5 Ways Martial Arts Spices Up Your Life: MMA Vancouver

5 Ways Martial Arts Spices Up Your Life: MMA Vancouver

Have you been feeling jaded? Perhaps your job, school or maybe a mundane routine has caused you to feel that way. Or maybe you’re just in need of an adventure. Well, whatever it is, we believe that it’s time to spice up your life – especially if you’ve been feeling bored and/or restless. After all, life is too short to not be enjoying and living in every moment.

Are you ready to inject some excitement into your life? Today, Evolve Daily shares 5 Ways Martial Arts Spices Up Your Life:

1) It gets your heart racing

Muay Thai is also known as the "Art of Eight Limbs".

Muay Thai is also known as the “Art of Eight Limbs”. MMA Vancouver

There’s no doubt that martial arts would make your heart beat faster. After all, it is intense – and the best part is that there’s never a dull moment in training because there’s so much to learn. Psst! That’s why some people find themselves falling in love with their martial art of choice and training for life.

If you’ve never set foot in a martial arts gym before, it might seem intimidating – but trust us, it’s totally worth going for that first class and experiencing it for yourself before deciding what to do next. If you never try, you’ll never know what you’re missing out on! And if you think about it, you’ve got nothing to lose by trying.

 

2) It boosts your mood

Brazil Nationals Champion Gamal Hassan teaches BJJ at Evolve MMA.

Brazil Nationals Champion Gamal Hassan teaches BJJ at Evolve MMA. MMA Vancouver

Have you been feeling down lately? Well, if that’s happening, then you should definitely start training martial arts because it will boost your endorphin production and leave you feeling happy after every session. What’s more, it’s a great way to vent your frustration and forget about your worries (even if it’s just for an hour!) Not convinced? Then check out our article on how martial arts can scientifically keep you happy and stress-free!

 

3) It sculpts your body

Multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao and ONE Superstar Amir Khan train hard at the Evolve Fighters Program.

Multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao and ONE Superstar Amir Khan train hard at the Evolve Fighters Program. MMA Vancouver

It’s no secret that martial arts will give you a lean, toned body. After all, you can burn up to 1,000 calories in just an hour of training! Besides that, you would learn to defend yourself in the face of danger – which is an extremely important life skill that could come in handy someday.

What’s more, martial arts is extremely effective when it comes to melting away fat, so why not punch your way to a great body? Nothing is more fulfilling than working towards (and crushing) your goals, be it fitness, body or martial arts goals.

 

4) It builds your confidence

Side planks can strengthen your balance and improve your posture.

Side planks can strengthen your balance and improve your posture. MMA Vancouver

Life is definitely much better when you trust yourself with making important decisions and more importantly, believe in yourself. So your lack of self-confidence could possibly be making you miserable and causing you to feel like your life is a drag. After all, when you constantly question and doubt yourself, how are you going to have fun?

Fortunately, training martial arts would boost your self-confidence, especially when you make progress in class and get closer to your dream body. When this happens, you’ll notice that you appreciate your body for all that it can do for you, as well as the simple things in life (like having that cheat meal!)

 

5) It encourages you to step out of your comfort zone

BJJ enables a small person to overcome bigger, stronger opponents.

BJJ enables a small person to overcome bigger, stronger opponents. MMA Vancouver

What’s more exciting than exploring and getting lost in new worlds? If you think about it, there’s so much to experience and immerse in out there – just that we sometimes decide to stick to what’s comfortable and familiar, so we end up missing out.

Well, you don’t have to worry about missing out on new experiences when you start training martial arts. Apart from being a whole new thing you’re trying out, martial arts would also teach you to embrace the unknown and make you a bolder individual. That means you would happily step out of your comfort zone, broaden your horizons, and grow significantly in the process.

 

So tell us, are you ready to spice up your life? Why not sign up for a class and see how it goes!

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Here is some information on our Submission Wrestling/ Jiu-Jitsu programs:

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dee Hunt Testimonial for Kickboxing Vancouver

Dee Hunt Testimonial for Kickboxing Vancouver 

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Kickboxing Vancouver

 

 

 

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Kickboxing Vancouver

Kickboxing Vancouver

Kickboxing Vancouver

I am a 39 year old mother of 3 children. I weighed 185 pounds last year. Since training at Posener’s Pankration/MMA and Muay Thai I have gained confidence, gained strength, lost weight and gained a new family. My training started last September going to kickboxing 2 times a week. After about 6 months I was interested in competing so I had to step my game up so I took Strength and Conditioning with Gustavo 2 times a week. This class helped me with speed agility n strength. Everyone in this class is so supportive of one another. After a few months I started taking Chris’s Fight Fit Boot Camp. This class is sure to turn u into a machine. I lost 20 pounds in 6 weeks. I competed in the can Am’s in May n won silver. Things for me just get better everyday thanks to my family at Poseners.

Here is some information on our Kickboxing Vancouver 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

 

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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 a link to our Strength and Conditioning program information:

Strength and Conditioning Vancouver

Here  is some information on our Fight Fit Bootcamp:

Fight Fit Boot Camp Strength and Conditioning Vancouver

Here is the Testimonial on its own:

Dee Hunt Testimonial for Kickboxing Vancouver

Francis Tiapis Testimonial for Gus’ Strength and Conditioning Vancouver

Francis Tiapis Testimonial for Gus’ Strength and Conditioning Vancouver

Strength and Conditioning Vancouver

Strength and Conditioning Vancouver

 

Having taking Gus’s Strength and Conditioning program for the past year now, I have felt better physically and mentally then I ever had. He is a essential part of my training regiment going into my fights. In the time that I have implemented his circuits in my training I have gone 3-0 and also capturing the Ax Fighting mma title. Gus caters to everyone of all levels and body type in making sure all goals are met whether it be for sport, fitness, strength or for any other reason. His detail to technique is crucial to making sure excercises are done correctly for optimal performance. From rarely ever touching a barbel before to now believing that fitness and strength is the foundation to everything.

Thank you Gus for allowing me to become the strongest I have ever been. I only wish I had started sooner.

Osu! –

Francis Tiapis Testimonial for Strength and Conditioning Vancouver

Here is some information on our Strength and Conditioning Vancouver program:

Strength and Conditioning Vancouver

Our classes are for competitive and recreational Men and Women.
Strength and Conditioning 2We can create a personalized program for you to help you reach your goals. We will help you with your Fitness, Weight Loss, performance improvement, toning and strengthening, metabolic improvement and confidence goals. Nutritional counselling is available. Fitness Vancouver, Personal Training Vancouver, Strength and Conditioning for MMA Vancouver, it’s time to get started.

 

 

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.

 

 

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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. Fitness Vancouver, Personal Training Vancouver, Strength and Conditioning for MMA Vancouver, it’s time to get started.

Here is the school’s main website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai, Strength and Conditioning

Here is our Personal Training Website: Posener’s Ultimate Personal Training Vancouver

Here is Gus’s Art of Strength Website: The Art of Strength

 

 

 

 

 

Francis Tiapis wins Ax Fighting MMA Title: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

Francis Tiapis wins Ax Fighting MMA Title: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

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The New Ax Fighting MMA Champion is Francis Tiapis representing Posener’s MMA Vancouver. Francis wins the title in the second round by rear naked choke submission.  Many members of our team and Instructor team helped Francis get the belt but first, here is what happened. My interpretation is based on memory and I haven’t seen any video of the fight.

 

 

Round 1: The fight was largely on the feet with striking and wrestling. Both fighters exchanged and wrestled for position. Francis had an edge in striking and was able to defend the cage work and put Hunter against the cage. Francis also did some good ground and pound from the top half guard. Unfortunately Francis broke his hand in the first round. The break has been confirmed. It was a good round for both fighters. Francis was ready and Hunter demonstrated he was well versed in the cage and had good experience, as his 15 mma fights would indicate.

 

 

Round 2: I think Francis knew his hand was injured badly and he decided to put the fight on the ground. Hunter was able to maintain guard but Francis was able to pass to half guard, execute ground and pound and then pass guard. Hunter re guarded and the Jiu-Jitsu battle was on. I instructed Francis to pass more strongly and stabilize the north south position, which Hunter utilized his pendulum to re guard and Francis had to battle for another pass and transition to north south position again and he was successful. He then worked to mount, held mount, stabilized mount and during the transitions Francis was able to maintain top position and sink in the rear naked choke for the submission victory and claim the title. It was a very exciting match and huge congratulations to Francis on taking the title with a clean, clear victory. Thank you to Hunter and his team, as they are great competitors and a good group.

 

Special thanks to our awesome instructor team and assistants: Costa Rojas, George Kassimatis, Paul Gibbons, Minna Kim, Victor Tiapis, Gus Rodriquez for the strength and conditioning and all the other members of the school who helped out.. Thank you from Posener’s MMA Vancouver.

 

Here is some information on our Pankration/MMA Vancouver and Submission Wrestling/ Jiu-Jitsu 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.

Here is our website link: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Submission Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, Strength and Conditioning

Sanshou Tournament Results for Martial Arts Vancouver: Posener’s MMA

Sanshou Tournament Results for Martial Arts Vancouver: Posener’s MMA 

Sanshou is basically a mix of Wrestling and Kickboxing: Martial Arts Vancouver at Posener’s MMA.

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Martial Arts Vancouver

Chris Toews: Gold – Advanced, Gio Platon: Gold – Advanced, Honourable Mention: Richard Ronquillo.

Highlights:

Chris Toews: Wins first round quickly by clean push outs. Second Round also wins cleanly with take downs and strong punching and kicking. and.. spinning backfist. Chris has shown good improvement since his last tournament. His strength was a benefit as well as improved technique.

Gio Platon: 3 awesome matches. Got better as the tournament progressed. Gio is continually improving in performance and attitude. Many clean sweeps, excellent lateral drops, strong advancing straight right and solid low kicks. Final match had difficulty with push outs against a good knowledgeable opponent who held on to avoid being scored upon but Gio  compensated with clean lateral drops as well as speed and power in solid basic Kickboxing. Excellent work.

Richard Ronquillo: Richard lost a close match in a large division. He did well  in his first competition. Again, it was a close match and experience was gained. Good work and improvement. The act of preparing and looking forward to the event certainly helped Richard progress a level.

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.

Here is our website, Martial Arts Vancouver: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai, Sanshou and Strength and Conditiioning