Gio Defends- 1st rnd KO, Oguzhan wins UD- Posener’s MMA Vancouver

Gio Defends- 1st rnd KO, Oguzhan wins UD- Posener’s MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

At the BFL 63 MMA event on Saturday September 21  ’19, Gio Platon wins by KO in the first round at the 23 second mark for his required amateur mma title defense prior to turning pro officially against an experienced highly touted champion from California. Also, Oguzhan Yalcin wins his 3rd mma cage fight by unanimous decision prior to his moving up in mma class for Posener’s MMA Vancouver.

 

Firstly, I would like to describe Gio’s fight. Gio landed a straight right early in the round after his opponent landed a shot, leg kick, as is my recollection. Then Gio turned the spirit on to maintain the edge and landed his right hand clean, which dropped his opponent and he followed up with a flurry of hammerfists, which caused the referee to intervene and stop the fight. Gio retains his MMA title.

 

 

Thanks are in order for many people. Some are pictured in our group shot above. From left to right, our beloved George Kassimatis, who has been at our school for over 20 years, having had a successful championship professional mma career himself. George teaches at an elite level all aspects of mixed martial artst to regular students, fighters and fitness enthusiasts.  Dan Golkar of Scorpion MMA has been welcoming, open minded and promoting a group win/win concept to help fighters be their best and compete successfully at the highest level professionally. Dan has worked with countless top professionals in MMA with a positive spirit. Next is myself with a smiley face. Besides me is Richard Fast the Cage side manager who checks the fighters before they get in the cage and he is always, in my experience, attentive to their mental, physical and emotional state and is an encouraging force helping them do their best as they enter the cage, which is no small feat. Besides Gio is Tristan Connely the owner of Checkmat MMA Gym. Tristan recently took a fight at UFC Vancouver on 5 days notice in a higher weight division against a more experienced opponent and shocked the world earning a $100K bonus and getting major recognition. The Checkmat group and affiliates have many top professionals working together to be their best and reach their potential. Also thanks to the other instructors and supporters, Costa Rojas, Hayden Francis, Emilio Ditrocchio and many others.

 

 

 

Gio has grown tremendously as a fighter and a person over the last 7 or 8 years at our academy. He has an explosive style that is certainly going to be appealing as he now gets ready to turn professional. Gio has dynamic striking, explosive takedowns, good top control, excellent strength and conditioning, coordination and athletics,  and he is improving in all areas. He is motivated to do his best and challenge his potential.

 

 

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Oguzhan Yalcin wins by unanimous decision, 30 – 27, 30 -27 and 29 -28 against a more experienced in mma opponent. Of course, we know Oguzhan can wrestle and in the 9 months or so of MMA Vancouver. Coming from Turkey, Oguzhan is looking forward to pursuing his mma dreams. Oguzhan is making good improvements in Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu. The 3 round fight had all elements and many similarities. On the feet Oguzhan did well striking landing shots and taking some shots. Oguzhan blended his striking with both offensive and defensive takedowns. On the ground Oguzhan was able to land some ground and pound, pass guard for some moments and posture effectively in the guard against, I believe an opponent with some experience in Jiu-Jitsu. He was able to fight his fight and get a clean win. Great work Oguzhan in the cage and balancing training and work responsibilities. Brandon is an excellent competitor with great coaching and we appreciate his positive competitive spirit.

 

 

 

Thank you to all members and supporters for their encouragement. We look forward to future challenges and victories. OSU! Challenge and Victory can take many forms and it is not always in the cage as martial arts is both on and off the mat.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver – Tone/Sculpt/Personal Trg

Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver – Tone/Sculpt/Personal Trg

Kickboxing Vancouver

Kickboxing Vancouver

 

We run Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver classes 4 times a week and they great for effective Muay Thai technique, fitness, and mental discipline. Our program does also include one regular class per week of Muay Thai, BJJ, Submission Wrestling or Strength and Conditioning.

 

In regards to body toning and sculpting we are able to utilize methods which maximize muscular development, fat burning, metabolism enhancement while developing effective combative techniques simultaneously. Check out this video and I will explain.

 

From the 4 pt position this routine will put your glutes on fire, if done correctly and will develop the foot articulation that is important for combative applications. We take the three basic kicks, roundhouse, front, and side/back kicks and we create a routine, that can be modified for the individual, and we perform 10 moderate speed kicks developing the correct form, followed by 10 isometric pulsating contractions with concentration to develop the muscular awareness, then we burn out approximately 10 faster reps to burn the glutes. This is done with each leg for each of the three kicks. Likely after one sequence you will feel it and if done regularly will certainly get those much desired results. Booty workouts are a popular exercise and this works them to the max and also develops effective combative attributes.

 

Kickboxing Vancouver

Kickboxing Vancouver

 

Pictured above is Heidi Vincent, a Level 6 Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver practitioner who is also a certified personal trainer, who is part of our excellent team of trainers who can help you get some results in a positive uplifting, challenging way. We have an excellent, experienced team of personal trainers. Here is a link to our Personal Training site:

www.UltimatePersonalTrainingVancouver.com

 

Here is some more information on our Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing program: We offer a free week trial and we get excited and fulfilled by helping others get great results:

 

Full body workout=overall body toning and strengthening

– Lose Weight
– Body Toning
– Improved Energy and
– Concentration
– Stress Relief
– Confidence
– Self-Defense

Self Defense – Fitness – Mental Discipline
Vancouver’s premiere fitness and training studio for Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and development of martial arts skills. Cardio Kickboxing Vancouver.

– Learn traditional practical Muay Thai Kickboxing technques in an informal, Fun and encouraging atmosphere
– High energy explosive workout
– Progress Checks and Level System in place to ensure constant progress

Burn Fat


Muscle and Fitness magazine rate Fitness kickboxing as the number one fat burner, with over 800 calories burned in one hour class!

Flexibility


Increased flexibility causes better blood circulation and an overall more relaxed state with clearer thinking
Pad Training will sharpen techniques, increase power & physical strength while toning your muscles and burning fat! It’s also a fun way to relieve stress!

“Come strengthen your mind, body and spirit.”


Our Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver program is based on Muay Thai Kickboxing, mainly, and some Jiu-Jitsu to enhance the self defense aspect of the curriculum. People train in the class with the goal of developing the benefits of Fitness, Self defense skills, Mental Discipline and for Sport. All types of people enjoy our Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing program, both recreational and serious practitioners.

We offer a 10 level based system to impart skills and reward progress. Certificates are awarded to recognize individual progress. Advancement in the program, if that is desired,  is based on performance and attendance. In the initial stages attendance is given more importance than performance, as we are in the process of developing and installing new training habits and lifestyle changes. Since martial arts is an individual pursuit, we encourage everyone to work at their own pace to the best of their ability. At the higher levels and, as a person progresses in skill, fitness and experience, a greater adaptability and integration of technique is  required and rewarded.

Our self defense component of the program incorporates Muay thai Kickboxing and Jiu-Jitsu to learn defenses from various grabs and strikes, which are a part of the curriculum, although to a lesser degree. This is a unique aspect of our course.

It is expected, as someone progresses through our program that their fitness will approach peak levels for that individual. As everyone is different, peak levels will be variable but progress is required and strong levels should be maintained.

After a student progresses through the 10 levels of skill and personal development for Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver, instructor level certifications are possible. Our Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing classes are a great way to get and stay in shape, have fun and work well with the other classes we have at the school.

Beginners and all fitness levels are welcome.

Special one-on-one assistance is available

To help you begin with confidence!

“We will help you realize your full potential”

Call or enroll online today for your free week trial .

Our cardio muay thai kickboxing classes are located at:

2916 Graveley Street , Vancouver , BC V5K 3K3

Phone (604)255-5344

Contact our Vancouver Martial Arts School and register for our Vancouver cardio kickboxing classes today!

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Gio Defends Title & Oguzhan has 3rd Fight : Posener’s MMA Vancouver

Gio Defends Title & Oguzhan has 3rd Fight : Posener’s MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

On September 21 ’19 at BFL 63 Gio Platon will be defending his Amateur MMA Title, as is required of the organization before turning Professional on his next MMA Fight. Oguzhan Yalcin will be doing his 3rd MMA Fight and then will be moving up in class to allow more techniques.

Both of these excellent athletes, martial artists and fighters are excited to pursue their mma dreams. Tickets will be available at Posener’s MMA Vancouver fairly soon. Please stay tuned for updates.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

The team is working to help these dreams become reality.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Here is some information on our Pankration/MMA program with a description of the historical origins of Pankration and mixed martial arts from the origination:

 

Ancient Pankration


The word Pankration is a Greek word which translated means “all powers” or “all powerful”, both are acceptable translations by Greek scholars. Pankration was a sporting event in the ancient Greek Olympic games that was first introduced in the games of 648 BC. The rules of the sport were simple, no biting or eye gouging and victory was secured through knockout , submission or death. The historical records of the early pankration are shrouded and mixed with Greek mythology and it is not known whether these accounts of championship bouts and feats of strength of the champions were myth or actual accounts. What is known is that just like the boxers and wrestlers of the Olympic games the Pankration competitors refined their skills for many generations throught hundreds of years and became extremely proficient at all elements of their sport including ground fighting and submission holds to standing fighting with all types of strikes. Many of the holds, throuws and striking techniques can be seen on ther pottery, statues and drawings of those times. The ancient Oympic games were intertwined with many ceremonies and connections to the worship of gods that were pagan to the rising christian poplulation. Because of this association and the rise of christianity the games eventually came to a halt and along with it Pankration competition desappeared for many centuries.
The Olympic games were eventually adopted and reborn throughout the world alternating the competition in a new country every 4 years, however, Pankration competition was not included. It is only because of the sparse historical records and the special interests of a few individuals that Pankration is having a rebirth in this generation. Pankration MMA Vancouver.

Modern Day Pankration


The current wave of “no hold barred” and pay per view fighting events has brought with it a curiosity and interest to it’s ancient predecessor Pankration. Just as the boxing venue grew and evolved from ancient Greece to Madison Square Garden and the rest of the world, the skill, techniques, training methods, rules, attire and safety measures have also evolved. For the most part this evolution has been beneficial to the sport and it’s participants. Now after centuries ancient Greek Pankration is getting the opportunity to become Modern Pankration the same way as it’s brother boxing did.

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19 Students get certified in the Pankration/ MMA Vancouver Program

19 Students get certified in the Pankration/ MMA Vancouver Program

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Congratulations to the students who got certified in our Pankration/MMA Vancouver program. Advancement is based on attendance, skill development, attitude, competitive applications and contributions. This should help acknowledge, encourage and inspire to help the driving force, Progress. Please remember Pankration/MMA is a challenging art that requires skill development and spirit. Keep up the good work everyone and you have inspired others.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Here is the list of students who got certified and progressed: Gio Platon – Green belt, Gus Rodriquez – Green belt, Oguzhan Yalcin – Purple belt, Richard Ronquillo – Purple belt, Rachel Hofer – Orange belt, Ryan Hammel – Orange belt, Nigel Chan – Orange belt, Paul Palines – Yellow belt, Marco Luzzatto – Yellow belt, Aaron Chand – Yellow belt, Dylan Cree – Yellow belt, Leiland Lloyd – Yellow belt, Fung Leung – Yellow belt, Nick Lauder – Yellow belt, Jimmy Maldonado – Yellow belt, Richard Stanley – Yellow belt, Edison Sun – Yellow belt, David Theriault – Yellow belt, and Clement Chui – Yellow belt.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Thank you always to our awesome instructor team: George Kassimatis, Costa Rojas, Hayden Francis, and the assistant instructors and particularly the supporters of our style, methods and philosophy. Heartfelt appreciation to you.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA 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.

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.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Here is some information on our Pankration program:

 

Vancouver’s finest Pankration and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA Vancouver) dojo.

Ancient Pankration


The word Pankration is a Greek word which translated means “all powers” or “all powerful”, both are acceptable translations by Greek scholars. Pankration was a sporting event in the ancient Greek Olympic games that was first introduced in the games of 648 BC. The rules of the sport were simple, no biting or eye gouging and victory was secured through knockout , submission or death. The historical records of the early pankration are shrouded and mixed with Greek mythology and it is not known whether these accounts of championship bouts and feats of strength of the champions were myth or actual accounts. What is known is that just like the boxers and wrestlers of the Olympic games the Pankration competitors refined their skills for many generations throught hundreds of years and became extremely proficient at all elements of their sport including ground fighting and submission holds to standing fighting with all types of strikes. Many of the holds, throuws and striking techniques can be seen on ther pottery, statues and drawings of those times. The ancient Oympic games were intertwined with many ceremonies and connections to the worship of gods that were pagan to the rising christian poplulation. Because of this association and the rise of christianity the games eventually came to a halt and along with it Pankration competition desappeared for many centuries.
The Olympic games were eventually adopted and reborn throughout the world alternating the competition in a new country every 4 years, however, Pankration competition was not included. It is only because of the sparse historical records and the special interests of a few individuals that Pankration is having a rebirth in this generation. Pankration MMA Vancouver.

Modern Day Pankration


The current wave of “no hold barred” and pay per view fighting events has brought with it a curiosity and interest to it’s ancient predecessor Pankration. Just as the boxing venue grew and evolved from ancient Greece to Madison Square Garden and the rest of the world, the skill, techniques, training methods, rules, attire and safety measures have also evolved. For the most part this evolution has been beneficial to the sport and it’s participants. Now after centuries ancient Greek Pankration is getting the opportunity to become Modern Pankration the same way as it’s brother boxing did.

 

 

 

Gio Platon offering Personal Training at Posener’s MMA Vancouver

Gio Platon offering Personal Training at Posener’s MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

 

Gio Platon is now offering personal training sessions for general fitness, mixed martial arts skill development and specific training for your individual goals. You can contact him directly or inquire through the school to get more information.

 

Kickboxing Vancouver

Kickboxing Vancouver

 

Gio is a champion in MMA and Muay Thai Kickboxing. He also is a student and is always looking to improve in all areas. He works hard on his craft and he can help you reach your potential. Gio has also done specific personal training education with certification. His infectious positive personality is a great benefit to enjoy the process.

 

We are proud to have him join our other excellent trainers on our personal training team. We do have openings for a couple other trainers to utilize our space and time availability.

Here are  a couple of clips showing some exercises.

 

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

 

 

 

 

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Here is some information from our Personal Training Website:

 

We offer a unique system of fitness training for a variety of goals incorporating the tried and true basics with the most innovative, recent and effective fitness training methods. Our background as MMA and fitness experts puts us in a unique position to provide a holistic, integrated, and balanced approach to your fitness needs and personal development goals.

Nutrition
Fitness
Performance

Our Philosophy of Health, Fitness and Performance

Mission Statement : To bring out the best in our students/clients and ourselves mentally, physically and spiritually in the long term through health, fitness, mixed martial arts and personal development.

Our goal is to provide holistic approach to fitness, health and performance improvement. By working with an individual, we can design a balanced, comprehensive and specific program to develop the mind, body and spirit to the highest level.

Since lack of mental discipline, skills and knowledge are often the key factors in people not getting the results they desire, we will develop these essential skills with a variety of tools depending on the individual.

The name of the game is results. We will demonstrate results objectively with measurements, pictures, weight and body fat logs, objective performance measures ( ie. max weight lifted, max # of reps in a determined period of time of a particular exercise for a particular area and quality), and various endurance and strength tests.

We view the body as a temple and we want to promote clean habits and abstain or limit things that detract from our goals and potential.