Posener’s Pankration/MMA Vancouver: Kaizen Philosophy

Posener’s Pankration/MMA Vancouver: Kaizen Philosophy

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

Today we are going to explain part of the philosophical foundations of our art. For many years we have been describing our style as, ‘ A mixed martial arts style emphasizing traditional philosophy’. Sometimes these days the traditional backbone of the art gets neglected and the principle of Kaizen is an important part of the philosophy to be aware of. Other traditional philosophies will also be explained and with regular attendance and reading more will be enlightened.

This principle, which has its origin in the Japanese tradition, is central to benefiting the martial arts practitioner. It has also been applied in various business organizations to great benefit.

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

 

 

When we come to the dojo we should practice patience, awareness, positive attitude and work on making small improvements regularly; even if they appear slight because over time they will add up and be substantial.

Here is a further description for Posener’s Pankration/ MMA Vancouver.

 

 

Kaizen is the principle of constant and never ending improvement in our lives. It is a principle that the Samurai applied every morning they woke up by beginning the day with a specific goal of improvement in mind. At the core of Kaizen is patience which is required for improvement since you very rarely see the effects of your struggles rapidly. As a beginner it looks almost impossible to master the tasks that are required to earn your black belt and yet it is achieved one step at a time. There are no shortcuts, no simple ways to get there. As you strive to improve one thing at a time you slowly become the person with the skills to earn your black belt, under the careful and watchful eye of your Sensei. The modern warrior is always mindful of where he is at and where he is going at all times. Since our world is always changing around us our goals and targets are in constant motion and ever changing. A wise objective today may be a foolish goal tomorrow so it is always important that one re-evaluates their goals and and focus on a daily basis. Martial artists are capable of extreme concentration and focus on particular goals and targets. It is our goal/target selection that is always changing and we must be mindful of this in order to achieve success. When in your training and you reach the point that you have done your 100 front punches, you should always do one more in order to improve. Only doing the required amount will take you on a path of long training. That one extra punch, kick, kata is what makes the difference in your training and daily lives. This establishes the spirit required to achieve in today’s world as well as the world of the future. You must always do one more than needed to be a step above the other people as life is a competition. It is a competition that only you can fail. In your training your Sensei will give you the tools to achieve your black belt, but earning it is up to you. We can not push you to train outside of the dojo. We are not there watching the type of person you are becoming each step of the day. We only know what we see inside of our training halls…so it is up to you to attain greatness…to attain honor…to attain your black belt. Kaizen is the path and it is a path forged out of necessity and in time where anything less meant death.

 

 

In further installments we will be explaining and expanding on the 7-5-3 Code so stay tuned, keep training, and ask questions. 

MMA Vancouver

MMA Vancouver

Here is our website: www.PosenersPankrationmma.com

Last Warrior Tourney Results Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver: Posener’s MMA

Last Warrior Tourney Results Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver: Posener’s MMA

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Here are the results from the Inaugural Last Warrior Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver: Artin Nazari: Gold, Micah Calapiz: Gold in his first Gi tournament after 2 lessons with our Roll BJJ Partnership. 4 matches and 4 submissions.  and Honorable Mention in No Gi against good competition and questionable calls, which happen on occasion. Also, Nikolas Kristiansen: Gold, Rodean Nazari: Silver, Marques Calapiz: Bronze in Gi also after 2 lessons in Gi with the Roll BJJ partnership in expert competition, which was very well done and a Silver in the No Gi division, Chloe Phan got a bronze in her first competiton, well done Chloe, and Ayden Arnold: Bronze medal in a strong division.

Great job everybody who competed. I am proud to have coached you and I look forward to greater progress and potentials actualized.

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

 

There will be more pics on our facebook group site… eesh.

 

Here is some information on our Kids Pankration/MMA program for Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

 

Vancouver’s Premier Mixed Martial Arts school for children and youths.


With special attention given to motor skill development, mental focusing attributes, and children’s inherent capabilities. Youth kickboxing Vancouver Children’s and Teen classes are designed to emphasize:

– DISCIPLINE – RESPECT – CONFIDENCE DEVELOPMENT – SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT

The development of these qualities and principals are given extra attention because they build a strong foundation in the three battles: the Mind, the Body, and the Spirit.If developed properly, then success is assured.

We engage in a brief zazen meditation at the beginning of each class to become present, focused and prepared for what is to come in the class, and, at the end of class, we meditate briefly to lock in the experiences, center our energy, and commit to continuing making progress. As a regular practice to enhance learning, we also repeat strongly the Tenets of the School, Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control, and Indomitable Spirit, at the end of each class to solidify the development of these qualities for Kids Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver.

 

Our Qualification Code, which is a form to be filled out by the parent and student for advancement in rank, for Kids MMA Vancouver at Posener’s Pankration/MMA and Muay Thai, highlights that respect and school achievement, in addition to the development of combative skills in mixed martial arts, are highly valued, esteemed and developed.

 

The development of equanimity of spirit is also given special attention in order to deal with challenges well; especially in regards to winning and losing. The attributes of effort, determination, skill development and spirit are given special attention, as these qualities will lead to enduring success. The goal of truly doing one’s best, regardless of outcome, especially in regards to some combative sport applications, is given priority to help develop progress, growth and character. The consistent and continuous goal of making progress in all areas, both on the mat and off, will help develop a student’s full long term potential for Kids/Youth MMA Vancouver at Posener’s Pankration/MMA and Muay Thai.

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Budo Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver Tournament Results from Posener’s MMA

Budo Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver Tournament Results from Posener’s MMA

Here are the results from the Submission Only, IBJJF style, Round Robin Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver Tournament held on Sunday June 12 ’16. In this tournament 3 points where given for a submission win, 1 point for a draw where neither competitor submits the other and 0 points where given for a loss.

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Ayden Arnold: Gold. 4 matches: 2 Submissions and 2 Draws,  Ayden got a rear naked choke submission and an entangled armbar submission. Ayden did some very good matches and is making good progress.  Adam Posener: Silver. 5 matches: 1 Submission and 4 Draws. Adam got triangle choke and his other matches where all draws but he was certainly trying to get a submission but was having some difficulty with the size, which he is not quite used to, at this point. It was challenging for him because he competed against some larger kids from about 13 pounds to 25 pounds heavier. We are focusing on the positives where experiences like this can help a student become more stimulated to improve and make further improvements in particular aspects of their game. The opportunity is available to improve strong points to defeat larger opponents and to develop other strategies and sensitivities to adjust one’s style and create an improved flow. It was great for both Adam and Ayden to get 5 and 4 matches respectively. It was a good test in spirit and technique.

Dylan Cheng: Silver- 2 matches: 1 Draw and 1 Loss, Dylan had some great matches and has gone back and forth on the podium with some of the top kids in his division.  Brandon Cheng: Silver – 1 Submission with an armbar submission and one loss. Brandon is a phenom in skill and they are certainly putting work, effort, time and energy on improving their mixed martial arts skills.

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

As I always say and will reiterate in the article below, the main focus is to develop equanimity of spirit and focus on getting experience, making progress in spirit, confidence, technique and character regardless of sporting outcome in the short term. The focus, which is interesting and challenging, is to develop a balanced perspective and have broad success. Mixed Martial Arts is the ultimate and it is great to teach kids striking, grappling and a philosophy of success where the development of combative skills are the vehicle to drive greater success and understanding in life skills, self defense, mental discipline and fitness.

 

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver

 

Here is some information on our Kids Jiu-Jitsu Vancouver programs at Posener’s Pankration/MMA:

To register for our self defence classes for kids in Vancouver, contact us – the best mixed martial arts school in Vancouver!

Vancouver’s Premier Mixed Martial Arts school for children and youths.


With special attention given to motor skill development, mental focusing attributes, and children’s inherent capabilities. Youth kickboxing Vancouver Children’s and Teen classes are designed to emphasize:

– DISCIPLINE – RESPECT – CONFIDENCE DEVELOPMENT – SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT

The development of these qualities and principals are given extra attention because they build a strong foundation in the three battles: the Mind, the Body, and the Spirit.If developed properly, then success is assured.

We engage in a brief zazen meditation at the beginning of each class to become present, focused and prepared for what is to come in the class, and, at the end of class, we meditate briefly to lock in the experiences, center our energy, and commit to continuing making progress. As a regular practice to enhance learning, we also repeat strongly the Tenets of the School, Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control, and Indomitable Spirit, at the end of each class to solidify the development of these qualities for Kids Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver.

 

Our Qualification Code, which is a form to be filled out by the parent and student for advancement in rank, for Kids MMA Vancouver at Posener’s Pankration/MMA and Muay Thai, highlights that respect and school achievement, in addition to the development of combative skills in mixed martial arts, are highly valued, esteemed and developed.

 

The development of equanimity of spirit is also given special attention in order to deal with challenges well; especially in regards to winning and losing. The attributes of effort, determination, skill development and spirit are given special attention, as these qualities will lead to enduring success. The goal of truly doing one’s best, regardless of outcome, especially in regards to some combative sport applications, is given priority to help develop progress, growth and character. The consistent and continuous goal of making progress in all areas, both on the mat and off, will help develop a student’s full long term potential for Kids/Youth MMA Vancouver at Posener’s Pankration/MMA and Muay Thai.

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.

Martial Arts Vancouver

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

 

Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Test Results: Posener’s MMA 03/11/16

Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver Test Results: Posener’s MMA 03/11/16

 

Kickboxing Vancouver

Kickboxing Vancouver

We had a good group of students test recently in the Kickboxing Vancouver program. Congratulations to: Francis Tiapis – Brown, Delan Ossman – Purple, Gio Platon – Orange, Chris Toews – Orange, Richard Ronquillo – Yellow, Lance Kawi – Yellow, Naouful Moudan – Yellow, and Drew Goodman – White and Yellow. Great work everyone! It has been a real pleasure to teach this group of enthusiastic, progressing and skillful students. Let’s keep it up! Thank you to our awesome instructor team.

 

Here is some information on our Muay Thai Kickboxing programs:

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. 

Our Website: Posener’s Pankration/MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Strength and Conditioning.