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Quick video showing a great way to relieve upper back and neck pain. Please take a look and let me know what you think. I really hope this helps you out.
I have definitely had my share of neck pain over the years. I also stand all day while working and at times my posture really gets bad and makes my neck hurt. Doing ‘this’ has helped a ton. First it reminds me to keep good posture and to stay loose. As soon as I start to hunch or slouch I can adjust.
Also it is a really nice stretch and after just a few minutes I notice a lot of the tension and tightness easing up.
So if you need help putting that little belt system together just let me know send me and email or message me or whatever is easiest but Ill try to walk you through it again.
You can tie it off if you want to wear it like that for a bit or you can just do some nice stretches while your shoulders are pulled back.
I really like wearing it for a bit. Its great to wear while responding to emails because as I am typing I can do some light stretching and really loosen up my back, traps and neck.
So give it a shot and let me know what you think!
We wanted to expand on this a bit. Here is another video showing some great neck stretches for grapplers. Take a look:
Brand new show is in the books.
So we recently got some new gear to help us improve the audio quality. Some new microphones and a fancy mixer to help us adjust the volumes and what not. I think you can really hear the improvement. Things are a clearer and the volume is nice and loud. Let us know what you think.
Today we talked about:
Martial arts has helped me in so many ways I could never type them all out. It helped me get through being bullied, Anxiety, depression, High school, College, Starting Jobs, Losing Jobs, being a husband, Being a dad, etc etc etc
Since it has helped me so much I wanted to help be a part of a school that I knew could help people in so many ways.
Prior to Joining the Scranton MMA Team I was either running or teaching at 4 different schools in this area. They were all small schools that were not helping a lot of people. They also did not have all the programs I felt should be offered. They either catered to advanced competitors or they were very basic but none of them offered multiple programs.
I wanted to be part of a team that could offer the very best in not only Judo but also BJJ, Muay Thai Kick Boxing and MMA. Even though I LOVE Judo I knew that BJJ, Muay Thai and MMA could help people the same way it helped me. I knew that being able to offer more programs would allow us to help more people. And I knew that offering more programs would get people to stick with training for a much longer time and allow them to get even more benefits out of training.
I also truly believe that training in any of these arts are going to help get you in shape, teach you an awesome system of self defense, make you more confident and will improve your life in many different ways.
Thanks for reading…this wasn’t easy for me to write/post
With the new school year rolling in, there is a lot on parents’ minds.
One thing that parents might forget to think about is bullying. Whether your child gets bullied, witnesses bullying, or is the bully, this is something that needs to be addressed as early as possible. It is important for parents to teach their kids how to communicate with bullies and how not to accidentally become one. Luckily, there is a simple three-step system for communicating with bullies, which will help your child understand the importance of the subject.
The Three T’s: Talk, Tell, Tackle.
The first T in this anti-bullying process is “talk.” The first time a child gets bullied, he or she should simply talk to the bully and let them know that their words or actions hurt them. Children can be brutally honest, and sometimes children simply do not know that what they’re saying is hurtful. The first T, talk, teaches kids how to have a conversation with someone about their differences. The problem can easily be nipped in the bud at this stage.
The second T is “tell.” Let’s say a bully walked up to your son and started making fun of his glasses. Your son did the right thing and spoke to the bully about how his words are hurtful, but the bully continually makes of your son’s glasses day after day. At this point, the right thing to do would be telling a trusted adult. This could be you (the parents), his teacher, the principal, or a school counselor. That adult can then mediate the issue and hopefully stop the hurtful words.
The third T is “tackle.” This may sound violent, but the real objective here is for your child to show the bully that he or she is in control of the situation. If the bully from the previous example continues making fun of your son’s glasses and begins physically pushing him or hitting him, we believe it is then okay to tackle. Tackling means taking the bully to the ground, sitting on top of him, and asking him to stop. Once your child establishes that he is not scared of the bully, the problem will most likely end.
The most important thing to take away from this is teaching your child not to retaliate with violence on the first offence. It’s important to teach them how to communicate with their words and have a conversation about differing opinions. The only time that it’s okay to skip “Talk” and “Tell” is if your child is being physically attacked. Then it is okay for he or she to go straight to “Tackle.”
And, there you have it. Although these three steps sound easy, it is something that children need to learn and practice. The best way to do that is going over it with them often and making sure they understand why they’re doing each step. If you would like more information about this, please contact our self defense instructors at Scranton MMA through our website, at ScrantonMMA@gmail.com, or at 570-851-2987.