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Help Olivia KO Cancer

Butch’s Boxing & MMA holds a fundraiser for Olivia Grace.

Olivia Grace KO LEUKEMIA (2)


Butch and Amanda Rinaldi (Photo by Suzanne Monteverdi/QNS)
Butch and Amanda Rinaldi (Photo by Suzanne Monteverdi/QNS)












Weight Lifting for MMA Fighters

Weight Lifting for MMA Fighters

Many people going to the gym lift heavy to get big, which is fine, but weight training for boxers and mixed martial artist needs to be a little different.

Lifting weights for a combat athlete needs to be explosive, so keep the weights light & due many reps. You want to simulate the movements & tempo of a fight, not only does this condition your muscles but it also gets your heart and lungs in fighting shape.

Warm ups:

Weighted shadow boxing

Push ups

Pull ups




Bent Over Row

Upright Row

Military press dumbbell & barbell

Good Morning

Split Squats

Squat & Push Press


Again, keep the weight light & the movements explosive. Make sure to use Proper Form, we are lifting to get stronger for the fight not to injure ourselves.

Butch’s Boxing & MMA Announces Kids with Special Needs Class in Bayside

Butch’s Boxing & MMA Announces Kids with Special Needs Class in Bayside

QUEENS, N.Y.June 30, 2017PRLogKids with Special Needs Boxing/MMA Class

Bayside, NY-June 30, 2017-Butch’s Boxing & MMA announces the beginning of the special needs summer class in Bayside, NY. The special needs Boxing/Martial arts class will start on July 1st, 2017 & end August 26th, 2017, with a makeup day on September 9th.

The special needs boxing/MMA class is geared for any high functioning child with an IEP. The exercises and stretching done in boxing and martial arts classes will help children that have low or high tone. Low/high tone means that the child’s muscles have not developed the same as other kids. Children with low or high tone may have problems with flexibility, balance, walking, and range of motion. The long fluid movements of boxing and martial arts are perfect for helping children with these conditions.

Boxing and martial arts classes for Children that have ADHD or that are on the spectrum for autism can improve their focus, patience, and their social skills which can translate to better performance in school.

The key to a boxing and martial arts program for kids with special needs working is consistency. These programs are excellent for kids that have Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, Autism, speech and other developmental conditions.


Butch’s Boxing & MMA has been servicing the Bayside, Queens community for over five years. The reason for this program is because the owners of the gym have children with special needs & know how hard it is to find a program specifically designed for special needs kids. For more information visit www.ny-mma.com



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