Kid’s/Youth Test Results: Posener’s Pankration/ MMA Vancouver

Kid’s/Youth Test Results: Posener’s Pankration/ MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Here are the results from the Kid’s/Youth Pankration/ MMA Vancouver belt test results on December 14 ’19. Congratulations on the progress, and both internal and external victory.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Antonio Costantino-  Black stripe, Ernesto Lepore – Red belt, Tabitha Tam – Blue belt, Ronin Sharma – Green belt, Arjun Sharma – Green belt, Stefano Lepore – Green belt, Elijah De Leon – Green belt, Charlie Young – Purple belt, Kameron Lum – Purple belt, Zola Mitchell – Orange belt, Truly Vincent – Yellow belt, Aimee Chu – Yellow belt.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Great work to all the students for being consistent in time, energy and effort. We have been stressing some key ingredients lately that effort and inner victory is the key for success. Also to  remember the 3 rules of the traditional school, 1. All start at the bottom 2. Everyone Works 3. Nothing is Free and the 3 Martial Virtues: 1. Respect 2. Compassion 3. Gratitude. The philosophy that principles on the mat can be applied off the mat is a central principle of the traditional philosophy that leads to well rounded success.Here is one more application of attributes on the mat and their corresponding principle off the mat:

 

 

Physical Mental

  • Speed                                            *Quick Thinking
  • Power                                           *Knowledge
  • Good technical form              *Good manners/etiquette
  • Stamina                                       *Perseverance
  • Flexibility                                   *Open mind
  • Accuracy                                    *Realistic thinking
  • Coordination                             *Balance of personal and professional life
  • Timing                                           *Being Punctual
MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

I would like to show my gratitude for the awesome instructor team, Costa Rojas, George Kassimatis, Andrew De Leon, Hayden Francis, Emilio Ditrocchio, Ed Kumar, and the assistant instructors. Also heartfelt thanks to the parents and supporters of the school, style and principles. Let’s keep up the good works and provide benefits.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Here is a reprint of some traditional philosophy from many years ago. Good stuff:

 

Philosophy of a Champion for Martial Arts Vancouver

-By Benny “The Jet” Urquidez

  • Never change what works
  • Grasp whatever you can, be open-minded about everything
  • Learn what you want to learn, but never close your mind to something different
  • Knowing yourself helps you to know others
  • Never stop learning, never limit yourself to what you think you may attain
  • To be in 100% physical shape you must first be in 100% mental shape
  • Respect your judgment. Remember, you cannot fool yourself
  • Take defeat as a process of learning
  • Never degrade yourself by thinking negatively
  • If you lose, figure out why you lost and find the defenses which will help you next time
  • In and out of the ring the secret of a Martial Artist is to control his anger
  • There is no time for being old-fashioned. One must progress
  • Learn to train your mind to be ahead of your body
  • Beat the pain mentally and you can go on forever
  • Don’t try to be just as good as somebody else; strive to be better
  • The way you train is the way you react.

**I started studying this philosophy from one of the world’s greatest champions over 25 years ago.  He was ahead of his time and the principles in this philosophy are excellent and applicable in today’s Mixed Martial Arts environment.  For students it is highly recommended that you think about applying these principles, as it will be a benefit to you in your practice.  OSU!

 

 

Every principle has deep meaning. For example, Knowing yourself helps you to know others has roots in Eastern philosophical practices of meditation of various types. These qualities or understandings facilitate compassion because we realize even with our differences there are many similarities; and it is useful in combat because it helps us read our opponent.

 

 

The principle of being in 100 % physical shape and requiring 100% mental shape is illuminating for people because they do not see the inter-relatedness of the mind body and spirit. Also, for example to highlight the concept here, being in 100% physical shape requires a good degree of mental discipline.

 

 

Studying these principles and applying them will help your development and progress on and off the mat and assist in our Martial Arts Vancouver program at Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Submission Wrestling, No gi Jiu-jitsu, Cardio Kickboxing and Weapons.

 

 

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

Here is a link to our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Submission Wrestling/ No gi Jiu-jitsu, Cardio Kickboxing and Weapons

Oguzhan Yalcin wins BFL MMA Title: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

Oguzhan Yalcin wins BFL MMA Title: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

On Saturday night November 16 ’19 Oguzhan Yalcin wins the BFL Featherweight MMA Title by unanimous decision from Posener’s MMA Vancouver.

The fight went the distance and Oguzhan largely exerted his game plan in the fight. He fought a very tough and good opponent from Tristar Gym, who was well schooled in all aspects of MMA. Oguzhan having a wrestling advantage was able to dictate where the fight went and was successful in takedowns, controlling position, landing ground and pound and achieving the mount on a number of occasions.

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Having trained at Posener’s MMA Vancouver for almost a year and having 4 fights in that time period amassing a record of 3-1, Oguzhan has achieved his first goal of his many objectives, with more to come, as he has high aspirations in the sport. Certainly the potential is strong and we are keen to help him with his adjustments to a new culture as he is coming from Turkey and there are some differences.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

During his post fight interview, Oguzhan asked for a rematch for his title defense against Damon, who Oguzhan fought in his first match where he lost by a close decision in a very competitive fight. The fight was certainly close and a title defense in this situation could be good and a reasonable suggestion.

 

In the future, we are looking forward to having more time for skill development in the integration of striking, wrestling and Jiu-jitsu skills and strength and conditioning to help Oguzhan achieve his potential. It will be an exciting challenge and good to move forward in the journey.

 

We would also like to thank, as always, our awesome instructor team, Costa Rojas, George Kassimatis, Lance Kawi, Gus Rodriquez, Hayden Francis, Gio Platon, and the other assistant instructors, sparring partners and supporters of the school and philosophies. Stay tuned for updates.

Gio Defends- 1st rnd KO, Oguzhan wins UD- Posener’s MMA Vancouver

Gio Defends- 1st rnd KO, Oguzhan wins UD- Posener’s MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

(Pro Debut is scheduled for February 8 ’20 at the Vancouver Convention Center )

At the BFL 63 MMA event on Saturday September 21  ’19, Gio Platon wins by KO in the first round at the 23 second mark for his required amateur mma title defense prior to turning pro officially against an experienced highly touted champion from California. Also, Oguzhan Yalcin wins his 3rd mma cage fight by unanimous decision prior to his moving up in mma class for Posener’s MMA Vancouver.

 

Firstly, I would like to describe Gio’s fight. Gio landed a straight right early in the round after his opponent landed a shot, leg kick, as is my recollection. Then Gio turned the spirit on to maintain the edge and landed his right hand clean, which dropped his opponent and he followed up with a flurry of hammerfists, which caused the referee to intervene and stop the fight. Gio retains his MMA title.

 

 

Thanks are in order for many people. Some are pictured in our group shot above. From left to right, our beloved George Kassimatis, who has been at our school for over 20 years, having had a successful championship professional mma career himself. George teaches at an elite level all aspects of mixed martial artst to regular students, fighters and fitness enthusiasts.  Dan Golkar of Scorpion MMA has been welcoming, open minded and promoting a group win/win concept to help fighters be their best and compete successfully at the highest level professionally. Dan has worked with countless top professionals in MMA with a positive spirit. Next is myself with a smiley face. Besides me is Richard Fast the Cage side manager who checks the fighters before they get in the cage and he is always, in my experience, attentive to their mental, physical and emotional state and is an encouraging force helping them do their best as they enter the cage, which is no small feat. Besides Gio is Tristan Connely the owner of Checkmat MMA Gym. Tristan recently took a fight at UFC Vancouver on 5 days notice in a higher weight division against a more experienced opponent and shocked the world earning a $100K bonus and getting major recognition. The Checkmat group and affiliates have many top professionals working together to be their best and reach their potential. Also thanks to the other instructors and supporters, Costa Rojas, Hayden Francis, Emilio Ditrocchio and many others.

 

 

 

Gio has grown tremendously as a fighter and a person over the last 7 or 8 years at our academy. He has an explosive style that is certainly going to be appealing as he now gets ready to turn professional. Gio has dynamic striking, explosive takedowns, good top control, excellent strength and conditioning, coordination and athletics,  and he is improving in all areas. He is motivated to do his best and challenge his potential.

 

 

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Oguzhan Yalcin wins by unanimous decision, 30 – 27, 30 -27 and 29 -28 against a more experienced in mma opponent. Of course, we know Oguzhan can wrestle and in the 9 months or so of MMA Vancouver. Coming from Turkey, Oguzhan is looking forward to pursuing his mma dreams. Oguzhan is making good improvements in Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu. The 3 round fight had all elements and many similarities. On the feet Oguzhan did well striking landing shots and taking some shots. Oguzhan blended his striking with both offensive and defensive takedowns. On the ground Oguzhan was able to land some ground and pound, pass guard for some moments and posture effectively in the guard against, I believe an opponent with some experience in Jiu-Jitsu. He was able to fight his fight and get a clean win. Great work Oguzhan in the cage and balancing training and work responsibilities. Brandon is an excellent competitor with great coaching and we appreciate his positive competitive spirit.

 

 

 

Thank you to all members and supporters for their encouragement. We look forward to future challenges and victories. OSU! Challenge and Victory can take many forms and it is not always in the cage as martial arts is both on and off the mat.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

Gio Defends Title & Oguzhan has 3rd Fight : Posener’s MMA Vancouver

Gio Defends Title & Oguzhan has 3rd Fight : Posener’s MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

On September 21 ’19 at BFL 63 Gio Platon will be defending his Amateur MMA Title, as is required of the organization before turning Professional on his next MMA Fight. Oguzhan Yalcin will be doing his 3rd MMA Fight and then will be moving up in class to allow more techniques.

Both of these excellent athletes, martial artists and fighters are excited to pursue their mma dreams. Tickets will be available at Posener’s MMA Vancouver fairly soon. Please stay tuned for updates.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

The team is working to help these dreams become reality.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Here is some information on our Pankration/MMA program with a description of the historical origins of Pankration and mixed martial arts from the origination:

 

Ancient Pankration


The word Pankration is a Greek word which translated means “all powers” or “all powerful”, both are acceptable translations by Greek scholars. Pankration was a sporting event in the ancient Greek Olympic games that was first introduced in the games of 648 BC. The rules of the sport were simple, no biting or eye gouging and victory was secured through knockout , submission or death. The historical records of the early pankration are shrouded and mixed with Greek mythology and it is not known whether these accounts of championship bouts and feats of strength of the champions were myth or actual accounts. What is known is that just like the boxers and wrestlers of the Olympic games the Pankration competitors refined their skills for many generations throught hundreds of years and became extremely proficient at all elements of their sport including ground fighting and submission holds to standing fighting with all types of strikes. Many of the holds, throuws and striking techniques can be seen on ther pottery, statues and drawings of those times. The ancient Oympic games were intertwined with many ceremonies and connections to the worship of gods that were pagan to the rising christian poplulation. Because of this association and the rise of christianity the games eventually came to a halt and along with it Pankration competition desappeared for many centuries.
The Olympic games were eventually adopted and reborn throughout the world alternating the competition in a new country every 4 years, however, Pankration competition was not included. It is only because of the sparse historical records and the special interests of a few individuals that Pankration is having a rebirth in this generation. Pankration MMA Vancouver.

Modern Day Pankration


The current wave of “no hold barred” and pay per view fighting events has brought with it a curiosity and interest to it’s ancient predecessor Pankration. Just as the boxing venue grew and evolved from ancient Greece to Madison Square Garden and the rest of the world, the skill, techniques, training methods, rules, attire and safety measures have also evolved. For the most part this evolution has been beneficial to the sport and it’s participants. Now after centuries ancient Greek Pankration is getting the opportunity to become Modern Pankration the same way as it’s brother boxing did.

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Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Test Results: Posener’s MMA 08/19

Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Test Results: Posener’s MMA 08/19

Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver

Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver

 

Here are the most recent Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Test results that were presented on Monday August 19 ’19. Pictured above are some of the students with their certificates of advancement. Great work with this group. They have been working diligently and consistently and making progress in skill, attitude and spirit.

 

Gio Platon – Brown belt, Lance Kawi – Purple belt, Richard Ronquillo – Blue Belt, Adam Posener – Green belt, Rachel Hofer – Orange belt, Stanislav Kokshin – Orange belt, Oguzhan Yalcin – Orange belt, Marco Luzzatto – Yellow belt, and Sina Nikzad – Yellow belt.

 

Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver

Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver

 

The fuel of the program is progress and a student testing gives inner and outer growth on the ultimate achievement of the realization of their potential.

 

Here is a description of the purpose of testing:

 

The Purpose of Testing for Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver.

The Purpose of Testing for Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

 

The Purpose of Testing

 

 

  • Progress Check:- To pinpoint areas of strengths and weaknesses. To learn to turn the weakness into strengths and to make the strong points stronger.
  • Provide Reinforcement:-  (internally and externally) Internally, personal satisfaction upon achievement and externally, the receipt and status of belt and certificate.
  • Teaches Goal Setting and Achievement:- Discipline and Application of martial concepts are needed. “To plan your work and work your plan.”
  • Rules:
  • 1. All start at the bottom
  • 2. Everyone works
  • 3. Nothing is Free.
  • Counterpoint: “Training is its own reward.”

Purpose of Test

By James Keating

 

We have testing because we wish to go beyond the normal levels of skill. To undergo such rigors is symbolic of fighting for one’s very life. An ancient ritual of survival where one earns the right to exist and enter into a lifelong struggle for self-perfection and enlightenment. When each test is successfully completed we do not see an end, but rather a beginning. A new starting point for our inner-selves. Every test is separate and unique. To compare tests is to miss the basic premise of the martial arts. The “individual spirit” must always be placed before the physical and mental limitations. We are taught to have personal and social balance; to stand with confidence and poise. This individuality is what eventually leads to mastery, a process of self-realization. One should always train hard with control and respect. We are being tested on many levels besides just the conquering of foes.

 

Testing is not always a physical matter, sometimes it is a “right of passage” via daily life. Look deeply into your concepts of rank, testing and related endeavors. Win, lose, pass or fail you must conduct yourself in a manner befitting a warrior at all times. Whether testing or being tested, you need only to practice with all your being and nothing shall come between you and your dream.

Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

Here is a link to our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Submission Wrestling/Jiu-jitsu, Cardio Kickboxing and Weapons