Tiger Balm ’19 and BFL 60 Results for Posener’s MMA Vancouver

Tiger Balm ’19 and BFL 60 Results for Posener’s MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

On Saturday March 16 ’19 the Tiger Balm Internationals were held in North Vancouver. There were competitions for us in BJJ, No Gi, BJJ ( Submission Wrestling), and MMA.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Adam Posener had 2 fights with 2 guillotine submissions.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Tabbitha Tam got gold in BJJ with a Gi and got gold in No Gi or Submission Wrestling. However, there was no one close to her age for MMA, which was disappointing. It would have been nice to see more mma competitors, especially considering the growth of the art and the sport.

Zola also got a gold in the No Gi / Submission Wrestling and had some tough matches with The Gi in her BJJ division. I think this is Zola’s first gold medal and that is always sweet…

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Ozguzhan Yalcin fought in his first Cage Fight in MMA Vancouver at the BFL on Saturday night at the Hardrock Casino in Coquitlam, BC. The fight went the distance and could have been called for either fighter. In the first round Ozhan had the back and the mount for a large proportion of the round and was close to securing the Rear Naked Choke. In the second round there was some exchanges of grappling and Damon did secure a double leg from the cage by getting his hands clasped together and put Ozhan on his back. However, Ozhan did get a guillotine choke, with his neck caught, but was unable to finish. In the third round Ozhan executed some impressive wrestling takedowns but did get in a couple of triangle catches, which were defended quite well.. It was a close fight and I sincerely commend Ozhan for taking the challenge of stepping in to the cage with only a few months of MMA training. I am confident he will learn and keep applying his new skills and be very successful in MMA competitions. The future is very bright for this awesome young man.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

On Sunday March 17 ’19 there were the Kickboxing competitions. Gus Rodriquez got another gold after a couple of tough matches, Lance Kawi got a silver medal after 3 tough matches, Edison Sun got a silver medal in his first Kickboxing tournament and Honorable mention goes to Stas Kokshin for fighting well in a close match in his first tournament. The experience helps growth. The concept ‘Pressure Builds Diamonds’, is useful in the pursuit of mixed martial arts excellence. The tournament and competitive experience does give someone something to look forward to and a goal to focus on. That is a positive and we want to stress those.. Right!. 🙂

 

Huge Thank you to our awesome instructor team: George Kassimatis, Costa Rojas, Ed Kumar,Hayden Francis,  Gus Rodriquez, Oguzhan Yalcin, Francis Tiapis, Victor Tiapis, Lance Kawi, Marijana Slavnic, Julian Paul and the other assistants. You are appreciated.

 

Also thank you to all the family and friends and students who support the school, its mission and our events. OSU!

 

Other pics will be on our Facebook Group page.

Good instructor news for 2019 – Posener’s MMA Vancouver

Good instructor news for 2019 – Posener’s MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

 

 

 

 

 

First off, on this Sunny New Year’s Eve Day, Happy New Year. As the e blast will reiterate, which I hope you get, Myself and all the staff wish you great health, success and the enjoyment of the spirit of challenge for 2019. Here is some news:

 

 

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Kassimatis will be teaching the Begginner’s No Gi Jiu-Jitsu class on Monday’s from 6:45 pm to 8 pm. Again, we want to immensely thank Mr. Jonathan Chan for his instruction in this time slot for the last year but his work has made that day and time untenable. George, with his boundless enthusiasm and love for MMA Vancouver, has made that time available, as he coordinates his work, parenting, teaching and his practice. I am confident the students will get great benefit from participating in this class, as we move forward in skills and spirits for 2019.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

We want to congratulate Hayden Francis on getting his BJJ Black Belt. He has helped the students fine tune their technique. We certainly look forward to growing this class and the students can get benefit by adding this class into their schedule. Hayden teaches the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class with the Gi on Wednesday’s from 7 – 8 pm. If you want to try, let me know, as it will benefit your MMA Vancouver skills.

 

 

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

 

 

 

We would like to warmly welcome Oguzhan Yalcin, pronounced Ozhan, to our instructor team. Ozhan has been practicing wrestling for a number of years. He was a Turkish national wrestling champion as a junior. He will be helping and teaching the Kids MMA Vancouver classes on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 4:30 – 6 pm. He conveys good wrestling skills and has experience in teaching kids, as his demeanor and instruction demonstrate understanding for that group’s learning potential.  He is also highly motivated to compete in MMA and we are excited to help him in his MMA journey.

 

We have a full schedule of classes for 2019 to help students grow in skill, fitness, self defense and sport. Please take a look at the schedule of classes we offer, and if you have any questions of how to take your development to the next level, we are happy to help. Just send me a message or ask me when you see me. OSU! 2019!

 

 

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

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!

 

 

 

Can-Am Int’l Results: Posener’s Martial Arts Vancouver

Can-Am Int’l Results: Posener’s Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

 

Here are the results from the Can-Am International Martial Arts Championship on Saturday and Sunday May 26 and 27  ’18 from Posener’s Martial Arts Vancouver. I use the general term because this tournament has many different martial arts events. We had students compete in Sanshou on Saturday, which is basically a combination of Kickboxing and Wrestling, Submission Wrestling, which is synonymous with no gi brazilian jiu-jitsu, Kickboxing and MMA, which is also referred to as mixed martial arts, pankration and other terms.

 

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

 

In the Sanshou Saturday events, Olando Milford took the gold. Olando has been training for the last year at our branch location at Canada Scaffolding taught by Coach Chris Toews, who also teaches the Fight Fit Bootcamp class on Sundays and trains regularly at the main dojo. Nigel Chan re-injured his shoulder getting thrown off the mat, as I was told, and could not continue. I do remember the initial injury Nigel sustained getting thrown previously, which did require a fairly lengthy recovery time. We all wish Nigel well and a full and speedy recovery.

 

On Sunday we started out with the MMA competition. Tabby had a couple of fights and performed a couple of submissions with an armbar and entangled arm bar or choke. Adam also had a couple of fights and submitted his opponent with 2 kimuras from the north/south position. I put the touch gloves pic because the tournament was run well by Ryan C and he had consideration for safety, fairness and good spirit. Well done for him running the division for his first time, which can be challenging. I hope to see more people come out.

 

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

 

Linhh Thuy Diep competed in her first Kickboxing fight and did very well. She lost in the final match to a more polished fighter but gave it her all. Great work for going for it and challenging her self, her skill set and having a good experience. This well help in gaining confidence for next time.

 

Overall it was a well run event. In fact it was the 39th annual version of this event and I do remember the first couple of years of this occasion. Ken Low has always made strong efforts to put on solid events. Thank you to the awesome, committed, loyal instructor team who work with their skills and heart to deliver benefits to the students with the hope that the benefits will spread to others, George Kassimatis, Costa Rojas, Emilio Ditrocchio, Chris Toews, Hayden Francis,  Andrew De Leon, Adam Posener, Gus Rodgriquez, Julian Paul,  Ed Kumar, Marijana Slavnic, Paul Gibbons and the other assistant instructors. Thank you also the friends and family for their support. Looking forward to continuing passing on benefits of Posener’s Martial Arts Vancouver.

 

I posted some  more pics on our instragram page. 🙂