Some nice pics of Miguel Beleno as he gets his Jr. Black Belt in Pankration for Kids MMA Vancouver.

Some nice pics of Miguel Beleno as he gets his Jr. Black Belt in Pankration for Kids MMA Vancouver.

Kids MMA Vancouver

Kids MMA Vancouver

Kids MMA Vancouver

Kids MMA Vancouver

Here is Miguel’s essay, which could inspire others, for his Jr. black belt in Pankration/MMA for Kids MMA Vancouver:

 

Martial Arts have greatly impacted my life physically, mentally and spiritually. My great journey in martial arts started in the year of 2006, as a skinny, shy and asthmatic 7 year old boy. Stepping in the dojo at Posener’s Pankration was very nerve-wracking and at the same time terrifying. At that age, seeing rows of wooden staffs, bins of twin sais and arnis was overwhelming for me, since the idea of participating in “contact sports” was never in mind.  It turns out my first class at the dojo was not as bad as I thought it would. My nervousness quickly simmered down after 3 weeks of classes. After a few months, walking in the dojo was quite easy, since confidence was gained in me.

Confidence is a very essential trait in life and I strongly believe that it can be practiced and gained. Through my years of martial arts/ Kids MMA Vancouver I have built a strong foundation of confidence that is incredibly useful in many fields such as self-confidence with regards to my physical body, (Considering that Pankration is a very rigorous sport that involves immense exercise and training.) confidence in my social skills, (for example not being shy when talking to others) and most importantly confidence in my potential. The result of this confidence, now places a permanent mindset of mine; the right amount of confidence = increase in potential, which leads to a greater outcome/benefit.

I would like to touch base with the 5 tenets that I have said out loud with certainty for over 5 years and also have gotten out of from martial arts.

Although, courtesy is developed at home, it is also developed in martial arts. Being courteous in general, plays a great role in our daily lives. Bowing to our partner before sparring, raising our hands up when we have questions, applauding after a demonstration, and bowing to our instructor before entering and leaving the dojo, are all positive examples I have attained over the years of Martial Arts. Having pleasant morals or integrity, is the second tenet that was taught to me. These morals are very important to have since it helps us make wise and exemplary decisions, making us unsusceptible to today’s generation of peer-pressure, drugs and other unethical subjects.

I admit there were times when I was orange-purple belt that I felt like quitting. I knew deep down, quitting was never an option to me or my dad, but I assume that we all get distracted sometimes. Martial Arts taught me to always have goals because when you have goals, it assists us to stay focused in what we need to achieve. With this being said, I made the decision to persevere for my black belt. Perseverance is a certain quality that is needed to be successful and happy. I believe that quitting or giving up will get you no where in life which is something that I don’t want to be in. From Martial Arts, I have acknowledged the fact that the harder you work towards a goal, the more you are fulfilled when you achieve that goal. And even when you do not achieve that goal, you are a better person. Also, you are closer to achieving that goal than before.

In my opinion, there will be many times in life when you just want to punch a wall or burn a house down. When these feelings come up, the first thing in mind is to attend class. To me, MMA has been the greatest stress reliever of all time since punching bags or being the punching bag distracts us from our daily problems. Sometimes, I do not have problems outside the dojo but may have some inside. There were a few occasions through my times of training that I faced someone that was going too hard during sparring even though I have told them to tone it down a bit. Naturally, a human’s typical instinct is to strike back harder but through breathing techniques and the understanding that the opponent may be a beginner, helped me to be calm when it came to those situations, resulting in an overall positive benefit.

The fifth and final tenet that I have developed through Martial Arts is indomitable spirit. Indomitable spirit can be applied in many various ways, especially when it comes to facing fear and doubt. I like to look at indomitable spirit as “invulnerable” spirit. Meaning that no matter what barriers or situations we face, they will not stop us from striving to complete our objective.

Being involved in Martial Arts is not just exercise and having fun. For me, it is a lifestyle. I can never be able to remove it since it has become a part of me and has changed me into the man I am today and will continue to change me to a better man in the future. All of these teachings and tenets I now understand, helps me become more disciplined, therefore leading me to success in the future. Through God, Sensei Posener, the other wonderful instructors, my dad and the great training partners (family) the skinny, shy and asthmatic 7 year old boy is now a fit, brave and healthy 15 year old boy that succeeds in competitions and now has a goal to win more in the future.

** This is an inspiring testimonial by 15 year old Miguel Beleno as he supplies his essay for his Jr. Black Belt requirement for Kids MMA Vancouver.

Here is our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Cardio Kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Self defense, Fitness and Strength and Conditioning

 

MARTIN KWIATKOWSKI AND VICTOR WANG PREPARE FOR MUAY THAI BLACK BELT TEST ON DEC.20 ’13 FOR MARTIAL ARTS VANCOUVER

MARTIN KWIATKOWSKI AND VICTOR WANG PREPARE FOR MUAY THAI BLACK BELT TEST ON DEC.20 ’13 FOR MARTIAL ARTS VANCOUVER

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martin and Victor have been training for many years in our Pankration program, where Muay Thai is a component. They both have good skill in striking and grappling and have competed in Muay Thai and Submission Grappling competitions. Victor Wang has competed in mixed martial arts/MMA also. Victor has a 2-2 record in Pankration/MMA/Mixed martial arts and has fought for the West Coast promotions title. Victor has to balance his time between training, teaching at Posener’s Pankration/MMA and Muay Thai and teaching his own students at RMA.

Martin has competed in a number of ring fights in kickboxing and Muay Thai Kickboxing. He has also competed in a few submission grappling competitions and done well. His goal is also to compete in MMA/Mixed Martial Arts for Martial Arts Vancouver. He is likely to compete in MMA soon. However, he has to consider his studies as he is going in to medical school shortly.

 

Here is some information on our 2 types of Muay Thai Kickboxing programs, Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing, which is more fitness intensive and less combative with the same technical repetoire and our Traditional Muay Thai Kickboxing program:

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. 

Here is our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Cardio Kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Self defense, fitness and weapons

 

 

BC Grappling Championships Results Nov. 16 ’13 and some pics for Grappling Vancouver.

BC Grappling Championships Results Nov. 16 ’13 and some pics for Grappling Vancouver.

Today’s results at the BC Grappling Championships: overall 13 competitors 11 medals. Ayden Arnold- Gold, Francis Tiapis-Gold, Roddy MacIsaac-Gold, Delan Ossman-Gold, Adam Posener-Silver, Martin Kim- Silver, Miguel Beleno- Silver, Jordan Johal- Silver, Jaeden Prevost- Silver, Ayrton Baria- Bronze, and Justin Prevost- Bronze. Honourable mention to Peyton Dan-Sonier on competing in his first tournament and to Victor Wang, who got a gold by a default in his division because his 2 opponents pulled out, and he fought a much heavier competitor in the open weight division and lost by two points. Congratulations to everyone on competing and doing their best, showing strong spirit and displaying a positive attitude. I am a happy and proud teacher. I am looking forward to continued progress and development. OSU! 

Grappling Vancouver

Grappling Vancouver

Grappling Vancouver

Grappling Vancouver

 

Grappling Vancouver

Grappling Vancouver

 

Grappling Vancouver

Grappling Vancouver

Here is some information on our Submission Wrestling program:

Vancouver’s ultimate Submission Wrestling training for: Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Self Defense, Fitness, Mental Discipline and Sport.

Our Submission Wrestling classes utilize techniques adapted from free-style wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu – BJJ Vancouver, “Catch-as-catch-can” (Folk American wrestling), Catch Wrestling, Shoot wrestling, Sambo, and Judo. These techniques are modified to be applicable for Pankration, MMA fighting (Mixed Martial Arts) and Submission wrestling as a sport. Our submission wrestling classes are a subsection of our Pankration curriculum.

It is the blending of our striking within the grappling context that makes our style unique and distinctive.
Whether it is the blending of striking and grappling to and from clinching, to take-downs, to ground fighting with submissions, our style is geared towards practicality.

Since our style and curriculum has a broad range of techniques, the individual student has the ability and potential to express their skills to the fullest degree.

Our classes provide an excellent physical workout developing muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardio vascular fitness and flexibility. In the process of training and getting in great shape, the student will be learning techniques that are useful for self-defence and sport and for Grappling Vancouver.

Our classes are taught by experienced martial artists emphasizing discipline and respect with the aim of helping the student achieve their goals while enjoying the process and developing camaraderie. Many of the students and instructors have been successful using the school’s style in pankration/mixed martial arts and submission wrestling competition.

Here is a link to our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Cardio Kickboxing, Submission Grappling, Fitness and Self Defense.

 

 

 

Gratuitous shirtless shot prior to weigh in- In shape for their Muay Thai Kicboxing matches for Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

Gratuitous shirtless shot prior to weigh in- In shape for Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

Kody Smith and Michael Milosiewicz are looking ready to fight. 🙂

Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver

Both Michael and Kody have trained very hard for their competitions in Muay Thai Kickboxing for Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver. They are obviously in good shape and display shredded physiques. They use a combination of mma techniques and strength and conditioning to enhance their overall athleticism. We do have Strength and Conditioning classes at the school, Posener’s Pankration/MMA and Muay Thai. In fact Michael Milosiewicz is also a certified trainer in Cross-Fit and instructs the Strength and Conditioning classes/Cross-Fit classes and also utilizes mixed martial arts movements into the class to enhance athleticism and th skill development.

Gus Rodriquez is also an instructor in our Strength and Conditioning classes and he has specialized certification in strength and conditioning for mma and personal training certification and years of training at the school.

Here is some information on our current strength and conditioning classes:

Here is a description of some of the program:

Welcome to Vancouver’s new Strength & Conditioning classes for MMA and Fitness at Posener’s Pankration/MMA and Muay Thai.

First and foremost, strength and conditioning is coming to the forefront of MMA and Kickboxing training. Fighters and trainers alike are realizing that to bring an athlete to their highest level, they need to train (in an educated fashion) with resistance, or, weights. Specifically, by engaging the Central Nervous System (“CNS”) through the big lifts such as the Deadlift and the squat, you can achieve much greater overall muscle recruitment at will. This ability is favourable in combat situations because greater muscle recruitment translates to greater force and power exerted, over a longer period of time and with less perceived effort. The focus is to train anaerobically and/or metabolically, where anaerobic means “without oxygen,” and metabolic training means “completing structural and compound exercises with little rest in between exercises in an effort to maximize calorie burn and increase metabolic rate during and after the workout.”

Choosing these training principles for MMA leads to optimal muscular endurance as well as a stronger central nervous system, so that the greatest force available to the fighter can be utilized, without gassing them before the fight has gone the distance.

In later classes, we will be utilizing a specialized computer software to track fighters statistics. These stats are including but not limited to: VO2 Max, Heart Rate Max, 1 Rep Max (for multiple lifts), Resting and Working Heart Rate, Progressive Overload progress and injuries (if any). We will also monitor basic strengths and weaknesses so we know what to work on and how to improve each fighter and student individually. With this information, there will be more opportunity for advancement, especially if the individual opts for one on one, personal training.

We will be putting tools to use such as: Kettlebells, Barbells, Dumbells, Plyometric boxes, Resistance bands, Heavy bags, Thai pads, and sometimes simply our own bodyweight, to achieve this goal.

Our program is for the athlete, competitor and fitness enthusiasts alike. It is for men and women looking for a fast and efficient path to fat loss, better body composition and physique toning/sculpting, improved energy and metabolism and confidence.

We offer tailor made programs for your individual goals, no matter what it is your trying to accomplish. Using your baseline measurements and your objectives, your personal program will allow that progress. Included is a 30-day progress report that show your progress from your baseline taken, to the time your report is generated. Our Strength and Conditioning Vancouver program can help you reach your goals.

Here is a link to our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai, Cardio Kickboxing, Strength and Conditioning, Fitness, Jiu-Jitsu and Self Defense.

 

Pictures to highlight Jr. Black Belt Test on Saturday for Kids MMA Vancouver.

Pictures to highlight Jr. Black Belt Test on Saturday for Kids MMA Vancouver. 

Kids MMA Vancouver

Kids MMA Vancouver

 

Kids MMA Vancouver

Kids MMA Vancouver

 

Kids MMA Vancouver

Kids MMA Vancouver

Martin Kim and Ayrton Baria are testing for the Jr. Pankration/MMA black belts on Saturday. These are a few pictures from a couple years back. There has been a lot of progress. There will be quite a few others testing for their color belts. Details soon. Enjoy the pictures. 🙂 OSU!

Yes these are some nice pictures that were taken at a local mma event in East Vancouver. Martin Kim and Jaecen Legaspi were starting off the show with a Kids MMA Vancouver demonstration that was particularly well recieved. It was a nice contrast showing kids doing mma with some style and then the adults competing using similar techniques.

Here is some information on our Kids MMA Vancouver program:

To register for our self defence classes for kids in Vancouver, contact us – the best mixed martial arts school in Vancouver!

 

Vancouver’s best 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 do also teach the kids zazen style meditation, which helps them direct the mind and learn the basics of thought control. We begin each class with a brief period of seated meditation so the kids learn to clear their mind and get involved in the present without distractions. This is a useful skill that has applications off the mats in a number of ways. At the conclusion of the class we also take a few moments to acknowledge the end of the training session and provide some inner reinforcement for the effort provided, as that helps set the stage for future success and continued progress.

Here is a link to our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Submission Wrestling, Fitness, Self defense and Cardio Kickboxing