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Today marks the day that we are starting our new afternoon / evening schedule at Scranton MMA. This schedule will allow you to take more classes in any style that you wish as well as making it much easier to cross train in other styles.
We have added a new beginner level boxing program, a new mixed martial arts program, an open mat on Saturday at noon, more kids classes, more times when you can train while your kid trains and much much more.
If you have any questions about the new schedule please just send us an email and we will be happy to answer any questions you have about the new schedule.
There is an never-ending debate as to which training method is better, gi or no-gi? In this video we discuss in detail the pros and cons of each training method.
• Training in the gi hones your escapes and submission counters.
• Training without the gi will hone your control and submissions.
• You can’t get a black belt until you master both.
• Training gi is VERY realistic for the streets since we live in Pennsylvania! A street opponent will almost certainly grab your clothing in a real fight and you must know how to deal with it.
The is a distinct difference between wearing a black belt and being a black belt. Take the time to truly master all variations of the Gracie Street Essentials techniques, earn your blue belt, and then the real journey begins!
Mind blowing stuff there! So what have we learned?
• There are four types of opponents:
– Level 1: Your size, no knowledge of jiu-jitsu.
– Level 2: Larger than you, no knowledge of jiu-jitsu.
– Level 3: Your size, trained in jiu-jitsu.
– Level 4: Larger than you, trained in jiu-jitsu.
• Your Gracie Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt prepares you for Levels 1 and 2, becoming a black belt will prepare you for the rest.
• The longer you spend mastering any given technique(s), the larger the opponent it will work on.
Although sparring is one of the most important training exercises you can engage in on your path to black belt, you must know when and how to spar in order to reap the full benefits of your training in Gracie Jiu Jitsu.
• Sparring too early is the leading cause of injury and frustration.
• Sparring is, however, a critical training element on the path to black belt.
• Each student must be equally concerned with the progress of his/her training partners as with their own.
It’s important to note that sparring between jiu-jitsu practitioners is sportive by nature and doesnot necessarily make you “street fight ready”.