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Hey Everyone we just sent out our monthly newsletter and I wanted to post some of the details here on our blog as well. First off, we will be sending out a test text message to all of our current members to make sure we have everyone’s number on file. We will be using texts to announce snow cancellations seeing as the winter months are sneaking up on us! If you do not receive this text message, please see Jess so she can update your phone number in the system. Next, we would like to announce our Student Appreciation [...]
Recently in our Beginners BJJ class we have gone over a pretty basic armbar. When we have taught and reviewed the armbar we have been practicing it from a dominant position while on top of our attacker. One great thing about BJJ is that very often the same move can be done from different positions or situations. In this case the armbar we have gone over from the top position of mount can also be done when you have someone in your guard. So even when you are on your back you can do the same armbar. Now BJJ has a [...]
There are a lot of important techniques you need to learn in order to be confident that you can defend yourself in a self defense situation. There are also a lot of concepts and principles that you will learn and pick up along the way. Today we are going to talk about a technique that also ties in with a basic principle of self defense. The principle is this: if you are on the ground especially on your back... you want to get up. You do not want to spend a lot of time fighting from your back in a self [...]
Today lets talk about about the number one submission everyone should learn for Self Defense. The Rear Naked Choke! I have not problem saying that if you could only do one submission for self defense that the rear naked choke should be the go to move. There are many reasons for this. One is that pretty much anyone of any size can use this to choke an attacker of any size unconscious. I also love this choke because there is no better way to end a self defense situation then choking someone out. Punching, kicking or other strikes are a [...]
Today I wanted to share a quick video from the Beginner Bjj class at Scranton MMA. In this class we went over the number one way to get out of the mount position. First what is mount and why do we want to get out of it. Well mount is a position where basically someone has one knee on one side of your body above your legs and one knee on the other side again above your legs. In this position the person on the bottom is in a very bad position. The person on top has a lot of [...]