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  • Kids Martial Arts in Lehigh Valley - Finishers MMA - 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu - US Army Vet and 10th Planet Student on Memorial Day Open Mat

    US Army Vet and 10th Planet Student on Memorial Day Open Mat

    Memorial Day Open Mat at 10 th Planet Bethlehem/Finishers MMA As a white belt in Jiu Jitsu training at 10 th Planet Bethlehem for only a handful of months I can honestly say that participating in the open mat that Zach and JM (co-owners and head instructors) hosted this year on Memorial Day was probably one of the best experiences I’ve ever had as I continue my jiu jitsu journey. I’ve never been to an open mat before this and the experience of it all was absolutely awesome. As a white belt being able to train with people from different schools and pick up on some of their own special techniques is truly awesome. Open mats the way I look at it are ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Lehigh Valley - Finishers MMA - 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu - Down 12 lbs in 2 months New Student Joshua Basta on Finishers MMA

    Down 12 lbs in 2 months New Student Joshua Basta on Finishers MMA

    What's it mean to challenge yourself ? We all talk about it. We all talk about bettering ourselves. New fad diets, New Years resolutions. Sign up for a new gym and only go five times. This is the cycle that most of us stay stuck in. Why do we do it? We are we always stuck? We know challenging ourselves is how we improve, but we just never complete the things we start. We stay stuck because it's hard, and when things are hard we shy away from it. So what do we need to help us through? We need someone's who already done it and cares enough to help us do it. That's Finishers MMA. That's Zach and JM. We stay stuck in that pattern because of fear and intimidation. You go to the new gym ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Lehigh Valley - Finishers MMA - 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu - Thor being Thor (Epic Highlight Reel)

    Thor being Thor (Epic Highlight Reel)

    Jon Blank represented the squad beautifully this weekend. Click the link below to see him hit some devastating finishers on guys from all over the world. Jon has been training with us for the past 3 years and has some of the most insane potential I have ever seen. Click the hyper link below and check out Thor for yourself. Next weekend Thor competes against the 16 of the best competitors on the planet in legit EBI rules at the Sapateiro Invitational. Follow this kid he has an insane future ahead of him. To Watch Click Here ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Lehigh Valley - Finishers MMA - 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu - EBI 10 Trials

    EBI 10 Trials

    Hey guys check out the EBI 10 trials. I added a link at the bottom of the post here so you guys could watch some high level jiu jitsu matches. Both head instructors Zach and JM flew out to California cut weight and competed amongst the best and brightest 10th planet jiu jitsu has to offer at 135 lbs for a spot in the prestigious Eddie Bravo Invitational Tournament. Our own JM Holland took 2nd place and earned an alternate spot in one of the jiu jitsu world's most high level tournaments. Proof is in the pudding check out some dope jiu jitsu footage. EBI 10 Trials ....

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  • Finishers Fight Team goes 3-0

    Finishers Fight Team goes 3-0 this weekend This past weekend we had 3 of our students compete at local mixed martial arts and kickboxing shows. The weekend started off with Jules Knighton an Easton Pennsylvania local making his return to the cage. Jules did a great job of using his striking, wrestling, and jiu jitsu together to control his opponent. Each round Jules secured the takedown took his opponent's back and was working to finish the rear naked choke. It wasgreat coming back to the cage and now we know we can push to the next level. Maybe even sometime in the next year or two you'll see him on the professional circuit. The very next night Anthony Farrugia and Bryan Diaz both ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Lehigh Valley - Finishers MMA - 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu - Finishers MMA/10th planet Bethlehem Clinches 3rd Consecutive Submission Only Team Title

    Finishers MMA/10th planet Bethlehem Clinches 3rd Consecutive Submission Only Team Title

    Finishers MMA/10th planet Bethlehem takes 3rd Consecutive Submission Only Team Title This past weekend around 30 competitors from 10th planet Bethlehem represented beautifully as they took their 3rd consecutive team title at the Good Fight Submission Only Tournament just outside of Philadelphia. We started with an idea that points do not matter in a jiu jitsu match/real street situation. WE DONT TRAIN FOR POINTS. This weekend it showed, as we stormed a submission only tournament and took the team title for the 3rd time. Submission only is where our team truly shines. We had a bunch of first time competitors who trained crazy hard put in some serious work and win or lose came away better ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Lehigh Valley - Finishers MMA - 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu - It's never enough

    It's never enough

    What is up everybody! Wanted to take the time and write this down for you guys and maybe if you find yourself in this spot it helps. I wanted to write about something I struggled with coming up as a martial artist, from time to time I still deal with it. We all have people in our lives that we admire and respect. Whether you’re a young professional or a jiu jitsu bum like myself, whatever you do, we all have people we look up to and want to impress. Earning respect from those we admire is something that was always important to me, it still is. Sometimes we want credit or respect from those who just flat out refuse to give it to you. Parents, mentors, fellow co-workers, a lot of the time I ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Lehigh Valley - Finishers MMA - 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu - Epic Weekend for Finishers MMA/10th Planet Bethlehem

    Epic Weekend for Finishers MMA/10th Planet Bethlehem

    This week was just unbelievable for us. As a team we absolutely crushed it this week. We had people competing all over the country and we crushed it everywhere. We landed in California on Wednesday and once the weekend came along it just seemed like a domino effect of awesomeness. I was actually in California and I hear our guy Tom Cellamare crushed a 13 man division at NAGA this past weekend. So he is on an absolute tear heel hooking fools calf cranks from the truck the whole bit. Tom don't think we don't see you busting ass keep the pace! Then we are on the other side of the country and Reggie Carter had his amateur Muay Thai Debut Saturday night. So this whole time I was getting Reggie ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Lehigh Valley - Finishers MMA - 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu - Training Mindset for the Long Term

    Training Mindset for the Long Term

    It's Monday and before I go and yoke some weights I wanted to put in writing for you guys what it means to have a "for life" mindset. What I mean by having a "for life" mindset means that the decisions you make in your training reflect those of somebody that is going to make training a part of their lifestyle for the long term. Zach and I for instance know that we aren't going anywhere, if the school went under tomorrow, i'd probably buy a ticket to Cali and just start training with Eddie full time. We know that because we want to be training 30 years from now that our behavior now will have a direct impact on whether or not we can actually pull something like that off. I look at a guy like ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Lehigh Valley - Finishers MMA - 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu - Keys to Success

    Keys to Success

    Sup fools! I wanted to write down some things I feel are important for you to know if you're looking to become a successful martial artist. Keep in mind that everyone's goals and definition of being a successful martial artist vary from person to person. Becoming successful could mean losing a bit of weight or becoming a champion in a discipline. Either way this advice will hopefully help you on your path. You would be surprised how many high level guys I've trained with or worked with that completely ignore some of this stuff, but everyone has their own path. All I am trying to do is kind of let you in to my process and how I think when I take someone from knowing nothing and get them to ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Lehigh Valley - Finishers MMA - 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu - Starting at 10th planet Bethlehem

    Starting at 10th planet Bethlehem

    I wanted to write down what people can actually expect when they start training jiu jitsu with Zach and I here at Finishers. We have a lot of different types of people that train here and they all train for their own specific reasons. I have professionals and office types training with young college kids, we have moms, we got musicians, IT guys, the whole shabangabang. All these different types of people have a "why" when they come to us. They want to get in shape, they want to know how to defend themselves, they want to stay out of trouble, all are great reasons to train. Our job really isn't to turn you into some world class jiu jitsu player but to fulfill your "why" and they are all ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Lehigh Valley - Finishers MMA - 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu - Belt promotions at Igloo Cryo Recap

    Belt promotions at Igloo Cryo Recap

    I wanted to write this and recap our weekend at Igloo Cryotherapy. First off thank you to the owner of Igloo Cryotherapy and 10th planet blue belt Dan Spyridon for hosting us and treating everyone to discount freezes. Saturday night we had about 50 of our students come hang out at the lab. We hung out for a while and then Zach and I had the pleasure of doing a few promotions for some of the guys. Promoting people is one of the better parts of my job, people train with us for years night after night and we get to recognize all of their hard work and you get to be apart of this huge transformation for them. When people come to us they are definitely looking for something or for something to ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Lehigh Valley - Finishers MMA - 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu - Our weekend at the Good Fight and training with 10th planet Black Belt Kevin Berbrich

    Our weekend at the Good Fight and training with 10th planet Black Belt Kevin Berbrich

    This weekend about 30 of our students stormed the Good Fight Submission Only tournament in Langhorne, PA. Many of our students were competing for the very first time and we had a great showing. The night previous to the tournament we picked up 10th planet Black Belt Kevin Berbrich at the airport as he would be participating in the Good Fight All Star Invitational. This is an invite only professional event where cash is up for grabs so some of the east coast best jiu jitsu practitioners show up to take down a score. Kevin ended up taking on highly touted stud Gordon Ryan who actually won our tournament, "The Finishers Sub Only." It was a great match but Gordon ended up winning via a rear ....

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  • EBI 6

    Tune into UFC Fight Pass, April 24th for EBI 6 in downtown Los Angeles and watch 10th Planet Bethlehem's own Grace "The Silent Assasins" Gundrum as she makes her return to high level competition! Check out the video to see her last match. ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Lehigh Valley - Finishers MMA - 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu - Grace Gundrum and Finishers Jiu Jitsu

    Grace Gundrum and Finishers Jiu Jitsu

    By Lauren Case Hanging with friends - at the pool, at the mall - is where one would find most 13-year old girls on a summer weekday.
    And then there’s Grace Gundrum.
    The 7PM sun casts a long shadow into the room. A shadow of a plant and the Finishers Jiu Jitsu logo are thereby cast on the wall. Atop it all, medal after medal. The air, balmy. The sound of exertion as a roomful of kickboxers slam gloves to bags in sporadic rhythm. Though she’s very smart, Grace’s success on the mat is by large a result of dedicated practice. She visits 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu midmorning, returns home for a nap and food, then heads back to assist JM Holland and Zach Maslany with kids jiu-jitsu then laces ....

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