Can- Am Results for MMA, BJJ, & Kickboxing: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

Can- Am Results for MMA, BJJ, & Kickboxing: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Congratulations to the competitors who went for it at the Can- Am International Martial arts Tournament in Richmond B.C. on Sunday April 28 ’19. Rachel Hofer got two belts In the MMA division winning decisively and moving up in weight category to get an extra shot and an extra challenge. She was rewarded for her efforts by being awarded the most outstanding MMA Competitor of the tournament. Awesome Rachel. She also got a bronze medal in the Kickboxing competition and would have also competed in BJJ but was too late registering. We look forward to her progress and next steps in her training.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

Adam Posener also won a belt in the MMA division competing against a 16 year old and winning a tough match cleanly with 3 out of 3 takedowns and top position control and active ground and pound striking. He was close to finishing the arm triangle choke from the side mount, which was tight but defended strongly by a very good competitor. Great to see those excellent young men compete and conduct themselves well.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Tabitha Tam won a gold medal in the Gi BJJ, a silver medal in the MMA, and a silver medal in the No Gi BJJ. Tabby has certainly been going for it in competitions and apparently enjoying the challenge.

 

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Zola Mitchell won a bronze and a Silver in BJJ and she is also enjoying the competitive experience and making progress each time out. OSU!

 

Gus and Rachel both got Bronze in the Kickboxing. Gus moved up to fight a 211 pounder in the advanced division against an experienced opponent.. great work Gus. You will learn and progress. Win or learn is the common expression but, in my opinion, progress is always the driving force; equanimity of spirit. Honorable mention to Stas and Edison for getting their feet wet in the early stages of their competitive kickboxing experience. Great to see them enjoying the challenge and developing skills.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

I would like to say thank you to our awesome instructor team, George Kassimatis, Costa Rojas, Hayden Francis, Ed Kumar, Lance Kawi, Gus Rodriquez, Julian Paul, and the many other assistant instructors.

 

 

 

 

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

 

Also heart felt appreciation to the parents and students who support the school and contribute to the ‘Way’. OSU!

 

 

 

 

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:

 

 

 

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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!

 

 

Simon’s 55th Bday for Clean Water charity: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

Simon’s 55th Bday for Clean Water charity: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

For my 55th Birthday, I would like to celebrate by helping others get essential clean water. As an incentive for the Season, if a student donates $50 or more, they will get a free month added to their membership. If a prospective student/client donates $50 or more they get a free month trial. If you want to donate more, that is great and appreciated and if you want to donate anything, we can help others significantly. Last time 4 years ago we raised $1509 for a project in Mali. Let’s try for $2,000 this time. It all helps. Please contribute. Thank you.

 

100% of the proceeds of this charitable project will go to others to help them get clean water.

Thank you for starting a campaign for clean water! Together, we’re about to change people’s lives.

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The incentives can help people donate and I am happy to provide my services to do something significant.

Here is the link to donate: Simon’s 55th Birthday for Clean Water. Incentives and 100% of proceeds to the charity

 

663 million people in the world live without clean water.1

That’s nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide. Or, twice the population of the United States. The majority live in isolated rural areas and spend hours every day walking to collect water for their family. Not only does walking for water keep children out of school or take up time that parents could be using to earn money, but the water often carries diseases that can make everyone sick.

But access to clean water means education, income and health – especially for women and kids.

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Jr. Black Belt and Color Belt Test for Posener’s Kid’s MMA Vancouver

Jr. Black Belt and Color Belt Test for Posener’s Kid’s MMA Vancouver

Kid's MMA Vancouver

Kid’s MMA Vancouver

 

On Saturday December 1 ’18 we had a Junior Black Belt and Color Belt Testing for our Pankration/ Kid’s MMA Vancouver program. James Wolf tested for his Junior Black belt at the age of 15, having trained at our school for 8 years. This test represented the culmination of a goal that was many years in the making and we are proud of his accomplishment, skills and his positive character. James has been training with the adults for quite some time now, which is awesome. Many of the students have been training consistently with focus for quite some time and it is great to see their progress.

 

Kid's MMA Vancouver

Kid’s MMA Vancouver

 

 

 

 

 

Here are the results of the testing: James Wolf – Junior Black Belt, Tabitha Tam – Green belt, Luca Siracusa – Purple Belt, Arjun Sharma – Purple belt, Ronin Sharma – Purple belt, Elijah De Leon – Purple belt, Luka Perez – Orange belt, Stella Kassimatis – Yellow belt, Thanassi Ross – Yellow belt, Zola Mitchell – Yellow belt. Antonio Costantino – 2nd and 3rd stipe on his red belt for Takedowns and Submissions, Aryan Kalia – 2nd and 3rd stripe on his blue belt for Takedowns and  Submissions, and Kosta Perez – 2nd and 3rd stripe on his white belt for Takedowns and Submissions.

 

Kid's MMA Vancouver

Kid’s MMA Vancouver

 

Here is some information on what the Junior Black Belt does and does not represent.

 

 

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, school philosophy 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. However, the Junior black belt does represent a major long term objective being completed and the beginning of a new level of skill and progress. OSU!

 

Kid's MMA Vancouver

Kid’s MMA Vancouver

 

 

Furthermore, The Junior black belt is an acknowledgement of where they have come from, the achievements and 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, confidence and positive expectations for their future development on and off the mat. As the certificates state: It is expected in the future that this student will continue to develop their skills and character to their fullest potential.

 

We are proud and honored to help students learn the art. Thank you to our awesome instructor team and the people who support the students and the school.