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.

 

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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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Jon Chan- Beginner Jiu-Jitsu: Monday’s Posener’s MMA Vancouver

Jon Chan- Beginner Jiu-Jitsu: Monday’s Posener’s MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

 

 

 

 

Jon Chan will start a Beginners No Gi Jiu-Jitsu class on Monday’s from 6:30 – 7:30 pm starting on January 8 ’18. This class will focus on fundamentals and is open to all adult students. The class will supplement the existing Pankration/MMA classes on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 6- 7:30 pm. and the GI BJJ class on Wednesday’s from 7 -8 pm.

 

Jon Chan has been a student for many years at the dojo and is a welcome addition to our excellent group of teachers.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Jon is motivated to create a win win scenario to help people develop stronger skills for competition, self defense and other benefits of the art. We are looking forward to the class and the benefits it will produce. If you have questions, please let me know and we will see you on the mat.

 

 

Here is some information on our Pankration/No Gi/ 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.

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Van Open BJJ and AVA BJJ/MMA Results: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

Van Open BJJ and AVA BJJ/MMA Results: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Vancouver open BJJ Tournament Results: Jonathan Chan – Bronze in Gi (Roll), Bronze in No Gi, Tabitha Tam – Silver in No Gi, Francis Tiapis – Silver in No Gi. Everyone had some good tough matches with strong opponents and they can learn from that and move forward. 

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

All versus All (AVA) BJJ, Kickboxing and MMA Tournament Results: Adam Posener – Gold in MMA; 2 fights one RNC and one Armbar finish (first MMA tournament), Ayden Arnold: Gold in No Gi and Silver in Gi (Budo), Rachel Hofer – Silver in Kickboxing and Silver in MMA; She did very well and competed against bigger women, 20 and 26 pounds heavier, Rodean Nazari – Gold in Gi (Hayden)  and Gold in No Gi, Artin Nazari – Silver in Gi ( Hayden), Silver in No Gi, and Gold in No Gi ( extra division); lots of matches for all competitors in Grappling, Antonio Costantino: Gold in Gi (Hayden), Silver in No Gi, Tabitha Tam: Bronze in No Gi, Emini Arnold Bronze in No Gi. ( Both Emini and Tabitha started competition this last weekend. 

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

Good to have Rachel join our school and Fight Team:

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

It was a good event and an opportunity to develop skills, enhanced perspective and camraderie. Soon time to prepare goals for 2018. OSU!

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Here is some information on our Submission Wrestling/ No Gi and MMA 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.

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