Ilaitia Mocevakaca’s Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver Testimonial:
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.