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James “June Bug” Livingston Jr. started boxing in 1970. His first fight was in 1971 in which he had lost his debut match. In 1972, he boxed in the Golden Gloves and won the 112lb championship as well as the A.A.U 112lb championship. In 1973, he won the open class 112lb Open Championship as well as the A.A.U championship once again. June Bug went on to the National Golden Gloves and lost in the quarter finals. In 19723 he once again boxed his way into the finals that he lost. He was chosen to be a part of the USA Boxing Team and won the Gold Medal. In 1974 he won both the Golden Gloves and the A.A.U Championships.

June Bug had 209 bouts winning 196 and only losing 13. He had a tremendous career and is truly a legend in Trenton’s long history of boxing.

I had the privlage of knowing June Bug for many years. He always brought a smile to my face.                The last several years of his life June Bug along with Ron Harris and Terrance Miller helped develop Primal Gym’s tremendously successful boxing program.

For this I am eternally grateful.

In honor of June Bug on June 30th we are having the 1st Annual June Bug Livingston Memorial Championships.

Rest in Peace Brother.

Junebug June 30th 2018

 

PRIMAL MMA FIGHT NIGHT APRIL 28TH

 

PRIMAL PROMOTIONS is proud to announce.
PRIMAL MMA FIGHT NIGHT I
April 28th
7PM
We are currently looking for fighters and a variety of partnerships. Please go to the web site for Intel.
Other Primal Promotions:
January 20th – WBF Title Fight.
April 28th – MMA Fight Night.
August 18th – MMA Fight Night.
November 3rd – MMA Fight Night.
6 more dates for Kickboxing and Boxing TBA.
www.PrimalFightPromotions.com

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Primal Gym is a proud representative of Carlos Catania Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

What is Carlos Catania Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Simply put, Carlos Catania BJJ is NOT your typical sport based technique system. We focus heavily on forcing reactions and causing entanglements, by means of pain and pressure, and extensive technique drilling that seems to have lost its place in many Martial Arts academies’ priority lists. After all, “Drillers make Killers!”

This program is perfect for Self Defense and Fitness, but how devastating is it for Mixed Martial Arts?

It is as ideal as it gets! Why? Because unlike modern day sport Jiu-Jitsu, which typically favors just the ground aspect, this program covers all areas of Submission Grappling. We have infused a high dose of clinch work/tie ups, grip fighting, takedowns and throws from our Judo and Wrestling backgrounds, on top of exemplary ground control, and endless Submission attacks and Submission defense.

Nothing is based on an opponents or adversary’s incorrect reaction to a technique, but instead based solely upon the correct technical reactions to each transition or attack. We must ask ourselves, how would the very best practitioner in the world respond? What does this do?

It forces the student/athlete to memorize techniques 2 and 3 moves ahead, which accelerates the learning curve. The body can only respond so many ways to a takedown, submission attack, position or transition.

Therefore, if these correct reactions are taught in a chain pattern and memorized as such, the student is already reacting one or two moves ahead, and if a technical mistake does occur then things are far simpler than if you only drilled with hopes of an opponent or adversary’s a technical mistake.

We do NOT rely on Position before Submission, but instead Submission from any Position and Submissions throughout Transitions.

Carlos Catania BJJ is as Old School as it gets when it comes to reality fighting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We are a very takedown & throw heavy program, and do not rely at all on any guard pulling techniques whatsoever. It could perhaps be the closest thing to date that resembles what Mitsuyo Maeda originally passed on to Carlos Gracie Sr. in the beginning. Which was based upon Maeda’s ever-evolving fighting style, developed from over 2000 matches with utilizing techniques from Kano Jujitsu (Not named Judo until 1925 in Brazil) and Catch-as-Catch-Can Wrestling.

Finally, all submissions are taught to all skill levels under proper professor/coach/student discretion and stressing a quality student to coach ratio. A Submission is a Submission and Carlos Catania BJJ does not withhold specific techniques to students due to their current rank. There are NO illegal Submissions in this system. As our motto states: “The Gentle Art is Not Always So Gentle!”

For more Intel:

www.PrimalGymNJ.com

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Primal Gym is proud to announce that our plan for total world domination is beginning to take hold.

Due to our remarkable growth and to meet the needs of our ever-expanding customer base.

We are now moving to a new location

10,000 sq. ft.

That’s no typo

10,000 Fucking sq. ft.

Located right down the road from our existing location at

3 Nami Lane, Hamilton NJ 08619

NEW:

Expanded Schedule / New Classes and times
2,000 sq ft. mat space
Cage
Boxing Ring
Weight Room
Turf
Lounge
2 Locker Room

The New Primal Gym will be fully operational December 1st.

www.PrimalGymNJ.com

 

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PRIMAL RADIO RETURNS?

The rumor on the street is that Primal Radio will be back on the air soon after a lengthy hiatus. Primal Radio was a huge hit that aired internationally weekly with listeners in 171 different countries. Primal Radio featured interviews with Top Athletes, Coaches, Celebrities, and Entertainers along with irreverent and opinionated talk of the world we live in.

20170826_142242PRIMAL Gym Fight Night a Great Success.

Sunday afternoon Primal Fight Night IV August 27th was a huge success. Boxers from throughout NJ and PA showed up to test their skills. The athletes ages ranged from 11 years old to 30 years old. It was an incredibly entertaining and competitive show.

Primal Gym would like to thank all the coaches and boxers who participated in the event and especially Jackie Atkins the President of NJ USA Boxing and the officials for being true professionals.

Look out for our next event in November.

Also, if you are looking to train in boxing in an Official USA Boxing Gym with Official USA Boxing coaches then Primal Gym is for you.

Available Training:

COMBAT SPORTS INCLUDE:

  • USA Boxing
  • Mixed Martial Arts
  • Brazilian Jujitsu
  • Shingitai Jujitsu
  • Kickboxing
  • Catch Wrestling
  • Submission Fighting

MODERN MARTIAL ARTS INCLUDE:

  • Military Close Quarter Combatives (CQC)
  • Jeet Kune Do (JKD}
  • Self Defense

TRADITIONAL MARTIAL ARTS:

  • Kajukenbo
  • Bujutsu Kempo
  • Arnis, Kali
  • JuJitsu

STRENGTH & FITNESS INCLUDES:

  • Warrior Fit
  • Boot Camps
  • TRX Suspension Training
  • Kettlebell Training
  • Speed
  • Agility
  • Strength & Quickness Training

PERSONALIZED & SMALL GROUP TRAINING INCLUDES:

  • One on One
  • Partner Plus
  • Personal Team
  • Youth & Adult

Primal Gym is located at 2103 Whitehorse Mercerville Rd Hamilton NJ.

For more Intel:

Gym # 609-584-8500

E-Mail: info@primalgymnj.com

LITTLE LEAGUE CHAMPS 2017

Primal Gym is incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to train these fine athletes. Two years straight these kids have won the NJ District 12 Little League Championship. How? By their hard work and dedication. In the off season the team would meet at Primal Gym for hours of Boxing, MMA training combined with a unique blend of Speed and Agility Training. The training covers everything from the toes to the nose increasing the athletes hand eye coordination, muscular endurance, mental toughness the list goes on and on.


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