5 Ways Martial Arts Vancouver Can Stop Bullying: Posener’s MMA

5 Ways Martial Arts Vancouver Can Stop Bullying: Posener’s MMA 

Martial Arts Vancouver Respect.

Bullying — it’s every parent’s nightmare when they send their children off to school. Every day, many children all over the world wake up scared to go to school because of bullies. It is a problem that affects the lives of millions of children.

Yes, the parents and the teachers are there to guide the youth. Bullying, of course, is a terrible thing and adults certainly try their very best to mediate rough behavior between children. Sometimes, however, parents and teachers don’t always recognize that bullying is occurring under their watch.

Bullying is when an individual is picked on repeatedly by another individual or group of individuals with more power, in terms of social standing or raw physical strength. One of the best ways to get rid of bullying once and for all is to enroll your children in a martial arts class.

Martial arts is for everyone, whether your child is the bully or the one being bullied. Enrolling your child in martial arts classes will instill in them the knowledge and the wisdom of self-defense, all while teaching them true values like respect, sportsmanship, responsibility, and camaraderie.

1) Martial arts teaches children respect


Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver


One of the most important lessons martial arts teaches is the value of respect. Respect plays a huge role in martial arts training, from the respect shown to our superiors, down to the respect we show our peers. This is why Brazilian JiuJitsu classes always begin with a bow, or boxing bouts start off with two competitors touching gloves.

Respect is a key trait to develop in becoming a true martial artist, and one of the very first things we learn when we begin our martial arts journey.

When children learn to respect their instructors and their peers, they become open to looking at their own flaws and how to correct them.

Many children today who have experienced bullying oftentimes don’t realize that they are either being a bully or getting bullied. Through constant self-reflection and persistent self-improvement, children are able to take a step back and look deep within themselves.

Martial arts allows us to achieve a heightened sense of self-awareness. It brings us up with confidence, and then humbles us by pushing us to embrace our shortcomings, determine how to improve ourselves, and emerge as better human beings.


2) It gives children a good sense of sportsmanship


Martial Arts Vancouver is a great way to keep kids active.


In this day and age, a lot of fuss is made about winning and losing. One of the greatest things martial arts teaches us is that it’s not always about winning and losing, but how you play the game.

In this sense, martial arts is the perfect purveyor of sportsmanship. Whatever the outcome, in martial arts, as long as you have gained knowledge, wisdom, and experience from any ordeal, you can never truly lose. Much is to be gained from any experience, and this is something our children pick up during training.

A large portion of martial arts deals with our own self-improvement. However, self-improvement is not achievable without the help of those around us. Through martial arts, children work together to hone their skills and master their craft. Along the way, they gain a good sense of sportsmanship.

Sportsmanship is a great trait to have in life, because things won’t always go our way. When we experience defeat, it is important that we look past the result and understand that experience is much more valuable than just plain victory.


3) Martial arts empowers children with responsibility


Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver


Because we are given the ability to physically protect ourselves and those around us, martial arts empowers us, especially children, with a solid sense of responsibility.

Martial arts gives us confidence in our skills and this sort of self-belief is accompanied by an understanding that we have an inherent responsibility to use martial arts in the proper way. We aren’t taught self-defense so that we may inflict harm on others. We are taught the ancient wisdom of martial arts so that we may defend ourselves when the need arises.

By training in martial arts, students realize the impact of physical conflict and how it affects an individual and his opponent. They gain an understanding of how our actions result in consequences and how we must always be accountable for the way we carry ourselves.

Bullying occurs when an individual fails to realize how his actions can affect others. One of the most important lessons martial arts teaches is how our actions, physical, verbal, or otherwise, have a great impact on other people.



4) It enriches our lives with a glowing, positive vibe


Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver


Perhaps indirectly, due to an overall improvement of the quality of life, martial arts is responsible for enriching our lives with a glowing, positive vibe.

Martial arts develops not only the body, but also the mind and the spirit. During training, we workout our muscles, pushing ourselves hard while discovering what we are capable of physically. We also calibrate the mind and the body to work in unison, by clearing the psyche of all negativity and stress. Furthermore, we enrich our spirit with positive energy emanating from the ancient power of martial arts.

After a few classes, students start to feel happier with their lives, as they have more and more fun during training. This is what is often experienced in the martial arts gym.

If we have any chance of getting rid of bullying once and for all, we have to start by making our children’s lives happier in general.


5) Martial arts helps children build lasting friendships


Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver


Last but certainly not the least, martial arts helps children build meaningful and lasting relationships.

Because students are often tasked to work with each other during training, they gain an unabashed sense of camaraderie with their peers. They say the most fun you will ever have is with friends in a martial arts class, and this couldn’t be truer. We are, after all, not on this journey alone.

Although martial arts forces us to reevaluate our lives and search deep within ourselves for our potential, it isn’t a solitary endeavor. Martial arts teaches us the value of teamwork, assisting others to achieve their own greatness, and being proud to help the person next to us.

Enrolling your child in a martial arts class will open up many new doors, give them the opportunity to widen their horizons, and allow them to build strong friendships. The bond between children in a martial arts class is incredibly strong.

Along with the values martial arts teaches, we have the power to put an end to bullying once and for all. Enroll your child in martial arts class today and see the difference. Never be afraid to send your child off to school ever again.


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Martial Arts will Reinvigorate your life: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

Martial Arts  will Reinvigorate your life: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

In A Slump? Here’s How Martial Arts Will Reinvigorate Your Life fro Posener’s MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

Happy is the man who is living by his hobby.” – George Bernard Shaw



Do you have hobbies? Whether it’s reading, dancing, baking or working out, there’s no doubt that hobbies can reinvigorate our lives and make things more interesting – especially when we get caught up with the mundane day-to-day stuff. If you don’t already have a hobby, or perhaps are looking for one, then why not try martial arts if you haven’t already done so! Apart from the fact that self-defense is an essential life skill that could potentially save you and/or your loved ones from danger, martial arts also has heaps of other benefits to offer. Posener’s MMA Vancouver can help.


If training martial arts is something that has ever crossed your mind, then it’s time to head to your nearest martial arts gym and discover How Martial Arts Will Reinvigorate Your Life at Posener’s MMA Vancouver:


1) Because the learning never ends

It doesn’t matter whether you choose to train Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or boxing – each martial art has its own unique set of techniques and variations for you to learn and execute. So if it has been awhile since you tried something new or picked up a different skill, then why not be a student all over again? After all, life is too short to stop learning, growing, and progressing.

Because there’s so much to learn in martial arts, there’s no doubt that you’ll never get bored and always have room for improvement. Hence, you will ultimately work towards becoming the best version of yourself – in and out of the gym.



2) Because it keeps you in the pink of health


As we get caught up with work or the demands of everyday life, we sometimes fail to take care of ourselves properly. Unfortunately, this does nothing but make us unhealthy and vulnerable to all kinds of illnesses later in life. The thing is, it’s never too late to turn this around and start treating your body the way it deserves to be treated – with utmost respect and care.

If you haven’t been taking care of yourself the way you deserve to be taken care of, then why not kick-start an active lifestyle by training martial arts? Besides being a fun hobby and a great way to get fit, martial arts also boosts your immune system and strengthens your bones.


3) Because you’ll get into the best shape ever

4) Because it will always make you happy

5) Because it enables you to unleash your greatness


If you find that you can’t maximize your potential in school or work, then martial arts could be an outlet for you to do so, should you choose to make it a hobby. After all, you will have power over how much you wish to train or how far you intend to go – be it to eventually compete or to simply keep progressing till you eventually become the best martial artist you can be.

Besides that, martial arts will forge an unbreakable warrior spirit within you. Hence, you will be able to deal with all kinds of adversity and overcome the obstacles you might face outside the gym as well. As a result, you will definitely go on to achieve great things.


Are you ready to reinvigorate your life by picking up martial arts? Why not try it for yourself and pull yourself out of that slump!

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Gio Platon wins at BFL by 1st rnd KO: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

Gio Platon wins at BFL by 1st rnd KO: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

Gio Platon wins his second MMA bout at BFL by 1st round KO at the Vancouver Convention Center. Gio was exceptionally prepared mentally and physically. The initial moments of the fight had some exchanges and take down attempts by Casey, which were defended, and then Gio landed some good shots and finished the fight. Since the fight only lasted about 30 seconds, there is not a long play by play description for this one. 🙂

He is certainly looking forward to future challenges in MMA, Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu. It was a pleasure to coach and thank you to George Kassimatis for coaching also. We also thank our awesome instructor team and training partners at Posener’s Pankration/ MMA Vancouver for their help and support; Costa Rojas, Francis Tiapis, Victor Tiapis, Franco Palines, Kevin Lam, Emilio Ditrocchio, Chris Toews, Gus Rodriquez, and more.

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

Besides the vaseline shot, there are not a lot of action shots. Next time. This was a great victory for Gio for his first time in the BFL cage and he is looking to make progress for the belt. OSU!


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.

Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Certifications: Posener’s MMA

Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Certifications: Posener’s MMA

Kickboxing Vancouver

Kickboxing Vancouver

Our Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver program has been doing well and a number of students have moved up a level. Congratulations to: Daniel Van Tijn: Level 5, Charlie Pratt: Level 4, Ash Tanishychuk: Level 3, Abramo Terribile: Level 3, Brian Bevilacqua: Level 2, Cedric Fernandes: Level 2, Sina Nikzad: Level 1, Guillermo Garcia: Level 1, Chris Mitsiadis: Level 1, Steve Truong: Level 1.

It has been a pleasure to train this group of dedicated enthusiasts.

Kickboxing Vancouver

Kickboxing Vancouver


Special thanks to the instructor team:  Ed Kumar, George Kassimatis, Costa Rojas. and the growing assistant instructor team: Sanjay Kajal, Marijana Slavnic, Heidi Vincent and Jen Kassimatis.

Here is some information on our program:

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.

Check out our video page for more exciting videos and drop by the school to learn more about the techniques you’re viewing.

Our cardio muay thai kickboxing classes are located at:

2916 Graveley Street , Vancouver , BC V5K 3K3

Phone (604)255-5344

Contact our Vancouver Martial Arts School and register for our Vancouver cardio kickboxing classes today!


West Coast Can Am Results: Posener’s Martial Arts Vancouver

West Coast Can Am Results: Posener’s Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

                    Kids Jiu-Jitsu

 Ayden Arnold: Gold in Gi and Gold in No Gi. ( 2 more belts to add to his collection), Adam Posener: Silver in Gi, Artin Nazari: Bronze in Gi and Silver in No Gi, Rodean Nazari: Bronze in Gi, Antonio Costantino: Silver in Gi and Bronze in No Gi,


Very disappointing: Chris Toews trained very hard and was well prepared but no one was in his division and no one wanted to set up for him. As a positive, Chris has decided to step up and take a fight in Ohio in the Sanshou International Tournament.


Congratulations for Lance Kawi for competing in a tough division and fighting hard and losing a close decision. Special thank you to Gus Rodriquez and Paul Palines for coaching and supporting Lance.


Thank you for the instructor team: Costa Rojas, George Kassimatis, Filip Matos from Roll JJ, Emilio Ditrocchio, Andrew De Leon, Paul Palines, Gus Rodriquez.

Thank you also for the support of the parents, students and friends.

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver


Let’s keep at it and keep progressing and next time.


Here is some information on our Kids Martial Arts vancouver 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:


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.