New Schedule At Scranton MMA Starts Today!


  Today marks the day that we are starting our new afternoon / evening schedule at Scranton MMA.  This schedule will allow you to take more classes in any style that you wish as well as making it much easier to cross train in other styles. We have added a new beginner level boxing program, a new mixed martial arts program, an open mat on Saturday at noon, more kids classes, more times when you can train while your kid trains and much much more. If you have any questions about the new schedule please just send us an email and […]

New Schedule At Scranton MMA Starts Today!2013-12-02T08:28:36-05:00

Why Do I Need A Gi?


There is an never-ending debate as to which training method is better, gi or no-gi? In this video we discuss in detail the pros and cons of each training method. • Training in the gi hones your escapes and submission counters. • Training without the gi will hone your control and submissions. • You can’t get a black belt until you master both. • Training gi is VERY realistic for the streets since we live in Pennsylvania! A street opponent will almost certainly grab your clothing in a real fight and you must know how to deal with it.

Why Do I Need A Gi?2013-03-10T10:00:29-05:00

The Path To The Black Belt


The is a distinct difference between wearing a black belt and being a black belt. Take the time to truly master all variations of the Gracie Street Essentials techniques, earn your blue belt, and then the real journey begins! Mind blowing stuff there! So what have we learned? • There are four types of opponents: – Level 1: Your size, no knowledge of jiu-jitsu. – Level 2: Larger than you, no knowledge of jiu-jitsu. – Level 3: Your size, trained in jiu-jitsu. – Level 4: Larger than you, trained in jiu-jitsu. • Your Gracie Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt prepares you for […]

The Path To The Black Belt2013-03-07T08:48:33-05:00

Sparring Is No Place For Ego


Although sparring is one of the most important training exercises you can engage in on your path to black belt, you must know when and how to spar in order to reap the full benefits of your training in Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Let’s recap: • Sparring too early is the leading cause of injury and frustration. • Sparring is, however, a critical training element on the path to black belt. • Each student must be equally concerned with the progress of his/her training partners as with their own. It’s important to note that sparring between jiu-jitsu practitioners is sportive by nature […]

Sparring Is No Place For Ego2013-02-03T10:43:47-05:00

Conservation Of Energy


When training Gracie Jiu Jitsu it is important to assume that our opponent is going to be a heavier, stronger, nastier and more athletic individual than we are; this is why energy conservation is a core principle of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Take a minute to absorb all the important lessons talked about in this video: • Grand Master Helio never defeated giants; the giants defeated themselves. • The goal is not to win the fight, it is to avoid losing the fight at all costs. • If you position yourself intelligently and efficiently, your opponent will burn all their energy trying to […]

Conservation Of Energy2012-10-11T15:32:13-05:00

Bragging Rights IV – Submission Only Tournament


On Saturday, November 10th, 2012 Scranton MMA will be hosting its fourth annual submission only Brazilian jiu jitsu tournament ~ Bragging Rights!  Bragging Rights is Brazilian jiu jitsu stripped down to its roots – submit to win! Minimal rules, minimal weight classes and no points make Bragging Rights a true test of one’s jiu jitsu skills! The tournament divisions and rules  are simple enough. ADULTS (double elimination) All adult matces are 20 minute time limits with a victory coming only by way of submission. If after 20 minutes a victor hasn’t emerged a 5 minute golden score overtime round will occur. (see overtime […]

Bragging Rights IV – Submission Only Tournament2012-10-07T18:25:38-05:00

New Judo Information Reel


Check out this new sizzle reel for our judo program at Scranton MMA! Whatever your goals – fitness, self defense, or competition judo is for you! Schedule your free introductory private lesson today; call 570-851 2987 or email us at scrantonmma@gmail.com

New Judo Information Reel2012-09-04T11:22:57-05:00

New Gracie Essentials Information Reel


As unemployment rates climb, crime rises. Don’t be a victim! Be premptive and start your self defense training today at Scranton MMA! Call or email today to schedule your free introductory private lesson; 570-851-2987 or scrantonmma@gmail.com

New Gracie Essentials Information Reel2012-08-30T12:38:48-05:00

New Untouchable! Women’s Self Defense Reel


Scranton MMA is the leading expert on all things self defense and Untouchable! is no exception. This for women only course is the only program in NEPA that effectively addresses the physical and psychological strategies necessary to survive and escape at each phase of a sexual assault. Don’t wait until the unthinkable happens, be proactive, be Untouchable! New classes begin September 5th, call today to register 570-851 2987 or email us scrantonmma@gmail.com

New Untouchable! Women’s Self Defense Reel2012-08-26T19:45:53-05:00