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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 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

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 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

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

Women’s Self Defense Seminar


This Saturday June 14, 2014 there will be a 100% Free Women’s Only Self Defense Seminar at Scranton Mixed Martial Arts.  The Seminar will start at 2pm and will run until 4pm.  Scranton MMA is located at 1000 Dunham Dr in Dunmore Pa 18512.  We are very easy to get to from anywhere in the Scranton / NEPA area. The Seminar will introduce you to some great ways to defend yourself.  We promise that you will have fun while you learn these techniques in a very safe, clean and relaxed environment.  We have plenty of space at our academy and the […]

Women’s Self Defense Seminar2014-06-11T07:54:50-05:00

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

Scranton Mixed Martial Arts Memorial Day Weekend


In an effort to keep everyone up to date on what is going on over this very important weekend we decided to write this quick article to get the information out to everyone.  Please if you know some of your teammates and training partners who do not use facebook or the internet too much then call them, text them and lets try to make sure everyone gets this information. First and foremost even though this is a big weekend for Scranton MMA with a lot going on PLEASE make sure you take the time to think about those who gave their […]

Scranton Mixed Martial Arts Memorial Day Weekend2014-05-23T08:31:15-05:00

Scranton MMA Tips For Beginners


With so many new members joining our academy recently we wanted to write a quick article for the new members and share some tips that will help you get started and make your first few weeks much easier. As always if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to anyone and we will make sure we take the time to help you out.  One easy way to reach us and get a quick answer is to write us on our facebook page at: The first thing we want to tell everyone who joined recently is that you need […]

Scranton MMA Tips For Beginners2014-05-22T07:49:07-05:00

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

Strength and Conditioning For Self Defense


At Scranton Mixed Martial Arts we love helping people learn about self defense and today I would like to talk about the importance of strength and conditioning for Self Defense. Obviously I have to state that if you are interested in learning how to defend yourself in a self defense situation nothing and I mean nothing will replace good Self Defense Lessons, a solid plan and LOTS of practice. You have to prioritize that above all else. Find a good program with good instructors and practice, practice, practice. Once you are on the road to learning the write techniques and practicing […]

Strength and Conditioning For Self Defense2014-05-02T07:30:34-05:00