be in trouble as he was unable to counter and only defended the strikes. After the fight, Chris said he was simply letting Vitor tire himself out and that he was in no danger during the one sided exchange.
Chris appeared to be hurt by one of the blows as he backed away, though it may have been a combination of being hit while also slipping on the canvas.
Next, Weidman showed why he is the champion, quickly taking Vitor down with a perfectly timed double leg (a blast double). He wasted no time in passing Vitors half-guard, attaining mount position and throwing punch after punch. Chris is a Black Belt in Jiu Jitsu and D1 All American Wrestler, he did a great job displaying his world class grappling skill. Vitor showed no signs of intelligent defense (he even tried to punch Chris from under mount). The referee stopped the match at 2:53 of round one due to strikes.
Entire card (quick results):
Daniel Cormier def. Anthony Johnson by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:35 of Round Three
Chris Weidman def. Vitor Belfort by TKO (punches and elbows) at 2:53 of Round One
Donald Cerrone def. John Makdessi by TKO (broken jaw) at 4:44 of Round Two
Andrei Arlovski def. Travis Browne by TKO (punches) at 4:41 of Round One
Joseph Benavidez def. John Moraga by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
John Dodson def. Zach Makovsky by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Dong Hyun Kim def. Josh Burkman by submission (arm-triangle choke) at 2:13 of Round Three
Rafael Natal def. Uriah Hall by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Rose Namajunas vs. Nina Ansaroff Fight cancelled due to Ansaroff contracting the flu
Colby Covington def. Mike Pyle by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Islam Makhachev def. Leo Kuntz by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:38 of Round Two
Justin Scoggins def. Josh Sampo by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Are you interested in Mixed Martial Arts? Fusion MMA & Kickboxing is Port Jefferson Station's largest MMA Academy, with classes for beginner & advanced trainees. Classes are available for those looking for a fun way to get in-shape or looking to step into the cage.
If you'd like more information on our MMA & Kickboxing Academy please visit our website at http://FusionKickboxing.com or call us at 631-219-8965.
How to Choose an MMA Gym on Long Island
Are you looking for a Mixed Martial Arts Academy (MMA school) on Long Island? If so take a look at this guide to see if the dojo you're interested in passes the test!
Do they have a proven grappling program?
Grappling is a major component of Mixed Martial Arts training. In fact, many coaches will tell you that grappling skills are the most important aspect of an MMA fight. Look for a school that specializes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the worlds leading and most effective grappling art as proved in the UFC and other tournaments. In addition to Jiu Jitsu training, there should also be a large emphasis on Wrestling techniques, these allow fighters to take their opponents down to the ground (or defend themselves against their attackers take downs). Our gym specializes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Catch Wrestling techniques that are designed for sport and self defense training. You'll learn joint locks, choke holds, trips and throws to effectively defend yourself in any situation.
Do they have a proven striking program?
A proper striking program includes punching, kicking, elbows, knees and even headbutts. Our school emphasizes the art of Muay Thai (also known as Thai Boxing or the "Science of 8 Limbs"), the worlds most effective striking style. At Fusion MMA, we practice the Dutch style of Muay Thai, a combination of Thai Boxing, Western Boxing and Kyokushin Karate. As an always evolving striking style, you will also see elements of Kung Fu, Taekwondo and other martial arts. Our expert trainers use what works, teaching students to apply their techniques in competition or for self defense situations.
Do they have a competitive fight team?
An authentic MMA gym will have a competitive fight team. Although most of our members train for fun and self defense, we have a large and active competition team at Fusion MMA. When looking at a martial arts school, check their credentials to make sure they have full contact fights on their record (and hopefully current active fighters as well). Look for a school that has successfully competed in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, Muay Thai, Kickboxing and of course MMA.
Do the instructors have verified fights?
The best schools will not only have active students that compete but also coaches with competition experience. Don't be afraid to ask for an instructors credentials or fight record. If the trainers haven't competed (and don't coach students that compete) chances are it is not a quality school. At Fusion MMA we pride ourselves on being the only school in Port Jefferson Station, NY with instructors and members who have fought in MMA, Vale Tudo, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (gi & No-Gi), Kickboxing and more.
Do they have a proper training facility?
A proper MMA gym will have the right tools to help you reach your full potential. At the very least look for a large matted space in which to safely practice techniques and sparring. In addition, a top MMA facility will have tons of heavy bags, a boxing ring or cage, a full weight room and plenty of room to train.
Why choose Fusion Mixed Martial Arts of Port Jefferson Station, NY?
Fusion MMA and Kickboxing of Port Jefferson Station, NY is the premier Mixed Martial Arts and Kickboxing Academy on the North Shore of Eastern Long Island. Offering Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Catch Wrestling, Muay Thai and Boxing we have the area's most complete martial arts program and experienced MMA program. If you'd like more information on our classes please visit http://FusionKickboxing.com or call 631-219-8965.
Is Wrestling a Martial Art?
Many coaches agree that wrestling is indeed a martial art. In fact, wrestling is one of the words oldest, most popular and most effective form of fighting! Unlike many other martial arts, the goal of wrestling is to pin and submit an opponent with the use of joint locks and choke holds. There is no striking in wrestling but the devastating finishing techniques of this grappling style can end any fight quickly! There are many styles of wrestling including Greco-Roman, Freestyle, Folkstyle, Turkish and more. In fact even Judo and Jiu Jitsu are forms of wrestling from Japan.
The style we practice at Fusion MMA is known as "Catch as Catch Can" or simply Catch Wrestling. The goal of Catch Wrestling is to use any means necessary to either pin your opponents shoulders to the floor or force them to submit. Popular submission holds from Catch Wrestling include the Double Wrist Lock, Toe Hold, Coil Lock, Key Lock, Ankle Lock and Hammer Lock. Other popular techniques used to pin and control an opponent include the Full Nelson, Half Nelson, Cradle and Body Triangle.
Unlike Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Catch Wrestling emphasizes take downs and top control (often called "riding"). By taking our opponent down to the floor, you have a much greater chance of submitting them as well as have an opportunity to effectively strike in a self defense situation. Popular takedowns include the Double Leg, Single Leg, High Crotch and Ankle Pick. Throws are also a large part of the takedown and clinch game of Catch Wrestling including the Hip Throw and Head & Arm Throw. Riding (or controlling the top position) allows a good wrestler to maintain various top positions, transitioning from Side Control, Mount and Back Mount.
The strengths of Catch Wrestling as a martial arts style are the crushing top control, aggressive hunt for submissions, takedowns and unorthodox submission holds. All of these make for excellent self defense and MMA skills. Many of today's top MMA fighters in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) and Bellator train in Catch Wrestling (or some variation of it) as their primary grappling style. Famous Catch Wrestlers include Frank Gotch, Martin "Farmer" Burns and Karl Gotch. Modern MMA fighters known for their Catch Style include Randy Couture, Kazushi Sakuraba, Kamal Shalorus, Takanori Gomi, and Josh Barnett
Fusion Mixed Martial Arts of Port Jefferson Station, NY on Long Island offers a complete grappling program including Catch Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Japanese Jiu Jitsu. Students learn to combine these grappling skills in our MMA program for use in sport or self-defense. Our expert staff of trainers are the only coaches in the area to have proven their skills in the cage, ring and on the mat, using their skills in MMA and Vale Tudo.
Our students get the chance to compete as well though most of our members train simply for fun and self defense.
If you would like to learn Catch Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Port Jefferson Station check out our website at http://LongIslandMMATraining.com or call 631-219-8965.
How is boxing used in Mixed Martial Arts?
Many Mixed Martial Artists agree that boxing is a major element of a proper striking game for both MMA and Kickboxing competitions. Boxing is practiced throughout the world and was one of the first sports included in the Olympic games by the ancient Greeks in BC 688. Today boxing is still one of the largest and most widely practiced combat sports. It is included in the Olympics while also having its own world championshsips.
The style of boxing we practice at Fusion Mixed Martial Arts in Port Jefferson Station, NY is called "Dirty Boxing" as it does not follow the traditional rules of modern day boxing. This "dirty" style incorporates punching from the clinch, elbows and takedowns, techniques which are illegal in a modern boxing event. From the clinch our MMA students are taught how to throw powerful punches to the body and head with one arm while controlling the opponents neck with his other arm. This allows the fighter to off balance his opponent while throwing powerful hooks and uppercuts, often with the intent to knockout or knockdown the attacker. In addition to learning effective punching from the clinch, our boxers learn to incorporate elbows from this "dirty boxing clinch", devastating techniques that will cut or stop an attacker quickly in either sport or self defense training.
Another major difference in our dirty boxing style is the use of defensive head movement. While our boxers still learn how to slip, bob and weave, it is done in a much more subtle motion. With the addition of head kicks, knees and takedown, an MMA fighter must be very careful when lowering or moving his head to counter strikes. We practice a much more upright fighting posture to prepare for these attacks from Muay Thai and Kickboxing fighters.
If you are interested in MMA training then you have most likely heard of Muay Thai or Thai Boxing. When we combine our dirty boxing techniques with Muay Thai (also known as the Science of 8 Limbs) we end up with a brand new style called "Dutch Muay Thai." This hybrid style combines effective punching of dirty boxing, the powerful striking of Kyokushin Karate and the devastating kicks, knees and elbows of Muay Thai. It is truly the worlds most effective form of striking and was pioneered by Dutch fighters in Holland! Notable Dutch Style Thai fighters include Bas Ruten, Henri Hooft and Peter Aerts.
In the Summer of 2014 Fusion Mixed Martial Arts was proud to have hosted Henri Hooft in a Dutch Style Muay Thai Seminar, it was truly an honor to learn from the best!
If you'd like to learn more about boxing for MMA watch the video below to see some of our fight team in action!
Fusion Mixed Martial Arts of Port Jefferson Station offers dirty boxing at our Long Island MMA Academy. Our students learn the "Dutch Style Thai Boxing" which blends Muay Thai, Kyokushin Karate and Boxing into the world's most effective striking art. Our goal is to train for sport and self defense, giving students the tools they need to defend themselves in any situation. To learn more about our Muay Thai classes at Fusion MMA & Kickboxing please visit our website http://FusionKickboxing.com or call us at 631-219-8965.
Is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu useful for self defense?
Expert trainers agree, Jiu Jitsu, specifically Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, is the worlds most effective martial art for self defense training. Unlike other martial arts, BJJ is an art that relies on grappling techniques that use efficient movement and leverage to defeat a larger, stronger opponent. Although their are no striking techniques (such as punching or kicking) in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, fighters learn to apply finishing moves known as "submission holds" which have the ability to end a fight in seconds. Whether you are looking to train for sport or self defense, training in Jiu Jitsu is a must.
How did BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) prove itself as the most effective form of combat known to man? In the 1900's the Gracie family developed this amazing art in Brazil, learning Judo and Wrestling from Mitsuyo Maeda who was a leading Kodokan Judo player. Helio Gracie took his teachings and modified them to allow a smaller, weaker individual such as himself to defeat larger, stronger attackers. To differentiate this new style of martial art created by Helio and Carlson Gracie they created the name Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (sometimes also known as Gracie Jiu Jitsu).
To prove the effectiveness of this new fighting style, Helio and his family members challenged all of the area's martial arts schools to a limited-rules contest known as Vale Tudo. The terms of the matches were very simple, only two rules were followed, no biting and no eye gouging. During these Vale Tudo matches no other style was effective or as dominant as the newly created Jiu Jitsu.
Every challenge match resulted in the same outcome. Challengers would try to strike using their outdated and often ineffective martial arts. Gracie family members would quickly close the gap, clinch and take their opponent down to the floor. From there, they gained a dominant position, displayed amazing control over their challengers and ultimately submitted them all.
Fight after, fight, the same situation repeats itself as representatives from karate, Kung Fu, Kempo, Hapkido and other styles are taken to the ground and easily defeated. In each fight, the Jiu Jitsu fighter not only defeats his opponent but does it in dominating fashion. No other martial art has been able to produce these results in Vale Tudo or other limited rules challenge matches.
At Fusion MMA & Kickboxing of Port Jefferson Station, NY we teach the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for both self defense and sport. Our goal is to share the world's only proven self defense system. The Gracie family brought BJJ to the United States and we are carrying on their tradition of teaching the best self defense to the North Shore of Eastern Long Island.If you would like to learn more about our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA program visit our website at http://FusionKickboxing.com or call 631-219-8965.