Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Test Results July 4 ’18

Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Test Results July 4 ’18

Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver

Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver

 

Here are the most recent Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Test Results from Posener’s Pankration/MMA and Muay Thai:

 

Francis Tiapis – Red, Minna Kim – Red, Sanjay Kajal – Brown, Jimmy Kajal – Brown, Gio Platon – Purple, Lance Kawi – Blue, Chris Toews – Blue, Edmond Lin – Blue, Richard Ronquillo – Green, Linh Thuy Diep – Orange, Adam Posener – Orange, Kenny Lai – Orange,  Naoufal Moudan – Orange, Oliver White – Yellow, Stanislav Kokshin – Yellow, and Washington Filho – Yellow.

 

It was a good test, display of energy, spirit and technique and a milestone of progress.

 

It may be noted that some students received an extra advancement and to avoid misinterpretation, I would like to explain some traditional and current concepts of testing. In the traditional context, regardless of particular style, martial arts and testing is designed to promote individual skill, progress and personal development.  The belt system is a relatively recent tool in martial arts where previously there was white belt and black belt. The color belts are designed to be motivational tools to mark progress and to provide feedback. In our style progress is considered individually.

 

In Muay Thai, in particular testing is even more recent, relatively speaking. As a close trainer would say, ” You train, You fight”. The belt system helped to develop and describe  levels of fighting. For example the blue level was an amateur entry level of fighting in the ring and a black level was a professional level. However, to take into consideration that many students do not want to ring fight in Muay Thai in a very competitive way due to a variety of reason, modifications have been employed for the greater transmission of benefits.

 

As a teacher with the goal of maximizing student progress the motivational tools of testing can be adjusted. After  almost 39 years of practice and almost 29 years of full time teaching and with consideration of a number of items, some students have received a grade that is more reflective of their time, energy, skill and current development. Remember, the main goal, as a start, is black belt. Color belts are tools for the main first goal. The description above is general and has been applied to the individual. For example for some individuals extra time in training has been considered positively and for some ring fighting success, championships and application into mma has been considered, and for some age and skill in Pankration/MMA has been considered, and there are other issues that do not require excessive elaboration, at this time. If there are questions, I am happy to help.

 

Also, Here is a link that further describes the Purpose of Testing in the Martial Arts:

The Purpose of Testing for Martial Arts Vancouver.

So, I am impressed by the testers, inspired to continue to pursue skill in many areas and looking forward to more. And. Congratulations to those who tested. My suggestion is to remember not to ‘linger too long at the table of success’ it is best after to get hungry and move forward… OSU!

 

 

 

Can-Am Int’l Results: Posener’s Martial Arts Vancouver

Can-Am Int’l Results: Posener’s Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

 

Here are the results from the Can-Am International Martial Arts Championship on Saturday and Sunday May 26 and 27  ’18 from Posener’s Martial Arts Vancouver. I use the general term because this tournament has many different martial arts events. We had students compete in Sanshou on Saturday, which is basically a combination of Kickboxing and Wrestling, Submission Wrestling, which is synonymous with no gi brazilian jiu-jitsu, Kickboxing and MMA, which is also referred to as mixed martial arts, pankration and other terms.

 

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

 

In the Sanshou Saturday events, Olando Milford took the gold. Olando has been training for the last year at our branch location at Canada Scaffolding taught by Coach Chris Toews, who also teaches the Fight Fit Bootcamp class on Sundays and trains regularly at the main dojo. Nigel Chan re-injured his shoulder getting thrown off the mat, as I was told, and could not continue. I do remember the initial injury Nigel sustained getting thrown previously, which did require a fairly lengthy recovery time. We all wish Nigel well and a full and speedy recovery.

 

On Sunday we started out with the MMA competition. Tabby had a couple of fights and performed a couple of submissions with an armbar and entangled arm bar or choke. Adam also had a couple of fights and submitted his opponent with 2 kimuras from the north/south position. I put the touch gloves pic because the tournament was run well by Ryan C and he had consideration for safety, fairness and good spirit. Well done for him running the division for his first time, which can be challenging. I hope to see more people come out.

 

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

 

Linhh Thuy Diep competed in her first Kickboxing fight and did very well. She lost in the final match to a more polished fighter but gave it her all. Great work for going for it and challenging her self, her skill set and having a good experience. This well help in gaining confidence for next time.

 

Overall it was a well run event. In fact it was the 39th annual version of this event and I do remember the first couple of years of this occasion. Ken Low has always made strong efforts to put on solid events. Thank you to the awesome, committed, loyal instructor team who work with their skills and heart to deliver benefits to the students with the hope that the benefits will spread to others, George Kassimatis, Costa Rojas, Emilio Ditrocchio, Chris Toews, Hayden Francis,  Andrew De Leon, Adam Posener, Gus Rodgriquez, Julian Paul,  Ed Kumar, Marijana Slavnic, Paul Gibbons and the other assistant instructors. Thank you also the friends and family for their support. Looking forward to continuing passing on benefits of Posener’s Martial Arts Vancouver.

 

I posted some  more pics on our instragram page. 🙂

Junior Black Belt Test for Posener’s MMA Vancouver and more. A@A

Junior Black Belt Test for Posener’s MMA Vancouver and more. A@A

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

 

On April 21 ’18 Adam Posener and Ayden Arnold tested for the Junior Black Belt at Posener’s Pankration/ MMA Vancouver along with a number of other students and students testing for stripes.

 

 

The results are in. After approximately 8-9 years Adam Posener and Ayden Arnold will graduate the first course and receive their Junior Black Belt. I will talk about the JUNIOR BLACK belt more below. Also receiving their new belts are: Hunter Manness – Blue Belt, Stefano Lepore – Purple belt, Sharlie Young – Orange belt, Luca Siracusa – Orange belt, and Kiera Lajeunesse – Yellow belt. Advancing on stripes are Zola Mitchell, Luka Perez, James Wolf, Ronin Sharma, Arjun Sharma, Elijah De Leon, Tabitha Tam, Aryan Kalia, Artin Nazari, Rodean Nazari, and Ernesto Lepore.

 

 

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 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. Adam and Ayden are both 13 years old.

 

The Junior black belt is an acknowledgement of where they have come from, the 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 and positive expectations for their future development moving forward with confidence, gratitude, humility and some higher virtue.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

We emphasize technical development in striking, wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu for the testing and the mma sparring is given special attention for the application of the techniques. Adam and Ayden sparred 5 mma rounds for their testing, satisfied the physical requirements and demonstrated their techniques to the best of their current ability. The concept being, naturally, that their skill levels will continue to improve to their highest level, as supported on the Junior black belt oath. The goal is to develop strongly the ‘no quit’ spirit, constant improvement with the Kaizen philosophical application, and physical, mental and spiritual development to their highest level, as the ideal.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

For more information on our programs of various types: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai, Submission Wrestling, BJJ, CMT, S@C

 

 

 

Fantastic Francis Tiapis Promo Video by Jon Chan: MMA Vancouver

Fantastic Francis Tiapis Promo Video by Jon Chan:  MMA Vancouver

 

Please check out the incredible, fantastic Francis Tiapis promo video by Jonathan Chan. It is stunning in videography and seamlessly put together. Equally impressive is the interview with Francis and his description of his journey with the application of martial arts philosophies and an incredible demonstration of how the correct philosophy has benefits and applications on the mat, in combat, and in life. I have to say I am very impressed.

 

 

If you take a look the video, with the  stunning visuals and the inspiring documentary, you will undoubtedly be affected. It is great to see Francis’s evolution in the art and life. He is currently #1 in Canada as a Flyweight with a couple of titles under his belt and a 5-0 record. He is looking to turn pro in the relatively near future. Great to see him enjoying the challenge and the positive energy.

 

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Here is some information on our MMA Vancouver and Grappling programs:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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Francis Tiapis Wins by Split Decision at Coga: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

Francis Tiapis Wins by Split Decision at Coga: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Congratulations to Francis on a hard fought win on Saturday night, February 17 ’18 at the Coga Combat Games MMA in the US.

Here is a brief review of the fight:

 

In the First round , Santiago came out strong with crisp hard, fast strikes, that were perhaps a bit better than expected based on the small amount of video we could find. He came into this mma fight with a 5-1 record. There were some good exchanges by both fighters. Francis did land some low kicks, his patented overhand right, some jabs and clinch battles. Santiago did land a takedown or two but Francis was able to recover and keep battling, as he always does. The first round was close but Santiago may have gotten the round based on initiating the takedown and being busy in the clinch with some knees and punches.

 

In the Second Round , there were some relatively equal exchanges of strikes and some back and forth action against the cage and in the clinch. However, Francis gained top cross body side control against Santiago and Santiago was defending the position quite well considering his position close to the cage. Of course, Francis likes to execute his submission attempts from cross body side mount. That option was limited and he was close to us. We told him to get the mount, and he did effortlessly. Francis spent quite some time on the top mount and Santiago was defending strongly and Francis was able to get the back mount and was fighting strongly to finish the RNC. Santiago was defending the RNC strongly and Francis did not get the finish. Santiago was able to scramble free right at the end of the round. Francis, in my opinion, certainly got that round.

 

In the Third Round, there were some good exchanges of strikes, clinch battles and cage fighting that were back and forth. Santiago was using the 100% grip position to control some of Francis movement and was busy and quite strong in the clinch. Francis did fight well against this strong opponent and was able to also finish the fight on the mount. In my opinion, that strong finish and mount position got him the round.

 

It was a good battle with good sportsmanship by both camps. It was a pleasure to be involved with this organization that was run by an old friend of mine. The venue, and organization were professional and the sold out crowd enjoyed the action, which we had the pleasure of watching the remaining fights. Francis is now 5-0 in mma.

 

Thank you to our awesome instructor team, Costa Rojas, George Kassimatis, Hayden Francis,  Gus Rodriquez, Andrew De Leon, Emilio Ditrocchio, Jonathan Chan, Victor Tiapis,  and those who helped Francis get ready for this fight. We are looking forward to the next challenge.

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