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.

 

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