Posener’s Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Progress Results

Posener’s Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Progress Results

Kickboxing Vancouver

Kickboxing Vancouver


11 keen, consistent, hard working practitioners advanced in their Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver levels this week. The picture above includes Charlie Pratt with the highest level of this group.




Kickboxing Vancouver

Kickboxing Vancouver




Here are the results: Charlie Pratt – Level 6, Ash Tanasiychuk – Level 5, Warren Orcullo – Level 5, Steve Truong – Level 4, Sina Nikzad – Level 3, Marten Heidemeyer – Level 3, Raymond Che – Level 3, Larissa Deng – Level 3, Tracey Leach – Level 2, Anna Le – Level 1, Tiffany Ng – Level 1,



Great work in the class. Good to see the skills and fitness improve. Keep it up. Huge Thanks to our awesome Cardio Muay thai Kickboxing Vancouver Instructor Team, Ed Kumar, Costa Rojas, George Kassimatis, Paul Gibbons, Simon Posener, Marijana Slavnic, Sanjay Kajal, Heidi Vincent, and Gus Rodriquez.




Kickboxing Vancouver

Kickboxing Vancouver


Here is a description of our two types of Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver programs:


Kickboxing Vancouver

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. 


Self Defense Vancouver Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver Self Defense Vancouver


AVA Results: Posener’s BJJ, Kickboxing and MMA Vancouver

AVA Results: Posener’s BJJ, Kickboxing and MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

Here are the results from the AVA ( All versus All) Tournament held in Burnaby on October 14 ’18:


Tabitha Tam:  double Gold in Gi and No Gi, with quick submission wins in her no gi, James Wolf: Gold in Kickboxing, nice work in his first tournament, Rachel Hofer: Silver in MMA and No Gi, with tough matches against larger and more experienced competitors, and Zola Mitchell: Silver in No Gi and Bronze in Gi, in her first tournament while she displayed excitement and enthusiasm. Adam Posener and Tabby Tam did not have any competitors in the MMA division. Next time… Looking forward to some positive activity and application of the instruction.


MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver


Some more pictures will be posted on the Facebook group page.


Special Thanks to all the parents who support their child and the school. Also thank you to our awesome instructor team, Hayden Francis, George Kassimatis, Costa Rojas, Andrew De Leon, Emilio Ditrocchio, Jonathan Chan, Gus Rodriquez, Chris Toews, and the assistant instructor team.


Here is some information on our No Gi and Submission Wrestling program for Posener’s MMA 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.

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

Happy 9th Birthday Adam Posener!


Adam's 9th Birthday!


Happy 9 th Birtday Adam Posener.

Adam is a blue belt in Pankration/MMA in our Vancouver School and one of the most enthusiastic students.

Paris Kumar’s Jr. Pankration/MMA belts to commemorate his 14th Birthday for Kids Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver.

Paris Kumar’s Jr. Pankration/MMA  belts to commemorate his 14th Birthday for Kids Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

Paris Kumar’s belts to commemorate his 14th Birthday.

Kids Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

Kids Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver


Kids Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

Kids Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver


Paris shows his belts he has attained in our Jr. Pankration/MMA program. In our kids program, Paris is a red belt now at our Kids Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver school.

Here is Paris’s essay on Mixed Martial arts:

12 year old, green belt,  Paris Kumar’s essay on Mixed Martial Arts for School

What if a stranger grabbed you, punched you, took you down and choked you out? If you knew martial arts, you could of turned that bad situation around. Or, what if you have anger and want to let it out, martial arts is a great exertion of energy and it will help calm you down.
Dear Judges, teachers, parents and fellow students, today I will be talking to you about MMA and the many ways it helps you. If you don’t know what MMA stands for, it is short for Mixed Martial Arts.
One interesting fact about mixed martial arts is that it is a mix of kickboxing, wrestling and take downs. In martial arts you learn multiple defenses. There are defenses for stand up, take downs and wrestling. Martial arts builds confidence. If you know how to defend yourself with martial arts, you will be more confident in bad situations. Senseis also teach you how to avoid situations with violence and to be aware of whatʼs around you. Even though you may know martial arts it doesn’t  mean that you will or need to use it, it is there as a back up or last resort. Mixed martial arts is fun! It keeps you busy and out of trouble.It also keeps you fit. If you like challenging yourself mentally and physically, start doing martial arts.

I go to PosenerʼsPankration in Vancouver and I learn a lot from martial arts. Many people think that martial arts is violent, but it is actually very controlled and it is almost like a physical game of chess. Simon Posener, is the Shihan or master, at Posenerʼs Pankration and we believe that you should always do your best, and never quit. We follow five tenants at our dojo; Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control and Indomitable Spirit. Most of the Senseiʼs at my dojo, started martial arts at the age of 6 or 7 so they have lots of experience.
We have won many trophies which we are very proud, yet modest of winning. My training is called Pankration which is a combination of kickboxing, submissions and grappling. Theclasses that you can take at PosenerʼsPankration are Muay Thai kickboxing, Weapons, Submission Wrestling, Cardio Muay Thai and Pankration. Yoga was recently included to the school.
Some history on martial arts is that it only had two belt colours. White and Black. This represented that all students were equal.
At PosenerʼsPankration there are 9 belts, white, yellow, orange, purple, green, (which I am), blue, red, red stripe, junior black and black belt. For each belt, you achieve threestripes and each stripe means that you have accomplished a different level in the belt.After you get three stripes, you test for your next belt at a belt test. The belt tests are usually every 3 to 4 months and are tests of endurance, technique and mental discipline.Mixed martial arts helps build confidence, teaches you mental discipline and self defense. Mixed martial arts is a great sport and it is never too late to start. If you enjoy sports and want a challenge, join martial arts. Mixed martial arts is my passion and I would like to do it for the rest of my life.

Paris Kumar

Supplemental Training for Children for Kids Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

Supplemental Training for Children for Kids Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver


1 ) Calisthenics – Basic exercises

  • Leg raises, crunches, squats, push ups,V ups, etc
  • Others (see Black Belt Physical requirements)
  • I also recommend basic stances and positions to emphasize focus. IE. Ready stance, zazen, fighting stance (with and without level change).

2 ) Forms 

  • Performed with speed and power or dynamic tension
  • Use the curriculum video to correct stances and positions, etc. (transfer of material will be done shortly) *not required for testing.

3 ) Flexibility

  • Stretching exercises (static and isometric varieties
  • Leg extension drills (holding the leg in the various kicking positions)

4 )Technique Practice Repetition – How many? Which techniques?

  • Single techniques (ex. kicks, punches, strikes, footwork, blocks)
  • Combination techniques (Practicing combinations of attack, defense, footwork, evasion, and countering), and grappling techniques.
  • Grappling exercises: bridges, triangles, climb ups, hip bump and escape, shrimping, slow rolls, etc.
  • Use the curriculum video to work on the techniques for your level and review basics in more detail. ( transfer will be available soon)

5 ) Bag Training – an excellent device for developing techniques, speed, power, cardio-vascular fitness and accuracy!

  • Number of repetitions
  • How may rounds (see Black Belt Physical requirements)

6 ) Focus Pads/Shield Work

  • This practice provides an excellent way for the parents to be involved in providing positive reinforcement by  holding the target and encouraging good effort and good results.
  • Technique repetition in singles and combinations.

7 ) School Philosophy

  • Go over the tenets and examples, ABC’s of Conflict Avoidance.          (***The basic requirement is 15 minutes per day when you don’t attend class**).  It is undeniable that extra work will yield great results that far outweigh the effort sown.

***The limit or choice of what you do is dependent on the individual.  Elements from class to be reviewed is always an excellent choice. ****

*Be Creative and Energetic. Be positive. Good Luck!* Supplemental Training for Children for Kids Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

Kids Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

Kids Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

Here is our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Kids mixed martial arts, Jiu-Jitsu, Fitness, Self defense, strength and conditioning.