Despite Hurricane Irene,  the free bjj self defense seminar held this past Sunday at Scranton Mixed Martial Arts Academy was a big success. Over a dozen intrepid men and women ventured out into the wind and rain to learn more about Gracie jiu jitsu and its effectiveness for self defense. Many of Scranton MMA’s instructors were on hand to welcome and teach the newcomers. The 90 minute seminar covered a few different ways to close the distance, execute a takedown, achieve dominant position, and finish the fight. If the ear to ear grins of all the attendees were any indication, everyone had a great time! We understand the weather kept many people indoors and prevented them from attending, but fear not because we have decided that the Free Self Defense day at Scranton MMA will become a monthly affair! The September date will be announced this week!