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Train at a Scranton MMA

By |July 30th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

So a lot of people are interested in training at Scranton MMA but often think they can’t for one reason or another. We run into some very common reasons and we wanted to address them. We felt the best way to answer these reasons was to use video so we shot a few videos and we will post them below.  Let us know what you think.  If you have your own reason for not training just send us a message and we can talk.        

Scranton MMA Show Episode 17

By |July 2nd, 2018|Categories: bjj, Blog, Gracie Jiu Jitsu, Judo|

Scranton MMA Show Episode 17! Today we talk about: July 4th schedule ad open mat Upcoming BJJ Tournament Olympic Silver Medalist Jason Morris coming to Scranton MMA Hydration typs Silly self defense vids that are going around :) and much more! If you have any questions or suggestion for topics, leave them in the comments!  

Great way to relieve neck and upper back pain

By |June 25th, 2018|Categories: education, Gracie Jiu Jitsu, Judo|

Quick video showing a great way to relieve upper back and neck pain.  Please take a look and let me know what you think.  I really hope this helps you out. I have definitely had my share of neck pain over the years.  I also stand all day while working and at times my posture really gets bad and makes my neck hurt.  Doing ‘this’ has helped a ton.  First it reminds me to keep good posture and to stay loose.  As soon as I start to hunch or slouch I can adjust. Also it is a really nice stretch and […]

Scranton MMA show #13

By |May 22nd, 2018|Categories: bjj, Blog, education, Gracie Jiu Jitsu, Judo|

Brand new show is in the books. So we recently got some new gear to help us improve the audio quality. Some new microphones and a fancy mixer to help us adjust the volumes and what not. I think you can really hear the improvement. Things are a clearer and the volume is nice and loud. Let us know what you think. Today we talked about: Our Jiu Jitsu promotional (over 60 people on the mat!!) Upcoming Muay Thai Promotional Memorial Day Open Mat How to roll/spar/Train When to Tap?

Why I Joined Scranton MMA

By |April 5th, 2018|Categories: anti bullying, Blog, education, Judo, martial arts, self defense|

    Martial arts has helped me in so many ways I could never type them all out. It helped me get through being bullied, Anxiety, depression, High school, College, Starting Jobs, Losing Jobs, being a husband, Being a dad, etc etc etc Since it has helped me so much I wanted to help be a part of a school that I knew could help people in so many ways. Prior to Joining the Scranton MMA Team I was either running or teaching at 4 different schools in this area. They were all small schools that were not helping a lot […]

Royce Gracie Teaching Seminar At Scranton MMA in May!

By |April 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Royce Gracie will be at Scranton MMA on Monday, May 8 to teach a jiu jitsu seminar for adults and children. The children’s class will go from 5 to 5:30 p.m. and the adult seminar will go from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $20 for children and $60 for adults. Affiliates and non-affiliates are welcome to attend this event. It should be just as beneficial for the beginner student as it is for the advanced student! We ask that each participant wear a white or royal blue gi to the seminar. We are asking that each participant register and […]

The Three T’s of Anti-Bullying

By |September 19th, 2016|Categories: anti bullying, education, self defense|

With the new school year rolling in, there is a lot on parents’ minds. Does my child have enough pencils, notebooks, and folders? Did I remember to pack their lunch today? I wonder what kind of papers I’ll have to sign when they get home. One thing that parents might forget to think about is bullying. Whether your child gets bullied, witnesses bullying, or is the bully, this is something that needs to be addressed as early as possible. It is important for parents to teach their kids how to communicate with bullies and how not to accidentally become one. Luckily, […]

7 Ways to Reduce Stress in College

By |September 9th, 2016|Categories: Blog, community events, education|

As a recent college graduate, you can be assured that I have experience in dealing with the stress that comes with it. Between going to classes, keeping up on homework, balancing internships and finding time for friends, the stress can become overwhelming. Throughout my four years of classes at The University of Scranton, these are the 7 ways I have been able to reduce stress in my own life. I hope you find them helpful! Go outside. Classes, internships and jobs can leave you cooped up inside all day. The fluorescent lights and lack of fresh air can make you feel […]

Tips To Keep You Safe During Self Defense

By |July 18th, 2016|Categories: bjj, Blog, education, Gracie Jiu Jitsu, Judo, martial arts, self defense|

So today I did a quick talk where I shared some tips that will help keep you safe if you are ever attacked and find your self having to defend yourself.  These tips do not involve techniques they are all mental but they will help keep you safe regardless of how much training you have done.  Obviously the more training the better. So let me just share these tips quickly and if you have any questions please let me know.   Be Confident First things first you have to know you are ready and that you will be okay.  Do not […]

Five Great Tips To Reduce Stress

By |July 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog, education|

Tips to Reduce Stress Here are five tips that can help you reduce the amount of stress that you are dealing with. Take a quick read and let me know what you think! 1. Exercise. Train, Run, Lift. Get moving. Exercising can get your mind off of your worries, relax you and can improve your mood for hours after. 2. Spend Time With Friends / Family. Its amazing how good friends and family can make you feel. When you are stressed make sure you spend some time with the right people! 3. Journal. Write out what you are worried about and […]

Tips to Defeat A Larger Attacker

By |July 1st, 2016|Categories: bjj, Blog, education, Gracie Jiu Jitsu, self defense|

Ok So today I shot a video where I share a few tips that will help you defeat a larger attacker.  No obviously this is something that training will help. However just training might not be enough or if this is something you do not address in your training you might be in for a bit of a surprise.  I think it is very beneficial to train with some if these tips in mind and Some of the best grapplers out there always keep these in mind while training. If you want to watch the short video.. its only about 90 […]

3 Tips A Navy Seal Gave Us To Keep Us Safe

By |June 30th, 2016|Categories: Blog, education, Gracie Jiu Jitsu, martial arts, self defense|

So today I shot a quick video where I talked about a few tips that a Navy SEAL Shared with us while we had him in for a seminar at Scranton Mixed Martial arts.  Now these are not your average safety / self defense tips.  They were for a very specific audience; well trained martial artists and they came from a very unique individual with a really unique set of experiences. And that is what made it so awesome. So I will share these tips and if you have any questions just let me know. 1. STOP and Pay Attention We […]

Scranton MMA Jiu JItsu Schedule Change

By |January 3rd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Gracie Jiu Jitsu|

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 […]

Jiu Jitsu Tips For White Belts

By |December 26th, 2015|Categories: bjj, Gracie Jiu Jitsu|

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 […]