Miguel Beleno Pics From Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Debut

Miguel Beleno Pics From Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Debut

Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver

Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver

Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver

Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver

Miguel Beleno  at 16 years of age had his first ring fight in Muay Thai last Saturday at Mamba fight night. He had a good fight and showed good technique and spirit. He lost a close split decision to a tough opponent. My main complaint was the mandatory headgear that they made the fighter’s wear. It was the type of headgear for point sparring; not full contact. Upon the first couple of exchanges the headgear shifted, blocked Miguel’s vision, was distracting him and he took some shots unnecessarily. This particular type of headgear is very dangerous for the competitors and could lead to distraction and serious injury. I do not know why they chose that head gear. It took a number of duck tape modifications before it was even reasonably functional and in that time the distraction caused a few shots to be taken, which counted.

 

On the plus side both competitors showed a lot of technique and spirit and it was a good challenge and experience for both of them. I hope they will continue to enjoy the experience and challenge and make progress. Miguel is an excellent mixed martial artist and has well rounded skills and is an impressive young man.

Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver

Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver

Here is some information on our Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver programs:

 

Kickboxing Vancouver


We have two types of Kickboxing programs at our school:

Muay Thai Kickboxing and Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing.

Here is a brief description of the two programs and their differences:

Muay Thai Kickboxing:

Our traditional Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver program develops the main benefits of Self Defense, Fitness, Mental Discipline and Sport. Our Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver program utilizes techniques and principles from the Thai tradition, Dutch Kickboxing methods, Japanese methods and principles, and concepts and techniques from Western Boxing. Our style, which has been taught by Simon Posener, who has been training for almost 35 years and teaching full time for 25 years, is constantly evolving and improving, as that is our original goal. The desire to grow, evolve and improve is constant.  The instructors are experienced, personable, knowledgeable and have a passion for teaching the art and improving teaching methods and techniques. We have a long history of producing excellent mixed martial artists and champions of Muay Thai Kickboxing and Pankration / MMA.

 

One of the main differences between the Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver program and the Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver program is the application of progressive levels of contact sparring, which occurs in the traditional class. Stylistically, the classes are similar. The traditional Muay Thai class is Fitness and Combat intensive. The Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing class is more Fitness and technique intensive and less sparring intensive.

 

In the Traditional class once a student learns the A,B,C’s of defense, which are the  basic defenses from the main strikes used in Muay Thai, which are very important for developing confidence, the basic footwork patterns, and the execution of the basic strikes and clinches, a student will learn progressive levels of contact sparring. Sparring is a requirement for progress in the system. At the beginning levels the sparring is light to medium contact and at the advanced levels a student will participate in full contact, full Muay Thai sparring. Individual differences are considered in the timing and onset of sparring. Progress is also based on the individual, as everyone is unique in their goals and challenges,  and they are compared to their own progress.  Once a student is comfortable with the basics and has a desire to spar, with instructor approval, a graduated method will be started. The benefits of sparring are many. A student will learn to handle pressure of various types, develop physical and mental discipline,  and get a great workout. The pressure from contact sparring is also very important in application of self defense techniques, which are also a part of the curriculum. Self defense applications are taught within the classes and other classes within the school. Also, the Muay Thai sparring will benefit the competitive aspect of Muay Thai Kickboxing, Western Kickboxing, Shootboxing, Sanshou and Pankration/MMA.

 

Our goal in the training is to develop the technique and spirit of the art to the highest level, build camaraderie, and develop a student’s full, balanced, personal potential.

 

We are offering a free week trial at the school, so you can try us out and see how we can benefit you and help you achieve your goals, or simply enroll today

 

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Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing

The Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver program develops the main benefits of Self Defense, Fitness and Mental Discipline. This program is stylistically the same as the traditional Muay Thai Kickboxing class but does not have the goal of hard contact sparring or direct Sport application. However, many of the competitors and students who participate in the traditional Muay Thai Kickboxing program also participate in the Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing class because it is an excellent workout and will, without question, improve fitness levels and will provide an opportunity for further skill development. The classes are less formal, done to music, and do not have the pressure of full contact sparring. It is a focused class with the goal of developing skills and peak fitness levels. Advancement in the program is based on a progressive 10 level system. Students advance in the curriculum based on attendance, which is the most important aspect especially within the beginning levels, skill development, and personal fitness level improvements. The advancement of the student is based on their own progress, as everyone has unique challenges and goals.

 

The classes are a high energy explosive workout. The training will develop cardio vascular fitness, aerobic and anaerobic,  muscular strength and muscular endurance, flexibility, burn fat, and improve energy levels. There will not be contact free sparring. We will, however, utilize: sharp shooting techniques, which are non contact, one step sparring, interactive drills and, for more advanced students, semi-free sparring. There is also a self defense component taught specifically, which includes self defense applications of Muay Thai Kickboxing and Japanese Jiu-Jitsu.

 

There are many goals which can be obtained in the Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver classes. We emphasize an effective workout utilizing Muay Thai Kickboxing techniques to get the student in the best shape they can. We also provide free nutritional counselling, upon request, and provide diet tips to teach the relationship of a healthy lifestyle and diet on mental and physical fitness levels.  As we work together in the class in a spirit of growth and progress, the goal is to make progress on many levels, get results, have fun and make friends.

 

We are offering a free week trial at the school, so you can try us out and see how we can benefit you and help you achieve your goals, or simply enroll today. 

Francis Tiapis from Posener’s Pankration wins by KO in his debut for MMA Vancouver

Francis Tiapis from Posener’s Pankration wins by KO in his debut for MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

At Mamba Fight Night 2 on October 24 ’15 Francis Tiapis wins by KO at the 36 second mark of the 1st round by a left hook against a tough well schooled opponent. After landing a couple of low kicks against the taller, heavier opponent, the opportunity came for Francis to land a left hook counter, which landed cleanly and put his opponent down. We are proud of Francis’s hard work, dedication, and teamwork. He is very excited to win his MMA debut and he is looking forward to more exciting challenges.

I will post more, clearer pics soon.

Here is some information on our Submission Wrestling 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

 

Francis Tiapis, Gio Platon, and Miguel Beleno Final Training for MMA Vancouver and Muay Thai Fights

Francis Tiapis, Gio Platon, and Miguel Beleno Final Training for MMA Vancouver Fights and Muay Thai Fights

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

Francis Tiapis, Gio Platon and Miguel Beleno just finished their last training session in preparation for their upcoming fights on Saturday October 24 ’15 at Mamba Fight Night in Abbotsford. Francis Tiapis will be doing MMA and Miguel Beleno and Gio Platon will be doing Muay Thai Kickboxing. They have trained hard, they are excited and they are prepared for their best fight and victory! I hope you can come out and support. It is great to see the progress, challenge and excitement.

Here is some information on our Submission Wrestling class:

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 link: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Submission Wrestling, Strength and Conditioning and Personal Training

Posener’s MMA NAGA Seattle BJJ Results for Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

Posener’s MMA NAGA Seattle BJJ Results for Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

Adam Posener- 2nd place Expert, Ayden Arnold – 2nd place Expert, Jordan Johal – 1st place Advanced, Dimitri Katsiamitis-3rd place Advanced, Marques Calapiz – 1st place Intermediate and 2nd place in an extra division at a higher weight. Kristian Montes – 1st place Intermediate, Dylan Cheng – 1st place intermediate, Micah Calapiz – 2nd place intermediate, Antonio Costantino – 1st place Beginner, Jaspher Montes – 1st place Beginner, Brandon Cheng – 2nd place Beginner, Rodean Nazari – 2nd place beginner, and Artin Nazari – 3rd place beginner. It was a good challenging tournament on a few levels. Without question, the team is improving. Let’s keep up with the progress. OSU!

*A few of the kids are missing from the picture.

Here is some information on our Kids Martial Arts Vancouver program:

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.

Here is our complete website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai, Cardio Kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Strength and Conditioning.

 

Adam’s Results at Las Vegas NAGA Grappling Championships for Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

Adam’s Results at Las Vegas NAGA Grappling Championships for Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

So we just got back from Las Vegas. Adam got 2nd place in the kids 10- 12 years expert No GI Grappling Division. This was our first time at this tournament and was a good experience on a number of levels. Adam was disappointed in not getting the belt but he is excited for the next opportunity, which is upcoming. Adam got a bye into the second round because he was the youngest in the division. In his second round match he won by arm bar from the guard in under a minute. In the Gold belt match Adam was up on points for most of the match. Adam achieved the mount and went for an armbar a little bit early and his opponent started to attack. Adam defended a couple of submissions well including the final triangle, which went on for a minute or so and the match ended with about 3 seconds left. After some time and some re framing and enhanced perspective was achieved and really still being developed. It was fun, interesting and challenging moving up… Till next time.. OSU!

Here is some information on our Kids Martial Arts 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.

Our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Submission Wrestling, Cardio Kickboxing, and Strength and Conditioning