Training Tips Part II


So we got a lot of feedback already from our first article on getting the most out of each and every class. So far everyone likes the idea of a series of articles around this topic so please keep the feedback coming.  The easiest way is to just send us a message on www.facebook.com/ScrantonMMA but feel free to get in touch with us anyway that works for you. Today we are going to talk about how you should pick your training partners during class.  You might not realize it but how you pick your training partners in class can have an […]

Training Tips Part II2014-07-24T10:57:17-05:00

Scranton Mixed Martial Arts Judo Tournament Recap


This weekend the Scranton MMA Judo competition team headed over to paterson New Jersey to compete in the Summer Slam Judo Tournament. This tournament brings out players from the very best clubs in the country and Scranton MMA was very glad to take part of this event.  Members from Scranton MMA have been going to this tournament for years and years and we are very happy to see some of our new members and new competitors go to this tournament. Going to this tournament we knew we would have our hands full.  We had four kids competing for the first time […]

Scranton Mixed Martial Arts Judo Tournament Recap2014-06-03T07:49:54-05:00

Anti Bullying Day At Scranton Wilkes Barre Rail Riders Game


We recently had the great honor of being selected to participate in an anti bullying event for the Scranton Wilkes Barre Rail Riders.  It was great to be selected by this organization to come out and talk to thousands of kids about bullying and what they can do to help prevent it.  On top of just talking about anti bullying we also got to do some lessons and demonstrations with a bunch of the students who were in attendance. It was a ton of fun.  The weather was great and not only were there thousands of kids in attendance but most […]

Anti Bullying Day At Scranton Wilkes Barre Rail Riders Game2014-05-21T08:14:33-05:00

Great Takedown For BJJ Competition


This weekend Scranton Mixed Martial Arts will be sending a very large competition team to compete in one of the areas largest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments.  March is also FREEstyle Judo month on the Scranton MMA Judo mat.  With those two events happening we decided to show a very effective takedown that can be used in BJJ or in Freestyle Judo. Please take 2 minutes and watch the video below and then take some time to read a bit more about the move.  If you watch the video a few times and then start practicing this move it will not take […]

Great Takedown For BJJ Competition2014-03-13T07:47:30-05:00

“I’d Love to train but I don’t know where to start”


This is probably one of the most common things we hear when someone walks into the academy for the first time and honestly, even though it may sound  smart or funny, the best answer we can give to this statement  is “start at the beginning” With the meteoric growth of the UFC and MMA in general and even the  rise in professional jiu-jitsu events like metamoris  and more and more highlights being uploaded to Youtube on a daily basis, its very easy to get caught up in seeing these fighters with amazing striking or crazy fancy submissions and don’t get me […]

“I’d Love to train but I don’t know where to start”2014-03-11T14:16:34-05:00

Small, Short term “victories” can lead to large, long term success


I won’t sugarcoat this. Training in the martial arts, just like any other art or sport, can be a very frustrating thing. How do I know? Two reasons : 1). I’ve been a white belt or a beginner before 2).I’ve been training for just about a decade and there is not a week that goes by that I am not frustrated with some aspect of my training And here’s a secret…. It’s normal. Everyone who has ever picked up a football wants to score a touchdown on their first play, everyone who has ever sat down at a piano wants to […]

Small, Short term “victories” can lead to large, long term success2013-12-19T13:03:30-05:00

Are students required to spar?


Often times people who are thinking about joining a martial arts program wonder if they will be required to spar.  For a lot of people who have never trained in one of our styles this is a big question on their mind and today we will talk a bit about sparring at Scranton MMA. Many people are not quite sure what sparring is or how to do it.  They are worried that they might get injured or that the might accidentally injure someone else. Other new students are worried that they might not be in good enough shape to start sparring. […]

Are students required to spar?2013-09-18T17:46:23-05:00

Why should I choose Scranton MMA?


A lot of the staff and student base are very passionate about Scranton MMA and are always talking about Scranton MMA.  Maybe we are talking about some of our students and how much progress they are making.  We might be talking about the great deal of confidence that our young students are gaining in our BullyShield program.  Maybe we are discussing how much weight someone lost or is still losing.  Or who knows.. there is a lot to talk about when it comes to Scranton MMA. But for people who dont know us or have yet to experience the Scranton MMA […]

Why should I choose Scranton MMA?2013-07-17T10:04:47-05:00

Scranton MMA Judo Class


Yes at Scranton MMA we do offer more than just Gracie Jiu Jitsu. We offer the areas best Judo program. Here is a short video of some of our students throwing onto the crash pad. In the video you will see a mixed rank group of students throwing onto the crash pad. Seeing both black belts and white belts throwing in the same video allows use to see the progress you can make. All it take to become a black belt is to train and not give up. None of the black belts in this video were super stars on day […]

Scranton MMA Judo Class2013-01-15T22:10:38-05:00