AVA Results: Posener’s BJJ, Kickboxing and MMA Vancouver

AVA Results: Posener’s BJJ, Kickboxing and MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

Here are the results from the AVA ( All versus All) Tournament held in Burnaby on October 14 ’18:

 

Tabitha Tam:  double Gold in Gi and No Gi, with quick submission wins in her no gi, James Wolf: Gold in Kickboxing, nice work in his first tournament, Rachel Hofer: Silver in MMA and No Gi, with tough matches against larger and more experienced competitors, and Zola Mitchell: Silver in No Gi and Bronze in Gi, in her first tournament while she displayed excitement and enthusiasm. Adam Posener and Tabby Tam did not have any competitors in the MMA division. Next time… Looking forward to some positive activity and application of the instruction.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Some more pictures will be posted on the Facebook group page.

 

Special Thanks to all the parents who support their child and the school. Also thank you to our awesome instructor team, Hayden Francis, George Kassimatis, Costa Rojas, Andrew De Leon, Emilio Ditrocchio, Jonathan Chan, Gus Rodriquez, Chris Toews, and the assistant instructor team.

 

Here is some information on our No Gi and Submission Wrestling program for Posener’s MMA 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.

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

Tabitha Tam Testimonial for Posener’s Kid’s MMA Vancouver

Tabitha Tam Testimonial for Posener’s Kid’s MMA Vancouver

Posener's Kid's MMA Vancouver

Posener’s Kid’s MMA Vancouver

 

The art of Zezen, literally means “seated meditation”. The mind, body and spirit is all one. With clear thought comes peace and calmness.

 

My child has attended Poseners for aboout 3 years’, initially she was a bundle of chaos mentally, and a raging ball energy physically. It would been easier to catch a charging bull barehanded than to have her sit down, stay quiet and listen to instructions.

 

At the beginning and end of each class, be it youth or adult, there is a moment of zezen, this is bring inner peace and calmness. The individual sits on their feet, hands on their thighs, closes thier eyes and breathes deep.

 

At the last tournament of August 2018, she was called to the mat and asked to wait for her opponent. To our surprise, she sat in Zezen and waited for about 3 minutes till her opponent showed. After winning her tournament, we asked what she was doing before the match. Her reply; I was relaxing and visualizing my match.

 

Thanks to Sensei Simons’ (and staff) patience and time invested, our child is now more patient than ever, listens to her parents instructions, agrees without much whining (can’t get away with all whining) and overall a more mature child.

 

Thank you to Poseners and their instructors.

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Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Test Results July 4 ’18

Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Test Results July 4 ’18

Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver

Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver

 

Here are the most recent Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Test Results from Posener’s Pankration/MMA and Muay Thai:

 

Francis Tiapis – Red, Minna Kim – Red, Sanjay Kajal – Brown, Jimmy Kajal – Brown, Gio Platon – Purple, Lance Kawi – Blue, Chris Toews – Blue, Edmond Lin – Blue, Richard Ronquillo – Green, Linh Thuy Diep – Orange, Adam Posener – Orange, Kenny Lai – Orange,  Naoufal Moudan – Orange, Oliver White – Yellow, Stanislav Kokshin – Yellow, and Washington Filho – Yellow.

 

It was a good test, display of energy, spirit and technique and a milestone of progress.

 

It may be noted that some students received an extra advancement and to avoid misinterpretation, I would like to explain some traditional and current concepts of testing. In the traditional context, regardless of particular style, martial arts and testing is designed to promote individual skill, progress and personal development.  The belt system is a relatively recent tool in martial arts where previously there was white belt and black belt. The color belts are designed to be motivational tools to mark progress and to provide feedback. In our style progress is considered individually.

 

In Muay Thai, in particular testing is even more recent, relatively speaking. As a close trainer would say, ” You train, You fight”. The belt system helped to develop and describe  levels of fighting. For example the blue level was an amateur entry level of fighting in the ring and a black level was a professional level. However, to take into consideration that many students do not want to ring fight in Muay Thai in a very competitive way due to a variety of reason, modifications have been employed for the greater transmission of benefits.

 

As a teacher with the goal of maximizing student progress the motivational tools of testing can be adjusted. After  almost 39 years of practice and almost 29 years of full time teaching and with consideration of a number of items, some students have received a grade that is more reflective of their time, energy, skill and current development. Remember, the main goal, as a start, is black belt. Color belts are tools for the main first goal. The description above is general and has been applied to the individual. For example for some individuals extra time in training has been considered positively and for some ring fighting success, championships and application into mma has been considered, and for some age and skill in Pankration/MMA has been considered, and there are other issues that do not require excessive elaboration, at this time. If there are questions, I am happy to help.

 

Also, Here is a link that further describes the Purpose of Testing in the Martial Arts:

The Purpose of Testing for Martial Arts Vancouver.

So, I am impressed by the testers, inspired to continue to pursue skill in many areas and looking forward to more. And. Congratulations to those who tested. My suggestion is to remember not to ‘linger too long at the table of success’ it is best after to get hungry and move forward… OSU!

 

 

 

Francis Tiapis Wins by Split Decision at Coga: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

Francis Tiapis Wins by Split Decision at Coga: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Congratulations to Francis on a hard fought win on Saturday night, February 17 ’18 at the Coga Combat Games MMA in the US.

Here is a brief review of the fight:

 

In the First round , Santiago came out strong with crisp hard, fast strikes, that were perhaps a bit better than expected based on the small amount of video we could find. He came into this mma fight with a 5-1 record. There were some good exchanges by both fighters. Francis did land some low kicks, his patented overhand right, some jabs and clinch battles. Santiago did land a takedown or two but Francis was able to recover and keep battling, as he always does. The first round was close but Santiago may have gotten the round based on initiating the takedown and being busy in the clinch with some knees and punches.

 

In the Second Round , there were some relatively equal exchanges of strikes and some back and forth action against the cage and in the clinch. However, Francis gained top cross body side control against Santiago and Santiago was defending the position quite well considering his position close to the cage. Of course, Francis likes to execute his submission attempts from cross body side mount. That option was limited and he was close to us. We told him to get the mount, and he did effortlessly. Francis spent quite some time on the top mount and Santiago was defending strongly and Francis was able to get the back mount and was fighting strongly to finish the RNC. Santiago was defending the RNC strongly and Francis did not get the finish. Santiago was able to scramble free right at the end of the round. Francis, in my opinion, certainly got that round.

 

In the Third Round, there were some good exchanges of strikes, clinch battles and cage fighting that were back and forth. Santiago was using the 100% grip position to control some of Francis movement and was busy and quite strong in the clinch. Francis did fight well against this strong opponent and was able to also finish the fight on the mount. In my opinion, that strong finish and mount position got him the round.

 

It was a good battle with good sportsmanship by both camps. It was a pleasure to be involved with this organization that was run by an old friend of mine. The venue, and organization were professional and the sold out crowd enjoyed the action, which we had the pleasure of watching the remaining fights. Francis is now 5-0 in mma.

 

Thank you to our awesome instructor team, Costa Rojas, George Kassimatis, Hayden Francis,  Gus Rodriquez, Andrew De Leon, Emilio Ditrocchio, Jonathan Chan, Victor Tiapis,  and those who helped Francis get ready for this fight. We are looking forward to the next challenge.

www.PosenersPankrationmma.com

 

Posener’s Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Evaluations Dec ’17

Posener’s Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Evaluations Dec ’17

Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver

Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver

 

Congratulations to all the members who have been training regularly, making improvements in skills and fitness. These evaluations help show your progress. These classes have been awesome in energy and a pleasure to be involved in.

 

Special Congratulations to Sanjay Kajal on achieving his Level 10 Certification after about 7 years in our program. Sanjay is always trying his best, is in excellent physical condition, trains with discipline and consistency,  and has an excellent understanding of the skills. He can help others achieve their best and continue to improve upon his skills and fitness.

 

Also big congratulations to: Shanti Jayarajah – Level 7, Jimmy Kajal – Level 7, Heidi Vincent – Level 5, Charlie Pratt – Level 5, Abramo Terribile – Level 4, Ash Tanasyichuk – Level 4, Clement Chui – Level 2, Guillermo Garcia – Level 2, Nik Grewal – Level 2, Sina Nikzad – Level 2, Raymond Che – Level 1, Larissa Deng – Level 1, Donald Fung – Level 1, Van Nguyen – Level 1, Iulio Tatar – Level 1.

In total there were 17 people who got their certificates. Great Job.. Looking forward to the new year and the next level.

 

Special thanks to our awesome Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver instructor team: Costa Rojas, George Kassimatis, Ed Kumar, Paul Gibbons, Marijana Slavnic and yours truly. It is an honor and a pleasure to work with you all.

 

Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver

Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver

 

Here is some information on our Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver program and the level system:

 

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.

 

 

We also offer personal and small groups private training.

 

www.UltimatePersonalTrainingVancouver.com