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Scranton MMA Jiu JItsu Schedule Change


Due to the success of our Kids Judo program and our adult Gracie 101 program we are going to moving some classes around. The first schedule change we are going to be making is that the kids Judo class on Tuesday and Thursday will now start at 4:30pm. The kids Gracie Jiu Jitsu class will start right after the Kids Judo class.  Moving the kids Judo class will allow the kids to have even more room to spread out and it will also allow us to have more instructors available to help with the class.  Sensei Dimitrios has done a great […]

Scranton MMA Jiu JItsu Schedule Change2016-01-03T21:42:35-05:00

Jiu Jitsu Tips For White Belts


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 […]

Jiu Jitsu Tips For White Belts2015-12-26T22:56:26-05:00

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

Kids Gracie Jiu Jitsu Training


                    Tonight we had a great night of training at Scranton MMA. We had a lot of classes going on at the same time and lucky for us we have plenty of space. We had our adult beginners self defense class, we had an advanced gracie jiu jitsu class, we had Muay thai kick boxing class and we had a Judo class. But tonight the kids definitely stole the show! At Scranton MMA we have a kids program that allows our kids to train both Judo and Gracie Jiu Jitsu.  We are […]

Kids Gracie Jiu Jitsu Training2015-03-10T22:42:58-05:00

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

Scranton Jiu-Jitsu History


With so many people now a part of our academy I wanted to talk a bit about Scranton Jiu Jitsu History. This history of Jiu Jitsu in Scranton can be traced back to around 1998. That is when Dr. Brunetti first start to take lessons in Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Steve and Mark had to travel to Philadelphia to take BJJ lessons because there was no one else practicing the art in the Scranton area. After training for some time in Philadelphia Steve opened up a school with his brother in Jessup, Pa. That is the beginning of the story. Two brothers […]

Scranton Jiu-Jitsu History2014-10-22T11:35:30-05:00