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Steel City Martial Arts Blog

  • 2016 Western PA State BJJ Championship Results

    By Marshal Carper | In Gym, News | on October 27, 2016

    We had another great year at our annual tournament. Thank you to all of the competitors and for our referees and volunteers for helping the day to run smoothly. The results for the day are listed below or you can download the PDF version by clicking here. See you again next year! KIDS, TEEN GI […]

  • Press Release: Bully Prevention Week at SCMA

    By Marshal Carper | In Gym, News | on August 9, 2016

    PITTSBURGH, PA—August 10, 2016—Steel City Martial Arts (SCMA), an award-winning martial arts school in Castle Shannon, is offering a free week of Bully Prevention classes to ring-in a new school year in partnership with local educators and local law enforcement. According to the Center for Disease Control, experiencing bullying puts a child at a greater […]

  • Bully Prevention Week FAQ

    By Steel City Martial Arts | In Gym, News | on August 3, 2016

    The response that we’ve seen about our first offering of Bully Prevention Week has been overwhelmingly positive. Thanks to the way our students represent our school when they are not in the gym training, we are blessed with a great reputation and people that are excited to talk about what we do. We’ve gotten a […]

  • Calling All Tournament Sponsors

    By Marshal Carper | In News | on June 16, 2016

        The annual Western Pennsylvania Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships is nearly here. On Oct. 22, more than 300 competitors as well as their friends and family will descend on on Baldwin High School (our new bigger, better venue!) to chase the Pittsburgh area’s most prestigious competition titles. This our 10th event, and each year we have […]

  • Our New Competition Class, Tuesdays at 8pm

    By Steel City Martial Arts | In News | on April 6, 2016

    Competition season is around the corner for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Pittsburgh. To help our active competitors prepare to perform at this level, we have added a new competition class on Tuesday nights, 8pm to 8:45pm. We had our first class last night, and there was a lot of sweat on the mat when we finished. […]

  • Leg Locks at SCMA (or Please Don’t Be “That Guy”)

    By Don Bluedorn | In Gym | on March 24, 2016

    Leg locks are getting a lot of attention in the Jiu-Jitsu world these days.  Many of us remember training in the “old days” when leg locks weren’t favored and, in some cases, actually were looked down on.  Most today would agree that’s a shame, because leg locks can be wildly effective and they are a […]

  • Train like a Family

    By Steel City Martial Arts | In News | on February 29, 2016

    Even before we first opened our doors many years ago, Steel City Martial Arts felt like a family. As soon as people heard we were working on opening a school, we had volunteers helping us clean and renovate our very first space. Since then, the SCMA family has continued to grow. Today, husbands & wives, […]

  • How to Get the Most Out of Seminars

    By Marshal Carper | In News | on February 8, 2016

    At SCMA, we are fortunate enough to have martial artists from around the world visiting our school regularly. Sometimes they are just passing through on a vacation or on a work trip, and other times they stay for a bit longer to teach a seminar. Though these events happen regularly for us, you might be […]

  • New Year’s Resolutions

    By Marshal Carper | In News | on January 13, 2016

    Health researchers learned a long time that almost no one keeps their New Year’s Resolutions or reaches the New Year goals that they set for themselves at the start of the year. When this research first came out, no one was surprised. We all know people that talk a big game at the start of […]

  • Learning from Failure

    By Marshal Carper | In News | on August 7, 2015

    Growing up, I was one of three brothers. From as early as I can remember, everything was a competition. Who is the best at this video game? Who can get to the top of the hill the fastest? How punches hardest? Who can fit the most Warhead sour candies in their mouth? If you could […]