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Jiu-Jitsu vs. Kickboxing: What’s the Difference?

jiu jitsu vs. kickboxing

In the world of martial arts, two disciplines stand out for their distinctive styles and profound impact on self-defense, fitness, and competitive sports: Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing, particularly the Muay Thai variant. Both martial arts have rich histories, unique techniques, and specific focus areas, making them popular worldwide. This article delves into the intricacies of Jiu-Jitsu […]

Does Muay Thai Have Belts?

Muay Thai, often referred to as “The Art of Eight Limbs,” is a striking martial art from Thailand known for its use of fists, elbows, knees, and shins. Traditional Muay Thai does not have a belt ranking system unlike many other martial arts. The absence of a belt system is one of the distinctive features […]

Is BJJ Good For Self-Defense?

is bjj good for self defense?

In the realm of martial arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) has emerged as a prominent discipline, known for its ground fighting techniques and submission holds. However, a common inquiry among beginners and those considering starting their martial arts journey is: Is BJJ good for self-defense? As experts deeply rooted in the practice and philosophy of BJJ, […]

Does Jiu-Jitsu Build Muscle?

does jiu jitsu build muscle

When exploring the multifaceted world of martial arts, one question often arises among fitness enthusiasts and aspiring martial artists: Does Jiu-Jitsu build muscle? As a martial art renowned for its technique and strategic approach, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) offers a unique blend of physical and mental benefits. In this comprehensive exploration, we examine how BJJ contributes […]

Is Jiu-Jitsu Dangerous? A Comprehensive Review

is jiu jitsu dangerous?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art focusing on ground fighting and submission. It involves techniques such as joint locks and chokeholds, which can be quite intimidating to those unfamiliar with the sport. As a martial arts school specializing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, we understand the concerns surrounding the safety of this martial art. In this […]

Boxing Classes – Scranton MMA

When it comes to combat sports and martial arts, few disciplines hold as much allure and excitement as boxing. The sight of two skilled fighters engaging in a mesmerizing dance of power and precision has captivated audiences for generations. Boxing classes offer enthusiasts the opportunity to step into the ring, hone their skills, and embrace […]

As a Beginner, How Often Should I Attend Classes?

Finding the Right Balance for Beginners Starting Your Journey Embarking on your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) journey at Scranton MMA is an exciting step towards improved fitness and skill. If you’re a beginner, regardless of your current fitness level, we recommend starting with two classes per week. BJJ is unique in its use of specific muscle […]

Mixed Martial Arts History

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a combat sport that combines elements of various martial arts disciplines, such as boxing, wrestling, jiu-jitsu, and kickboxing. The sport has a rich and storied history in the United States, dating back to the early 20th century. The origins of MMA can be traced back to the early 1900s when […]

The Three T’s of Anti-Bullying

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 […]

What Do the Belt Colors and Stripes Mean?

So a lot of people who are interested in training at Scranton Mixed Martial Arts or who have just started training with us often ask us what all of the different stripes mean on the belts.  Today we will talk a bit about the different color belts and the stripes that are on the belt. […]