Nazari Testimonial for Artin and Rodean for Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

Nazari Testimonial for Artin and Rodean for Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

Our 7 year old and 5 year old sons have been training under Sensei Simon Posener for about a year and half now. Simon has created a great positive atmosphere that was instrumental to all children mental and physical developments. For their first tournament experience, both of our sons participated in BC CBJJF championship and received gold medals.

More important than the medals, was their learning to develop mentally and physically with the help of their great coach. Simon keeps emphasizing on the following traits in his training: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable-spirit. Over the past couple of years, not only they have had great physical and technical improvements, they have also tried to translate these philosophies into action and their day-to-day life. Thanks to Sensei Simon.

Here is a link to our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Cardio Kickboxing, and Personal Training

Here is some information on our Kids Martial Arts Vancouver program:

Vancouver’s Premier Mixed Martial Arts school for children and youths.


With special attention given to motor skill development, mental focusing attributes, and children’s inherent capabilities. Youth kickboxing Vancouver Children’s and Teen classes are designed to emphasize:

– DISCIPLINE – RESPECT – CONFIDENCE DEVELOPMENT – SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT

The development of these qualities and principals are given extra attention because they build a strong foundation in the three battles: the Mind, the Body, and the Spirit.If developed properly, then success is assured.

We engage in a brief zazen meditation at the beginning of each class to become present, focused and prepared for what is to come in the class, and, at the end of class, we meditate briefly to lock in the experiences, center our energy, and commit to continuing making progress. As a regular practice to enhance learning, we also repeat strongly the Tenets of the School, Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control, and Indomitable Spirit, at the end of each class to solidify the development of these qualities for Kids Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver.

 

Our Qualification Code, which is a form to be filled out by the parent and student for advancement in rank, for Kids MMA Vancouver at Posener’s Pankration/MMA and Muay Thai, highlights that respect and school achievement, in addition to the development of combative skills in mixed martial arts, are highly valued, esteemed and developed.

 

The development of equanimity of spirit is also given special attention in order to deal with challenges well; especially in regards to winning and losing. The attributes of effort, determination, skill development and spirit are given special attention, as these qualities will lead to enduring success. The goal of truly doing one’s best, regardless of outcome, especially in regards to some combative sport applications, is given priority to help develop progress, growth and character. The consistent and continuous goal of making progress in all areas, both on the mat and off, will help develop a student’s full long term potential for Kids/Youth MMA Vancouver at Posener’s Pankration/MMA and Muay Thai.

 

Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Results at Posener’s MMA.

Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Results at Posener’s MMA. 

Congratulations: Daisy Philip – Level 1, Jason Ma – Level 1, Kristoffer Montes – Level 2, Treves Chand – Level 2, and Heidi Vincent – Level 3. Great work and progress. 🙂

Kickboxing Vancouver

Kickboxing Vancouver

Here is some information on our Kickboxing 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.

Our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Cardio Muay Thai, No Gi Jiu-Jitsu, Strength and ConditioningPosener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai, No Gi Jiu-Jitsu, and Fitness

 

 

 

Posener’s Pankration/MMA Jr. and Youth Test Results for Kids MMA Vancouver

Posener’s Pankration/MMA Jr. and Youth Test Results for Kids MMA Vancouver

Kids MMA Vancouver

Kids MMA Vancouver

Here are the results from August 15 ’15: Jaspher Montes- Yellow belt, Artin Nazari – Orange belt, Rodean Nazari – Orange belt, Brandon Cheng – Orange belt, Kyrah Tongol-Airth – Orange belt, Aryan Kalia – Orange belt, Tyson Quan – Orange belt, Micah Calapiz – Purple belt, Marques Calapiz – Purple belt, Antonio Costantino – Purple belt, Jordan Johal – Green belt, Kristian Montes – Green belt, Nikolas Kristiansen – Green belt, Dylan Cheng – Green belt, Nolin Lee-Pi – Green belt, James Wolf – Blue belt, Naomi Wolf – Blue Belt. Great work, effort, and progress. Also: Alberto Ziccardi – 4th stripe on Yelllow belt, and Adam Posener – 1st stripe on Red belt. 🙂

Kids MMA Vancouver

Kids MMA Vancouver

Here is some information on our program for Kids MMA Vancouver at Posener’s Pankration:

Vancouver’s Premier Mixed Martial Arts school for children and youths.


With special attention given to motor skill development, mental focusing attributes, and children’s inherent capabilities. Youth kickboxing Vancouver Children’s and Teen classes are designed to emphasize:

– DISCIPLINE – RESPECT – CONFIDENCE DEVELOPMENT – SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT

The development of these qualities and principals are given extra attention because they build a strong foundation in the three battles: the Mind, the Body, and the Spirit.If developed properly, then success is assured.

We engage in a brief zazen meditation at the beginning of each class to become present, focused and prepared for what is to come in the class, and, at the end of class, we meditate briefly to lock in the experiences, center our energy, and commit to continuing making progress. As a regular practice to enhance learning, we also repeat strongly the Tenets of the School, Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control, and Indomitable Spirit, at the end of each class to solidify the development of these qualities for Kids Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver.

 

Our Qualification Code, which is a form to be filled out by the parent and student for advancement in rank, for Kids MMA Vancouver at Posener’s Pankration/MMA and Muay Thai, highlights that respect and school achievement, in addition to the development of combative skills in mixed martial arts, are highly valued, esteemed and developed.

 

The development of equanimity of spirit is also given special attention in order to deal with challenges well; especially in regards to winning and losing. The attributes of effort, determination, skill development and spirit are given special attention, as these qualities will lead to enduring success. The goal of truly doing one’s best, regardless of outcome, especially in regards to some combative sport applications, is given priority to help develop progress, growth and character. The consistent and continuous goal of making progress in all areas, both on the mat and off, will help develop a student’s full long term potential for Kids/Youth MMA Vancouver at Posener’s Pankration/MMA and Muay Thai.

Our full website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Cardio Kickboxing and Personal Training

NAGA Grappling Championships upcoming in Las Vegas September 19 ’15 for Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

NAGA Grappling Championships upcoming in Las Vegas September 19 ’15 for Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

Kids Martial Arts Vancouver

We are making plans to attend this tournament for the first time. It should be a good, fun, challenging, learning experience.

Here is some information on our Kids MMA program:

Vancouver’s Premier Mixed Martial Arts school for children and youths.


With special attention given to motor skill development, mental focusing attributes, and children’s inherent capabilities. Youth kickboxing Vancouver Children’s and Teen classes are designed to emphasize:

– DISCIPLINE – RESPECT – CONFIDENCE DEVELOPMENT – SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT

The development of these qualities and principals are given extra attention because they build a strong foundation in the three battles: the Mind, the Body, and the Spirit.If developed properly, then success is assured.

We engage in a brief zazen meditation at the beginning of each class to become present, focused and prepared for what is to come in the class, and, at the end of class, we meditate briefly to lock in the experiences, center our energy, and commit to continuing making progress. As a regular practice to enhance learning, we also repeat strongly the Tenets of the School, Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control, and Indomitable Spirit, at the end of each class to solidify the development of these qualities for Kids Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver.

 

Our Qualification Code, which is a form to be filled out by the parent and student for advancement in rank, for Kids MMA Vancouver at Posener’s Pankration/MMA and Muay Thai, highlights that respect and school achievement, in addition to the development of combative skills in mixed martial arts, are highly valued, esteemed and developed.

 

The development of equanimity of spirit is also given special attention in order to deal with challenges well; especially in regards to winning and losing. The attributes of effort, determination, skill development and spirit are given special attention, as these qualities will lead to enduring success. The goal of truly doing one’s best, regardless of outcome, especially in regards to some combative sport applications, is given priority to help develop progress, growth and character. The consistent and continuous goal of making progress in all areas, both on the mat and off, will help develop a student’s full long term potential for Kids/Youth MMA Vancouver at Posener’s Pankration/MMA and Muay Thai.

 

 

 

7 Psychology Tricks To Boost Your Martial Arts Training For Martial Arts Vancouver

7 Psychology Tricks To Boost Your Martial Arts Training For Martial Arts Vancouver

As martial artists,  we’re always looking for that extra edge to boost our performance in training. Whether we’re training for competition or just looking to get better overall, sports psychology can definitely help us achieve our goals.

Today, Evolve Daily shares 7 Psychology Tricks To Boost Your Martial Arts Training. It doesn’t matter which martial art you train, we’re certain that you can definitely apply this to your weekly training routine!

1) First and last.

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People always remember the first and last thing that happens to them and forget whatever happens in between that. If you’re trying to figure out a technique, ask your instructor or a more advanced student for help before or after class.

To remember what you learned during class, take down notes as soon as your training session is done. This way, everything will still be fresh in your memory!

 

2) Teach and learn.

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The more we train martial arts, the more we realize how much we have yet to learn. There are hundreds, thousands of techniques out there and possibly new ones that no one knows about yet. We can get so overwhelmed that we may find it difficult to learn new things.

According to experts, the best way to learn is to teach. If you’re looking to master a particular technique, consult your instructor then teach it to one of your training partners. You’ll get it down sooner than you realize!

 

3) Stay present.

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Sometimes, we can’t help but get distracted during training. We think about all the mistakes we’ve made in the past, what we need to do to get promoted, or even about what we’re going to have for dinner. Staying in the present moment requires a lot of practice. It requires focus, determination and will power to stick to what’s happening right now.

Let go of everything else and concentrate on what you need to do at the present moment – do you need to adjust your grips, increase your pace, concentrate more on sparring? Don’t worry about everything else, it will all eventually fall into place.

 

4) Manageable goals.

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Make your ultimate goal more manageable by breaking down your training goals into smaller, more achievable ones. For example, if your ultimate goal is to compete in a tournament by the end of the month, break it down even further by giving yourself one day to create a game plan, dedicate two days a week for extra cardio, and so forth.

Write your goals out and discuss them with your instructor and teammates, they’ll give you the support and guidance that you need!

 

5) Make things difficult for yourself.

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The more difficult you make things for yourself, experts say that you will appreciate it more and decide that what you’ve done is actually important and worthwhile. Even if you realize later on that the hardship you put yourself through was unnecessary, it still works to your advantage because you’ve accomplished the goal you set for yourself.

Many of us aren’t full-time athletes and it can be easy to get distracted and put off our goals for the meantime. But if we constantly try to push ourselves to the limit, we certainly won’t lose track of what we need to do. And, we might actually get what we wanted in the first place.

 

6) Don’t feel bad about your mistakes.

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Everyone makes mistakes: the most advanced students in class, the newbies, and even our instructors. It’s only human to do so, nobody’s perfect after all. Often times, we are afraid to make mistakes because we are programmed to slap ourselves on the wrist for anything we’ve done wrong. After all, it’s what we’ve been taught since we were children.

However, there are also positive consequences for any mistake committed. Maybe you didn’t reach your end goal of winning all your spars for that day but instead of feeling down, look back at those spars and at the mistakes you’ve made. Chances are, you could probably learn from them and use it to your advantage next time around!

 

7) Create a habit.

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Experts say that it takes approximately 66 days to form a habit. Each day, we probably go through the same routine: wake up, check your email, check Facebook or Instagram and get on with the rest of your day. For some reason, some tasks become a habit. There’s something that motivates us to do them, even if they aren’t particularly helpful.

How did they become habits in the first place? According to experts, probably because they were easy to do. We could mindlessly turn on our phones and keep scrolling, without much effort. Imagine if we could do the same for training — take notes, do extra cardio,  drill after training,  ask questioins. Could you imagine how much you would improve?

This is a great article from Evolve Daily. I hope you found it beneficial.

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

Here is our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kids Martial Arts, Jiu-Jitsu, Strength and Conditioning.