Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Certifications: Posener’s MMA

Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Certifications: Posener’s MMA


Kickboxing Vancouver

Kickboxing Vancouver

Congratulations: Sanjay Kajal: Level 9, Jim Shen: Level 3, Charlie Pratt: Level 3, Nik Buechert: Level 2, Shane Chen: Level 2, Tiffany Ryan: Level 2, Ash Tanishychuk: Level 2, John Zador: Level 2, Clement Chui: Level 1, and Moses Johnson: Level 1.

Great work all of you in attending and making improvements in fitness and skills. Keep it up! You are inspiring to others in success.

Here is some information on our Cardio Kickboxing Vancouver programs:

Full body workout=overall body toning and strengthening

– Lose Weight
– Body Toning
– Improved Energy and
– Concentration
– Stress Relief
– Confidence
– Self-Defence

Self Defense – Fitness – Mental Discipline
Vancouver’s best fitness and training studio for Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and development of martial arts skills. Cardio Kickboxing Vancouver.

– Learn traditional practical Muay Thai Kickboxing technques in an informal, Fun and encouraging atmosphere
– High energy explosive workout
– Progress Checks and Level System in place to ensure constant progress

Burn Fat

Muscle and Fitness magazine rate Fitness kickboxing as the number one fat burner, with over 800 calories burned in one hour class!


Increased flexibility causes better blood circulation and an overall more relaxed state with clearer thinking
Pad Training will sharpen techniques, increase power & physical strength while toning your muscles and burning fat! It’s also a fun way to relieve stress!

“Come strengthen your mind, body and spirit.”

Our Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver program is based on Muay Thai Kickboxing, mainly, and some Jiu-Jitsu to enhance the self defense aspect of the curriculum. People train in the class with the goal of developing the benefits of Fitness, Self defense skills, Mental Discipline and for Sport. All types of people enjoy our Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing program, both recreational and serious practitioners.

We offer a 10 level based system to impart skills and reward progress. Certificates are awarded to recognize individual progress. Advancement in the program, if that is desired,  is based on performance and attendance. In the initial stages attendance is given more importance than performance, as we are in the process of developing and installing new training habits and lifestyle changes. Since martial arts is an individual pursuit, we encourage everyone to work at their own pace to the best of their ability. At the higher levels and, as a person progresses in skill, fitness and experience, a greater adaptability and integration of technique is  required and rewarded.

Our self defense component of the program incorporates Muay thai Kickboxing and Jiu-Jitsu to learn defenses from various grabs and strikes, which are a part of the curriculum, although to a lesser degree. This is a unique aspect of our course.

It is expected, as someone progresses through our program that their fitness will approach peak levels for that individual. As everyone is different, peak levels will be variable but progress is required and strong levels should be maintained.

After a student progresses through the 10 levels of skill and personal development for Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver, instructor level certifications are possible. Our Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing classes are a great way to get and stay in shape, have fun and work well with the other classes we have at the school.

Beginners and all fitness levels are welcome.

Special one-on-one assistance is available

To help you begin with confidence!

“We will help you realize your full potential”

Call or enroll online today for your free trial class.

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Apex Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver Tournament Results: Posener’s MMA

Apex Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver Tournament Results: Posener’s MMA

Kid's Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Here are the results from the Apex Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver Tournament on Sunday Janurary 22 ’17. Gi in partnership with Roll BJJ.

Antonio Costantino: Gold No Gi, Silver Gi. Rodean Nazari: Gold No Gi, Honourable mention in Gi,  Artin Nazari: Gold in Gi and Silver in No Gi, Ayden Arnold: Gold in No Gi and Gold in Gi ( Budo) , Marques Calapiz: Silver in Gi, arm injury, Micah Calapiz: Gold in Gi and Silver in No Gi.

I am very happy with the good results and good spirit displayed. Congratulations to everyone! I am certainly honored to teach and provide benefits. Also, looking forward to more growth, progress, success in all areas. I would also like to thank the parents for their support and travelling on the journey together.

Kid's Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Kid’s Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver


Here is some information on the history of our facilities:

The History of our Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver Facilities


To help in a description of our facilities beyond the above pictures, I would like to provide a brief history of our facilities and growth as a mixed martial arts school to provide some depth to the description of our style and our evolution.  As of this writing in March ’15, I have been teaching mixed martial arts full time for almost 26 years as a school owner. I did teach periodically before going full time in various capacities because I have a deep passion and interest in mixed martial arts.


The first facility that my school operated out of was at 396 Kamloops St. in East Vancouver, which was situated in a banquet hall above a dance studio. I was 26 years old when I started teaching full time in the fall of 1989.  It was a great place to start teaching full time with ample floor space and good basic equipment. I would like to thank Kelly Giannone for giving me an opportunity and confidence to teach full time. During this period, especially since the school was just starting, a lot of time and energy went into the program’s development. The school grew and had very good success. However, in 1992 the landlord wanted to make some changes that did not include my growing martial arts school so we had to find a new facility.


The next location, which started in 1992, was at 2784 E. Hastings St. in East Vancouver; just a few blocks away from our previous location. We stayed at this location till 1996.  We had a good student base so it was important to keep the school, as it is now, in East Vancouver. The location had more expenses but was on the main street, was larger and provided room in many ways to continue to grow and develop.  By this time we had many skilful students who became black belts and champions in Mixed martial arts,  Shootboxing, Sanshou, Kickboxing, and Sabaki, a combination of bare knuckle Karate and Judo.  We were at the forefront of the mixed martial arts evolution. It was an exciting time.


However, the roof started to leak, which precipitated some changes due the landlords not being overly available. A great opportunity presented itself with the help of a couple of students. Cesare presented an opportunity to build a custom made dojo, or school, only a few blocks away. In 1996 construction began on our current facility, which was made for the purpose of housing our mixed martial arts school. Again, it was only a few blocks away from the previous location in East Vancouver.  This was a great blessing in many ways and I am thankful for the school and the people who have contributed to it. As of this date, we are approaching our 19th year at this location. We have 2 custom built floors with two main training areas; the first floor is designed to be more traditional with white paint and little distractions to enable greater inner focus, awareness and skill development. The second floor has more memorabilia, equipment, weights, strength and conditioning gear, showers, changing rooms, Kickboxing ring, mirrors, posters and more. We also have a roof deck for small personal training and private use. Over the years, I can say with confidence that we have provided many benefits to students in skill development on many levels. Our mission, through the instructor team, is to continue to provide mental, physical and spiritual benefits to students and ourselves in the long term through the mixed martial arts.


In the future we will continue to make upgrades on equipment and mats. Our recent upgrades include: new lighting with thanks to Darren Cheng, a new cage fence with thanks to Jay Morris, new 2nd floor mat system with thanks to Costa Rojas for installation and George Kassimatis for sponsoring the project, a new roof, new ground and pound grappling bags from Costa Rojas, and new paint with thanks to Mark Smith. With effort and attention our facilities will continue to house an excellent program, instructor team and benefit student development on a variety of levels in mixed martial arts, fitness and personal development.

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver


Van Open Tourney Results: Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver – Posener’s MMA

Van Open Tourney Results: Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver – Posener’s MMA

Here are the tournament results from Posener’s Pankration/MMA  – Kid’s Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver Open.

`Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Antonio Costantino – Gi – Gold. 2 matches 2 submissions, No Gi – Gold: 2 matches 2 submissions, Micah Calapiz – Gi: Gold 3 matches, 3 Submissions No Gi:  Bronze. Marques Calapiz: Gi: Gold. 3 matches, 3 Submissions. No Gi: Silver 2 matches, 1 Submission. Emilio Ditrocchio: Gi. Gold . 4 matches. 3 Submissions.


It was a real pleasure and honor to coach and help. Certainly a good outing for this group and looking forward to more challenge and progress. More pics to come. 🙂


Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver





Here is some information on our Kids MMA/ Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver programs:


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:


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.


5 Ways Martial Arts Spices Up Your Life: MMA Vancouver

5 Ways Martial Arts Spices Up Your Life: MMA Vancouver

Have you been feeling jaded? Perhaps your job, school or maybe a mundane routine has caused you to feel that way. Or maybe you’re just in need of an adventure. Well, whatever it is, we believe that it’s time to spice up your life – especially if you’ve been feeling bored and/or restless. After all, life is too short to not be enjoying and living in every moment.

Are you ready to inject some excitement into your life? Today, Evolve Daily shares 5 Ways Martial Arts Spices Up Your Life:

1) It gets your heart racing

Muay Thai is also known as the "Art of Eight Limbs".

Muay Thai is also known as the “Art of Eight Limbs”. MMA Vancouver

There’s no doubt that martial arts would make your heart beat faster. After all, it is intense – and the best part is that there’s never a dull moment in training because there’s so much to learn. Psst! That’s why some people find themselves falling in love with their martial art of choice and training for life.

If you’ve never set foot in a martial arts gym before, it might seem intimidating – but trust us, it’s totally worth going for that first class and experiencing it for yourself before deciding what to do next. If you never try, you’ll never know what you’re missing out on! And if you think about it, you’ve got nothing to lose by trying.


2) It boosts your mood

Brazil Nationals Champion Gamal Hassan teaches BJJ at Evolve MMA.

Brazil Nationals Champion Gamal Hassan teaches BJJ at Evolve MMA. MMA Vancouver

Have you been feeling down lately? Well, if that’s happening, then you should definitely start training martial arts because it will boost your endorphin production and leave you feeling happy after every session. What’s more, it’s a great way to vent your frustration and forget about your worries (even if it’s just for an hour!) Not convinced? Then check out our article on how martial arts can scientifically keep you happy and stress-free!


3) It sculpts your body

Multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao and ONE Superstar Amir Khan train hard at the Evolve Fighters Program.

Multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao and ONE Superstar Amir Khan train hard at the Evolve Fighters Program. MMA Vancouver

It’s no secret that martial arts will give you a lean, toned body. After all, you can burn up to 1,000 calories in just an hour of training! Besides that, you would learn to defend yourself in the face of danger – which is an extremely important life skill that could come in handy someday.

What’s more, martial arts is extremely effective when it comes to melting away fat, so why not punch your way to a great body? Nothing is more fulfilling than working towards (and crushing) your goals, be it fitness, body or martial arts goals.


4) It builds your confidence

Side planks can strengthen your balance and improve your posture.

Side planks can strengthen your balance and improve your posture. MMA Vancouver

Life is definitely much better when you trust yourself with making important decisions and more importantly, believe in yourself. So your lack of self-confidence could possibly be making you miserable and causing you to feel like your life is a drag. After all, when you constantly question and doubt yourself, how are you going to have fun?

Fortunately, training martial arts would boost your self-confidence, especially when you make progress in class and get closer to your dream body. When this happens, you’ll notice that you appreciate your body for all that it can do for you, as well as the simple things in life (like having that cheat meal!)


5) It encourages you to step out of your comfort zone

BJJ enables a small person to overcome bigger, stronger opponents.

BJJ enables a small person to overcome bigger, stronger opponents. MMA Vancouver

What’s more exciting than exploring and getting lost in new worlds? If you think about it, there’s so much to experience and immerse in out there – just that we sometimes decide to stick to what’s comfortable and familiar, so we end up missing out.

Well, you don’t have to worry about missing out on new experiences when you start training martial arts. Apart from being a whole new thing you’re trying out, martial arts would also teach you to embrace the unknown and make you a bolder individual. That means you would happily step out of your comfort zone, broaden your horizons, and grow significantly in the process.


So tell us, are you ready to spice up your life? Why not sign up for a class and see how it goes!

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver






Here is some information on our Submission Wrestling/ Jiu-Jitsu programs:

Vancouver’s ultimate Submission Wrestling training for: Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Self Defense, Fitness, Mental Discipline and Sport.

Our Submission Wrestling classes utilize techniques adapted from free-style wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu – BJJ Vancouver, “Catch-as-catch-can” (Folk American wrestling), Catch Wrestling, Shoot wrestling, Sambo, and Judo. These techniques are modified to be applicable for Pankration, MMA fighting (Mixed Martial Arts) and Submission wrestling as a sport. Our submission wrestling classes are a subsection of our Pankration curriculum.

It is the blending of our striking within the grappling context that makes our style unique and distinctive.
Whether it is the blending of striking and grappling to and from clinching, to take-downs, to ground fighting with submissions, our style is geared towards practicality.

Since our style and curriculum has a broad range of techniques, the individual student has the ability and potential to express their skills to the fullest degree.

Our classes provide an excellent physical workout developing muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardio vascular fitness and flexibility. In the process of training and getting in great shape, the student will be learning techniques that are useful for self-defence and sport.

Our classes are taught by experienced martial artists emphasizing discipline and respect with the aim of helping the student achieve their goals while enjoying the process and developing camaraderie. Many of the students and instructors have been successful using the school’s style in pankration/mixed martial arts and submission wrestling competition.













Gio Platon wins BC Muay Thai Title: Posener’s Kickboxing Vancouver

Gio Platon wins BC Muay Thai Title: Posener’s Kickboxing Vancouver

Kickboxing Vancouver

Kickboxing Vancouver


Gio Platon scores an impressive 4 round unanimous decision to earn the BC Muay Thai Kickboxing title on Friday November 25 ’16. It was a dominant performance by Gio who executed strong low kicks, well timed sweeps, strong punches and quick footwork to get the title. It was a great performance against a very strong competitor.

Kickboxing Vancouver

Kickboxing Vancouver







Also the clinch work of Gio was strong where he controlled with the body lock clinch and scored points with the knees. Overall Gio trained hard, certainly is motivated and excited for the mixed martial arts challenges he has faced especially after coming off a 6 month injury problem. Just for others to know, Gio has done well in Kickboxing tournaments, Sanshou tournaments, a grappling tournament,  and Muay Thai ring fights and now being the BC Muay Thai champion.


Kickboxing Vancouver

Kickboxing Vancouver


We  would like to thank our solid instructor team  and crew who came out and supported. Special acknowledgement to Costa Rojas and George Kassimatis for being instrumental as instructors, Kevin Lam, Francis Tiapis, Victor Tiapis, Paul Palines and more for being excellent sparring partners, Minna Kim for constant support and encouragement and Heidi for taking pictures. Thanks also to Dad and family, of course and many others.


We are all looking forward to Gio’s next steps in Muay Thai, grappling and MMA, as it will be an exciting, interesting, challenging journey.


Here is some information on our programs:


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.