Adult Pankration/MMA Results June 8 ’13 for Martial Arts Vancouver

Adult Pankration/MMA Results June 8 ’13 for Martial Arts Vancouver

Bence Naphegyi- Orange belt, Roddy MacIsaac-Orange belt, Ilaitia Korobosaga-Orange belt, Sanjay Kajal-Orange belt, Jimmy Kajal-Orange belt, Andrew Devlin-Purple belt, Julian Paul-Green belt, and Martin Kwiatkowski-Green belt. Great work! OSU!

These students have displayed the time, energy and skill on developing their mixed martial arts skill sets, which will help them in learning self defense, getting in peak physical fitness, acquiring mental discipline and engaging in the sport of MMA and Submission Wrestling. Congratulations.

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

Here is a reprint from our student manual:

The Purpose of Testing for Martial Arts Vancouver

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.

Our Website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Fitness, Self defense, and Weapons

 

Jr./Kids Pankration/MMA Vancouver Test Results May 11 ’13 for Kids Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

Jr./Kids Pankration/MMA Vancouver Test Results May 11 ’13 for Kids Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver 

Luca Mattia- Yellow belt, Nathaniel Reece- Yellow belt, Jaden Prevost- Yellow belt, Peyton Dan-Sonier- Yellow belt, Naomi Wolf- Orange belt, Justin Prevost- Orange belt, James Wolf- Purple belt, and  Paris Kumar- Red belt. Congratulations! Keep up the good work and progress! OSU!

These kids and teens/youth mixed martial arts practitioners have progressed in their ranks by devoting the requisite time, energy and skill development on thier practice. Paris is getting up their as the highest rank of the day, as being promoted to red belt. Congratulations.

Kids Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

Kids Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

Kids Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

Kids Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

Here is some information on our philosophy for Kids Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver:

Virtues and Tenets describing our Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver style emphasizing traditional philosophy

The main philosophies of Martial Arts are exemplified in the Tenets and 10 Martial Virtues.  Through adherence to the philosophy, character development progresses.  All the rituals and formalities of our style, (bowing and saying OS, etc.) have a philosophical and spiritual meaning.  However, the depth of study and resultant understaning is dependent on the student.

The following is a list of the Tenets and 10 Martial Virtues:

COURTESY

The student should try to put into practice the following, in addition to the etiquette (manners):

  1. To promote the spirit of mutual concessions.
  2. To be ashamed of one’s vice contempting that of other’s.
  3. To be polite to one another.
  4. To encourage the sense of justice.
  5. To distinguish the instructor from the student and senior from the junior.

INTEGRITY

A person must be able to define right and wrong, and have conscience, if wrong, to feel guilt.  Listed below are some examples, where integrity is lacking:

  1. The Instructor who misrepresents himself and his Art by presenting improper techniques to his students because of a lack of knowledge or apathy.
  2. The student who misrepresents himself by “fixing” breaking material before demonstrations.
  3. The Instructor who camouflages bad techniques with luxurious training halls and false flattery to his students.
  4. The student who requests rank from an instructor, or attempts to purchase it.
  5. The student who gains rank for ego purposes or the feeling of power.
  6. The Instructor that teaches and promotes his Art for materialistic gains.

PERSEVERANCE

  • Do not quit
  • Keep moving
  • Stick to it

There is an old Oriental saying, “Patience leads to virtue or merit.  One can make a peaceful home by being patient for 100 times.”  Certainly, happiness and prosperity are most likely brought to the patient person.  To achieve something, whether it is a higher degree or the perfection of a technique, one must set his goal then constantly persevere.  Robert Bruce, a famous Scotsman, learned his lesson of perseverance from the persistent efforts of a lowly spider.  It was this perseverance and tenacity that finally enabled him to his homeland in the fourteenth century.  One of the most important secrests in becoming a leader is to overcome every difficulty by perseverance.

SELF-CONTROL

“Knowing yourself helps you to know others”

This tenet is extremely important inside and outside the school.  A loss of self-control in free sparring can prove disasterous to both student and opponent.  An inability to live and work within one’s capability or sphere is also a lack of self-control.

INDOMITABLE SPIRIT

“The mobilization of fear feelings”

A serious student will at all times be modest, honest and capable of responding to injustice with indomitable spirit, sincerely and savagely.

10 MARTIAL VIRTUES

  1. We are proud to be Martial Artists.
  2. We shall always practice and study.
  3. We shall always be quick to seize opportunity.
  4. We shall always keep the fighting spirit of our Arts.
  5. We shall always be persons of quality.
  6. We shall always respect the Laws of Reality.
  7. We shall always be prepared for Life and Death.
  8. We shall always love our Parents, Teachers, and Family.
  9. We shall always be true to ourselves, martial arts, and country.
  10. We shall always plan our work, and work our plan.

Here is our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Cardio Kickboxing, Submission Wrestling, Fitness and Self Defense.

The Purpose of Testing for Martial Arts Vancouver.

The Purpose of Testing for 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.

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

Our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Kids martial arts, Jiu-jitsu, Cardio Kickboxing, Self defense, and Fitness


Manuel Sarmiento Testimonial May ’13 for Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Manuel Sarmiento Testimonial May ’13 for Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Just wanted to thank everyone for all the messages! The support I’ve received will definitely motivate me to push even harder. Getting to work with Simon Posener and everyone at Posener’s Pankration has been a true blessing. OSU!

Thank you guys!! You guys are the definition of family! Keep up the great work and let everyone know that Posener’s Pankration/MMA will always remain at the top of the heep! OSU!!

Thank you all for the kind words! It saddens me to leave but I’m sure we’ll all train together again one day. Best of luck and more success to all of you!

From Me: Mr. Manuel Sarmiento has taken an opportunity to run a martial arts school in the Phillipines with a family member. We wish him all the best, health, happiness and success. I know we will all miss him as a friend, student and a teacher.

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Here is some information on

The Objectives /Goals of our Martial Arts System for Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

This is a graphical representation of our Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver System showing the range and interconnectedness of each discipline.

The goals are specific.

1) Self-defense:

  • Armed
  • Unarmed

2) Physical Fitness:

  • Muscular strength
  • Muscular endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Nutrition

3) Mental Discipline:

  • Self-confidence
  • Mental Focus/Concentration Power
  • Goal Achievement
  • Peace of mind, harmony, enlightenment

4) Combative Sport:

  • Muay Thai Kickboxing
  • Pankration/Mixed Martial Arts (M.M.A.)
  • Submission wrestling
  • Shootboxing
  • Weapons

There are a number of objectives in our system that can be obtained through diligent training. However, one of the primary goals is to be fluent with all types and ranges of combat. To simplify, our system is designed to develop kicking, punching, trapping, grappling, and weapons ranges. We use the combative arts as our vehicle towards self-improvement, character development, and ultimately enlightenment. It is a complete style – it can incorporate all styles. The arts we employ are varied and include Muay Thai Kickboxing, Submission Wrestling, Jujitsu, Karate, and various ancient and modern weapons. Our style is eclectic in technique, but traditional rituals and philosophies to help to instill s

pirit, respect, and martial virtue, but our techniques are designed to be the most effective to get the job done. Since technology improves, so does our system. It grows and adapts.

Ultimately we use the martial concepts for their obvious and original purpose, and we use their meaning applied in our everyday lives. Our objectives sometimes develop separately, but usually they develop concurrently. For example, the act of getting physically fit using our Martial Arts System will concurrently develop self-defense and mental discipline.

All areas of physical fitness are developed by training in our system of the Martial Arts:

5) Muscular strength

  • Developed by dynamic tension and resistance/weight training

6) Muscular endurance

  • Developed through techniques repetition and performance

7) Cardio-vascular fitness

  • Developed by continuous performance
  • Anaerobic and Aerobic conditioning

8) Flexibility

  • Developed by static, ballistic and isometric stretches and leg extension drills
  • Neck and back flexibility for wrestling and jiu-jitsu

9) Nutrition

  • Basic concepts provided in this manual and expanded through inquiry

Furthermore, by diligently improving in these areas, spirit and discipline are enhanced.

All areas should be developed by training with energy and awareness.

The benefits of Mental Discipline are often less tangible objectively, but often are the most important subjectively (to you). The benefits of increased self-confidence, improved concentration, focus, mental power, and goal achievement are bestowed on the dedicated student who trains with the proper mind set. If you constantly do your best with a positive attitude and resolute spirit results are guaranteed. You reap what you sow.

The sport or competitive aspects is not mandatory for advancement in rank because Martial Arts are primarily concerned with self-defense and character development, but competition can definitely make a student more technically polished, thereby improving overall Martial p

ower. Therefore, competition is valued and rewarded both intrinsically, through satisfaction of goal achievement and bolstered self-confidence, and externally, through trophies, awards, and recognition.

*The preceding was originally penned in 1990 as part of the workbook each student received at the commencement of their training at Kel Lee’s Academy of Martial Arts and Posener’s Pankration/MMA.

Here is our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Cardio Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, Self defense, Fitness and weapons.

Adult Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancovuer Test Results May 10 ’13

Adult Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Test Results May 10 ’13

Jimmy Kajal- Yellow belt, Jose Yanez- Yellow belt, Tan Ta- Yellow belt,  Gavinder Atwal- Orange belt, Sanjay Kajal- Green belt, Victor Tiapis- Green belt, Francis Tiapis- Blue belt, Minna Kim- Purple belt, and  Martin Kwiatkowski- Red belt. Congratulations!! Keep up the good work and progress! OSU!

These students have progressed in their ranking in Muay Thai Kickboxing in our Vancouver School by training hard and improving in their skills. Martin Kwiatkowski is the highest ranking tester on this day and has spent many years in his practice of Muay Thai Kickboxing, Submission Wrestling and Pankration/MMA or Mixed Martial Arts. Congratulations.

Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver

Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver

Here is some information on our two 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.

 

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. 

Our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Fitness, Self Defense and Weapons.