Thank You

Thank You for requesting more information about Scranton MMA.  We appreciate your interest in our academy and what we have to offer.  We know that learning martial arts truly is a life changing experience.

Please take some time to read and watch what others have said about Scranton MMA.


Royce Gracie – Son of Helio Gracie and UFC Hall of Fame Legend -“Jeff Reese has been training with me for 12 years. He is a great instructor, tough fighter, and valued friend! I definitely recommend Scranton MMA if you want to learn the style created by my father!”

Rodrigo Gracie – Grandson of Carlos Gracie and Pride FC Veteran –“Jeff Reese is not only a great student of both mine and Royce but also an exceptional Gracie jiu-jitsu instructor. A great asset for the Gracie family! He is an example of loyalty, persistence and discipline.”

Brian Stann -Former WEC Light Heavyweight Champion and UFC Fighter -“Scranton MMA is by far the most technical and comprehensive Mixed Martial Arts school in Northeast Pennsylvania. I have trained and taught seminars there for over four years and personally know each instructor. Whether the training is for you or your child, Scranton MMA should be your first choice.”

Rob Kahn – Royce Gracie Black Belt and Author of Jiu Jitsu Manifsto – “Jeff Reese is a very talented and technical jiu jitsu guy. He is also a good wrestler with years of experience. I highly recommend you try his school, Jeff is a great person and all the guys at the school are very cool and friendly bunch. You will not find anything remotely better in the area.”

Phil Migliarese – Relson Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and founder of Jiu JItsu Matrix – “What a great MMA school! These guys have everything: Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, Muay Thai, and Judo! The school is HUGE!!! It has everything that you need: A Boxing Ring, 1000’s of sq ft of mats, MMA cage… and a full CrossFit center. What more could you ask for?”

Kevin The Cowboy Killian – Judoka Black Belt and Professional MMA Fighter – “Scranton MMA is the finest MMA school in Pennsylvania. Not only do they have amazing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction, they also offer one of the best Judo programs in the area”

What students at Scranton MMA are saying:

“Since I started training under Jeff Reese in late 2008 my understanding of Gracie Jiu Jitsu has grown incredibly. Any time I ever have a question I know Jeff has an answer.” – Ron White – Gracie Jiu Jitsu Student and Crossfitter

“Scranton MMA has impacted the lives of my family in many ways. Whether it be jiu-jitsu for my son, judo for my husband or crossfit for me, there is something here for us all. The training, knowledge and relationships that we take away from this place are truly irreplaceable. If the best is what you want than Scranton MMA is where you need to be.” – Tara Leslie – Wife, Mother, Crossfitter

“I have trained on and off for the past 10 years and could never become committed to one place . I have known Jeff for over 20 years and always wanted to train with him! I have been at Scranton MMA for over 3 YEARS now and my jiu jitsu is the best it has ever been! I OWE IT ALL TO Jeff, Scranton MMA AND ALL THAT TRAIN THERE! THANK YOU!!” – Kevin A. Roginski – Gracie Jiu Jitsu Student and Judoka

“Simply The best MMA facility in Northeast PA. All instructors are extremely knowledgeable, easily approachable, and always willing to go above and beyond to help students achieve their goals! people enter the martial arts for a variety of different reasons whether is to just learn as a hobby, specifically for self defense,to get in shape, or to become a professional Mixed Martial artist, Scranton MMA has got you covered. If your going to train at Martial arts in NEPA, Scranton MMA is hands down your best choice!” – Matt Marcinek – Gracie Jiu Jitsu Student and Judoka


“Scranton MMA is the ONLY place in Ne Pennsylvania to train in mixed martial arts. The instructors are all accomplished martial artists and highly experienced as trainers as well.” – Alex Townsend – Gracie Jiu Jitsu Student – Husband and Father

“I have had the opportunity to go to a lot of different martial arts academies all my life. I’ve seen some great places and met some great people. When I first started going to Scranton MMA I automatically knew this was the place for me. It has everything an aspiring jiu-jitsu fighter needs, and has one of the greatest teachers anyone could ask for.” – Dominic Galeano – Gracie Jiu Jitsu Student


“Best school in NEPA for all things MMA, Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Boxing, Crossfit, Muay Thai. My family all go from 4years old and up great instructors and great friends. Come check it out!” – Dave Leslie – Father – Gracie Jiu Jitsu Student – Judoka

“STELLAR!” – Denise Warnero – Jiu Jitsu Mom

“At Scranton MMA it’s not just about training, teamwork, and/or no man being left behind… It’s about being a family and coming together and enjoying the art and passion of Gracie Jiu jitsu.  I am very proud of the accomplishments that have occurred and are still occurring at this facility. All of the instructors work very hard on making Scranton MMA what it is today and what it will be tomorrow. The opportunities are there to experience this fine art at this wonderful facility; you just have to want it, need it, GO AFTER IT.” – Tracy Lynn – Jiu Jitsu Widow