Francis Wins MMA title: Gio wins MMA debut:Posener’s MMA Vancouver

Francis Wins AMA MMA title and Gio wins MMA debut: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

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Huge Congratulations! What a great night! Francis Tiapis wins the AMA MMA title by fourth round arm bar submission. Gio Platon wins his MMA debut by 2nd round stoppage due to strikes. Details to follow. A sincere thank you to the supporters and awesome instructor team including: Costa Rojas, George Kassimatis, Andrew De Leon, Gus Rodriquez, Chris Toews, Filip Matos, Emilio Ditrocchio and more. It is a team effort and the contributions are a great benefit. With expert instruction in MMA, Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai and Strength and Conditioning, we are getting some good results.

 

Also, a thank you to the team of students, friends and parents who support the MMA Vancouver training at Posener’s Pankration/MMA. What an honor and privilege. We had a good positive team spirit and that helps greatly and makes the process enjoyable and fulfilling. Let’s keep that up.

 

Here are the details, in brief:

Francis fights a well prepared, game opponent with well rounded skills. We did see him fight at the World Championships and he did quite well winning some fights, particularly by submission. He was an effective striker with strong ground skills and certainly gave Francis all he could handle. In the first round, he used his long legs and secured a tight triangle, which he almost finished and then later in the round used that triangle to sweep Francis get on the mount and land some ground and pound. Francis, with great guts, perseverance and will, dealt with the problem and did get out at the end of the round but he did sustain some damage. Also, Sambath was able to back Francis up against the ropes and shoot in successfully because he minimized Francis’s excellent sprawling skills by pressuring the position and confining the space. A little more ring awareness and urgency would have helped. Some of the situations became stale mated against the ropes and highly contested and Francis did well in defending. Striking wise, Francis landed some good shots with hard punches and some solid low kicks. Francis had his opponent on the verge of trouble a few times but Sam should resilience, toughness and desire of his own to be the champion.

 

By the fourth round of a tough, good fight, Francis was able to secure an armbar catch from the bottom, which was defended and then Francis used his swim move to turn his opponent over and then use ‘ his’ move and foot pressure to break the lion kill defense to win the fight and capture his second MMA Title. Fantastic work. Very impressive Mr. Francis Tiapis. Enjoy the victory!

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GIo Platon wins his MMA debut by impressive 2nd round stoppage due to strikes. 

 

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MMA Vancouver

 

Gio Platon comes to fight and in his MMA debut takes the victory by using his MMA and wrestling skills and ground skills.  GIo comes in to the fight confident, in great shape, and excited to get in there and make his best fight. After tasting a few of Gio’s strikes and his Muay Thai skills his opponent successfully puts Gio to the ground and achieves the mount. This could have spelled the end for lesser determined fighters as the mount was strong, well balanced and Gio needed some time to reverse the position. Fortunately the mount was strong and stablized but  little damage was done and Gio showed good patience in waiting for the right time to reverse the position.  The time came and Gio bridged well to reverse.  Gio was landing very strong strikes and it became clear that the opponent wanted to do all he could to put the fight on the ground but Gio defended well the clinch and shot attempts. The opponent also executed some partially successful sweeps but Gio was able to counter with his strong attributes.  By the second round, Gio was getting his groove on and was able to execute his game plan and impose his will by landing clean, crisp strikes that ended the fight in the second.  It was great to see Gio defend the early mount and take a clear and decisive victory in his MMA debut. I am confident that with mat time and training time Gio will continue to excel and strive to his potential. Great victory for Gio and the team! OSU! Enjoy!

 

More pictures will come on the page.

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

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

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MMA Vancouver

Here are the latest results for our Kid’s/ Youth Pankration/MMA testing:

Black Stripe – one level away from Jr. black Belt: Adam Posener, Ayden Arnold, James Wolf, Naomi Wolf. 

Red belt:  Nikolas Kristiansen.

Blue belt:  Antonio Costantino.

Green belt:  Aryan Kalia, Benjamin Beaulieu, Artin Nazari, Rodean Nazari, Hunter Manness, Ernesto Lepore. 

Purple belt:  Kyrah Tongol – Airth, Kingston Park. 

Orange belt:  Tabitha Tam. 

Yellow belt:  Stefano Lepore, Harper Park, Maxwell Sauve, Elijah De Leon. 

 

 

What an honor and privilege to teach these kids and youth mixed martial arts. It is awe inspiring to see their growth in skill and maturity in many areas. The more experienced students at the black stripe level have been training at the school from 5-8 years approximately. I am certainly looking forward to continue teaching and guiding these students. The practice is meaningful, beneficial and develops character on and off the mat. This test is the culmination of time and effort. It was a great experience that will positively foreshadow the future successes.

 

 

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MMA Vancouver

Here is our article on the Purpose of Testing: please read.

The Purpose of Belt Testing for MMA Vancouver

The Purpose of Belt 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 dreams. 

 

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5 Reasons to start training in MMA: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

5 Reasons to start training in MMA:  Posener’s MMA Vancouver

There’s a good reason why MMA, or mixed martial arts, is the fastest growing sport in the world. Thanks to organizations such as ONE Championship and the UFC, mixed martial artists have become household names, right up there with boxing legends. If you didn’t already know, mixed martial arts is a sport that applies aspects of both standing (striking) and ground (grappling) martial arts.

Because of its utilization of different martial arts, many consider mixed martial arts to be one of the most challenging sports out there. It is also the most realistic system for real-life self-defense situations. If you’re looking for the best way to challenge yourself mentally and physically, perhaps an MMA class is right up your alley. Today, Evolve Daily shares 5 Reasons Why You Should Start MMA Now In 2017:

1) MMA will make you the fittest you’ve ever been

The Lee siblings have been training martial arts ever since they were toddlers. MMA Vancouver

If you’re looking for a way to get into great shape, you should consider MMA. MMA fighters are all about conditioning – after all, it takes a lot of strength and endurance to last 15 minutes in the cage. Because MMA fighters need to excel in every aspect of fighting, be it on the ground, striking on their feet or pummeling in the clinch, they are constantly battling it out with their opponents to finish the fight. If that doesn’t make you fit, we don’t know what else will!

 

2) MMA is the perfect system for self-defense

Should you ever find yourself in a precarious situation, knowing MMA would certainly come in handy. Developed with the intention of making it as realistic as possible, MMA is undoubtedly the most perfect system for self-defense. Whether you find yourself taken down to the ground or working to deflect strikes on your feet, training MMA will prepare you for both scenarios.

 

3) MMA will teach you discipline  

BJJ World Champion and ONE Superstar Alex Silva trains hard at the Evolve MMA Fighters Program.

Training MMA requires commitment. You need to clock in extensive training hours to become successful in the cage – you’ll need to attend grappling, and striking classes apart from your regular training. If you’re planning on competing, you will need to maintain a healthy diet for a successful weight cut. There’s a lot of hard work involved in becoming a great mixed martial artist – and if you’re disciplined enough, you’ll certainly achieve your goal someday.

 

4) MMA will take your martial arts journey to the next level

If you’ve been practicing martial arts for awhile, you’d know that applying your martial arts knowledge to MMA is a different ball game altogether. Unlike before, you aren’t just focusing on a single martial art – you’re learning other arts and discovering how they work together in an MMA setting. Whether you’ve been training striking or grappling, learning both will certainly prove to be an interesting challenge.

 

5) MMA will help unleash the competitor in you

ONE Superstar Mark Striegl started training MMA when he was in high school. MMA Vancouver

Competing and practicing martial arts are two completely different things. When you compete, you’ll be challenged both mentally and physically as you put all that you’ve learned to the test. MMA will help you unleash that competitive spirit. Because the sport of MMA was built on competition, you’ll learn how to harness that inner warrior spirit and take your martial arts journey to a whole other level. This would undoubtedly help you in and out of the gym, encouraging you to be resilient as you push through the challenges you face.

 

Are you now convinced that you need to start training MMA? So go on, challenge yourself. Sign up for that first class and see how you fare. We guarantee you’ll have the best workout you’ve ever had!

For more information, here is our MMA Vancouver website: www.PosenersPankrationmma.com

5 Ways Martial Arts Spices Up Your Life: MMA Vancouver

5 Ways Martial Arts Spices Up Your Life: MMA Vancouver

Have you been feeling jaded? Perhaps your job, school or maybe a mundane routine has caused you to feel that way. Or maybe you’re just in need of an adventure. Well, whatever it is, we believe that it’s time to spice up your life – especially if you’ve been feeling bored and/or restless. After all, life is too short to not be enjoying and living in every moment.

Are you ready to inject some excitement into your life? Today, Evolve Daily shares 5 Ways Martial Arts Spices Up Your Life:

1) It gets your heart racing

Muay Thai is also known as the "Art of Eight Limbs".

Muay Thai is also known as the “Art of Eight Limbs”. MMA Vancouver

There’s no doubt that martial arts would make your heart beat faster. After all, it is intense – and the best part is that there’s never a dull moment in training because there’s so much to learn. Psst! That’s why some people find themselves falling in love with their martial art of choice and training for life.

If you’ve never set foot in a martial arts gym before, it might seem intimidating – but trust us, it’s totally worth going for that first class and experiencing it for yourself before deciding what to do next. If you never try, you’ll never know what you’re missing out on! And if you think about it, you’ve got nothing to lose by trying.

 

2) It boosts your mood

Brazil Nationals Champion Gamal Hassan teaches BJJ at Evolve MMA.

Brazil Nationals Champion Gamal Hassan teaches BJJ at Evolve MMA. MMA Vancouver

Have you been feeling down lately? Well, if that’s happening, then you should definitely start training martial arts because it will boost your endorphin production and leave you feeling happy after every session. What’s more, it’s a great way to vent your frustration and forget about your worries (even if it’s just for an hour!) Not convinced? Then check out our article on how martial arts can scientifically keep you happy and stress-free!

 

3) It sculpts your body

Multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao and ONE Superstar Amir Khan train hard at the Evolve Fighters Program.

Multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao and ONE Superstar Amir Khan train hard at the Evolve Fighters Program. MMA Vancouver

It’s no secret that martial arts will give you a lean, toned body. After all, you can burn up to 1,000 calories in just an hour of training! Besides that, you would learn to defend yourself in the face of danger – which is an extremely important life skill that could come in handy someday.

What’s more, martial arts is extremely effective when it comes to melting away fat, so why not punch your way to a great body? Nothing is more fulfilling than working towards (and crushing) your goals, be it fitness, body or martial arts goals.

 

4) It builds your confidence

Side planks can strengthen your balance and improve your posture.

Side planks can strengthen your balance and improve your posture. MMA Vancouver

Life is definitely much better when you trust yourself with making important decisions and more importantly, believe in yourself. So your lack of self-confidence could possibly be making you miserable and causing you to feel like your life is a drag. After all, when you constantly question and doubt yourself, how are you going to have fun?

Fortunately, training martial arts would boost your self-confidence, especially when you make progress in class and get closer to your dream body. When this happens, you’ll notice that you appreciate your body for all that it can do for you, as well as the simple things in life (like having that cheat meal!)

 

5) It encourages you to step out of your comfort zone

BJJ enables a small person to overcome bigger, stronger opponents.

BJJ enables a small person to overcome bigger, stronger opponents. MMA Vancouver

What’s more exciting than exploring and getting lost in new worlds? If you think about it, there’s so much to experience and immerse in out there – just that we sometimes decide to stick to what’s comfortable and familiar, so we end up missing out.

Well, you don’t have to worry about missing out on new experiences when you start training martial arts. Apart from being a whole new thing you’re trying out, martial arts would also teach you to embrace the unknown and make you a bolder individual. That means you would happily step out of your comfort zone, broaden your horizons, and grow significantly in the process.

 

So tell us, are you ready to spice up your life? Why not sign up for a class and see how it goes!

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MMA Vancouver

 

 

 

 

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Here is some information on our Submission Wrestling/ Jiu-Jitsu 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gio Platon wins BC Muay Thai Title: Posener’s Kickboxing Vancouver

Gio Platon wins BC Muay Thai Title: Posener’s Kickboxing Vancouver

Kickboxing Vancouver

Kickboxing Vancouver

 

Gio Platon scores an impressive 4 round unanimous decision to earn the BC Muay Thai Kickboxing title on Friday November 25 ’16. It was a dominant performance by Gio who executed strong low kicks, well timed sweeps, strong punches and quick footwork to get the title. It was a great performance against a very strong competitor.

Kickboxing Vancouver

Kickboxing Vancouver

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also the clinch work of Gio was strong where he controlled with the body lock clinch and scored points with the knees. Overall Gio trained hard, certainly is motivated and excited for the mixed martial arts challenges he has faced especially after coming off a 6 month injury problem. Just for others to know, Gio has done well in Kickboxing tournaments, Sanshou tournaments, a grappling tournament,  and Muay Thai ring fights and now being the BC Muay Thai champion.

 

Kickboxing Vancouver

Kickboxing Vancouver

 

We  would like to thank our solid instructor team  and crew who came out and supported. Special acknowledgement to Costa Rojas and George Kassimatis for being instrumental as instructors, Kevin Lam, Francis Tiapis, Victor Tiapis, Paul Palines and more for being excellent sparring partners, Minna Kim for constant support and encouragement and Heidi for taking pictures. Thanks also to Dad and family, of course and many others.

 

We are all looking forward to Gio’s next steps in Muay Thai, grappling and MMA, as it will be an exciting, interesting, challenging journey.

 

Here is some information on our programs:

 

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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.

 

We are offering a free week trial at the school, so you can try us out and see how we can benefit you and help you achieve your goals, or simply enroll today

 

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Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing

The Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver program develops the main benefits of Self Defense, Fitness and Mental Discipline. This program is stylistically the same as the traditional Muay Thai Kickboxing class but does not have the goal of hard contact sparring or direct Sport application. However, many of the competitors and students who participate in the traditional Muay Thai Kickboxing program also participate in the Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing class because it is an excellent workout and will, without question, improve fitness levels and will provide an opportunity for further skill development. The classes are less formal, done to music, and do not have the pressure of full contact sparring. It is a focused class with the goal of developing skills and peak fitness levels. Advancement in the program is based on a progressive 10 level system. Students advance in the curriculum based on attendance, which is the most important aspect especially within the beginning levels, skill development, and personal fitness level improvements. The advancement of the student is based on their own progress, as everyone has unique challenges and goals.

 

The classes are a high energy explosive workout. The training will develop cardio vascular fitness, aerobic and anaerobic,  muscular strength and muscular endurance, flexibility, burn fat, and improve energy levels. There will not be contact free sparring. We will, however, utilize: sharp shooting techniques, which are non contact, one step sparring, interactive drills and, for more advanced students, semi-free sparring. There is also a self defense component taught specifically, which includes self defense applications of Muay Thai Kickboxing and Japanese Jiu-Jitsu.

 

There are many goals which can be obtained in the Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver classes. We emphasize an effective workout utilizing Muay Thai Kickboxing techniques to get the student in the best shape they can. We also provide free nutritional counselling, upon request, and provide diet tips to teach the relationship of a healthy lifestyle and diet on mental and physical fitness levels.  As we work together in the class in a spirit of growth and progress, the goal is to make progress on many levels, get results, have fun and make friends.

 

We are offering a free week trial at the school, so you can try us out and see how we can benefit you and help you achieve your goals, or simply enroll today.