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

 

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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!

MMA Vancouver /Pankration Instructor Evaluations ’12 at Posener’s Pankration and Muay Thai

MMA Vancouver / Pankration and Instructor Evaluation Results:

Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Submission Wrestling Vancouver

Grappling Vancouver

George Kassimatis- 2nd degree black belt, Emilio Ditrocchio-2nd degree black belt, Rudy Martinello-2nd degree black belt, Victor Wang-Red belt, Manuel Sarmiento- Blue Belt, Stefan Hawes- Orange belt, Andrew Devlin-Orange Belt, Sanjay Kajal- Yellow belt, Jimmy Kajal- Yellow Belt. Congratulations and a big fat OSU!.

This day represents one of the school’s greatest achievements in its, at this point in time, 25 year operation. Simon Posener has been running a mixed martial arts school full time since 1989 and he has been practising martial arts for almost 35 years. Today a number of his long time students get promoted in the degrees of black belt and further solidify their positions as instructors of the academy.

George Kassimatis is now a second degree black belt in Pankration/MMA and has trained at the school for over 16 years. He is the former professional Valley Fight MMA champion and the former NAC champion. He also fought for the Elite World MMA championship. George is a personable, excellent instructor with a high degree of skill, personality and professionalism. He is now the proud father of 2 girls. His wife is also a valued member of the school and one of the most advanced Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Practitioners. George’s and Costa’s skill is of such a high level that they have been commissioned as motion capture athletes for various MMA Video games. George continues to teach train and enjoys coaching the up and coming mma vancouver athletes and treats the recreational student and competitive student with equal respect and attention; although the competitive student will certainly train more often.

Emilio Ditrocchio has also trained for 16 years in the style, since he was a child. As a child he was on the Canadian Sport Jiu-Jitsu team, and he competed as a kid/ Junior in Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts. Emilio also won the featherweight WCP MMA title with his signature move the arm bar. Emilio is now 5-1 in MMA and is fighting in the BFL against a tough Russ McCumber upcoming. Emilio is also a university graduate and is recovering from some injuries but enjoys competition as a way to challenge himself and grow. He is looking forward to a tough fight and challenge and the feeling of victory.

More to come on the other awesome instructor’s soon: OSU!

 

 

 

 

Kids MMA Vancouver Jr. Pankration/MMA Test Results for June 16 ’12

Kids MMA Vancouver Jr. Pankration/MMA Test Results for June 16 ’12  
Kids MMA Vancouver

Kids MMA Vancouver

 

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Jr. Pankration/MMA belt test results: Congratulations to Jaecen Legaspi on earning his Jr. Black belt. Also: Keira Lee-Pi-Black stripe, Avery Lee-pi-Red belt, Josh Oro-purple belt, Nolin Lee-pi-yellow belt and Jason Ha- yellow belt. 🙂

Certainly one of the highlights of this test is Jaecen Legaspi getting his Jr. black belt in Pankration/MMA. Jaecen is now about 14 years old and has been training for approximately 8 years, to the best of my memory. Jaecen has excellent striking skills and is constantly improving on his wrestling and jiu-jitsu. As he moves into his teens he is appreciating the need for more detailed instruction and application. He is learning that with greater attention to detail, he can apply the techniques effectively against much larger opponents. Since his striking is very good, and he is a bit on the small side, he has been working on dealing with larger opponents in his guard and wrestling defense. These skills takes time and Jaecen is getting better and better at it. I am confident he will continue to do well in school and take his mixed martial arts training to the next level.

Jaecen, as a jr. black belt, also helps with teaching the kids mma classes. As part of the Black Belt program, prospective students are given the ability to pass on what they have learned in a structured environment. By assisting in classes, Jaecen has come to appreciate where he has come from and to give benefits to others. He enjoys helping other children younger than himself in acquiring mma skills, as he has done. The journey is certainly not over, as the teenage years will pose a variety of challenges; and Jaecen has some extra tools now mentally, physically and spiritually to deal with these challenges. The ‘indomitable spirit’ that is emphasized will help a practitioner persevere, not quit, and keep going until the result is as desired.

Some details on the other students progress will be forthcoming.