Monthly Archives: February 2014

February 27, 2014

Free Open Mat Event

On Saturday March 29th Scranton Mixed Martial Arts Academy will be hosting a FREE open mat.  The event will start at 3:30 PM and we will roll, train and spar until everyone has gotten in plenty of rounds.  After the training session food will be provided so we can recover and then we will get together and watch Metamoris 3!

Even though the event is still about a month away we have already heard from numerous schools that they can’t wait to attend.  We really hope to see everyone who trains in our  Gracie Jiu Jitsu Program at this event.  It will be a great day to meet some new people, train with new people and get a good workout in. It will be a great day of training guaranteed.

Then after the event we are going to watch Metamoris 3.  If you haven’t heard of Metamoris or if you haven’t watched the first two then I highly recommend you check it out as soon as possible!  Metamoris is an event where some of the absolute best brazilian jiu jitsu competitors compete against one another.  This event is scheduled to have 7 matches.  14 of the absolute best names in the sport will compete and one of the best things is that it is a submission only match.  No points, no advantages just submissions!  It really makes for a great match.  The past events have had some of the best brazilian jiu jitsu matches you will ever see and no doubt this one will be awesome.  Take a look at the card for yourself and you will see some very exciting match ups.  The main event is Eddie Bravo vs Royler Gracie.  This is destined to be an epic rematch from their A

So please mark your calendar for March 29th and make plans to attend the open mat at Scranton MMA.  If you have friends that train please feel free to invite them and bring them along.  This event is 100% free and the more the merrier!


Raising The Bar To A New Height

At Scranton MMA we strive to provide the absolute best to all of our clients.  That is why Scranton Mixed Martial Arts is so different when compared to other gyms in the area. We want to offer up the very best for anyone who wants to learn martial arts in the Scranton / NEPA area.  That is why we have the absolute best training facility in the area and continually work on improving it.  That is why we have the absolute best instructors in the area why all of our instructors in the area constantly seek to improve on their abilities.

And that is why we were so excited when we found out that all of the Grappling instructors from Scranton Mixed Martial Arts were invited to an instructor only course that is being taught by Phil Migliarese of Balance Studios in Philadelphia, PA.  Phil is the head Gracie Jiu Jitsu Instructor and has been training with the Gracie family before the UFC was created!

Phil Has a long history of training and friendship with the founding members of Scranton Mixed Martial Arts.  When he announced his course we jumped at the opportunity to get on the mat and learn from him.  We have had Phil and his brother ‘Ricky’ in for numerous seminars over the years and we are always amazed with their ability to teach Gracie Jiu Jitsu.  Apparently learning directly from the creator of the art pays off!

This seminar will be a bit different Phil is going to teach us some of the very same things he learned from Helio, Relson, Royce and Rorion Gracie during his training at the Gracie Academy which lasted over 10 years!

If you do not know much about Phil or Ricky or Balance please read a bit at

This training is very important for everyone at Scranton MMA because everyone will benefit.  Our advanced students will be able to reach new heights and improve to the very highest levels, our beginners will be able to grasp the basics even faster and have a better foundation that they can build upon and our kids will be learning the absolute very best techniques and they will be taught them in the most efficient and effective manner.

Again this is just one of the MANY differences between Scranton Mixed Martial Arts and other Martial arts schools in the area.  We are still improving, we invest in our instructors to provide them with the absolute best training and education in their disciplines. And this is one of the many reasons people will choose us when they want to learn self defense, get in shape or take up a new hobby.

If you are reading this and you are not sure if Scranton MMA is right for you please take advantage of our 100% risk free offer and give it a shot!