Gio Platon Victorious in 2nd Fight for Kickboxing Vancouver: Posener’s MMA

Gio Platon Victorious in 2nd Fight for Kickboxing Vancouver: Posener’s MMA 

Kickboxing Vancouver

Kickboxing Vancouver

Gio Platon did an awesome fight on February 26 ’16 at the Fraserview Hall earning a clear, unanimous decision against a good opponent. It was Gio’s 2nd Muay Thai match and Brendan’s fourth. In the first round Gio excecuted about 4 spectacular sweeps and kept an edge throughout the fight with explosive kicking, punching and clinching technique. Gio has shown good improvement in skill, experience and athleticism. Great work Gio and thanks for setting a good example for others to follow in attitude, skill and work ethic. Big fat OSU!

Here is some information on our Pankration/MMA course: Kickboxing Vancouver

Vancouver’s finest Pankration and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA Vancouver) dojo.

Ancient Pankration


The word Pankration is a Greek word which translated means “all powers” or “all powerful”, both are acceptable translations by Greek scholars. Pankration was a sporting event in the ancient Greek Olympic games that was first introduced in the games of 648 BC. The rules of the sport were simple, no biting or eye gouging and victory was secured through knockout , submission or death. The historical records of the early pankration are shrouded and mixed with Greek mythology and it is not known whether these accounts of championship bouts and feats of strength of the champions were myth or actual accounts. What is known is that just like the boxers and wrestlers of the Olympic games the Pankration competitors refined their skills for many generations throught hundreds of years and became extremely proficient at all elements of their sport including ground fighting and submission holds to standing fighting with all types of strikes. Many of the holds, throuws and striking techniques can be seen on ther pottery, statues and drawings of those times. The ancient Oympic games were intertwined with many ceremonies and connections to the worship of gods that were pagan to the rising christian poplulation. Because of this association and the rise of christianity the games eventually came to a halt and along with it Pankration competition desappeared for many centuries.
The Olympic games were eventually adopted and reborn throughout the world alternating the competition in a new country every 4 years, however, Pankration competition was not included. It is only because of the sparse historical records and the special interests of a few individuals that Pankration is having a rebirth in this generation. Pankration MMA Vancouver.

Modern Day Pankration


The current wave of “no hold barred” and pay per view fighting events has brought with it a curiosity and interest to it’s ancient predecessor Pankration. Just as the boxing venue grew and evolved from ancient Greece to Madison Square Garden and the rest of the world, the skill, techniques, training methods, rules, attire and safety measures have also evolved. For the most part this evolution has been beneficial to the sport and it’s participants. Now after centuries ancient Greek Pankration is getting the opportunity to become Modern Pankration the same way as it’s brother boxing did.

Here is our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Submission Wrestling, and Strength and Conditioning

 

B.C. Provincial Championships for Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver: Posener’s Pankration

B.C. Provincial Championships for Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver: Posener’s Pankration

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

1st place Overall Kids No Gi Points Winning Team: Posener’s Pankration/MMA

Micah Calapiz – Gold 2 Submissions, Ayden Arnold – Gold: 2 Submssions, Dylan Cheng – Gold: 2 Submissions, Ernesto Lepore – Gold, 2 Submissions, I think, Kristian Montes – Silver, Adam Posener – Silver, Jaspher Montes – Silver, Artin Nazari – Silver, Antonio Costantino – Bronze, Brandon Cheng – Bronze, Rodean Nazari – Bronze. Good work everyone!!! Congratulations on the experience and the progress. I would like to send a special thank you to all the parents for their support and involvement!!

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Kids Jiu-Jitsu 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.

Our Website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, Cardio Muay Thai, Strength and Conditioning and Personal Training

Adam and Ayden both get Gold at WBJJF from Posener’s MMA: Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Adam and Ayden both get Gold at WBJJF from Posener’s MMA: Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Ayden won both his matches by submission in a higher age category. His first match he finished with a guillotine and his second match he finished with a hard fought triangle choke, which was a first for him in competition. Congratulations Ayden!

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Adam only had one match in  the no gi jiu-jitsu competition. He executed a single leg take down to counter a foot sweep, achieved side mount, full mount and tried a s-mount Americana for the first time and was close. A scramble ensued and he finished with a guillotine.

 

Here is some information on our Submission Wrestling program for Jiu-Jistu Vancouver:

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.

Here is our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu

We Have New Mats for Posener’s Pankration/ MMA Vancouver – Pics

We Have New Mats for Posener’s Pankration/ MMA Vancouver – Pics

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

This is what it looks like when it was almost completed. They are nice, new, clean, pristine and a definite improvement.

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

This is the original hardwood sprung floor that I had put in 20 years ago. At one time starting in about ’94 we would alternate between putting mats out and removing them for the muay thai  kickboxing. Then we went to 2 versions of a permanent mat system and this new version is looking good.

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

Here is some information on our Submission Wrestling Program, which is a component of our MMA Vancouver program:

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-defense 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.

Here is our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai, Strength and Conditioning and Personal Training

 

 

Van Int’l Most Points for Kids No Gi Picture – Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Van Int’l Most Points for Kids No Gi Picture – Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

 

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

On December 5 ’15 Posener’s Pankration/MMA won the award for 1st place in overall points for the Kids No Gi competition at the Vancouver Open International Jiu-Jitsu Competition. In this relatively recent foray into Jiu-jitsu competition, in particular,  in the last couple of years we have won 3 similar awards. The Team is having a lot of fun, learning, progressing and enjoying the experiences. I am looking forward to new and varied experiences. Thank you to all the parents for their support and involvement, as it makes for a strong team.

 

Here is some information on our Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver program:

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.

Our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Strength and Conditioning and Personal Training