Monthly Archives: April 2015

April 16, 2015

Don’t put off today!

Today is the best day to start training in MMA, Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai, or Judo!
You found a school you want to try out and you inquired about their classes, but then you feel nervous about coming in for your first class. This happens to everyone. It even happened to me when I first started training. You start making excuses like “well I don’t know if everyone will be overly aggressive”, or “I’m not in shape”, and everything else in between.  Don’t let negative thoughts impact your life! Trust me the hard part is over all you have to do is show up and have fun.
If you ask anyone at Scranton MMA if they wish they started training earlier, they will all say YES!  Don’t waste another day, week, month, or year to start your MMA/Martial arts journey!  We can’t go back to yesterday but we can control today. Make today your day to start and become the person you wish to be. The best time to start is NOW, so come by Scranton MMA and see what you have been missing!
Trust me there is no need to be nervous.  Plenty of people have been in the exact same spot that you are and after coming in and seeing how friendly everyone is they realize there is no need to be nervous. So relax and get ready to have a great time at Scranton MMA!
April 14, 2015

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu helps your everyday life

Most people can understand almost instantly that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a great stress reliever, amazing work out, and an even better martial art. Most people don’t realize though how much it can improve your life. Here are some very unusual ways BJJ can help you!

BJJ Improves Your Life

1. Community

The Jiu Jitsu community is very friendly not only at Scranton MMA but all over! Jiu Jitsu is a martial art practiced all over the world. Through out your journey in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu you get to meet people through, classes, seminars, tournaments, and even Facebook. You’ll get to make last friendships at your academy and beyond. All of my closest friends I have met through practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

2. Falling

I know in Northeast Pa we have very cold winters. If you live in NEPA you know those winters can also be very icy. Now if you ever fell on some slippery pavement you prob hurt yourself. One of the great things you learn in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (and also judo) is how to fall. It is very important to know how to fall in a fight. If somehow someone is able to throw you or take you down, and you don’t know how to fall correctly you can seriously get hurt. That is why here at Scranton MMA our Gracie 101 class has in its curriculum the proper way how to fall. Now next time you take a tumble on a slippery sidewalk you will be able to stand up without injury and laugh it off!

3. Flexibility

Jiu Jitsu will not only get you stronger, and loss weight but it will also improve your flexibility. Being more flexible can help you in everyday tasks. From preventing injuries to defending yourself to even scratching your back easier, flexibility can help everything. During your progression through Jiu Jitsu we will stretch and also naturally gain flexibility through practicing the moves. In just a short amount of time you will notice very quickly on how much more flexible you will get.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can help you in so many obvious and non obvious ways. So why wait to try it? Take your first step on your Jiu Jitsu journey today at Scranton MMA!

April 6, 2015

Scranton MMA Intro to Striking Seminar

Scranton MMA is proud to offer another FREE seminar. This seminar will cover the basics of striking for MMA. It will consist of techniques from both Boxing and Muay Thai.

One of our students who has trained under Boxing great Chris mills and Professional MMA fighter Steve Wilson will teach the seminar.

1:00 PM – 14 and Under
2:00 PM – 15 and Over

Again 100% FREE please do us a favor and share this with all your friends. Scranton MMA has a great striking program and we are trying to get the word out.

Our Boxing program is lead by former pro boxer Chris Mills and the Muay Thai program is lead by Professional MMA fighter Steve Wilson. Both are great teachers with so much to offer.

Please email with any questions and we will be glad to answer them.