BC BJJ Championship Results for Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

BC BJJ Championship Results for Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Congratulations: Artin Nazari – Gold:  2 matches: armbar and points, Brandon Cheng- Silver: Fig 4 , Rodean Nazari: Gold: 2 matches: points, Jaspher Montes: Silver, Micah Calapiz: Gold:  2 matches: Rear Naked Choke and triangle choke, Kristian Montes: Gold: 2 matches, both armbars, Dylan Cheng: moved to advanced division. 6 matches: RNC, entangled armbar, triangle choke, +? , Adam Posener: Gold: 2 matches: Rear Naked Choke and triangle choke, Marques Calapiz: Gold: 3 matches: Kimura, entangled armbar and Rear Naked Choke. Everyone showed improvement from the first timers who wanted to get the experience, to the second timers who improved their performance, to the competitors who are taking big steps forward in skill, application and spirit. Congratulations to everyone!  It was great to see everyone performing their best, at this time. It is also great to have the support of the parents and their help in the homework. Thank you,

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Here is some information on our Kids Pankration/MMA program for Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver:

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.

Mounted knife Defense Technique and our Program Description for Self Defense Vancouver

Mounted knife Defense Technique and our Program Description for Self Defense Vancouver

I saw this technique and it looked interesting. I particularly enjoyed the immobilization technique of the knife. After the bridge and roll, I incorporated more of my Jiu-Jitsu and MMA based follow ups, as I found them more natural and consistent with our existing methods. We covered this last Friday in the Weapons class and will continue this week.

Mounted Knife Defense Technique Video

Self Defense Vancouver

Self Defense Vancouver

Our style of Weapons self defense training is for self defense benefits and attribute development. Our style is universally applicable to a variety of short and long impact and edged weapons The origins of some of the style has Okinawan and Filipino roots. However, ,the style has adapted over the years and evolved to incorporate new and improved methods. Whether the modifications have come from the Comtech base, the Israeli Special Forces methods or techniques that have been taught to the local police force and ERT members, the style and methods have and will continue to improve, be more efficient and develop more beneficial skills.

 

There are a number of attributes that can become developed by training in our Self Defense Vancouver system: 1. Line Familiarization- Through training in our style, you will become natural and responsive to the lines of attack and defense whether by impact, edged or empty hand weapons. 2. Bi-Lateral Co-ordination is developed by our ambidextrous training where it is required to develop both sides of the body and brain. The skills will fine tune your coordination. 3. Timing is a critical factor in weapons training and a student will develop this quality and improve awareness, focus, and reflexes. 4. Speed- Our style and training will improve physical, reaction, mental and perceptual speed. 5. Energy development- Training with a weapon enhances empty hand skill and overall energy application. 6. Sensitivity- This essential quality will be developed because power is inherent in the weapon. Skill and sensitivity, and other qualities become developed. 7. Self Improvement- The mental, physical and spiritual skills that are developed by a good overall mixed martial arts program will develop self defense Vancouver skills and character skills.

Here is our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Self Defense and Fitness

 

Fat Loss and a High Protein Breakfast for Personal Training Vancouver

Fat Loss and a High Protein Breakfast for Personal Training Vancouver

Here’s what you need to know…

  1. Bulletproof coffee, a homemade blend of coffee, MCT oil, and butter, has plenty of calories in it, but very little nutrients and no protein.
  2. Meal skippers get fatter over time. When the skipped meal is breakfast, fat storage is accelerated.
  3. The more we eat later in the day, or the later we eat in the day, the more likely it is that our meal will be converted to fat instead of muscle.
  4. Other than an increased risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome, breakfast skippers also have a 27% higher risk of coronary heart disease.
  5. Eating a high-protein breakfast increases a chemical in the brain that’s associated with food reward, while a low-protein breakfast causes cravings for sweet foods that gets worse throughout the day.
  6. A high-protein breakfast has a profound effect on the neurotransmitters that control hunger, brain function, and overall energy levels.

How to Store Body Fat Faster

Butter CoffeeAmerica seems to be in the grips of yet another cultish diet trend. It involves replacing breakfast with coffee, MCT oil, and butter.

They call it “bulletproof coffee.” Users claim better mental clarity, higher productivity, and less hunger mid morning. Personally, I call it “skipping breakfast.”

If you look hard, you can find some good things associated with this trend. People are eating more fat and less sugar and embracing butter again. The drawbacks are that it’s making people undernourished and fatter with less muscle.

Regardless of whether you’ve tried this butter-laced coffee or even heard of it, having a crappy breakfast or worse yet, skipping it, is a bad tactic any way you look at it.

Related:  Protein Will Not Make You Fat

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you understand that six meals a day is no longer the gold standard. We can survive, thrive, and make gains without carrying around a cooler packed with organic, free-range turkey that’s had a shiatsu massage every day of its short life.

We won’t instantly atrophy and turn into a 60-year old sarcopenia patient because we only managed to get 1 gram of protein per kilogram of bodyweight yesterday.

However, research has made it quite clear that meal skippers put on more weight and body fat over time, while eating less food overall. More importantly, when the skipped meal is breakfast and it’s over-compensated for at dinner, that fat storage is super-charged.

The Big Breakfast

Steak and EggsLike most things, our insulin sensitivity has a natural circadian flow. Skeletal muscle is most sensitive in the morning and experiences a gradual decline throughout the day.

Take a look at the blood sugar levels following 50 grams of glucose ingested at 9 AM compared to 3 PM and 8 PM.

blood sugar levelsThat’s a walloping difference! Conversely, fat tissue is least sensitive in the morning and rises throughout the day.

That means that the more we eat later in the day, or the later we eat in the day, the more likely it is that our meal will be converted to fat instead of muscle. Late day eating is also associated with a slower metabolic rate, decline in glucose tolerance, and less carbohydrate oxidation.

A 2013 study in the journal Obesity compared a big breakfast (700 of 1400 calories at breakfast) and big dinner (700 of 1400 calories at dinner) protocol in a group of overweight and obese women for 12 weeks. The big breakfast group lost more weight and inches and had better improvements in fasting glucose and insulin levels.

Interestingly, they also reduced triglycerides by 33.6%, while the big dinner group saw an increase of 14.6%!

When revisiting the circadian clock of insulin sensitivity, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. The calories consumed at dinner were primed for storage in fat tissue, while the calories consumed at breakfast were primed for storage in muscle tissue.

The Abysmal No-Protein Breakfast

Bodybuilder BreakfastBack to bulletproof coffee. There are plenty of fat and calories in it, but very little nutrients and next to no protein.

The equivalent number of calories in 1 serving (400-450) of this coffee blend equates to approximately 4 eggs, but the eggs have 25 grams of protein and up to 50 times the nutrients.

Sure, the drink can keep you satiated until lunch, but is the goal of eating to eat less and stay full, or to nourish the body?

Despite the caloric influx, one could argue that bulletproof coffee is equivalent to skipping breakfast. And I think you’d agree that a meal with 1 gram of protein isn’t a meal.

Furthermore, it results in higher 24-hour blood glucose levels (average of +6), and increased food intake later in the day.

All of this boils down to breakfast skippers having an increased risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome from hyperglycemia and elevated fat storage, along with a 27% higher risk of coronary heart disease.

This is likely the result of an increased conversion of food to fat – the body kind (adipose tissue) or the blood kind (triglycerides) – and higher levels of AGEs (sticky proteins and lipids in the blood).

The Almost-As-Abysmal Low-Protein Breakfast

Tiny BreakfastAlthough we shouldn’t be eating to “get full” when we consume an inadequate amount of protein at any meal (breakfast especially), low protein increases our risk of making bad decisions.

For instance, evidence in the Nutrition Journal found that eating protein at breakfast (13 grams or 35 grams) increases a chemical in the brain that’s associated with food reward.

Conversely, a low or no protein breakfast causes cravings for sweet and savory foods to continue to rise throughout the day.

The tendency to reach for instant high-calorie satisfaction is also elevated based on blood sugar irregularities. As mentioned, skipping or eating a low or no-protein breakfast raises our 24-hour fasting glucose levels, which makes us more susceptible to blood sugar crashes.

Multiply that by a few days and the next thing you know you’re leaving work early to crush a Baconator.

The True “Bulletproof” Breakfast

We see better fat loss, increased satiety between meals, significant reductions in fasting glucose and insulin levels, and superior improvements in body composition and insulin sensitivity in those that consistently consume the majority of their calories in the morning.

Breakfast FrequencyThese results are multiplied when that breakfast is big and high in protein.

One of my favorite studies is from the International Journal of Obesity that divided young students into 3 groups:

  1. Skip Breakfast 0 grams
  2. Normal Protein 18 grams
  3. High Protein 48 grams

As expected, the high-protein group reported more satiation and less hunger at varying test times throughout the day.

But what was most interesting is that the normal protein group ate the same amount at lunch as the breakfast skippers, while the high protein group ate less.

Related:  5 High-Calorie Breakfasts for More Muscle

A high-protein breakfast produces a gradual and sustained increase in blood sugar, which means a consistent nutrient supply to the brain and the muscles. This not only keeps us satisfied longer, but also has a profound effect on the neurotransmitters that control hunger, brain function, and overall energy levels.

So let’s forget about things like bulletproof coffee and get back to embracing a big, protein-rich breakfast.

If you want coffee, fry up your leftover steak in butter, cook your eggs in coconut oil, and drink a big pot of black coffee on the side.

Better yet, down that coffee with a hit of 35 percent-fat heavy cream and some cinnamon to keep levels of blood sugar low. That’s what I call bulletproof!

It not only provides far more nutrition, but it leaves you more satiated, just as stimulated, and feeding muscle instead of fat.

Lockflow Tournament Results for Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Lockflow Tournament Results for Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Dylan Cheng was awarded the fastest Submission award of the tournament with an entangled armbar at the 6 second mark. In fact he had two 6 second submissions. Awesome Dylan!

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Here are the results: Dylan Cheng Gold and a Silver: 2 6 second submissions, and a triangle/Kimura combination. Adam Posener: Silver. In the Gold medal match it was tied and he lost by 2 points in the overtime match against a competitive boy. He had 2 arm bar submissions in previous matches. Antonio Costantion got a Silver. He had 3 matches and an entangled arm bar submission. Honourable Mention to Aaryan Kalia who had to move up a skill level and compete against more experienced Jiu-Jitsu practitioners. Good work everyone and I am impressed by the amount of progress shown. It is very unfortunate that Victor Tiapis’ MMA match had the opponent pull out a few days prior. We will set it up next time. He trained hard and was ready for victory.

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Here is some information on our Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver and Kids MMA programs:

CHILDREN / Youth Mixed Martial Arts / MMA Youth Vancouver

Vancouver Self Defense for Kids – Videos
A Mixed Martial Arts style emphasizing traditional philosophy.
Martial Arts for Kids in Vancouver

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 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.

Posener’s Pankration/MMA Curriculum for MMA Vancouver

Posener’s Pankration/MMA Curriculum for MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

Posener’s Pankration/MMA Curriculum

 

Our goal is for the student, by the black belt level, to have developed good basics of striking and grappling for self defense, fitness, mental discipline and some sport applications. More specifically, the student will have developed good basics of Muay Thai and striking skills, wrestling attacks and defenses, Jiu-Jitsu skills for self defense and sport, improved mental discipline and constantly improving personal development.

Yellow belt:

Muay Thai: clean basic singular strikes- 6 basic punches, lead front kick, rear roundhouse kick, horizontal elbow, and straight knee with clinch and long straight knee.

Wrestling: Double leg attack and defense basics

Grappling: Basic mount attacks and defenses for sport and self defense.

Self Defense: Overhand right defense, Standing headlock defense.

 

Orange belt:

Muay Thai: Basic combinations of the 6 punches, elbow and knee combination basics, Basic kicking and punching combinations.

Wrestling: Take downs from the back (ie. backward heel trip) and defenses from the back with sport and self defense applications.

Grappling: Guard attack basics, armbar, kimura, triangle, guillotine, and guard passing and guard sweeping basics with sport and self defense applications.

Self defense: Rear grab defenses. Double lapel grab defenses.

 

Purple belt:

Muay Thai: elbow 3 combination, basic and intermediate 3 and 5 punch combinations in a cross fire pattern. Lead to lead. Multiple roundhouse, knee and front kick strikes with rhythm.

Wrestling: Roundhouse kick and catch attacks and defenses with mma and muay thai techniques. Single leg attack and defense basics. **( lifting, dumping and driving).

Grappling: Side mount attack and defense techniques.

Self defense: Side shoulder grab defenses, basic stick defenses.

 

Green belt:

Muay Thai and wrestling flows: attacking with striking to take downs offensively and defensive take downs countering basic strikes.

Grappling: Free flow grappling with fluid transitions from position, submission and striking. Intermediate back mount submission flows,

Self defense: Rear straight punch defense with all ranges of counters including striking and grappling from kicking, punch, trapping, to grappling. This is a conceptual building block.

 

Blue belt:

Pankration/MMA integration with Semi-free sparring concepts of all basic strikes incorporating fluid transitions from the different ranges of combat.

Basic and intermediate take down and submission combinations

Grappling:  Basic and intermediate Omoplata  attacks and defenses.

Self defense: Grab defenses employing primary target distractions and fluid combinations of striking to locking/choking, to take downs while the defender remains upright and/or mobile.

Red belt:

Muay Thai and Striking: explosive plyometric strikes. ex. Jump punch, jump knee, jump kick.

Wrestling: More advanced take down combinations incorporating counter for counters with two or more combinations.

Grappling: More advanced lockflow and submission combinations for sport and self defense.

Self defense: Standing lock flows with striking combinations emphasizing Small circle Jujitsu principles.

 

Black Stripe:

Shootboxing techniques with good basics in semi free sparring and sparring.

Grappling: Technique and strategy modifications for opponents with different body types.

Self defense: Jiu-Jitsu  applications defending various strikes with grappling only.

 

Black Belt:

The realization of the initial goal. Review and improvement of previous material. Black belt essay. Physical test. Mixed Martial Arts Test.

Self defense: Basic concepts applied to impact and edged weapons.

Here is our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing and Submission Wrestling.