WCMAC Results: Posener’s Martial Arts Vancouver

WCMAC Results: Posener’s Martial Arts Vancouver- Jiu-Jitsu and Kicboxing

 

 

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

 

Here are the results from the Western Canadian Martial Arts Championships, WCMAC, at BCIT today, October 21 ’17 for Posener’s Martial Arts Vancouver.

 

 

Adam Posener: Double Gold in Gi and No Gi Jiu-Jitsu. 4 fights and four submissions. Due to the fact that there are 2 other Jiu-Jitsu tournaments this weekend and another Jiu-Jitsu tournament cancelled, it would have been nice to have seen a bigger turnout for the grappling divisions.

 

 

Jonathan Chan: Double Silver in Gi and No gi Jiu-Jitsu. There was no one in Jonathan’s division so he had to move up one or two weight divisions, which he did gladly with the perspective of getting experience and challenge. He had a nice armbar submission and worked hard in his other matches.

 

 

Lance Kawi: Bronze in Kickboxing. In this kickboxing division there was a very large turnout. In fact they had to split up the division because there was so many competitors. Lance had 2 wins and one loss. I felt Lance has improved in each of his 3 outings in Kickboxing competition and happy to have got some experience and challenge.

 

 

 

Great work you guys. It is always exciting to get some challenge and experience. Looking forward to further training and progress. Some exciting ideas coming up. Please stay tuned.

 

 

Special Thank you for the supporters, great Instructor team, Costa Rojas, George Kassimatis, Emilio Ditrocchio, Chris Toews, Andrew De Leon, Gus Rodriquez and the rest of the team;  and Hayden Francis and Roll Jiu-Jitsu for the training in the Gi BJJ program.

 

 

Here is some information on our 2 types of Kickboxing programs for Posener’s Martial Arts Vancouver.

 

Kickboxing Vancouver


We have two types of Kickboxing programs at our school:

Muay Thai Kickboxing and Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing.

Here is a brief description of the two programs and their differences:

Muay Thai Kickboxing:

Our traditional Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver program develops the main benefits of Self Defense, Fitness, Mental Discipline and Sport. Our Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver program utilizes techniques and principles from the Thai tradition, Dutch Kickboxing methods, Japanese methods and principles, and concepts and techniques from Western Boxing. Our style, which has been taught by Simon Posener, who has been training for almost 35 years and teaching full time for 25 years, is constantly evolving and improving, as that is our original goal. The desire to grow, evolve and improve is constant.  The instructors are experienced, personable, knowledgeable and have a passion for teaching the art and improving teaching methods and techniques. We have a long history of producing excellent mixed martial artists and champions of Muay Thai Kickboxing and Pankration / MMA.

 

One of the main differences between the Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver program and the Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver program is the application of progressive levels of contact sparring, which occurs in the traditional class. Stylistically, the classes are similar. The traditional Muay Thai class is Fitness and Combat intensive. The Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing class is more Fitness and technique intensive and less sparring intensive.

 

In the Traditional class once a student learns the A,B,C’s of defense, which are the  basic defenses from the main strikes used in Muay Thai, which are very important for developing confidence, the basic footwork patterns, and the execution of the basic strikes and clinches, a student will learn progressive levels of contact sparring. Sparring is a requirement for progress in the system. At the beginning levels the sparring is light to medium contact and at the advanced levels a student will participate in full contact, full Muay Thai sparring. Individual differences are considered in the timing and onset of sparring. Progress is also based on the individual, as everyone is unique in their goals and challenges,  and they are compared to their own progress.  Once a student is comfortable with the basics and has a desire to spar, with instructor approval, a graduated method will be started. The benefits of sparring are many. A student will learn to handle pressure of various types, develop physical and mental discipline,  and get a great workout. The pressure from contact sparring is also very important in application of self defense techniques, which are also a part of the curriculum. Self defense applications are taught within the classes and other classes within the school. Also, the Muay Thai sparring will benefit the competitive aspect of Muay Thai Kickboxing, Western Kickboxing, Shootboxing, Sanshou and Pankration/MMA.

 

Our goal in the training is to develop the technique and spirit of the art to the highest level, build camaraderie, and develop a student’s full, balanced, personal potential.

 

We are offering a free week trial at the school, so you can try us out and see how we can benefit you and help you achieve your goals, or simply enroll today

 

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Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing

The Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver program develops the main benefits of Self Defense, Fitness and Mental Discipline. This program is stylistically the same as the traditional Muay Thai Kickboxing class but does not have the goal of hard contact sparring or direct Sport application. However, many of the competitors and students who participate in the traditional Muay Thai Kickboxing program also participate in the Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing class because it is an excellent workout and will, without question, improve fitness levels and will provide an opportunity for further skill development. The classes are less formal, done to music, and do not have the pressure of full contact sparring. It is a focused class with the goal of developing skills and peak fitness levels. Advancement in the program is based on a progressive 10 level system. Students advance in the curriculum based on attendance, which is the most important aspect especially within the beginning levels, skill development, and personal fitness level improvements. The advancement of the student is based on their own progress, as everyone has unique challenges and goals.

 

The classes are a high energy explosive workout. The training will develop cardio vascular fitness, aerobic and anaerobic,  muscular strength and muscular endurance, flexibility, burn fat, and improve energy levels. There will not be contact free sparring. We will, however, utilize: sharp shooting techniques, which are non contact, one step sparring, interactive drills and, for more advanced students, semi-free sparring. There is also a self defense component taught specifically, which includes self defense applications of Muay Thai Kickboxing and Japanese Jiu-Jitsu.

 

There are many goals which can be obtained in the Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver classes. We emphasize an effective workout utilizing Muay Thai Kickboxing techniques to get the student in the best shape they can. We also provide free nutritional counselling, upon request, and provide diet tips to teach the relationship of a healthy lifestyle and diet on mental and physical fitness levels.  As we work together in the class in a spirit of growth and progress, the goal is to make progress on many levels, get results, have fun and make friends.

 

We are offering a free week trial at the school, so you can try us out and see how we can benefit you and help you achieve your goals, or simply enroll today. Posener’s Martial Arts Vancouver

 

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Posener’s Kids MMA Vancouver Birthday Parties by Chris Toews

Posener’s MMA Vancouver Birthday Parties by Chris Toews

MMA Vancouver

Kids MMA Vancouver

 

We have had an opportunity to put on a birthday party for a friend at the school. It has been a few years since we have put one on and Chris Toews offered and I provided some ideas for a mixed martial arts  curriculum and he pulled it off with enthusiasm, skill and fun.

We can run 2 hour birthday parties. The first hour is a modified mixed martial arts curriculum of skills, games and an introduction to our mma program and the second hour would include pizza/food, cake and presents.

MMA Vancouver

Kids MMA Vancouver

 

We also gave all the kids one month VIP passes to try the school, if they wanted to. It is a fun and different thing to do for a birthday party. We can negotiate a price. Typically we would charge about $200 for a party with up to 15 kids approximately. If anyone wants to set one up, just give me a message.

 

Chris Toews will be the party leader. Chris is our Fight Fit Bootcamp instructor, Sanshou/Shootboxing competitor, Certified Personal Trainer and dedicated martial arts practitioner.

 

MMA Vancouver

Kids MMA Vancouver

 

 

Thank you also to Heidi Vincent for helping out. Many martial arts schools do these regularly and we are open to having a few. If you are interested, just let me know and we can make it happen.

 

Here is some information on our Kids MMA Vancouver programs:

 

To register for our self defence classes for kids in Vancouver, contact us – the best mixed martial arts school in Vancouver!

Vancouver’s Premier Mixed Martial Arts school for children and youths.


With special attention given to motor skill development, mental focusing attributes, and children’s inherent capabilities. Youth kickboxing Vancouver Children’s and Teen classes are designed to emphasize:

– DISCIPLINE – RESPECT – CONFIDENCE DEVELOPMENT – SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT

The development of these qualities and principals are given extra attention because they build a strong foundation in the three battles: the Mind, the Body, and the Spirit.If developed properly, then success is assured.

We engage in a brief zazen meditation at the beginning of each class to become present, focused and prepared for what is to come in the class, and, at the end of class, we meditate briefly to lock in the experiences, center our energy, and commit to continuing making progress. As a regular practice to enhance learning, we also repeat strongly the Tenets of the School, Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control, and Indomitable Spirit, at the end of each class to solidify the development of these qualities for Kids Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver.

 

Our Qualification Code, which is a form to be filled out by the parent and student for advancement in rank, for Kids MMA Vancouver at Posener’s Pankration/MMA and Muay Thai, highlights that respect and school achievement, in addition to the development of combative skills in mixed martial arts, are highly valued, esteemed and developed.

 

The development of equanimity of spirit is also given special attention in order to deal with challenges well; especially in regards to winning and losing. The attributes of effort, determination, skill development and spirit are given special attention, as these qualities will lead to enduring success. The goal of truly doing one’s best, regardless of outcome, especially in regards to some combative sport applications, is given priority to help develop progress, growth and character. The consistent and continuous goal of making progress in all areas, both on the mat and off, will help develop a student’s full long term potential for Kids/Youth MMA Vancouver at Posener’s Pankration/MMA and Muay Thai.

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NAGA ’17 Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver Results: Posener’s MMA

NAGA ’17 Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver Results: Posener’s MMA 

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

NAGA ’17 Tournament Results In Everett: 

 

Ayden Arnold: Belt in No Gi, Silver in Gi, Rodean Nazari: Belt in No Gi and Silver in Gi due to leg scissor submission in the final moments while up on points and getting a warning for stalling and the resultant desire to make things happen, which was my fault, I thought it was a legal move..sorry…Francis Tiapis: Gold in No Gi,  Artin Nazari: Silver in No Gi, and Silver in Gi, Kingston Park: Bronze in No Gi, and Silver in Gi, and Harper Park in her first tournament got a silver.

 

It was an honor, a privilege, and a pleasure to help the students prepare for this event. I do enjoy the preparation and looking forward to challenges. So I will look forward to the next one. The students had some good challenges today with some wins and losses and that is part of the program where we have to apply some of the concepts that are taught in the philosophical applications of the traditional arts. Equanimity of spirit is important where we moderate both victory and defeat and concentrate on making progress regardless of the emotional challenge associated with each outcome. With victory the challenge can be complacency, over confidence and lack of progress and defeat can sometimes lead to negativity, and also lack of progress. To develop the spirit it would be much better to focus on making progress and look actively for the  positive aspects of the situation.

 

Sometimes it is good to be reminded of this equanimity of spirit concept. It will help in many areas that some may not be aware of and the greater issues that are outside of ourselves and consider others and the team also.

 

 

Thank you for the parents, friends, and awesome instructor team, George Kassimatis, Costa Rojas, Hayden Francis, Emilio Ditrocchio, Andrew De Leon, Adam Posener and the rest. OSU!

 

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Mushin Description for Posener’s MMA/ Martial Arts Vancouver

Mushin Description for Posener’s MMA/ Martial Arts Vancouver

Here is a description of the philosophical concept of Mushin. Sometimes referred to as no mind,  or clear mind. However, in the emptiness the mind is full and has achieved a desired state that practitioners train to achieve.

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

 

 

Here is one of the better descriptions I have come across lately. Reading will enhance your study and give it more depth.

 

Mushin (無心; Japanese mushin; English translation “no mind”) is a mental state into which trained martial artists are said to enter during combat. They also practice this mental state during everyday activities. The term is shortened from mushin no shin (無心の心), a Zen expression meaning the mind without mind and is also referred to as the state of “no-mindness”. That is, a mind not fixed or occupied by thought or emotion and thus open to everything.

Mushin is achieved when a person’s mind is free from thoughts of anger, fear, or ego during combat or everyday life. There is an absence of discursive thought and judgment, so the person is totally free to act and react towards an opponent without hesitation and without disturbance from such thoughts. At this point, a person relies not on what they think should be the next move, but what is their trained natural reaction (or instinct) or what is felt intuitively. It is not a state of relaxed, near-sleepfulness, however. The mind could be said to be working at a very high speed, but with no intention, plan or direction.

Some masters believe that mushin is the state where a person finally understands the uselessness of techniques and becomes truly free to move. In fact, those people will no longer even consider themselves as “fighters” but merely living beings moving through space.

The legendary Zen master Takuan Sōhō said:

The mind must always be in the state of ‘flowing,’ for when it stops anywhere that means the flow is interrupted and it is this interruption that is injurious to the well-being of the mind. In the case of the swordsman, it means death. When the swordsman stands against his opponent, he is not to think of the opponent, nor of himself, nor of his enemy’s sword movements. He just stands there with his sword which, forgetful of all technique, is ready only to follow the dictates of the subconscious. The man has effaced himself as the wielder of the sword. When he strikes, it is not the man but the sword in the hand of the man’s subconscious that strikes.

However, mushin is not just a state of mind that can be achieved during combat. Many martial artists train to achieve this state of mind during kata so that a flawless execution of moves is accomplished — that they may be achieved during combat or at any other time. Once mushin is attained through the practice or study of martial arts (although it can be accomplished through other arts or practices that refine the mind and body), the objective is to then attain this same level of complete awareness in other aspects of the practitioner’s life.

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Posener’s Pankration/MMA Vancouver: Kaizen Philosophy

Posener’s Pankration/MMA Vancouver: Kaizen Philosophy

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

Today we are going to explain part of the philosophical foundations of our art. For many years we have been describing our style as, ‘ A mixed martial arts style emphasizing traditional philosophy’. Sometimes these days the traditional backbone of the art gets neglected and the principle of Kaizen is an important part of the philosophy to be aware of. Other traditional philosophies will also be explained and with regular attendance and reading more will be enlightened.

This principle, which has its origin in the Japanese tradition, is central to benefiting the martial arts practitioner. It has also been applied in various business organizations to great benefit.

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

 

When we come to the dojo we should practice patience, awareness, positive attitude and work on making small improvements regularly; even if they appear slight because over time they will add up and be substantial.

Here is a further description for Posener’s Pankration/ MMA Vancouver.

 

 

Kaizen is the principle of constant and never ending improvement in our lives. It is a principle that the Samurai applied every morning they woke up by beginning the day with a specific goal of improvement in mind. At the core of Kaizen is patience which is required for improvement since you very rarely see the effects of your struggles rapidly. As a beginner it looks almost impossible to master the tasks that are required to earn your black belt and yet it is achieved one step at a time. There are no shortcuts, no simple ways to get there. As you strive to improve one thing at a time you slowly become the person with the skills to earn your black belt, under the careful and watchful eye of your Sensei. The modern warrior is always mindful of where he is at and where he is going at all times. Since our world is always changing around us our goals and targets are in constant motion and ever changing. A wise objective today may be a foolish goal tomorrow so it is always important that one re-evaluates their goals and and focus on a daily basis. Martial artists are capable of extreme concentration and focus on particular goals and targets. It is our goal/target selection that is always changing and we must be mindful of this in order to achieve success. When in your training and you reach the point that you have done your 100 front punches, you should always do one more in order to improve. Only doing the required amount will take you on a path of long training. That one extra punch, kick, kata is what makes the difference in your training and daily lives. This establishes the spirit required to achieve in today’s world as well as the world of the future. You must always do one more than needed to be a step above the other people as life is a competition. It is a competition that only you can fail. In your training your Sensei will give you the tools to achieve your black belt, but earning it is up to you. We can not push you to train outside of the dojo. We are not there watching the type of person you are becoming each step of the day. We only know what we see inside of our training halls…so it is up to you to attain greatness…to attain honor…to attain your black belt. Kaizen is the path and it is a path forged out of necessity and in time where anything less meant death.

 

 

In further installments we will be explaining and expanding on the 7-5-3 Code so stay tuned, keep training, and ask questions. 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

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