Right now we can't make it to the school to practice bjj and take classes but that doesnt mean we cant work on our game and make improvements. Check out this video of Sensei Frank In this video Frank will show you how to get a great workout in that focuses on your abs. The video not only will work your abs it will get your grips stronger as well. He also goes over some tips to make the cross collar choke much better. Also while you are here. Check out this video of Sensei Frank going over [...]
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 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 [...]
Scranton MMA Show Episode 17! Today we talk about: July 4th schedule ad open mat Upcoming BJJ Tournament Olympic Silver Medalist Jason Morris coming to Scranton MMA Hydration typs Silly self defense vids that are going around :) and much more! If you have any questions or suggestion for topics, leave them in the comments!
Brand new show is in the books. So we recently got some new gear to help us improve the audio quality. Some new microphones and a fancy mixer to help us adjust the volumes and what not. I think you can really hear the improvement. Things are a clearer and the volume is nice and loud. Let us know what you think. Today we talked about: Our Jiu Jitsu promotional (over 60 people on the mat!!) Upcoming Muay Thai Promotional Memorial Day Open Mat How to roll/spar/Train When to Tap?
So today I did a quick talk where I shared some tips that will help keep you safe if you are ever attacked and find your self having to defend yourself. These tips do not involve techniques they are all mental but they will help keep you safe regardless of how much training you have done. Obviously the more training the better. So let me just share these tips quickly and if you have any questions please let me know. Be Confident First things first you have to know you are ready and that you will be okay. Do not […]
Ok So today I shot a video where I share a few tips that will help you defeat a larger attacker. No obviously this is something that training will help. However just training might not be enough or if this is something you do not address in your training you might be in for a bit of a surprise. I think it is very beneficial to train with some if these tips in mind and Some of the best grapplers out there always keep these in mind while training. If you want to watch the short video.. its only about 90 […]
So recently we have been posting videos and having some discussions around some advanced Brazilian Jiu jitsu moves and techniques. Well today we wanted to go over some simple tips that white belts can read, remember and apply to their game right away. Some of these tips might make perfect sense and some might not regardless please take the time to think about that and give them a shot. Trust us if you start following these tips your jiu jitsu will improve much faster. The first tip we want to stress is: Make it to class as much as you can […]