Francis Tiapis Wins by Split Decision at Coga: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

Francis Tiapis Wins by Split Decision at Coga: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Congratulations to Francis on a hard fought win on Saturday night, February 17 ’18 at the Coga Combat Games MMA in the US.

Here is a brief review of the fight:

 

In the First round , Santiago came out strong with crisp hard, fast strikes, that were perhaps a bit better than expected based on the small amount of video we could find. He came into this mma fight with a 5-1 record. There were some good exchanges by both fighters. Francis did land some low kicks, his patented overhand right, some jabs and clinch battles. Santiago did land a takedown or two but Francis was able to recover and keep battling, as he always does. The first round was close but Santiago may have gotten the round based on initiating the takedown and being busy in the clinch with some knees and punches.

 

In the Second Round , there were some relatively equal exchanges of strikes and some back and forth action against the cage and in the clinch. However, Francis gained top cross body side control against Santiago and Santiago was defending the position quite well considering his position close to the cage. Of course, Francis likes to execute his submission attempts from cross body side mount. That option was limited and he was close to us. We told him to get the mount, and he did effortlessly. Francis spent quite some time on the top mount and Santiago was defending strongly and Francis was able to get the back mount and was fighting strongly to finish the RNC. Santiago was defending the RNC strongly and Francis did not get the finish. Santiago was able to scramble free right at the end of the round. Francis, in my opinion, certainly got that round.

 

In the Third Round, there were some good exchanges of strikes, clinch battles and cage fighting that were back and forth. Santiago was using the 100% grip position to control some of Francis movement and was busy and quite strong in the clinch. Francis did fight well against this strong opponent and was able to also finish the fight on the mount. In my opinion, that strong finish and mount position got him the round.

 

It was a good battle with good sportsmanship by both camps. It was a pleasure to be involved with this organization that was run by an old friend of mine. The venue, and organization were professional and the sold out crowd enjoyed the action, which we had the pleasure of watching the remaining fights. Francis is now 5-0 in mma.

 

Thank you to our awesome instructor team, Costa Rojas, George Kassimatis, Hayden Francis,  Gus Rodriquez, Andrew De Leon, Emilio Ditrocchio, Jonathan Chan, Victor Tiapis,  and those who helped Francis get ready for this fight. We are looking forward to the next challenge.

www.PosenersPankrationmma.com

 

Posener’s Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Evaluations Dec ’17

Posener’s Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Evaluations Dec ’17

Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver

Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver

 

Congratulations to all the members who have been training regularly, making improvements in skills and fitness. These evaluations help show your progress. These classes have been awesome in energy and a pleasure to be involved in.

 

Special Congratulations to Sanjay Kajal on achieving his Level 10 Certification after about 7 years in our program. Sanjay is always trying his best, is in excellent physical condition, trains with discipline and consistency,  and has an excellent understanding of the skills. He can help others achieve their best and continue to improve upon his skills and fitness.

 

Also big congratulations to: Shanti Jayarajah – Level 7, Jimmy Kajal – Level 7, Heidi Vincent – Level 5, Charlie Pratt – Level 5, Abramo Terribile – Level 4, Ash Tanasyichuk – Level 4, Clement Chui – Level 2, Guillermo Garcia – Level 2, Nik Grewal – Level 2, Sina Nikzad – Level 2, Raymond Che – Level 1, Larissa Deng – Level 1, Donald Fung – Level 1, Van Nguyen – Level 1, Iulio Tatar – Level 1.

In total there were 17 people who got their certificates. Great Job.. Looking forward to the new year and the next level.

 

Special thanks to our awesome Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver instructor team: Costa Rojas, George Kassimatis, Ed Kumar, Paul Gibbons, Marijana Slavnic and yours truly. It is an honor and a pleasure to work with you all.

 

Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver

Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver

 

Here is some information on our Cardio Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver program and the level system:

 

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 trial class.

 

 

We also offer personal and small groups private training.

 

www.UltimatePersonalTrainingVancouver.com

Van Open BJJ and AVA BJJ/MMA Results: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

Van Open BJJ and AVA BJJ/MMA Results: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Vancouver open BJJ Tournament Results: Jonathan Chan – Bronze in Gi (Roll), Bronze in No Gi, Tabitha Tam – Silver in No Gi, Francis Tiapis – Silver in No Gi. Everyone had some good tough matches with strong opponents and they can learn from that and move forward. 

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

All versus All (AVA) BJJ, Kickboxing and MMA Tournament Results: Adam Posener – Gold in MMA; 2 fights one RNC and one Armbar finish (first MMA tournament), Ayden Arnold: Gold in No Gi and Silver in Gi (Budo), Rachel Hofer – Silver in Kickboxing and Silver in MMA; She did very well and competed against bigger women, 20 and 26 pounds heavier, Rodean Nazari – Gold in Gi (Hayden)  and Gold in No Gi, Artin Nazari – Silver in Gi ( Hayden), Silver in No Gi, and Gold in No Gi ( extra division); lots of matches for all competitors in Grappling, Antonio Costantino: Gold in Gi (Hayden), Silver in No Gi, Tabitha Tam: Bronze in No Gi, Emini Arnold Bronze in No Gi. ( Both Emini and Tabitha started competition this last weekend. 

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

Good to have Rachel join our school and Fight Team:

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

It was a good event and an opportunity to develop skills, enhanced perspective and camraderie. Soon time to prepare goals for 2018. OSU!

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Here is some information on our Submission Wrestling/ No Gi and MMA 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.

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Gio Platon BFL MMA Title Fight Pics and Descripn: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

Gio Platon BFL MMA Title Fight Pics and Description: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Here is a brief description of the BFL Fight: Posener’s MMA Vancouver:

 

Gio Platon had a great fight last night for the BFL MMA Title. The end result was not the desired outcome. In the first round Gio executed dominant striking. Gio was landing strong low kicks, fast and powerful boxing and elusive footwork. He delivered a lot of damaging kicks and punches. He knocked Paul’s mouth guard out approximately 3 or 4 times and had Paul in serious trouble a number of times where he was staggered and almost finished. However, Paul was tough, resilient, durable, determined and skillful in his own right, as he is also a mma champion with more than twice the number of mma fights than Gio. Paul made it out of the 1st round. Gio’s striking was on point and his wrestling was strong in defending takedowns and positions off the cage. There were some exchanges on the ground with both fighters initiating takedowns and countering. They were both able to achieve a takedown or two. Gio was also able to get the fight back to the feet where his advantage was strongest. It was an incredibly fast pace for a 5 round title fight in the first round. Gio started the second round strongly also and was hitting his opponent effectively but was started to show signs of fatigue. Eventually after an exchange of wrestling and positioning on the ground, and Gio being extremely tired, Paul got Gio on his back with Gio able to acheive the guard but was unable to defend some ground strikes or escape, due to the fatigue and intensity. He took a few strikes in the guard and the referee stopped the fight. It was certainly a bitter pill, as he wanted the belt but Gio gained the admiration of fans and competitors. Gio’s resilient spirit can help him learn from this and he knows the areas to improve on to take him to the belt and beyond in the future. Congratulations to Paul, as he showed great heart, durability and skill. It was a great battle of top amateur warriors in mixed martial arts. Gio said in the post fight speech, after the announcers congratulated him on an awesome display of speed, and technique, that he would be back. It was an honor to teach, and coach. We will look forward to the next time. Special thanks to Costa Rojas and George Kassimatis for coaching and all the other instructors, assistants and supporters. OSU!

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Here is what Gio said about his fight and his perspective on Social Media:

 

Didn’t come through with the win, but I did the best that I could. He was the better man that night, it was a tough loss. But that’s part of this ruthless sport that I love ! I had fun no matter what and it was a great experience! Shout out to all my family and friends that came out to support! Still just the beginning for me. Lots to learn. I’m not perfect inside or outside the cage, but believe me I’m trying to be the best version of myself everyday. I will learn from my mistakes and correct them. It was a hell of a night, hope y’all were entertained 😎💣🇨🇦🇵🇭 #posenerspankration #stillblessed#warriors4life #bfl52 #mma

 

Great pics of punch, knee and kick. Thank you Hassan photography

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

This is what the promoter said after the fight, since Gio accepted the fight even though the opponent did not make the title fight weight:

At BFL52 Gio saved the show by accepting a title fight in a higher weightclass despite his opponent coming in 3 pounds over….Gio will be granted an automatic title shot in March 2018 at 135 or 145 whichever division his camp chooses….

 

Our Website: www.PosenersPankrationmma.com

Martial Arts will Reinvigorate your life: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

Martial Arts  will Reinvigorate your life: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

In A Slump? Here’s How Martial Arts Will Reinvigorate Your Life fro Posener’s MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

Happy is the man who is living by his hobby.” – George Bernard Shaw

 

 

Do you have hobbies? Whether it’s reading, dancing, baking or working out, there’s no doubt that hobbies can reinvigorate our lives and make things more interesting – especially when we get caught up with the mundane day-to-day stuff. If you don’t already have a hobby, or perhaps are looking for one, then why not try martial arts if you haven’t already done so! Apart from the fact that self-defense is an essential life skill that could potentially save you and/or your loved ones from danger, martial arts also has heaps of other benefits to offer. Posener’s MMA Vancouver can help.

 

If training martial arts is something that has ever crossed your mind, then it’s time to head to your nearest martial arts gym and discover How Martial Arts Will Reinvigorate Your Life at Posener’s MMA Vancouver:

 

1) Because the learning never ends

It doesn’t matter whether you choose to train Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or boxing – each martial art has its own unique set of techniques and variations for you to learn and execute. So if it has been awhile since you tried something new or picked up a different skill, then why not be a student all over again? After all, life is too short to stop learning, growing, and progressing.

Because there’s so much to learn in martial arts, there’s no doubt that you’ll never get bored and always have room for improvement. Hence, you will ultimately work towards becoming the best version of yourself – in and out of the gym.

 

 

2) Because it keeps you in the pink of health

 

As we get caught up with work or the demands of everyday life, we sometimes fail to take care of ourselves properly. Unfortunately, this does nothing but make us unhealthy and vulnerable to all kinds of illnesses later in life. The thing is, it’s never too late to turn this around and start treating your body the way it deserves to be treated – with utmost respect and care.

If you haven’t been taking care of yourself the way you deserve to be taken care of, then why not kick-start an active lifestyle by training martial arts? Besides being a fun hobby and a great way to get fit, martial arts also boosts your immune system and strengthens your bones.

 

3) Because you’ll get into the best shape ever

4) Because it will always make you happy

5) Because it enables you to unleash your greatness

 

If you find that you can’t maximize your potential in school or work, then martial arts could be an outlet for you to do so, should you choose to make it a hobby. After all, you will have power over how much you wish to train or how far you intend to go – be it to eventually compete or to simply keep progressing till you eventually become the best martial artist you can be.

Besides that, martial arts will forge an unbreakable warrior spirit within you. Hence, you will be able to deal with all kinds of adversity and overcome the obstacles you might face outside the gym as well. As a result, you will definitely go on to achieve great things.

 

Are you ready to reinvigorate your life by picking up martial arts? Why not try it for yourself and pull yourself out of that slump!

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