Scranton MMA Quick Tip Judo Vol I


Today I wanted to share a video with you that we recently shot at Scranton MMA.  We had the opportunity to film some really well produced videos so I hope you enjoy them. This first video shows a great takedown that you can use in Judo, BJJ and even MMA. So first  things first watch the video and then read a bit more about what is going on below: So I want to talk a bit more about the throw starting with the set up. It is very important to make sure you are in an opposite stance when you execute […]

Scranton MMA Quick Tip Judo Vol I2015-12-03T22:06:06-05:00

Jiu Jitsu Competition Tips For White Belts


At Scranton MMA we have always had a lot of success as a team when it comes to Jiu Jitsu Competitions. We have been very fortunate to have some very successful competitors train with us for years and years. This has helped our competitors routinely come home with lots of medals, trophies and belts. Today I just want to share a few tips that will help you get started when you first decide to want to give competition a try. Trust me we have all been there and we know it is going to be difficult and stressful but these tips […]

Jiu Jitsu Competition Tips For White Belts2015-11-20T23:08:14-05:00

Scranton MMA Kids Training BJJ and Judo


Today we had a really great kids class and I was able to take a quick video at the end of the class and I wanted to share it on our website.  It is really amazing what a short video can show you about our kids, what they are learning and how the program is run. First you will see these kids are learning and trying some great Judo and Gracie Jiu Jitsu techniques.  You can see them sparring both on their feet and on the ground.  While on their feet you will see them going for the throws they learn […]

Scranton MMA Kids Training BJJ and Judo2015-11-19T22:35:10-05:00

Gracie Jiu Jitsu Tips


I recently had the great pleasure of doing some great Gracie Jiu Jitsu Training with three exceptional grapplers.  It was a great session where we simply drilled some techniques and then sparred.  Sounds simple sounds like most classes or training sessions but what was really great about this session was the little tips I got during the training session.  I want to share some of the tips, ideas and strategies that were shared with me during the training and I want to give you some of the tips that popped into my head while I was training as well. Jiu Jitsu […]

Gracie Jiu Jitsu Tips2015-11-19T15:15:12-05:00

Royce Gracie Fights Again


Royce Gracie has had an amazing career as a fighter. He shocked the world way back in 1993 by winning the first Ultimate fighting championship. Royce used moves, techniques and submissions that many people had no idea about in a dramatic fashion on his way to winning that first tournament. Royce was able to make much large opponents tap out using Gracie Jiu Jitsu and after that night the martial arts world was never the same. When Royce first started out in mixed martial arts he won his first eleven fights in a row. He was the first and only person […]

Royce Gracie Fights Again2015-11-16T22:12:38-05:00

Scranton Jiu Jitsu Coach speaks To Youth lacrosse team


Last night May 21st Scranton Mixed Martial Arts Matt Marcinek was asked to speak with a youth lacrosse team.  Matt is one of our coaches at Scranton MMA and helps with the competition team, the kids Judo and Jiu Jitsu program as well as the Adult Judo and Jiu Jitsu program.  Matt has coached white belts at local tournaments as they are just beginning their competition journey and he has also traveled to coach Black belt competitors at the world championships. Matt is also a great motivational speaker and knows what it takes to win and inspire athletes and that is […]

Scranton Jiu Jitsu Coach speaks To Youth lacrosse team2015-05-22T14:02:48-05:00

Don’t put off today!


Today is the best day to start training in MMA, Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai, or Judo! You found a school you want to try out and you inquired about their classes, but then you feel nervous about coming in for your first class. This happens to everyone. It even happened to me when I first started training. You start making excuses like “well I don’t know if everyone will be overly aggressive”, or “I’m not in shape”, and everything else in between.  Don’t let negative thoughts impact your life! Trust me the hard part is over all you have to […]

Don’t put off today!2015-04-16T14:26:17-05:00

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu helps your everyday life


Most people can understand almost instantly that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a great stress reliever, amazing work out, and an even better martial art. Most people don’t realize though how much it can improve your life. Here are some very unusual ways BJJ can help you! BJJ Improves Your Life 1. Community The Jiu Jitsu community is very friendly not only at Scranton MMA but all over! Jiu Jitsu is a martial art practiced all over the world. Through out your journey in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu you get to meet people through, classes, seminars, tournaments, and even Facebook. You’ll get to […]

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu helps your everyday life2015-04-14T08:52:59-05:00

Scranton PA BJJ Seminar Review


This weekend we hosted another FREE Scranton Pa BJJ Seminar at our Mixed martial arts facility.  This was a 100% free  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar taught by a few of the coaches at Scranton MMA.   Since we had so many instructors who were willing to donate their time and knowledge for free we were able to show a bunch of great BJJ moves to all of the students who showed up for the seminar. Scranton Pa BJJ Seminar Highlights Here are some of the moves that were shown during the seminar.  If you have any questions just ask us next […]

Scranton PA BJJ Seminar Review2015-02-02T11:09:54-05:00

Free Seminar Series


  With the holiday season just about over we would like to give you, your friends and your family one more gift.. or really a series of gifts! Scranton MMA is going to start up a series of FREE martial arts based seminars. Yes FREE. 100% no cost, no charge, no obligation FREE seminars. Hopefully if you are reading this then you have had the chance to take advantage of one of our seminars in the past. If not make sure you stay connected and don’t miss out on one of these great seminars.   We are planning a few free […]

Free Seminar Series2014-12-29T08:37:32-05:00