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November 9, 2012

Ramp Up Your Fitness With Boxing At Scranton MMA

Exercising, weight loss, and being fit have never been more widely encouraged. With so many healthy exercise choices out there which do you choose? A solid choice to consider… BOXING! Boxing is a worthy endeavor for anyone who is interested in a cardiovascular workout that is fun and challenging. The days of aerobics, weight lifting, and running being the main exercise options, particularly for women, are over! Boxing is now available at Scranton MMA and members include men, women, teenagers and even pre-teens! Check out just some of the fitness benefits of boxing.

Boxing Is A Full Body Workout

Boxing is one of the true all-around workouts available! It strengthens and tones every  muscle group in the body. Boxing works the core muscles of the body building balance and strength, the legs gain power from stances and movement, the arms tone through punching, and the back, shoulder and all-important “glutes” develop through continuous skipping, slipping, and dodging movements that are essential in boxing.

Boxing Switches-Up the Workout

Fitness experts agree that repetitive workouts and continuous repetitive movements are not the path to peak fitness. A constant up and down tempo shift of cardio and strength training coupled with sudden burst training is proving more effective. Boxing incorporates this constant “muscle confusion” workout, from isolated stance work to heavy bag work, from jumping rope to focus pad work, and then to one on one sparring sessions with constant movement and flow. An hour of boxing can produce a larger calorie burn than a continuous one hour jog.

Boxing Translates To Weight Loss

Boxing knocks out obesity! Experts agree that at least 30 minutes per day of regular exercise is enough to keep a minimum level of fitness. However just how those 30 minutes are spent is extremely important. An activity that is ineffective, boring, or both will not yield results. On the other hand a sport that can be enjoyed and provides a total body workout is going to get results!

Boxing At Scranton MMA Is Fun

One of the biggest obstacles to fitness is that it is perceived to be a “have to” activity rather than a “want to” endeavor. Boxing is fun! From solo drills on the bags to working with a partner or with a group boxing keeps you engaged. The elements of competition and self-defense make it exciting and the freedom of movement means it can be as aggressive and energetic as you determine fit your goals!

November 5, 2012

Bragging Rights IV FAQs

Bragging Rights strikes THIS Saturday! On Saturday, November 10th, 2012 Scranton MMA will be hosting its fourth annual submission only Brazilian jiu jitsu tournament ~ Bragging Rights!  Bragging Rights is Brazilian jiu jitsu stripped down to its roots – submit to win! Minimal rules, minimal weight classes and no points make Bragging Rights a true test of one’s jiu jitsu skills!

 

 

 

 

 

FAQ’s for the event:

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Spectators: A $2 donation is asked for all spectators ages 12 and up.

Refreshments: Water, Gatorade, Soft Drinks, and Energy Drinks will be available.

Registration: At the door (cash is king but other methods of payment can be accepted)

Weigh Ins: immediately following registration.

Bracketing: immediately following weigh ins.

Division Order: Kids -> Purple Belt -> White Belts -> Blue Belts  (teen and women divisions will determined based on number of competitors present. If there are not enough teen or women to fill a bracket they will be given the option entering the adult division.)

 

November 1, 2012

Bragging Rights 4 Rules

Bragging Rights strikes! On Saturday, November 10th, 2012 Scranton MMA will be hosting its fourth annual submission only Brazilian jiu jitsu tournament ~ Bragging Rights!  Bragging Rights is Brazilian jiu jitsu stripped down to its roots – submit to win! Minimal rules, minimal weight classes and no points make Bragging Rights a true test of one’s jiu jitsu skills! The tournament divisions and rules  are simple enough.

 

The winner can be decided by:

  • Once an athlete gives up or “taps” by tapping the other person’s body or the mat.
  • If the referee decides that an athlete’s life is in danger and is unable to defend him or herself.
  • If a fighter breaks any rules more than once, the referee can then make a decision to disqualify the athlete.

Time limit/Points

  • 20-minutes
  • No points

If there is no submissions or disqualifications:

  • Overtime Round*

Illegal submissions and moves

  • No slamming
  • No heel hooks
  • Biting
  • Eye gouging
  • Punching
  • Kicking
  • Finger bending or toe bending
  • Using the belt to strangle
  • Fish hooking
  • Trachea pinching (excluding full hand to throat squeeze).
  • No grabbing the ears
  • No hair pulling
  • No scratching or pinching
  • No slippery substances allowed on body or clothing
  • Takedown directly on the head anything close to a 180-degree angle (a.k.a. spiking).

Re-positioning

  • When the athletes get close to the “out of bounds” line the referee will ask them to STOP and move them in the same position to the center.

Penalties:

  • Athlete purposely exiting the mat during the match
  • Using an illegal move
  • Using foul language
  • Any obscene behavior (i.e. nudity, flipping the bird, etc.)

The Mat

  • A square at 18×18’ will mark “out of bounds”

Apparel

  • Gi uniform should be worn to fit at reasonable size, as determined by the referee (not too small not too large).
  • No-gi uniform should consist of board shorts “fight shorts” and a rash guard.

Divisions and Rules Specific To Them:

ADULT MEN (double elimination)

All adult matches are 20 minute time limits with a victory coming only by way of submission. If after 20 minutes a victor hasn’t emerged a 5 minute scored overtime round will occur. (see overtime rules at end of page)

  • White Belts Under 200 pounds – chokes and armlocks only
  • White Belts 200 plus pounds – chokes and armlocks only
  • Blue Belts Under 200 pounds – chokes, armlocks, and al straight ankle and knee locks
  • Blue Belts 200 plus pounds – chokes, armlocks, and all straight ankle and knee locks
  • Purple Belts open weight only – all submission with the exception of heel hooks

ADULT WOMEN (double elimination)

All  matches are 20 minute time limits with a victory coming only by way of submission. If after 20 minutes a victor hasn’t emerged a 5 minute scored overtime round will occur. (see overtime rules at end of page)

  • open division – chokes, armlocks, and all straight ankle and knee locks

KIDS (double elimination)

All kids matches are 6 minute time limits with a victory coming only by way of submission. If after 6 minutes a victor hasn’t emerged a 3 minute scored overtime round will occur. (see overtime rules at end of page)

5 and 6 year olds open weight – chokes only

7 to 9 year olds open weight – chokes only

10 to 12 year olds open weight – chokes and armlocks

*OVERTIME RULES

Any bout that has not ended by submission in the time allotted will move into an overtime round. During the overtime round a set of scoring rules will be enforced by the referee, at anytime during the overtime period a submission secures victory. Points are as follows:

Pull Guard: -1

Escape To Standing: 1

Takedown: 2

Sweep or Reversal: 2

Improve Your Position To a More Dominant Position:  3

Opponent Must Legitimately Defend A Submission Attempt: 4

 *Golden Round Rules
If after the 5 minute overtime round the match is still a tie the winner will be determined by a coin flip.