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/


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

Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Test Results: October 5 ’12 Martial Arts Vancouver

Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Test Results: October 5 ’12 Martial Arts Vancouver

Sanjay Kajal: Yellow belt, Jim Shen: Yellow belt, Gavinder Atwal: Yellow belt, Malcolm Downie: Yellow belt, Edmond Lin: Yellow belt, Victor Tiapis: Orange belt, Francis Tiapis: Green belt, Kevin Lam: Blue Belt,  and Franco Palines: Purple Belt.

Congratulations: Presentations are tonight! OSU!  Keep it up!

These students have advanced in the curriculum of Muay Thai Kickboxing at our Vancouver school.

Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver

Muay Thai Kickboxing and Martial Arts Vancouver.

Kevin has a 4-1 record. Francis also has a 4-1 record. Victor has done muay thai kickboxing and is doing his first mma/mixed martial arts fight shortly. Good work everyone.

These students are particularly impressive because they have advanced in the Muay Thai Kickboxing curriculum and they also participate in the Pankration curriculum, which is part of the Martial Arts Vancouver program. The Muay Thai Kickboxing is a sub section of the Pankration curriculum and it represents a well rounded martial arts vancouver program. The Muay Thai goes in to greater depth in the striking techniques and the Pankration/MMA curriculum develops the grappling aspects of takedowns, submissions, ground control and striking on the ground. These students are certainly developing a well rounded skill set, which is awesome. As they are in the process of becoming the best fighters they can they are also developing skills to be the best and most successful people they can while maintaining balance and integrity.

October and November Events ’12 for MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

October and November Events ’12 for MMA Vancouver

October 13/14 ’12: Western Canadian Martial Arts Championships: B.C.I.T.- Muay Thai and Submission Wrestling.

October 20 ’12:  Jr. Pankration/MMA testing @ 11 am.

November 17 ’12: Songlith Singthong Muay Thai Event at the Maritime Labor Center

November 30 ’12:  AMA Fights at the Fraserview Hall- MMA and Muay Thai.

(Scheduled Fighters on the books: Victor Wang, Kevin Lam, Francis Tiapis, Victor Tiapis, Franco Palines, Martin Kwiatkowski, Alex Apareschevei, Joe Halfar-schedule permitting ).

Adult Pankration/MMA Testing: TBA.

Cardio Muay Thai Evaluations: Currently underway and almost completed.

Quite a few events are in the works here. The picture is somewhat nostalgic, as it shows Victor after he wins his first muay thai fight. Now he has a 9-3-1 record in Muay Thai and a 2-2 record in Pankration/ MMA Vancovuer. The events here represent further the school’s focus of mma vancouver. The school is involved in mma, muay thai, submission wrestling and cardio muay thai kickboxing. Our Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing program is somewhat unique in that we offer free level testing to ensure progress based on time and skill level. Certificates are awarded to students based on number of classes attended, skills demonstrated and fitness levels improved. The students are assesed on their own improvement. Basing a students improvement and advancement on their own levels further compliments and exemplifies the philosophy of our school of personal development.

Students of the Month for Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver for June ’12.

Students of the Month for Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver for June ’12


Muay Thai Vancouver

Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver



Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver

Muay Thai Vancouver

 Students of the Month for June ’12: Adults: Highest attender and strong performance and attitude- Kevin Lam, Jr. Pankration/MMA: Highest attender and strong attitude for a beginner- Harlan Nguyen, Cardio Muay Thai: Highest attender, strong performance, full contact muay thai fight and participation in both curriculums – Elaine Fung. Great work, keep it up and encourage. OSU!

Kevin Lam has been practising mixed martial arts for a few years now. He has achieved success in Muay Thai and Kickboxing tournaments. He currently has a record of 4-1 in Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver. Kevin also enjoys the occasional practice of Pankration/MMA but he is focusing on training and the sport of Muay Thai more lately. We will see what the future holds for his mma practice. He does have a natural aptitude for the practice and with little technical training is able to go with the flow in mma very well against more experienced practitioners. Exemplifying the philosophy of the school and achieving success both on and off the mat, Kevin has recently graduated from BCIT in a course of metal fabrication. The future is bright for this 19 year old, who has a maturity and demeanour far beyond his chronological age. Good work Kevin. Keep it up! OSU!

Elaine Fung, our other student of the month, is now one of the Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing instructors. She has competed well in full contact Muay Thai Kickboxing tournaments. At the age of 35, she has shown that age is a number and not a detractor for achievement, due to her resolute spirit. She is also an avid fitness enthusiast and sets a great example for all those who do the fitness based Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing course. Due to her example, in part, many of the more combat oriented practitioners also practice in the Cardio Muay Thai  course and receive excellent technical instruction and excellent fitness benefits; they just don’t engage in full contact or hard sparring. I personally want to thank Elaine for her involvement in the program and as an instructor of the Cardio MuayThai Kickboxing course. She is positive, always eager to learn and a benefit for many. Congratulations Elaine. OSU!