Category Archives for "Judo"

Scranton MMA Show Episode 17

Scranton MMA Show Episode 17!

Today we talk about:
July 4th schedule ad open mat
Upcoming BJJ Tournament
Olympic Silver Medalist Jason Morris coming to Scranton MMA
Hydration typs
Silly self defense vids that are going around 🙂
and much more!

If you have any questions or suggestion for topics, leave them in the comments!

 

Great way to relieve neck and upper back pain

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.

  • First take the middle of the belt and place it in the center of the small of your back.
  • Then bring it around in front of your stomach and then both straps go over your shoulder just like a backpack.
  • Once the straps are over your shoulder cross them over each other and let them fall towards your hips.
  • Pull them in front of you.
  • Now you can pull them forward to start to get a good stretch.
  • Adjust them as needed so its nice and comfortable.

 

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:

 

Scranton MMA show #13

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:

  • Our Jiu Jitsu promotional (over 60 people on the mat!!)
  • Upcoming Muay Thai Promotional
  • Memorial Day Open Mat
  • How to roll/spar/Train
  • When to Tap?

Why I Joined Scranton MMA

Tom takes a pic of the judo class at Scranton MMA

Tom takes a pic of the judo class at Scranton MMA

 

 

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

Tom McGuire

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