Belt Test Results: Posener’s Pankration/ Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

Belt Test Results: Posener’s Pankration/ Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

Congratulations: Ben Beaulieu: Purple Belt, Chloe Phan: Orange Belt, Kingston Park: Orange Belt, Kameron Lum: Yellow belt, Emini Arnold: Yellow Belt, Tabitha Tan: Yellow Belt, Ronin Sharma: Yellow Belt, Arjun Sharma: Yellow Belt,

Stripe testing: Naomi Wolf: Red belt 1st stripe, Nikolas Kristiansen: Blue belt 1st stripe, Marques Calapiz: Green belt 1st stripe, Micah Calapiz: Green belt 1st stripe, Ernesto Lepore: 4th stripe Purple belt, Aryan Kalia: 4th stripe Purple belt, Rodin Nazari: 4th stripe Purple belt, Artin Nazari: 4th stripe Purple belt,  Hunter Mannes: 1st stripe Purple belt, Tyson Quan: 1st stripe Orange Belt,

Huge Congratulations on those who tested and made progress!!! OSU!

1st stripe: striking, 2nd stripe: wrestling, 3rd stripe: Jiu-Jitsu, 4th stripe Pankration/MMA sparring.

Here is an article on the Purpose of Testing:

The Purpose of Testing for Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver.

The Purpose of Testing for Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

The Purpose of Testing

 

  • Progress Check:- To pinpoint areas of strengths and weaknesses. To learn to turn the weakness into strengths and to make the strong points stronger.
  • Provide Reinforcement:-  (internally and externally) Internally, personal satisfaction upon achievement and externally, the receipt and status of belt and certificate.
  • Teaches Goal Setting and Achievement:- Discipline and Application of martial concepts are needed. “To plan your work and work your plan.”
  • Rules: 1. All start at the bottom
  • 2. Everyone works
  • 3. Nothing is Free.
  • Counterpoint: “Training is its own reward.”

Purpose of Test

By James Keating

 

We have testing because we wish to go beyond the normal levels of skill. To undergo such rigors is symbolic of fighting for one’s very life. An ancient ritual of survival where one earns the right to exist and enter into a lifelong struggle for self-perfection and enlightenment. When each test is successfully completed we do not see an end, but rather a beginning. A new starting point for our inner-selves. Every test is separate and unique. To compare tests is to miss the basic premise of the martial arts. The “individual spirit” must always be placed before the physical and mental limitations. We are taught to have personal and social balance; to stand with confidence and poise. This individuality is what eventually leads to mastery, a process of self-realization. One should always train hard with control and respect. We are being tested on many levels besides just the conquering of foes.

 

Testing is not always a physical matter, sometimes it is a “right of passage” via daily life. Look deeply into your concepts of rank, testing and related endeavors. Win, lose, pass or fail you must conduct yourself in a manner befitting a warrior at all times. Whether testing or being tested, you need only to practice with all your being and nothing shall come between you and your dream.

Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

Here is a link to our website:Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Submission Wrestling/Jiu-jitsu, Cardio Kickboxing and Weapons

27 Year Anniversary for Posener’s Pankration: MMA Vancouver

27 Year Anniversary for Posener’s Pankration: MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

 

September of 2016 marks the 27th year of running a full time mixed martial arts school in East Vancouver. I started teaching full time in September of 1989.

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Firstly,  I would like to thank our awesome instructor team whose loyalty, support and skill are incredibly inspiring. I am so fortunate we largely have a tremendously positive environment and energy in our school that makes it enjoyable and beneficial to spend a lot of time in. Also, I would like to thank all the students, teachers and friends who have been involved. There have been so many great people involved it is overwhelming. I am very grateful.

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We have had many tremendously satisfying accomplishments and contributions to others over the years; too many to mention on this post. It is what we do and we are proud and happy to do it. I do look forward to making greater contributions, facilitating greater successes to students, and providing important benefits through my leadership and our team’s leadership. It has been challenging both positively and negatively in many ways running a mixed martial arts school but it is also very rewarding and satisfying to look back, at times, on the success of others and the growth of the students and the team. Words can not adequately express my gratitude.

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MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

I have been quite busy lately, perhaps more than usual, we will set up a celebration for the instructor team and students soon.

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a history of our school from the Facilities page on our website, which I wrote about a year and a half ago. It provides a perspective of our evolution and provides some historical information.

The History of our Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver Facilities

 

To help in a description of our facilities beyond the above pictures, which are on the webpage, 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.

Thank you!!!!! 🙂

Here is our facilities page with some pics: http://http://www.kelleesama.com/poseners-pankration-mma-mixed-martial-arts-vancouver-facilities/

 

 

 

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

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

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

NAGA Tournament Results September 10 ’16: Congratulations to everyone who competed. NAGA attracts some of the best competitors and competing is a challenge in itself. So keep on enjoying the challenge and making big picture progress.

 

 

Adam Posener: Expert – Belt winner, Ayden Arnold: Expert- Silver, Marques Calapiz- Adavanced: Silver, Micah Calapiz: Adavanced- Silver, Kingston Park: Beginner – Silver and Bronze in his first Gi division ( Roll BJJ Partnership), Linh Thuy Diep: Beginner – Gold.

 

 

I will describe in some detail the expert divisions. For Adam this was quite a goal and accomplishment. He competed against two kids who have won multiple tournaments in World Championships. Against Russel the score was 15-0 and against Winter, he locked in, for the first time in competition, an inverted triangle, as a submission flow off the falling/flying armbar series. Ayden, in his no gi expert division, had an incredibly close match against a familiar competitor who he has competed against a couple of times before giving and taking victories. He lost by just one point in a back and forth affair that was highly contested with position changes, submission attempts by Ayden and reversals.  Ayden competed very well. Again, I want to acknowledge all the competitors for stepping up and challenging themselves in this highly competitive arena. I certainly love helping enthusiastic, willing, kids and adults through the martial arts. I feel strongly we have an excellent instructor team and we provide many opportunities for helping people get benefits from mixed martial arts practice on a variety of levels.

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

More Pics will be posted on our Facebook group page.

 

Here is some information on our Kids/Youth Pankration/MMA program:

 

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.

Here is our Dojo’s website: http://www.PosenesPankrationmma.com

Here is our Personal TrainingWebsite: http://www.UltimatePersonalTrainingVancouver.com

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Integrity: Posener’s Martial Arts Vancouver

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Integrity: Posener’s Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Integrity for Posener’s Martial Arts Vancouver

Sharif H. Joynson
September 2, 2016

For some people, disappointing others is a regular occurrence, and apologizing—for running late, for being behind schedule on the project, for forgetting to do the thing they said they would—has become a recurring theme. They have become desensitized to the pain causing someone’s disappointment and are able to rattle off an “I’m sorry” in a way that doesn’t carry any real remorse.

I know because I was this person. And I had all the excuses, too: I was too busy, I was overwhelmed, things came up, I had no time, I needed more sleep. I used these excuses to avoid the real reason. And that reason was ultimately that I lacked integrity. Until a point in my life when I realized how much I was hurting the people closest to me.

It was time for a change.

My life is currently busier than ever, but by focusing on developing my integrity and addressing my personal areas of weakness, I’ve been able to better serve the people in my life who I once regularly let down.

The following steps are what allowed me to step up, stop repeating the same mistakes and build my integrity.

1. Be hard on yourself.

If you’ve arrived at a place where you know you need to radically improve yourself because you’ve caused others pain—and are in pain yourself as a result—then you have a great opportunity to get leverage on yourself. This means using the mind’s unconscious but powerful system of motivation that causes us to move away from anything that causes us emotional or physical pain.

By not dodging the pain of your failure but instead allowing yourself to feel it fully and associate it with the behaviors you wish to change, you are programming your subconscious to find a better way, to avoid making the same mistakes.

And with enough programming, it will find a way.

Take some time to reflect on where you have let yourself or others down without the excuse-making you used to rely on to avoid this pain, and then resolve to improve.

2. Apologize the right way.

Just as you must stop yourself from using the past pattern of excuse-making when trying to create leverage against yourself, this is even more important if you have someone to apologize to.

An “I’m sorry, but…” is not a true apology. A real apology is simply and honestly, “I’m sorry.”

Another important part of an apology is to avoid promising the other person that you’ll give them the world to make up for the mistake. If you resolve to show them more respect by being true to your word, then avoid using too many words.

Related: How to Make the Most of Your Mistakes

3. Stop over-promising.

If you lack integrity, one of your defining characteristics is overpromising and under-delivering. And you simply have to stop doing it.

Take note of every time you make promises that are hard to keep and analyze why you need to please people all the time. Practice saying no to things you know you will have difficulty completing. This isn’t about setting boundaries with other people so much as setting boundaries with yourself.

4. Strengthen your decision-making power.

Your personal integrity is defined by the power of your decisions. By power, I mean the capacity to keep the decision you’ve made in the forefront of your mind and keep it a priority. Practice making decisions with the end in mind. Start small.

When you remember that recycling needs to be delivered today, resolve to do that as soon as you get through the door. Then stick to it. Check your emails at a predetermined time and then close your laptop. Set reminders for things. The important part of this isn’t setting the reminder but resolving that when that alarm goes off, you will drop whatever you are doing and do it right then.

5. Develop a routine.

If you struggle to be on time and often find yourself scrambling to finish projects by deadline, you’re weakening your integrity. Time mismanagement causes a vicious cycle of letting people down and failing to stay true to your word. Your ability to maintain a routine tells people you can be trusted.

The best place to start is at the beginning of your day. If you can start your day the same way, then you begin to develop positive habits that will spill over into the rest of your life.

Here are some tips for using your morning to strengthen your integrity:

  • Blast yourself with cold water at the end of your shower. It jolts your mind and nerves awake and gets you ready for the day.
  • Consume at least one large glass of water and eat a healthy breakfast. You’ll need fuel to keep up your energy and productivity throughout the day.
  • Practice gratitude. Take just five minutes to meditate on or list things you are grateful for. It’s an incredibly powerful way to align you with what’s important to you. These thoughts are then reflected in your actions.

So if you want to step up and become a person who people can rely on and you want to stop letting others down, then well done. Just that intent alone is admirable.

Now follow these steps and start living in a way that you can be proud of and positively affects the lives of those you love.

Here is our Personal Training Website: www.UltimatePersonalTrainingVancouver.com

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Ed Kumar Achieves Level 10 @ Instr. Certfn.- CMT Kickboxing Vancouver

Ed Kumar Achieves  Level 10 @ Instr. Certfn.- CMT Kickboxing Vancouver

 

Kickboxing Vancouver

Kickboxing Vancouver

 

 

 

 

Ed Kumar acheives his Level 10 and Instructor Certification after years of training, teaching, running seminars and helping others. Ed starting training in Martial Arts at the age of 13 and started training at Posener’s Pankration in 1999, which makes the time at the dojo about 15 years because there was a couple of years away focusing on his work. Ed works at managing high end restaurants where his work and skill is in high demand.

 

 

Ed’s passion for martial arts is evident in his Pankration/MMA training and in his excellent instruction of the Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing program. Ed’s classes are well thought out, skillful and enjoyed by many. It has been a great pleasure and honor to have Ed, his wife Simone, who also is a Level 8 participant in the Cardio MT program and his two son’s, Paris, a red belt and Lucien a green belt involved in the dojo. They all greatly enjoy their Dad’s classes, which is awesome and beneficial in many ways. So, Congratulations Ed on your accomplishment. It is well deserved and a pleasure to acknowledge you. I think the example is a benefit for others and their growth. OSU!

 

 

Here is some information on our Kickboxing Vancouver 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. 

 

Self Defense Vancouver Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver Self Defense Vancouver

Here is our website: www.PosenersPankrationmma.com