Judo Promotional Study Guide Part II


I wanted to finish up our study guide for the upcoming Judo promotional exam.  In the first post we went over the first set of throws that you need to know for your yellow belt. Today I wanted to give you some info on the 2nd set of throws that you need to know for your green belt. Again try to make sure you know the names of all of the throws, what they mean, how to perform them and how to fall for them. All of that is part of your test.  Here are the eight throws that make up […]

Judo Promotional Study Guide Part II2015-12-06T21:57:00-05:00

Judo Promotional Study Guide Part I


This post is mainly for all of our Judo students that will bill testing for their next belt this month.  We are holding a promotional grading exam December 19, 2015. For the students who are testing they will need to know the names of the throws and how to properly demonstrate them.  To help with the studying process I wanted to share with you eight videos today. These videos demonstrate all of the throws in the first set.  Anyone who is testing for their yellow belt should know this set. The throws in the first set are: Deashi Barai – Advanced […]

Judo Promotional Study Guide Part I2015-12-03T10:14:56-05:00

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 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

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

Plan Your Year At Scranton MMA


With the new year quickly approaching I would like to make a suggestion for everyone who trains at Scranton MMA and that is to make a plan for 2015.  Most people think that a year long plan would only benefit professional fighters or very dedicated competitors but that is simply not true. Having a plan can help everyone who trains at the academy.  Your plan can be very detailed down to what moves or techniques you are going to work on or it can be a very high level plan with just a few goals.  Either way we have found that […]

Plan Your Year At Scranton MMA2014-12-11T08:55:45-05:00

Scranton MMA Training Tips


At Scranton Mixed Martial Arts we are often asked “How can I get better” or “What can I do to improve” or some variation of that training.  So with that in mind we are going to compile a few articles to share some of the most important tips we have shared over the years.  We are going to try to make sure that everyone who wants to improve quickly or as efficiently as possible can do so. If you have any specific questions please just let us know and we will make sure we address it in an upcoming article or […]

Scranton MMA Training Tips2014-07-23T14:38:43-05:00

UNIQUE Self Defense Seminar at Scranton MMA


Ok this weekend we are going to be holding a very special self defense seminar at Scranton Mixed Martial Arts.  However we want to be very honest and let you know that this seminar might not be for everyone.  This will not be your run of the mill self defense seminar.  It will not be a seminar where we just go over a few moves and leave feeling like we can take on the world…. no … no… no.. This seminar truly will be different! The Seminar will be taught by former navy seal Christopher Mark Heben!  Chris has an awesome resume […]

UNIQUE Self Defense Seminar at Scranton MMA2014-07-14T15:04:46-05:00

Continue to learn, grow and reach new goals


At first when people here that someone is training at Scranton Mixed Martial Arts they often assume that the student is purely learning how to ‘fight’ or defend themselves.  They might think the person needs a fun new hobby or is trying to get back into shape with a fun and exciting activity.  What many people fail to realize is that most of our students really enjoy learning something new, growing as a person and being able to set goals and reach them. When you are constantly learning new things, growing as a person and reaching goals you will feel great. […]

Continue to learn, grow and reach new goals2014-06-20T08:11:59-05:00

Giving Back To The Community


One of the most important lessons you will learn while training and studying any good martial art is the importance of giving.  You will receive a great deal along your journey from other martial artists.  Other people will give you their time, their knowledge and much more in order to help you learn and grow as a person and as a martial artists.  In order to keep receiving it is important that we all learn that we must keep giving as well. This weekend Scranton Mixed Martial Arts held at 100% Free seminar at our academy in Scranton Pa.  This seminar […]

Giving Back To The Community2014-06-16T07:45:18-05:00