Junior Black Belt Test for Posener’s MMA Vancouver and more. A@A

Junior Black Belt Test for Posener’s MMA Vancouver and more. A@A

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

 

On April 21 ’18 Adam Posener and Ayden Arnold tested for the Junior Black Belt at Posener’s Pankration/ MMA Vancouver along with a number of other students and students testing for stripes.

 

 

The results are in. After approximately 8-9 years Adam Posener and Ayden Arnold will graduate the first course and receive their Junior Black Belt. I will talk about the JUNIOR BLACK belt more below. Also receiving their new belts are: Hunter Manness – Blue Belt, Stefano Lepore – Purple belt, Sharlie Young – Orange belt, Luca Siracusa – Orange belt, and Kiera Lajeunesse – Yellow belt. Advancing on stripes are Zola Mitchell, Luka Perez, James Wolf, Ronin Sharma, Arjun Sharma, Elijah De Leon, Tabitha Tam, Aryan Kalia, Artin Nazari, Rodean Nazari, and Ernesto Lepore.

 

 

I often joke a bit and describe the Junior black belt as not indicating acceptance into a ninja clan, admittance or passing the navy seal indoctrination, becoming a professional ufc or mma fighter or being a hired killer. It does signify some basic understanding of striking, wrestling and Jiu- jitsu and does indicate some level of proficiency for a junior. It does also indicate some basic understanding of the philosophy of the school, which is exemplified in the black belt oath and student qualification code. So it promotes some higher virtues, responsibility and an improved level of maturity. It does not equate with an adult black belt. The adult black belt incorporates a more advanced  curriculum and higher level, as would be expected. Adam and Ayden are both 13 years old.

 

The Junior black belt is an acknowledgement of where they have come from, the advancements they have made and promotes a new level of progress and growth, which is expected in the future. The goal is for them to have a greater understanding and positive expectations for their future development moving forward with confidence, gratitude, humility and some higher virtue.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

We emphasize technical development in striking, wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu for the testing and the mma sparring is given special attention for the application of the techniques. Adam and Ayden sparred 5 mma rounds for their testing, satisfied the physical requirements and demonstrated their techniques to the best of their current ability. The concept being, naturally, that their skill levels will continue to improve to their highest level, as supported on the Junior black belt oath. The goal is to develop strongly the ‘no quit’ spirit, constant improvement with the Kaizen philosophical application, and physical, mental and spiritual development to their highest level, as the ideal.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

For more information on our programs of various types: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai, Submission Wrestling, BJJ, CMT, S@C

 

 

 

Tiger Balm ’18 Kids MMA Vancouver and BJJ: Posener’s MMA

Tiger Balm ’18 Kids MMA Vancouver and BJJ: Posener’s MMA 

Kids MMA Vancouver

Kids MMA Vancouver

 

Congratulations to Adam Posener on winning Gold in MMA  with and armbar submission and Kimura submission and Congratulations to Tabitha Tam on winning gold in MMA by decision win, one loss, and armbar submission. Also Congratulatios to Tabitha on wining gold in No Gi BJJ/ Submission Wrestling. Good to see the progress. Proud coach. OSU!

 

Kids MMA Vancouver

Kids MMA Vancouver

 

Tabby had a couple of good matches in  No Gi BJJ/ Submission Wrestling. One win by armbar and one by decision.

 

Kids MMA Vancouver

Kids MMA Vancouver

 

Thank you to the competitors for showing up and stepping up. Good experience.

 

Thank you to the awesome instructor team, Costa Rojas, George Kassimatis, Emilio Ditrocchio, Gus Rodriquez ( Adam credits you with not getting tired), Andrew De Leon, assistant instructors and training partners.. It is an individual pursuit done in with a team involvement; working together for win – win benefits. Let’s keep pursing progress in the foundation principles; encapsulated in the Tenets and more. OSU!

 

Kids MMA Vancouver

Kids MMA Vancouver

 

Tabby sporting the Kids MMA Vancouver gear for her first Pankration/MMA tournament. 🙂

 

To register for our self defence classes for kids in Vancouver, contact us – the best mixed martial arts school in 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.

Adam P. Private Training for Kids MMA Vancouver at Posener’s MMA

Adam P.  Private Training for Kids MMA Vancouver at Posener’s MMA 

Kids MMA Vancouver

Kids MMA Vancouver

 

Adam Posener is now offering private lessons to Kids/Youth who want to improve their mixed martial arts.

 

Adam has good experience and has a desire to help others with their goals. He has done private training with others before with good results and we have decided to go back to that idea and continue to help others and foster a strong win/win relationship. Adam does assist in many classes at the dojo, participates in the Kids/Youth and adult classes, and is looking forward to helping a select few to improve. He is excited to help others achieve significant results. Of course the curriculum and concepts will be overseen by the head instructor, myself.

 

 

 

Kids MMA Vancouver

Kids MMA Vancouver

 

 

 

He is enthusiastic to help and this will help him in developing strong communication and well rounded perspectives on leadership. He has done well in coaching his peers and is ready to progress to the next level.

The prices are negotiable and  can start as low as $25 per hour. 

 

If you are interested, please let me know.

 

Here is some information on our Kids MMA Vancouver program:

 

To register for our self defence classes for kids in Vancouver, contact us – the best mixed martial arts school in 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.

 

Van Open BJJ and AVA BJJ/MMA Results: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

Van Open BJJ and AVA BJJ/MMA Results: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Vancouver open BJJ Tournament Results: Jonathan Chan – Bronze in Gi (Roll), Bronze in No Gi, Tabitha Tam – Silver in No Gi, Francis Tiapis – Silver in No Gi. Everyone had some good tough matches with strong opponents and they can learn from that and move forward. 

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

All versus All (AVA) BJJ, Kickboxing and MMA Tournament Results: Adam Posener – Gold in MMA; 2 fights one RNC and one Armbar finish (first MMA tournament), Ayden Arnold: Gold in No Gi and Silver in Gi (Budo), Rachel Hofer – Silver in Kickboxing and Silver in MMA; She did very well and competed against bigger women, 20 and 26 pounds heavier, Rodean Nazari – Gold in Gi (Hayden)  and Gold in No Gi, Artin Nazari – Silver in Gi ( Hayden), Silver in No Gi, and Gold in No Gi ( extra division); lots of matches for all competitors in Grappling, Antonio Costantino: Gold in Gi (Hayden), Silver in No Gi, Tabitha Tam: Bronze in No Gi, Emini Arnold Bronze in No Gi. ( Both Emini and Tabitha started competition this last weekend. 

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

Good to have Rachel join our school and Fight Team:

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

It was a good event and an opportunity to develop skills, enhanced perspective and camraderie. Soon time to prepare goals for 2018. OSU!

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Here is some information on our Submission Wrestling/ No Gi and MMA 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.

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Our New Green Charity: A Rocha Canada – Posener’s MMA Vancouver

Our New Green Charity: A Rocha Canada – Posener’s MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

In this post I am going to provide some more information about A Rocha Canada and the Brooksdale Environmental Center.

We are now supporting, via the sale of grocery tote bags and taking donations, the Brooksdale Environmental Center and A Rocha Canada, which is a local green charity with far reaching international and global objectives. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these bags will go to this charity.

 

If people want to donate to this charity online, that can happen. If they access the website via this page or the previous post from our website, we can keep track of our donation totals, which would be inspiring. www.Arocha.ca

 

The more I learn the more inspired I become to be part of the solution.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Currently
Environmental Challenges are one of our greatest challenges that need attention. I have listed 3 items of concern, which are listed on the bags:

 

1. Save the Salmon: A Arocha is involved in this specific conservation concern with the Little Campbell River, to provide a specific example. Actually they are involved in many projects. This is a local concern to help people with identification.  Here is some information from their website:

 

A Rocha is committed to the conservation and restoration of the natural world through both scientific research and practical conservation projects. Our scientific work provides the strong foundation needed for informed protection and management. Our conservation projects are aimed at slowing or reversing the trends of habitat loss that are affecting many species. In practical terms, this means we are lifting binoculars skyward to conduct bird surveys, removing invasive species in order to restore salmon streams, and collecting data on a myriad of species in BC, Manitoba and Ontario.

 

At A Rocha we appreciate the strong connection between a healthy environment and the health of the human community. Therefore, where possible, we work with local landowners and residents to understand their concerns and collaborate with them in the good act of stewardship.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

2. Environmental Stewardship:

This is a more general concept highlighted by one of A Rocha’s main headlines: Caring for Creation. A Rocha has branches all over the world.

Website:      A Rocha is building a network of hands-on conservation projects in communities across the nation, ( and the world) . Driven by local context, local needs and local leadership, the exact focus of each A Rocha project varies – ranging from gardens and farms, to watershed protection and habitat restoration. Whatever the focus, each project involves research, education and hands-on opportunities for people to get involved in environmental conservation.

 

3. Inspiring Hope: 

 

There can be improvement. With conscientious attention and involvement or empowering those people and groups to do their good work, positive change can happen.

 

This is A Rocha’s aim:

 

In an environmental context often characterized by fear and paralysis, A Rocha is bringing hope through care of both people and places. We are preserving sensitive habitats and threatened species, growing organic food and feeding people living on low income, inspiring school children and training young people. A Rocha is changing the way people treat the earth.

 

Here is our previous post with some background, history of previous charitable campaigns and some basic explanation of win, win, win objectives.

Posener’s MMA Vancouver New Green Charity Project and More

 

Thank you for reading! If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. You can donate via purchase of the bags at the school or online via the website link on this page. Also here. http://www.Arocha.ca