Monthly Archives: June 2011

June 30, 2011

Scranton Martial Arts Training

There are many benefits of studying martial arts in Scranton Pa.  The first and most obvious is learning a great self defense system.  At Scranton MMA we know how to teach absolute beginners the skills they need to defend themselves.  You will learn proven methods and techniques that work and are easy to use.  You do not have to be a great athlete or a super strong to learn these techniques.

Another great benefit of learning martial arts is the improvement in your self confidence and self esteem.  This is a result of learning self defense as well as a result of the continual improvement you will see in your technique and the efficiency in which you are able to utilize them.  By constantly learning new techniques and always improving on the basics you will always feel great about the time you are investing into your training and by seeing the results and the improvements you will feel great about yourself.  This will carry over into all areas of your life.


Studying Martial arts is also a great stress reliever.  If you had a tough day in the office or have been working long hours on a project you can be assured that you will get to blow off some steam in a very safe and friendly environment.  This is how you want to release all that negative energy.  Training in the martial arts is actually a very healthy and fun way to drain all that energy so you can relax when you are done training and sleep with your mind at ease at the end of the night.


Improving your overall health and wellness is another great benefit of practicing martial arts.  Are you not a fan of crowded gyms or aerobic tapes?  Do you hate to jog on the treadmill?  Martial art training is a great workout and it is a lot of fun.  It is definitely not boring!  You will have a great time and get a great workout in.  All of our classes allow you to improve your cardiovascular health as well as making you stronger and more flexible.


These are just a few of the great benefits of studying martial arts at Scranton MMA.  There are many more benefits you will come to realize once you get started.  You will become a member of a great team with a ton of support to help you grow and learn these skills.  You will meet a lot of great students like yourself some will be very advanced and will help guide you along the way and some will only have a few weeks or months training and they can share with you their stories of how they got started and the improvements they have made.

Scranton MMA is the premier center for martial arts training in Scranton PA!  We have the largest facility.  We have the most instructors and the most classes offered.  We are easy to get to from Rt 81, Rt 84, I380 and Rt 6.  We have a large parking lot, locker rooms and showers.  We also have a CrossFit Facility, Keystone CrossFit, right on site.  We offer everything you need all under one roof.


Call or stop by for a tour and a free workout on us!

June 29, 2011

Scranton’s best BJJ, Judo, Muay Thai, and CrossFit All Under One Roof

Last night at Scranton MMA the best BJJ students and best Judo students in the area once again came together to train hard and improve their skills.  Before this great workout even got started many of the top students, assistant instructors, and instructors were inside Keystone CrossFit improving their strength and conditioning with CrossFit coach Tim Muenkel.  After a great workout, everyone started with a fantastic BJJ class taught by Jeff Reese.   The class focused on the most fundamental principles of the finishing a triangle against an opponent that is striking from inside the guard. In attendance were a variety of students, both men and women, ranging from brand new white belts to our most seasoned purple and brown.

Right after the BJJ class ended, student moved into the Muay Thai and Judo classes.  Once again both classses had a mix of beginners and experienced students alike. This is very important as the mixing of skill levels allows our more advanced students to constantly focus on working to refine their basic skills, which are vital for success in any martial art, while simultaneously affording our newer students the benefit of working with someone of a higher skill level helping them to improve at a rapid pace.

The Muay Thai class went through some great technical footwork that stressed the importance of angles and finished out with lots of drill and sparring.  The instructors were able to help correct some mistakes being made by the newer students as well as help improve the technique of the more advanced students.  Everyone left with more confidence in their striking ability and everyone got a great workout in as well.

The Judo club continued to get ready for the upcoming freestyle judo tournament.  Students worked a lot on both standing and ground techniques in preparation for this great event.  Freestyle Judo is a mix of rules that works well for well rounded grapplers.  The participants start standing and continue to compete on the ground.  Unlike IJF Judo tournaments, Freestyle Judo has fewer rules and restrictions.  One of the biggest is that ‘shots’ or leg grabbing takedowns are allowed under Freestyle rules.  Additionally, much more time is given for the competitors to finish the match on the ground with chokes or submissions.  Pins can not end a match.

So, in just a few hours, students were able to improve their strength and conditioning, work on their BJJ and then focus on either Judo or Muay Thai.  That is really a wonderful benefit of belonging to Scranton MMA.  You can get a lot of training done in a short amount of time all under one roof! Some people call this a great night of training, we call it just another Tuesday! See you on the mats!

June 29, 2011

Summer Special on Private Lessons!

As summer rolls in so too do the hot deals at Scranton MMA! In the month of July all private lessons are $20 off the regular list price! Use this summer special to turbo charge your technique and make your game better than ever before. Getting ready for a big tournament? Book a private! Getting ready for a possible promotion at an upcoming seminar? Book a private! Thinking about joining Scranton MMA but want to make sure we are the right place for you
? Book a private! Tired of getting your butt kicked in sparring? Book a private! Got nothing better to do during the dog days of summer? Book a private! Don’t wait, book now. Private lessons are booked a week in advance and always fill up quickly so see your favorite instructors today or call the academy. See you on the mats!

June 29, 2011

July Facebook Contest

Summer is here and the time to train at Scranton MMA has never been better! Once again to show our appreciation to the hard working student body we have designed yet another FaceBook contest. In the month of July we want you to snap a photo of yourself standing with the giant mural of Helio Gracie that stands guard in the lobby at Scranton MMA, post it to FaceBook, in the “add a description box” enter one reason you love Scranton MMA then make it your profile pic! Once you have finished just pop on to Scranton MMA FaceBook page and let us know it’s done. Your name will be automatically entered into the July giveaway. The prize? You will win the August 11th, 2011 Royce Gracie seminar FREE! Awesome, right? See you on the mats!

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