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

 

Nazari Testimonial for Artin and Rodean for Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

Nazari Testimonial for Artin and Rodean for Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

Our 7 year old and 5 year old sons have been training under Sensei Simon Posener for about a year and half now. Simon has created a great positive atmosphere that was instrumental to all children mental and physical developments. For their first tournament experience, both of our sons participated in BC CBJJF championship and received gold medals.

More important than the medals, was their learning to develop mentally and physically with the help of their great coach. Simon keeps emphasizing on the following traits in his training: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable-spirit. Over the past couple of years, not only they have had great physical and technical improvements, they have also tried to translate these philosophies into action and their day-to-day life. Thanks to Sensei Simon.

Here is a link to our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Cardio Kickboxing, and Personal Training

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.

 

Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Results at Posener’s MMA.

Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Results at Posener’s MMA. 

Congratulations: Daisy Philip – Level 1, Jason Ma – Level 1, Kristoffer Montes – Level 2, Treves Chand – Level 2, and Heidi Vincent – Level 3. Great work and progress. 🙂

Kickboxing Vancouver

Kickboxing Vancouver

Here is some information on our Kickboxing 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.

Our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Cardio Muay Thai, No Gi Jiu-Jitsu, Strength and ConditioningPosener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai, No Gi Jiu-Jitsu, and Fitness