Ilaitia Korobasaga Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver testimonial May 6 ’13. The picture is from the West Coast martial arts tournament, which is described below

Ilaitia Mocevakaca’s Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver Testimonial:

mixed martial arts vancouver

mixed martial arts vancouver

I want to thank everybody from the POSENER’S FIGHTING TEAM who was there yesterday to support us for the WEST COAST CAN-AM TOURNAMENT. Without your guys’ support at class and practice I would not have made it this far. I feel confident about learning and training MuayThai and am happy to be part of the team. I want to dedicate the gold medal to my team at KEL LEE’S ACADEMY OF MARTIAL ARTS/POSENER’S PANKRATION and a special thanks to Sensei Simon Posener for the words of encouragement and the teaching of technique and skills. I want to thank Pastor Koroi for helping me with my boxing skills, Rand and Kyle from LWD for their support and not forgetting the one who is always there for me all the time my fiancee’ Losa Luaifoa. I will try my best to give a good fight next time. Have a good day everybody. OSU Kyle McEwanPosener’s Pankration and Muay Thai/Kel Lee’s A.M.A.Losa Luaifoa.

The testimonial of Ilaitia’s is also on the website: www.PosenersPankrationmma.com  with some other good stuff.

Here is something good on philosphy:

Philosophy of a Champion for Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

-By Benny “The Jet” Urquidez

  • Never change what works
  • Grasp whatever you can, be open-minded about everything
  • Learn what you want to learn, but never close your mind to something different
  • Knowing yourself helps you to know others
  • Never stop learning, never limit yourself to what you think you may attain
  • To be in 100% physical shape you must first be in 100% mental shape
  • Respect your judgment. Remember, you cannot fool yourself
  • Take defeat as a process of learning
  • Never degrade yourself by thinking negatively
  • If you lose, figure out why you lost and find the defenses which will help you next time
  • In and out of the ring the secret of a Martial Artist is to control his anger
  • There is no time for being old-fashioned. One must progress
  • Learn to train your mind to be ahead of your body
  • Beat the pain mentally and you can go on forever
  • Don’t try to be just as good as somebody else; strive to be better
  • The way you train is the way you react.

**I started studying this philosophy from one of the world’s greatest champions over 25 years ago.  He was ahead of his time and the principles in this philosophy are excellent and applicable in today’s Mixed Martial Arts environment.  For students it is highly recommended that you think about applying these principles, as it will be a benefit to you in your practice.  OSU!

Every principle has deep meaning. For example, Knowing yourself helps you to know others has roots in Eastern philosophical practices of meditation of various types. These qualities or understandings facilitate compassion because we realize even with our differences there are many similarities; and it is useful in combat because it helps us read our opponent.

The principle of being in 100 % physical shape and requiring 100% mental shape is illuminating for people because they do not see the interrelatedness of the mind body and spirit.

Studying these principles and applying them will help your development and progress on and off the mat and assist in our Martial Arts Vancouver program at Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Submission Wrestling, No gi Jiu-jitsu, Cardio Kickboxing and Weapons.

West Coast Can Am Tournament results for Martial Arts Vancouver

West Coast Can Am Tournament results for Martial Arts Vancouver

Ayden Arnold: Gold Submission Wrestling, Ilaitia Korobasaga: Gold Muay Thai, Sandeep Kaler: Gold Muay Thai, Calvin Johnson: Gold Muay Thai, Andrew De Leon: Silver Muay Thai, Roddy MacIsaac: Bronze Muay Thai and Honourable Mention in Submission Wrestling, and Anthony Zhou: Honourable Mention Muay Thai. Good work everyone! 7 competitors:4 Gold, 1 Silver, ! Bronze Some excellent performances and experience gained. Next time! OSU! 

This tournament was for Submission Wrestling and Muay thai Kickboxing. It was held in Richmond, a suburb of Vancouver. Both adults and Kids competed in these two disciplines of Muay Thai Kickboxing and Submission Wrestling, which are the constituent parts of Pankration/MMA or Mixed Martial Arts. It was a good result based on the number of competitors and the number of medals. It was a good experience and the students are excited about future progress.

Muay Thai Kickboxing and Submission Wrestling Vancouver

Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver and Submission Wrestling Vancouver pic ’13

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

Here is some information on Benny Urquidez’s philosophy:

Philosophy of a Champion for Martial Arts Vancouver

-By Benny “The Jet” Urquidez

  • Never change what works
  • Grasp whatever you can, be open-minded about everything
  • Learn what you want to learn, but never close your mind to something different
  • Knowing yourself helps you to know others
  • Never stop learning, never limit yourself to what you think you may attain
  • To be in 100% physical shape you must first be in 100% mental shape
  • Respect your judgment. Remember, you cannot fool yourself
  • Take defeat as a process of learning
  • Never degrade yourself by thinking negatively
  • If you lose, figure out why you lost and find the defenses which will help you next time
  • In and out of the ring the secret of a Martial Artist is to control his anger
  • There is no time for being old-fashioned. One must progress
  • Learn to train your mind to be ahead of your body
  • Beat the pain mentally and you can go on forever
  • Don’t try to be just as good as somebody else; strive to be better
  • The way you train is the way you react.

**I started studying this philosophy from one of the world’s greatest champions over 25 years ago.  He was ahead of his time and the principles in this philosophy are excellent and applicable in today’s Mixed Martial Arts environment.  For students it is highly recommended that you think about applying these principles, as it will be a benefit to you in your practice.  OSU!

Every principle has deep meaning. For example, Knowing yourself helps you to know others has roots in Eastern philosophical practices of meditation of various types. These qualities or understandings facilitate compassion because we realize even with our differences there are many similarities; and it is useful in combat because it helps us read our opponent.

The principle of being in 100 % physical shape and requiring 100% mental shape is illuminating for people because they do not see the interrelatedness of the mind body and spirit.

Studying these principles and applying them will help your development and progress on and off the mat and assist in our Martial Arts Vancouver program at Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Submission Wrestling, No gi Jiu-jitsu, Cardio Kickboxing and Weapons.

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

 

 

Happy New Year: 2013 ! Looking forward to a great year in Martial Arts Vancouver at Posener’s Pankration and Muay Thai.

Happy New Year: 2013 ! Looking forward to a great year in Martial Arts Vancouver at Posener’s Pankration and Muay Thai.

 

 

Martial Arts Vancouver

Great party at Martial Arts Vancouver, Posener’s Pankration.

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

 

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope 2013 is full of success, happiness, and growth. My blog may be changing to the website soon. www.PosenersPankration.com  www.KelLeesama.com 

Here are some training tips:

TRAINING TIPS – GENERALFOR ADULT PANKRATION/MMA AND KIDS MMA VANCOUVER

Martial Arts supplementary training is dependent on your creativity, goals, drive, and desire. To get, you have to give – energy , awareness, time, and sweat. Remember that repetition develops deep learning in the muscles and nerves and works towards developing an automatic response – Mushin. Through your extra training strive to develop the mind, body, and spirit. **There are a lot of activities you could do to supplement your martial arts training. The training is your first priority.  The strength and conditioning courses Costa Rojas is teaching is a good method to augment your physical abilities which will have a resultant benefit on your practice.  The art is the practice and its pursuit in developing various individual results.  It is recommended for beginners to train a minimum of 2-3 times per week in class, although you could train multiple times per day in classes on the unlimited program and it is recommended that the student do homework when they don’t come to class.  For homework you could do some of the activities listed below.  Other activities like yoga, swimming, weight lifting, strength and conditioning, and other methods are sometimes useful as supplements for your training but not substitutions for your training; that is an important distinction for a true martial artist.

METHODS:

Calisthenics – use the Black Belt Physical Requirements as a guide

2 ) Technique Repetition

– Practice single and combinations

-Grappling drills: many solo drills are excellent for conditioning and develop motions that are beneficial in practice.

– Set a goal number and do it
– Use the curriculum Video to work on techniques for your level and review basics in more detail

3 ) Running – Jog, run, wind sprint, run with various footwork drills, stairs, sand, trails, etc.

4 ) Skipping – Practice your footwork and timing with various skipping exercises. Develop intensity by building speed.

5 ) Bag Training – Practice singles and combinations. Rounds.

6 ) Focus Pads/Shields – Singles and combinations. Rounds.

7 ) Shadow Movements – All techniques of kicking, punching, trapping and grappling in rounds.

8 ) Flexibility – stretching all body parts and balance/strength training with leg extensions drills (with and without leg  weights)

9 ) Weight Training – circuit, pyramid, for strength and/or endurance

10 ) Situationals – Slow, full speed  and power, dynamic tension, forward, backward, left and right. (Use repetition to develop spirit and discipline.) *Use the curriculum Video.

** If you keep your goals in mind and revise them periodically, your martial arts skill and style will continue to improve. It is recommended to write your goals down and detail the way to achieve them. “Remember: Dreams become reality when the dreaming part stops. ” -P. Urban.  OSU!

Kids MMA Vancouver
Kids MMA Vancouver

Here is a link to our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Kids Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Cardio Kickboxing, Submission Wrestling and Weapons

Jr. Pankration/ Kids MMA Test Results for Dec. 22 ’12 for Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

Jr. Pankration/ Kids MMA Test Results for Dec. 22 ’12 for Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

Jr. Pankration/ Kids MMA Vancouver belt test results for December 22 ’12: Yellow belt- Nicholas Kristianson, Ashton Gounder, and Justin Prevost. Orange belt: James Wolf, Lucien Kumar and Nolin Lee-Pii. Purple belt: Jordan Johal, Green belt: Jaeden Ampana, Clark Duan and Adam Posener, and Red belt: Jerrell Van Drunen. Congratulations! and to a successful 2013. 

A few kids have done what it takes to advance a level. Jerrell is the highest belt on this day and everyone, in my opinion, has done well to make progress and improvement for themselves. With continued training, self discipline, time, and effort growth will occur. Consistency is the key and some homework certainly helps.

Here is more information on our Kids mma vancouver classes: http://www.kelleesama.com/youth-kickboxing-vancouver/

Congratulations.

Kids MMA Vancouver

Kids MMA Vancouver and Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

Applications of martial arts concepts off the mat for Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

After requests of this concept and the need to expand student thinking, I am inserting some information from the student manual with a couple of minor additions from the original printing many years ago.

Physical Qualities of a Champion and Their Mental Equivalent

The following examples show how one can concentrate and develop many good physical qualities in their training and then  correspondingly apply those concepts to mental development.

Physical Mental

  • Speed                                            *Quick Thinking
  • Power                                           *Knowledge
  • Good technical form              *Good manners/etiquette
  • Stamina                                       *Perseverance
  • Flexibility                                   *Open mind
  • Accuracy                                    *Realistic thinking
  • Coordination                             *Balance of personal and professnl life
  • Timing                                           *Being Punctual

Part of the martial art in the ‘art’ sense or the application of what is called ‘The way’ one would consider these applications. There are many and that is what makes martial arts such an interesting and evolving ‘Way.’

I am also going to include a reprint of a student creed that some schools use to impart some beneficial qualities.

Student Creed

I intend to develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that will reduce my physical health and mental growth.

I intend to develop my self-discipline to bring out the best in myself and others

I intend to use what I learn in class constructively and defensively to help myself and others and to never be abusive or offensive.

For now I am going to describe an element of  the first paragraph and last paragraph. It is interesting that if this philosophy is applied by the practitioner that practitioner would not be involved in anything that will reduce their physical health and mental growth. To put that in other words that person would then not be involved in drugs or anything like that. If more people were following that principle that would be a great benefit. It has to be taught.

In the last paragraph it describes using the skill defensively and not being abusive and offensive. If that would be applied and individual would not be involved in unnecessary violence. So by applying the principle of  paragraph 1 and paragraph 3 in this short little discourse of today, there would be no drugs and violence in this individual and that benefit could be spread to others directly and by example.

These philosophies are for Martial Arts Vancouver at Posener’s Pankration/MMA and Muay Thai.

Martial Arts Vancouver
Martial Arts Vancouver

Here is a link to our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Fitness, Self defense, Cardio 

 

 

 

Jr. Pankration/ Kids MMA Test Results for Oct. 20 ’12 for Kids MMA Vancouver

Jr. Pankration/ Kids MMA  Test Results for Oct. 20 ’12 for Kids MMA Vancouver

Jed Abalos-Yellow belt, Naomi Wolf-Yellow belt, Ashley Gounder-Yellow belt, Brandon Tran-Yellow belt, Aaron Caldarino-Orange belt, Colton Lee-Purple belt, Christos Katsiamitis-Purple belt, Dimitri Katsiamitis-Purple belt, Ayden Arnold-Blue belt, Nicholas Tran-Black Stripe (one level away from Jr. Black belt). Congratulations everyone! Good work, improvement and example! OSU! 

Kids MMA Vancovuer; Adam and Ayden

Kids MMA Vancouver posing for medals after submission wrestling tournament

 Our program is based on developing the benefits of self defense, fitness and mental discipline. We are a mixed martial arts style emphasizing traditional philosophy.

Ayden Arnold and Nicholas Tran are the highest ranks testing today and are part of our black belt program. They have put time, effort, and spirit into their practice. Good job everyone!

The Objectives /Goals of our Martial Arts System for Kids MMA 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.

Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver
Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

Here is a link to our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, No gi Jiu-Jitsu, Cardio Kickboxing and Weapons