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March 24, 2013

On Tap This Week In Jiu-Jitsu ~ 3/24/13 – 3/30/13

Beginners Six Month and Under

~Monday through Thursday at 6pm, Monday and Friday at 10am

Last week we worked side headlock escape 1 & 2 when an opponent traps us on the ground. This week we turn the focus to standing. Upon establishing a clinch on the opponent, it is highly likely they will become desperate and lock you in a headlock. Without the proper escape, the standing headlock can be a very painful and demoralizing place to find yourself, however with the right techniques you can turn their hold to your gain!

Intermediate Six Months to One Year

~ Monday Through Thursday 6pm

Sweeps in the foundations course take advantage of an opponent’s poor balance. In this lesson, you will learn how to execute a high percentage sweep against an opponent with a more solid base. First, you will learn the scissor sweep and then we will use the push sweep to deal with the opponent who reestablishes their base during the sweep.

Advanced One Year Plus

~ Monday and Wednesday at 7pm, Tuesday and Thursday at 10am

The Spider Guard is a popular sport guard relying 100%  on the use of the gi. the Spider guard is rooted in powerful principles of weight control and balance manipulation. By mastering the Spider Guard will broaden your understanding of leverage and balance.

See you on the mats! ~ Jeff

March 18, 2013

On Tap This Week In Jiu-Jitsu ~ 3/18/13 – 3/23/13

Beginners Six Month and Under

~Monday through Thursday at 6pm, Monday and Friday at 10am

Upon establishing a clinch on the opponent, it is highly likely they will become desperate and lock you in a headlock. Without the proper escape, the standing headlock can be a very painful and demoralizing place to find yourself, however with the right techniques you can turn their hold to your gain!

Intermediate Six Months to One Year

~ Monday Through Thursday 6pm

 Guard submissions in our beginner program take advantage of the most likely behaviors of an unskilled opponent. A skilled grappler is less likely to create submission opportunities for you. Therefore you must learn how to create them for yourself. This week we will learn how to create, control, and finish the armlock from the guard against a skilled opponent as well as how to “jump” to a triangle when your opponent tries to stack the armlock.

Advanced One Year Plus

~ Monday and Wednesday at 7pm, Tuesday and Thursday at 10am

One of the primary benefits of utilizing the half guard is the constant threat you can pose to your opponent’s back! This week we will learn the important roles that underhooks and correct body angle play in taking the back, as well as cover the three most effective take the back strategies!

See you on the mats! ~ Jeff

Scranton MMA Free Anti Bullying Education

Please help us spread the word about this FREE anti bullying educational event in Scranton.

Scranton Mixed Martial Arts will host the event at their facility in Dunmore Pa.  The location is very easy to get to and is located right off route 81, route 6 and route 380.  There is ample parking for all attendees.

This is a FREE event but we will be graciously accepting donations for the March of Dimes. The event will take place March 30th from noon until 2pm.

At this event we will teach both physical and verbal skills that will allow children to deal with many different forms of bullying.  We obviously feel that the verbal skills are the best way to deal with bullying.  However by teaching children the physical skills necessary to defend themselves from a physical attack by a bully first gives them the confidence to use their verbal skills to diffuse most situations and avoid a physical confrontation.  Without the proper training and education kids who know how to ‘fight’ could resort to just trying to beat up the bully.

With proper training in both the physical and verbal skills children will not be intimidated or fearful of bullies and be able to deal with them in the best manner possible.

At this seminar kids will be introduced to some of the basic verbal skill necessary to deflect, diffuse and avoid a physical confrontation.  They will be shown several ways that they can talk to a bully before anything physical happens to ensure their safety and the safety of the bully.

They will also be shown some very basic but very effective self defense techniques that will do minimal harm to the bully but allow the child to escape physical harm to themselves as well.  Our goal with these techniques is always to do as little harm to the bully as possible and allow our student to remain safe.

After both sets of skills, verbal and physical, are taught we set up different drills that allow the students to practice them in a safe but realistic situation which will give them the confidence they need to properly use these techniques if the situation ever arises.

If you have any questions on this event please give us a call or send us an email

March 14, 2013

Scranton Mixed Martial Arts – March Of Dimes Fundraiser Bowling For Babies

Attention Scranton MMA is looking for all of our members to help support the March of Dimes. Nicole Wendolowski, whose family has been a part of Scranton MMA Since day one, is hosting several fundraisers to raise money for the March of Dimes. The next event that Scranton Mixed Martial Arts will be supporting for the march of dimes is the Bowling for Babies Event.

Time to create your winning team. We are looking for “Team Leaders” with 4 teammates. Each member is asked to raise $50 for the March of Dimes by reaching out to family & friends or by combining efforts to raise $250 per team. THE TEAM THAT RAISES THE MOST MONEY WILL RECEIVE A PRIZE. Additional prizes will be given out during the event and we will have a basket raffle with GREAT prizes! MONEY MUST BE SUBMITTED on APRIL 1.

The event is on April 6th and Idle Hours Bowling alley in Dickson City, pa.  REGISTRATION IS AT 2:00PM. Bowling is from 3-5PM. Bowling shoes are free of charge.

One team has been successful in acquiring sponsorship for their bowling team online. Another person was successful in getting a business to sponsor his team on the condition they wear the company’s T-shirt. As team leader, you can be as creative as you want. The team that raises the most money will be bringing home the gold.

Please join us in raising money for this great cause.  We will also have a fun and get to hang out with each other outside of the gym.  Sensei Tom and Sensei Jeff already have their own teams signed up and we hope to have a bunch more teams representing Scranton Mixed Martial Arts.

IF YOU ARE STILL LOOKING FOR TEAM MEMBERS OR WANT TO BE ON A TEAM please inbox me so we can start getting everything together.

 

If you have any questions about the event please just ask Tom or Jeff and we will be happy to help.