Van Int’l Most Points for Kids No Gi Picture – Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Van Int’l Most Points for Kids No Gi Picture – Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

 

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

On December 5 ’15 Posener’s Pankration/MMA won the award for 1st place in overall points for the Kids No Gi competition at the Vancouver Open International Jiu-Jitsu Competition. In this relatively recent foray into Jiu-jitsu competition, in particular,  in the last couple of years we have won 3 similar awards. The Team is having a lot of fun, learning, progressing and enjoying the experiences. I am looking forward to new and varied experiences. Thank you to all the parents for their support and involvement, as it makes for a strong team.

 

Here is some information on our Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver 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.

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

Van Open BJJ Results for Posener’s Pankration/MMA – Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Van Open BJJ Results for Posener’s Pankration/MMA – Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

 

Posener’s Pankration Team wins 1st place overall for Kids No Gi Points. 

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Here are the individual results: Adam Posener – Gold: 2 submissions, Jordan Johal – Gold, Dylan Cheng – Gold: 2 submissions, Kristian Montes – Gold: 2 submissions, Antonio Costantino – Gold: 2 submissions and opponent forfeiture, Rodean Nazari – Gold: 1 submission, Brandon Cheng – Silver: 1 submission, Ayden Arnold – Silver, Artin Nazari – Bronze, Jaspher Montes – Bronze, Micah Calapiz – Bronze, Emilio Ditrocchio – Bronze,  Marques Calapiz – Honourable Mention, Kyrah Airth – Honourable Mention (1st tournament), Gio Platon – Disqualification for slamming.

There were a lot of competitors competing at the same time. Thank you to the parent/assistant coaches for their support. I have some good ideas to help for the next level. 🙂

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Here is some information on our Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver 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.

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Here is our website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Strength and Conditiioning and Personal Training

Muay Thai Test Results for Kickboxing Vancouver at Posener’s Pankration/MMA

Muay Thai Test Results for Kickboxing Vancouver at Posener’s Pankration/MMA

Kickboxing Vancouver

Kickboxing Vancouver

Congratulations to the students who stepped up and participated in the testing! Here are the results: Edmond Lin – Orange Belt, Chris Toews – Yellow belt, Aaron Rai – Yellow Belt, Mike Sopp – Yellow belt, Gurvinder Parmar – White and Yellow, Garrett Marshall – White and Yellow belt, Jun Tupas – White and Yellow, Rohan Lanaway – White and Yellow belt.

I would like to give special acknowledgement to Edmond, Mike, Chris and Aaron for showing excellent technique and spirit for their level. Great work to everyone!

Here is some information on our two types of Kickboxing Vancouver programs:

Kickboxing Vancouver


We have two types of Kickboxing programs at our school:

Muay Thai Kickboxing and Cardio 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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6 More Lessons on Leadership From West Point for Martial Arts Vancouver

6 More Lessons on Leadership From West Point for Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

Martial Arts Vancouver

6 Lessons Visiting West Point Taught Me

Don Yeager
December 8, 2014

Last month I had the opportunity of a lifetime that was among the most incredible two days in my career as a speaker. I was invited to speak about leadership at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, arguably the greatest leadership school in the world, to speak with the cadets—who will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army and one day lead men and women in protecting our country.

Even though I was there to share my knowledge, West Point also taught me a lot of valuable lessons in greatness that I promise will have a tremendous impact on my life. And I want to pass them along to you here. While on campus, I learned…

 

1. To lead others, you must first lead yourself.

 

 

Everyone who’s driven to be a leader probably wants a large following. But at West Point, your first responsibility is to lead one person—yourself.  As a freshman (also known as a plebe), self is your only leadership responsibility. When you become a sophomore (yearling), you are challenged to lead one other person as their mentor. Third-year students (cows) have the opportunity to lead anywhere from nine to 120 other cadets. And finally, during their last year at West Point, seniors (firsties) have the opportunity to be selected to lead the entire 4,400-member cadet corps. But before any of that can happen, you must prove that you can lead yourself.

 

2. When your mission is boldly and abundantly clear, you can expect great things from everyone.

 

 

Life at West Point is challenging, but every cadet knows what they are signing up for before they arrive. The goal of the academy is grand, but because the mission is clear, cadets step on campus prepared to do big things. Everyone knows what to expect and, as a result, the cadets are ready to work together to accomplish great goals.

 

3. If you recruit well on the front end, you’ll have fewer issues with attrition and turnover.

 

 

Without question, succeeding at this school is not easy. Even so, the academy has a low dropout rate—this is a result of great, honest recruiting efforts. West Point recruiters are not busy trying to sell someone to attend, but, instead, they carefully and deliberately seek out students who align with their vision from the start.

 

4. Pull from your own experiences—successes and failures alike—as you help shape future leaders.

 

 

I had a chance to sit in on several classes and watch professors teach the cadets. The professors brought their lessons to life by teaching around the military experiences that they’d experienced while in the line of duty, as they were in the field and leading. I admired how this touch of realism made every lesson more dynamic to the cadets, and I realized that this kind of teaching is rarely used in other settings.

 

5. Sports allow you to bring out the best of your competitive side.

 

 

They believe every cadet is an athlete. Whether cadets are participating on a varsity team, playing intramural sports or competing in running events, athletic participation is expected—and for good reason. Sports help cadets to discipline their aggressive pursuit of goals to maximum efficiency. The administration at West Point wants these skills to be practiced actively by every cadet.

 

6. Precision and teamwork are highly important to any great mission.

 

 

I had a chance to have lunch in the cadet mess hall. Incredibly, all 4,400 cadets are served their meals in 12 minutes. It was a feat to behold and was the definition of meticulousness and clockwork. I was consistently fascinated with how the academy implemented discipline in such an everyday occurrence.

Check in next week for the leadership lessons I shared with the cadets at West Point.

** Another good article for Posener’s students for Martial Arts Vancouver

Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai, Cardio Kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Strength and Conditioning and Personal Training

 

 

 

 

Francis Tiapis wins at BFL 40 for MMA Vancouver from Posener’s Pankration

Francis Tiapis wins at BFL 40 for MMA Vancouver from Posener’s Pankration

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

Francis Tiapis did an excellent fight against a tough well skilled opponent at BFL 40 in his 2nd MMA Vancouver fight. He won by unanimous decision 30- 27 on all 3 scorecards. He showed a balanced well rounded skill set of effective striking, good offensive and defensive wrestling skills, and good groundwork with effective positional controls, ground and pound for damage, and GNP for improving position and setting up submissions.

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

Here are some highlights of each round: Largely off memory. It is not perfect and just a rough biased perspective. 🙂 I haven’t had time to look at the video besides a very quick perusal.

Round 1:

 

Francis lands some effective strikes, as does the opponent, and Binderpaul puts him to the cage. Francis did well defending the cage attacks, got wrist control, pummeled in to a better position and reversed the position and got out of danger. He put Binderpaul’s back against the cage.  He attempted a takedown and they disengaged and did some striking. During an initial exchange Binderpaul got Francis’s back and attempted to put Francis in danger. However, Francis was able to reverse position, scramble and get on top. Now Fancis uses some of his GNP, passes guard, isolates and arm, does more GNP and challenges for a submission with a couple of catches. Binderpaul defends quite well but Francis is on the offensive and established clear dominance in the round.

Round 2:

 

This rounds starts with both fighters trading some combinations. Francis seems, in my opinion, to land  cleaner and more effective muay thai combinations. Binderpaul goes to the ground due to strikes and partially losing balance. Francis goes on top and works his GNP. Francis gets mount and looks like he may finish the fight. He maintains mount for a good portion of the round and challenges for the choke and more GNP. Binderpaul defends well and is very competitive showing good spirit, heart, and skill on the ground. Towards the end of the round Francis goes for one of his stronger submissions, the arm bar and gets close but Binderpaul defends well. The round ends soon after the armbar attempt. This was an exciting good round for Francis.

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

Round 3:

 

This round the fighters exchange and go to the ground quite quickly. Both fighters have been working very hard and putting all they had into the first 2 rounds. They are both a little tired. Francis seems to have good, or better,  strength and conditioning; with some training in with Gus Rodriquez in the S@C classes and his own homework.  Most of the round is with Francis on top in Binderpaul’s guard. They battle for posture, grips and GNP. Francis keeps a strong edge, does a lot of GNP and finishes the round landing good strikes from the guard. He is close to our instructions and finishes the round with a strong flurry of GNP.  This was another strong round for Francis.

This was an excellent fight for both fighters. They both had well rounded skills and strong spirit. It was good for Francis to have a good match and get some cage time. He is healthy, undamaged and enjoying the competitive experience.  We are certainly looking forward to Francis showing the next level of progress.

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

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