Can- Am Results for MMA, BJJ, & Kickboxing: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

Can- Am Results for MMA, BJJ, & Kickboxing: Posener’s MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Congratulations to the competitors who went for it at the Can- Am International Martial arts Tournament in Richmond B.C. on Sunday April 28 ’19. Rachel Hofer got two belts In the MMA division winning decisively and moving up in weight category to get an extra shot and an extra challenge. She was rewarded for her efforts by being awarded the most outstanding MMA Competitor of the tournament. Awesome Rachel. She also got a bronze medal in the Kickboxing competition and would have also competed in BJJ but was too late registering. We look forward to her progress and next steps in her training.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

Adam Posener also won a belt in the MMA division competing against a 16 year old and winning a tough match cleanly with 3 out of 3 takedowns and top position control and active ground and pound striking. He was close to finishing the arm triangle choke from the side mount, which was tight but defended strongly by a very good competitor. Great to see those excellent young men compete and conduct themselves well.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Tabitha Tam won a gold medal in the Gi BJJ, a silver medal in the MMA, and a silver medal in the No Gi BJJ. Tabby has certainly been going for it in competitions and apparently enjoying the challenge.

 

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Zola Mitchell won a bronze and a Silver in BJJ and she is also enjoying the competitive experience and making progress each time out. OSU!

 

Gus and Rachel both got Bronze in the Kickboxing. Gus moved up to fight a 211 pounder in the advanced division against an experienced opponent.. great work Gus. You will learn and progress. Win or learn is the common expression but, in my opinion, progress is always the driving force; equanimity of spirit. Honorable mention to Stas and Edison for getting their feet wet in the early stages of their competitive kickboxing experience. Great to see them enjoying the challenge and developing skills.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

I would like to say thank you to our awesome instructor team, George Kassimatis, Costa Rojas, Hayden Francis, Ed Kumar, Lance Kawi, Gus Rodriquez, Julian Paul, and the many other assistant instructors.

 

 

 

 

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

 

Also heart felt appreciation to the parents and students who support the school and contribute to the ‘Way’. OSU!

 

 

 

 

Tiger Balm ’19 and BFL 60 Results for Posener’s MMA Vancouver

Tiger Balm ’19 and BFL 60 Results for Posener’s MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

On Saturday March 16 ’19 the Tiger Balm Internationals were held in North Vancouver. There were competitions for us in BJJ, No Gi, BJJ ( Submission Wrestling), and MMA.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Adam Posener had 2 fights with 2 guillotine submissions.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Tabbitha Tam got gold in BJJ with a Gi and got gold in No Gi or Submission Wrestling. However, there was no one close to her age for MMA, which was disappointing. It would have been nice to see more mma competitors, especially considering the growth of the art and the sport.

Zola also got a gold in the No Gi / Submission Wrestling and had some tough matches with The Gi in her BJJ division. I think this is Zola’s first gold medal and that is always sweet…

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Ozguzhan Yalcin fought in his first Cage Fight in MMA Vancouver at the BFL on Saturday night at the Hardrock Casino in Coquitlam, BC. The fight went the distance and could have been called for either fighter. In the first round Ozhan had the back and the mount for a large proportion of the round and was close to securing the Rear Naked Choke. In the second round there was some exchanges of grappling and Damon did secure a double leg from the cage by getting his hands clasped together and put Ozhan on his back. However, Ozhan did get a guillotine choke, with his neck caught, but was unable to finish. In the third round Ozhan executed some impressive wrestling takedowns but did get in a couple of triangle catches, which were defended quite well.. It was a close fight and I sincerely commend Ozhan for taking the challenge of stepping in to the cage with only a few months of MMA training. I am confident he will learn and keep applying his new skills and be very successful in MMA competitions. The future is very bright for this awesome young man.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

On Sunday March 17 ’19 there were the Kickboxing competitions. Gus Rodriquez got another gold after a couple of tough matches, Lance Kawi got a silver medal after 3 tough matches, Edison Sun got a silver medal in his first Kickboxing tournament and Honorable mention goes to Stas Kokshin for fighting well in a close match in his first tournament. The experience helps growth. The concept ‘Pressure Builds Diamonds’, is useful in the pursuit of mixed martial arts excellence. The tournament and competitive experience does give someone something to look forward to and a goal to focus on. That is a positive and we want to stress those.. Right!. 🙂

 

Huge Thank you to our awesome instructor team: George Kassimatis, Costa Rojas, Ed Kumar,Hayden Francis,  Gus Rodriquez, Oguzhan Yalcin, Francis Tiapis, Victor Tiapis, Lance Kawi, Marijana Slavnic, Julian Paul and the other assistants. You are appreciated.

 

Also thank you to all the family and friends and students who support the school, its mission and our events. OSU!

 

Other pics will be on our Facebook Group page.

New Yoga class with Yana T at Posener’s MMA Vancouver

New Yoga class with Yana T at Posener’s MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Starting this Saturday, February 9 ’19 from 12:45 – 1:45 pm , Yana Tarrasova will be teaching a new ongoing Yoga class, which is free to all members. The Yoga class will include stretching, mindfulness and restoration. Non- members can also attend a free trial and drop ins are available. It is awesome we can provide this class free for all members to enhance their development and practice.

 

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Here is a description from Yana about her practice and philosophy:

 

 

“Make friends with the wild and visit it often”. The wild is the dark unexplored area of our minds and bodies, severed from our conscious awareness through fear of rejection. Go there.

Yoga and Meditation are only tools which cultivate the clarity to help shine the light into that darkness. This is a great benefit.

When the mind steadies and the body is relaxed, the power, the chi, flows smoothly, like water. To achieve this state one must master the mind, harness the emotions and nurture the body in a way which sustains the chi.

The Deep Stretch and Meditation class will provide the students with the tools of breathing techniques to help calm and center the mind; poses which will increase flexibility and release tension; and create emotional courage.

Yana is a Certified Yoga Instructor, and a practitioner for the past eight years.

The only true fear is the fear of the unknown. Trying is like winning the first battle.”

 

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Many great mixed martial arts practitioners have used yoga to enhance their state of mind and balance themselves. Here is a reminder of the example of the great Rickson Gracie.

 

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

We hope to see you out on Saturday, starting on February 9 ’19.

 

 

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Here is Yana’s blog: https://fishswamupstream.wordpress.com/?fbclid=IwAR0dNSHOMJq1xNn_8nQVywwBS1-X8_xclSUYC1QWah1UGEPBVUjidRAxKxc

 

 

 

 

 

Good instructor news for 2019 – Posener’s MMA Vancouver

Good instructor news for 2019 – Posener’s MMA Vancouver

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MMA Vancouver

 

 

 

 

 

 

First off, on this Sunny New Year’s Eve Day, Happy New Year. As the e blast will reiterate, which I hope you get, Myself and all the staff wish you great health, success and the enjoyment of the spirit of challenge for 2019. Here is some news:

 

 

 

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MMA Vancouver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Kassimatis will be teaching the Begginner’s No Gi Jiu-Jitsu class on Monday’s from 6:45 pm to 8 pm. Again, we want to immensely thank Mr. Jonathan Chan for his instruction in this time slot for the last year but his work has made that day and time untenable. George, with his boundless enthusiasm and love for MMA Vancouver, has made that time available, as he coordinates his work, parenting, teaching and his practice. I am confident the students will get great benefit from participating in this class, as we move forward in skills and spirits for 2019.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

We want to congratulate Hayden Francis on getting his BJJ Black Belt. He has helped the students fine tune their technique. We certainly look forward to growing this class and the students can get benefit by adding this class into their schedule. Hayden teaches the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class with the Gi on Wednesday’s from 7 – 8 pm. If you want to try, let me know, as it will benefit your MMA Vancouver skills.

 

 

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

 

 

 

We would like to warmly welcome Oguzhan Yalcin, pronounced Ozhan, to our instructor team. Ozhan has been practicing wrestling for a number of years. He was a Turkish national wrestling champion as a junior. He will be helping and teaching the Kids MMA Vancouver classes on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 4:30 – 6 pm. He conveys good wrestling skills and has experience in teaching kids, as his demeanor and instruction demonstrate understanding for that group’s learning potential.  He is also highly motivated to compete in MMA and we are excited to help him in his MMA journey.

 

We have a full schedule of classes for 2019 to help students grow in skill, fitness, self defense and sport. Please take a look at the schedule of classes we offer, and if you have any questions of how to take your development to the next level, we are happy to help. Just send me a message or ask me when you see me. OSU! 2019!

 

 

BFL 58 Results: Gio Platon wins Title – Posener’s MMA Vancouver

BFL 58 Results: Gio Platon wins Title – Posener’s MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Gio Platon wins the BFL Title on Saturday November 17 ’18 at the Hardrock Casino. What a fight?. Both fighters came in ripped, ready and well prepared. It was clear both fighters wanted the belt. Gio wanted to come out and be prepared to go to the championship rounds and he did. He secured the wins for Posener’s MMA Vancouver in the fourth round via ground and pound stoppage.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

After round 3, due the scoring disclosure, which was new with BFL, Gio was up 30 – 27. The fight was largely a good stand up exchange with wrestling and position work on the ground. Both fighters were dangerous in striking and going for it. Gio was able to use his Muay Thai skills against Mitch, who in the stand up realm was working to impose his boxing game. I feel Gio was able to vary his attacks and establish the stand up battle. Mitch did initiate some takedowns and cage work but Gio was able to reverse the cage work and get a reversal himself and get top position. However, after Gio gets a takedown, not to be outdone, Mitch goes for a takedown but Gio was able to catch a guillotine choke, which the referee acknowledged as dangerous. Gio was also able to land a couple of solid takedowns and worked hard in the transitions to escape or get top position.

 

In round 4. Gio goes for a takedown a little bit earlier in the round. and was able to finish the fight was some strong, clean, efficient ground and pound. It was a good fight for both fighters and both fighters conducted themselves well. Well done. Gio is the new BFL MMA champion.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

Francis Tiapis was also prepared to get the BFL Title in a higher weight class. The result was not the desired outcome. I would say, conservatively, on fight day that Indrop was 15 pounds heavier than Francis who walks around at 118- 120 pounds. Francis never gives up and came to fight. However, after the 5 rounds, Francis loses a unanimous decision. His opponent came out confident in striking and imposed pressure on Francis pinning him against the cage for long periods and securing some takedowns and positions. Francis was able to battle many of the positions on the cage and on the ground but his opponent had the edge on that night. Francis battled the whole time and was able to get the guard back and tried to attack from the bottom.  The fight did go the  distance. Francis is looking forward to improvement and moving forward in his art.

 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

I would like to thank our awesome instructor team for this fight, George Kassimatis, Costa Rojas, Hayden Francis, Gus Rodgriguez, Lance Kawi, Jonathan Chan and everyone who supported the team.

 

In both victory and defeat, the goal is to keep improving to our fullest potential; equanimity of spirit. With that focus progress happens. In victory, avoid complacency and overconfidence; and in defeat avoid negativity. I am confident we can focus on the positives. Gio and Francis are on an awesome journey of championship fighting and personal development to pursue their full potential. Great work. Take a little time to enjoy the table of success and then move forward. OSU!