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October 26, 2012

Karate Kids… Not At Scranton Mixed Martial Arts

It is a common occurrence at Scranton MMA that someone will call to ask for information about “Karate” programs, at this point, the person in the office will stop the caller to explain that we do not practice “Karate” at the academy, but rather Judo and Jiu-jitsu. It is important for us to stress that this is not done to disrespect the art of karate or any karate schools in the area, far from it. We do feel however, the need to explain the difference between all of the arts  to show how we at Scranton MMA truly aim to set ourselves apart from the rest.

The main and most fundamental difference between karate and both judo and jiu-jitsu is that karate is primarily a striking art and Jiu-jitsu as well as judo are more grappling based arts, along the lines of wrestling,  also whereas karate tends to focus on static forms, our programs are more active and dynamic , drills are done moving with partners to simulate “real world” situations

However, the high level of training aside, the aspect of our kids judo and jiu-jitsu program, collectively known as “Bullyshield” that we are most proud of is our “Three T  Philosophy” of TALK, TELL, TACKLE. Using this philosophy we are able to teach our students to effectively deal with bullies from not only the physical point of view but give our students the confidence to talk to bullies and diffuse a physical altercation before one ever occurs. This change in confidence is normally enough to convince the bully that our student is no longer a suitable target.

And finally, the number one quality that we feel sets us apart from other schools in the area is our instruction staff. We are the only school area that proudly boasts multiple nationally certified Judo black belt coaches on the mat with Royce Gracie certifiedjiu-jitsu  instructors watching out and caring for your childs wellbeing while at the same time passing on to them lessons from national and international champions!

That is NOT to say that we are in anyway against teaching striking. We have an extensive striking program for our Adults. Our Boxing program is headed by Mr. Chris Mills, a former professional boxer who owns a record of 26-3 with 22 of those wins coming by way of Knockout. Chris possesses the same rare quality as all of our instructors which is to not only compete at a high level but then to effectively communicate his skills to his students.

We also offer Muay Thai Kickboxing.  We are the only martial arts school in the region to offer real instruction in Muay Thai.  You might find some Kick boxing schools in the area but if you really want to learn  the “Art of Eight Limbs”.  Then you need to visit Scranton Mixed Martial Arts and see our class in action.

If you have any questions about our kids grappling program or any of our adult program please give us a call, stop by or email us at Scrantonmma@gmail.com

October 24, 2012

Scranton Mixed Martial Arts Provides Realistic Anti Bullying Education and Training

At Scranton Mixed Martial Arts we teach our kids the most realistic and effective forms of Bully education and Training. Our kids are taught both verbal and physical means of dealing with bullying. All in a manner that does not force our kids to overpower, punch or kick the bully.

Many schools can teach kids to fight or to hurt other kids. Many schools will claim to train your child to become a warrior. At Scranton Mixed Martial arts our goal is different – our goal is to help and guide your child to become a productive member of society who has no fear of becoming a victim of bullying.

The Bullyshield program at Scranton Mixed Martial Arts consistently have their students practice the 3 T’s Drill. The 3 T’s are Talk, Tell, Tackle. We set up a drill where the instructors play the role of the bully and guide the student through a mock bullying situation. First the students attempt to TALK to the bully. Telling the bully that they do not like what the bully is doing and that they will not allow it to happen to them. If Talking does not work they are then instructed to try to TELL an adult about the bullying. If all else fails they TACKLE the bully to the ground, gain a position from which they can control the bully, and from there negotiate a surrender.

This teaches and trains our students how to realistically deal with a bully in a manner that does not rely on them hurting the bully or punching or kicking a bully. It is also the most effective way for them to learn how to use and not abuse the skills they gain in our Judo and Gracie Jiu Jitsu programs. Our goal is to bully proof our students rather than just give them the skills to beat up or hurt a bully.

If you have any questions about our Kids BullyShield Program, would like to watch a class or have your child take 1 week of free classes then please email us at ScrantonMMA@Gmail.Com

For additional information please visit http://scrantonmma.com/programs/kids-self-defense/