Christmas Party, Open House and Demonstrations Agenda for Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver.
Saturday December 18’10 from 12-4 pm.
Group 1 – 12:30 pm
Forms: Adam Posener, Ayden Arnold, and Paris Kumar
Pads: Miguel Beleno and Dad, Rafael Beleno.
Pankration Sparring: Jaecen Legaspi and Nicholas Tran, Owen Naperalski and Martin Kim
Group 2 – 1:30 pm
Semi-free and Free Pankration Sparring: Nicholas Andreatta and Aladdin Ramadan.
Group 3 – 2:30 pm
Adult Muay Thai
Pads: Minna Kim and Victor Wang
Muay Thai Sparring: Joe Halfar and Michael Scarborough, Arash Ravanchi and Sandeep Kaler, Franco Palines and Steven Cukic, Minna Kim and Lee McCulloch, and Jonas and Martin Kwiatkowski.
Group 4 – 3:30 pm
Pankration Sparring: Ed Kumar and Van Lee, Lenny Ho and Andrew De Leon, Victor Wang and George Kassimatis.
Here is a picture of Ed Kumar, one of the Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Instructors, who is also a blue belt in our Pankration/MMA program, doing some Pankration/MMA sparring with another instructor Andrew De Leon at our Christmas party. Andrew is a black belt in Muay Thai Kickboxing, and instructor in our Pankration/MMA class on Thursday’s at 12:30 pm.
Ed’s wife, Simone, is also in our Cardio Muay Thai program and has a level 7 in CMT. Ed and Simone’s children, Paris, a red belt in our Kids Pankration/MMA program, and Lucien, a purple belt in our Pankration/MMA program, also take part in our Christmas party.
Here is Paris’ essay for school on the benefits of Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver at Posener’s Pankration and Muay Thai:
12 year old, green belt, Paris Kumar’s essay on Mixed Martial Arts for School
What if a stranger grabbed you, punched you, took you down and choked you out? If you knew martial arts, you could of turned that bad situation around. Or, what if you have anger and want to let it out, martial arts is a great exertion of energy and it will help calm you down.
Dear Judges, teachers, parents and fellow students, today I will be talking to you about MMA and the many ways it helps you. If you don’t know what MMA stands for, it is short for Mixed Martial Arts.
One interesting fact about mixed martial arts is that it is a mix of kickboxing, wrestling and take downs. In martial arts you learn multiple defenses. There are defenses for stand up, take downs and wrestling. Martial arts builds confidence. If you know how to defend yourself with martial arts, you will be more confident in bad situations. Senseis also teach you how to avoid situations with violence and to be aware of whatʼs around you. Even though you may know martial arts it doesn’t mean that you will or need to use it, it is there as a back up or last resort. Mixed martial arts is fun! It keeps you busy and out of trouble.It also keeps you fit. If you like challenging yourself mentally and physically, start doing martial arts.
I go to PosenerʼsPankration in Vancouver and I learn a lot from martial arts. Many people think that martial arts is violent, but it is actually very controlled and it is almost like a physical game of chess. Simon Posener, is the Shihan or master, at Posenerʼs Pankration and we believe that you should always do your best, and never quit. We follow five tenants at our dojo; Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control and Indomitable Spirit. Most of the Senseiʼs at my dojo, started martial arts at the age of 6 or 7 so they have lots of experience.
We have won many trophies which we are very proud, yet modest of winning. My training is called Pankration which is a combination of kickboxing, submissions and grappling. Theclasses that you can take at PosenerʼsPankration are Muay Thai kickboxing, Weapons, Submission Wrestling, Cardio Muay Thai and Pankration. Yoga was recently included to the school.
Some history on martial arts is that it only had two belt colours. White and Black. This represented that all students were equal.
At PosenerʼsPankration there are 9 belts, white, yellow, orange, purple, green, (which I am), blue, red, red stripe, junior black and black belt. For each belt, you achieve threestripes and each stripe means that you have accomplished a different level in the belt.After you get three stripes, you test for your next belt at a belt test. The belt tests are usually every 3 to 4 months and are tests of endurance, technique and mental discipline.Mixed martial arts helps build confidence, teaches you mental discipline and self defense. Mixed martial arts is a great sport and it is never too late to start. If you enjoy sports and want a challenge, join martial arts. Mixed martial arts is my passion and I would like to do it for the rest of my life.