Special Congratulations to the New Dr. Jonas K. – Martial Arts Vancouver

Special Congratulations to the New Dr. Jonas K. – Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

Wow! I want to announce the news that our beloved former B.C. Heavyweight Muay Thai Kickboxing Champion and long time member has become a medical doctor after completing medical school, residency and taken the Declaration of Geneva at graduation. Jonas is likely going to pursue a specialization in Cardiology, oncology, infectious diseases, critical care or …. tbd..

 

Regardless of Jonas’ specialization this graduation sets a good example of the pen and sword in accord philosophy where a larger perspective is obtained. I also do appreciate the good example Jonas sets for others to follow to achieve success in their respective callings. So, Huge Congratulations Jonas!! It has been an honor to instruct you with our awesome instructor team in Martial Arts Vancouver skills and philosophies.

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

 

Here is some information on our Muay Thai Kickboxing program as part of our Martial Arts Vancouver school.

Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver

Thai or Thai Boxing, is the Martial Art of Thailand and the inspiration for Western Kickboxing. It can be traced back to battles fought between the Burmese and Muay  the Thais of the Ayutha period. Burmese accounts describe the ferocity and physical prowess of the Thai warriors, in particular the exploits of a Thai prisoner of war, Nai Khanom Tom. At the celebration held by the Burmese King, Hai Khanom Tom defeated nine Burmese warriors, this winning his freedom, a place in history – and two wives, whom he took home to Thailand, courtesy of the Burmese King.When first practiced as a sport, Muay Thai was the stuff of Hollywood movies. Fighters wore sea-shells as groin protectors, and wore no gloves, instead wrapping their hands in cotton fiber and coating them with hot tar and sand or broken glass. Not suprisingly, injuries and fatalities were fairly common. Thai boxing was incarnated in its present form around the turn of the century, with fighters wearing gloves, groin protectors, and shorts – but no shoes. Fights run for five rounds of three minutes each, with the winner decided by a decision based on points or knock-out, as in Western-style boxing. No one could ever confuse Thai Boxing and Western Boxing.

 

However, in addition to punches, the Thai Boxer arsenal includes kicks, knees, and elbows, all of which can be used on any part of the opponents body. In combination, such an attack is beautiful, fluid, and awesome in its destructive power.Muay Thai is distinctive in its style and ritual. This is apparent from the moment the fighter enters the ring, wearing a mongkon on his head. A protective charm designed to fend off the ill-effects of the magic arts, the mongkon is made of rolled fabric and thread, wrapped in a second strip and blessed by the master. The Thai boxer may also wear a praciat, an armband of rolled cloth containing symbols infused with magic by a master. Dating back to ancient battlefields, it is believed that the praciat wards off danger.Before the match, the Thai boxer performs a Ram Muay, or fighters dance. The Ram Muay is a series of movements designed to pay respect to the fighter’s teacher. The dance involves acting out aspects of combat using bow, spear, or sword, and well as movements to symbolize prayer, respect, and the drawing of power from the primal well of Muay Thai knowledge. The Ram Muay completed, the fighter returns to his corner, where the trainer prays over him and removes his mongkon. It is time for the fight to begin.

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

Our Personal Training Website:

Posener’s Ultimate Personal Training

 

Sanshou Tournament Results for Martial Arts Vancouver: Posener’s MMA

Sanshou Tournament Results for Martial Arts Vancouver: Posener’s MMA 

Sanshou is basically a mix of Wrestling and Kickboxing: Martial Arts Vancouver at Posener’s MMA.

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

Chris Toews: Gold – Advanced, Gio Platon: Gold – Advanced, Honourable Mention: Richard Ronquillo.

Highlights:

Chris Toews: Wins first round quickly by clean push outs. Second Round also wins cleanly with take downs and strong punching and kicking. and.. spinning backfist. Chris has shown good improvement since his last tournament. His strength was a benefit as well as improved technique.

Gio Platon: 3 awesome matches. Got better as the tournament progressed. Gio is continually improving in performance and attitude. Many clean sweeps, excellent lateral drops, strong advancing straight right and solid low kicks. Final match had difficulty with push outs against a good knowledgeable opponent who held on to avoid being scored upon but Gio  compensated with clean lateral drops as well as speed and power in solid basic Kickboxing. Excellent work.

Richard Ronquillo: Richard lost a close match in a large division. He did well  in his first competition. Again, it was a close match and experience was gained. Good work and improvement. The act of preparing and looking forward to the event certainly helped Richard progress a level.

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.

Here is our website, Martial Arts Vancouver: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai, Sanshou and Strength and Conditiioning

 

Adam and Ayden both get Gold at WBJJF from Posener’s MMA: Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Adam and Ayden both get Gold at WBJJF from Posener’s MMA: Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Ayden won both his matches by submission in a higher age category. His first match he finished with a guillotine and his second match he finished with a hard fought triangle choke, which was a first for him in competition. Congratulations Ayden!

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Adam only had one match in  the no gi jiu-jitsu competition. He executed a single leg take down to counter a foot sweep, achieved side mount, full mount and tried a s-mount Americana for the first time and was close. A scramble ensued and he finished with a guillotine.

 

Here is some information on our Submission Wrestling program for Jiu-Jistu 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.

Here is our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu

We Have New Mats for Posener’s Pankration/ MMA Vancouver – Pics

We Have New Mats for Posener’s Pankration/ MMA Vancouver – Pics

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

This is what it looks like when it was almost completed. They are nice, new, clean, pristine and a definite improvement.

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

This is the original hardwood sprung floor that I had put in 20 years ago. At one time starting in about ’94 we would alternate between putting mats out and removing them for the muay thai  kickboxing. Then we went to 2 versions of a permanent mat system and this new version is looking good.

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

Here is some information on our Submission Wrestling Program, which is a component of our MMA Vancouver 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-defense 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: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai, Strength and Conditioning and Personal Training

 

 

Van Int’l Most Points for Kids No Gi Picture – Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Van Int’l Most Points for Kids No Gi Picture – Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

 

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

On December 5 ’15 Posener’s Pankration/MMA won the award for 1st place in overall points for the Kids No Gi competition at the Vancouver Open International Jiu-Jitsu Competition. In this relatively recent foray into Jiu-jitsu competition, in particular,  in the last couple of years we have won 3 similar awards. The Team is having a lot of fun, learning, progressing and enjoying the experiences. I am looking forward to new and varied experiences. Thank you to all the parents for their support and involvement, as it makes for a strong team.

 

Here is some information on our Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver 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