Monthly Archives: September 2011

September 11, 2011

G.R.A.C.I.E. NEPA Law Enforcement Course

Gracie Resistance And Control for Immediate Enforcement in NEPA

The G.R.A.C.I.E. NEPA course will provide an officer with a hand to hand defensive tactics and weapon retention skill set designed for law enforcement officials. The officer will develop a practical and applicable skill set that enables the officer to properly control a non-compliant suspect as well as defend his or her weapon in any and all suspect altercations. The G.R.A.C.I.E. NEPA beginner course involves 10 hours of instruction over the course of 10 weeks. Completion of the course will qualify and properly prepare an officer for the G.R.A.C.I.E. NEPA Level II course and the G.R.A.C.I.E. NEPA weapons combat course.

Course Objectives: The G.R.A.C.I.E. NEPA course will teach the officer to react with simple and smooth actions with automatic ease. The officer will demonstrate by week’s end an understanding of the expanded course outline and exhibit understanding of weapons retention and suspect control both standing up and on the ground.

Registration is now open to all law enforcement officers!

10 Week Beginner Course

 Course Highlights

  • Headlock (standing or against a wall) defenses
  • Standing Weapons Retention – PEO Strike
  • Take downs from behind
  • Weak Hand Grabs Prisoner/Suspect Compliance
  • Strong Hand Grabs
  • Two Hand Grabs
  • Mental Offensive and Defensive Mindsets
  • Rear Weapon Grabs
  • Mounted (Officer on his back)
  • Escapes from the Mounted position – Guard Work – Fighting Position
  • Guard Work – Time and Defend (or) hold position
  • Escape Side ground Headlocks
  • Handcuffing Procedures
  • Mounted Weapons Retention
  • Guard Weapons Retention
September 7, 2011

Scranton Mixed Martial Arts supports Susan G Komen

Scranton Mixed Martial Arts will be supporting the Susan G Komen race for the cure this Saturday. The Susan G Komen for the cure organization has a local affiliate in Scranton Pa and they will be holding a 5k race / 5k walk. All of the money earned will stay in the North East Pennsylvania area. The money will go towards education, early detection screening, research, and treatment programs.

Scranton Mixed Martial Arts has formed a team that anyone can join to help support this great cause. We will be doing both the race and the walk this Saturday. Registration starts at 6am on Saturday and closes at 7:45am. The runners will head towards the start line at 7:45am and the race will begin for them at 8:00am. Walkers will head towards the line at 8:15am and the walk will begin for them at 8:30am.

All members of Scranton Mixed Martial Arts are encouraged to join our team and participate in this great event. Also we are inviting any friends, family or fans to join us as well. If you are unable to join us for the race or the walk please consider making a donation to the cause.

Please go to to find out more information about this great event. On the website you will be able to register for the race or the walk, you can make a donation or just read about all the great work that they do in our area.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at the academy with any questions you might have regarding this event. The event is on Saturday morning and all regularly schedule classes at Scranton Mixed Martial Arts will still go on as scheduled. Please consider supporting this event and then heading right over to the academy to get some great training in.

September 6, 2011

Scranton MMA Celebrates Labor Day

Scranton MMA continues to exhibit why we are the premeire location in NEPA to train bjj and judo! Labor Day, a day dedicated to the celebration of the hard work put in all year by American workers is seen by many to be a day to kick up your feet and drink beer until the tv screen is blurred. Not the case at Scranton MMA! What better way to celebrate the American worker than by doing work! That’s exactly what happened today at Scranton MMA.

We kicked off the morning with a 2 hours open mat training session that saw 18 people hit the mats to work on their technique. Gi and no gi, standing and ground, people did work; 5 minute rounds with one minute rest for two hours straight, that’s 20 rounds of sparring! Great work to all that attended the early session and hung in there the entire time, it’s a true test of your jiu jitsu skills to be able to spar that long. Special props to Joe Rossi, who at 13 years old, stayed the morning training instead of rotting his brain with video games!

The evening session followed the same pattern and was even more highly attended than the morning session! It’s was great to see the enthusiasm everyone brought to the idea of sparring for two straight hours to celebrate Labor Day. Paul Masterson and Cory Romano were back on the mats, great to see you guys. And special recognition to Kevin Roginski, Chad Rosar, and Jeff Reese who participated in BOTH the morning and the evening sessions, complete insanity!

Great work everyone and keep setting the bar high for all of NEPA

September 2, 2011

Scranton MMA Facebook Contest for Month of September

Keeping things interesting at Scranton MMA is a daily goal, and of course in that vein we are proud to announce our next Facebook contest…. Video Testimonial Contest!

What?! How does it work? Okay relax, the rules are simple. Create a short video clip about your training at Scranton MMA and post it on the Scranton MMA Facebook page. Which ever video then gets the most “likes” by the last day of September is the winner of a $100 gift certificate that can be used at Scranton MMA for anything your eart You can play online slots for a few cents, or gamble big bikkies on blackjack tables. desires! Put it towards tuition, private lesson, swag, or even a seminar; it”s entirely up to you.

There are a few ways you can do this. If you own a webcam or video recorder shoot your clip and upload it to the web and post it to the Scranton MMA fan page. If you don”t own a webcam or video recorder see one of  your instructors and we will record the video for you and upload it to the page. Once your video is uploaded to Scranton MMA Facebook have all your friends and family head over to the page and like your video!