BC BJJ Championships on September 20 ’14 for MMA Vancouver
BC BJJ Championships Results for September 20 ’14: Adam Posener- 1st place- 3 matches with 3 submissions, side choke, arm bar, and RNC, Antonio- 1st place, Marques Calapiz- 1st place,Francis Tiapis -1st place 2 matches, one arm bar submission and 2nd match 10-0 on points against a much larger opponent, Emilio Ditrocchio 2nd place: 1 win by arm bar and 2 loss by points, Kristian Montes-2nd place, Peyton Dan-Sonier 3rd place, Ernesto Lepore- 3rd place and Honourable Mention to Dylan Cheng and Micah Calapiz. Good work everyone!!! Good event. Congratulations on the progress on a number of levels. OSU! Here are some pics.
This was a good tournament and a good tournout. We also had a number of first time competitors, Marques, Micah, Ernesto, Anotonio, which was good to see and the energy being positive and contagious. Thank you to the parents also who made the experience positive and encouraging. I try to stress the importance of getting experience, doing your best and being positive. Winning and losing is not the primary focus. We all want to win but we need to focus on making progress regardless of victory or defeat. Without question, the challenges we face are individual and the emotional challenges vary to some degree but if we make progress the key factor and being positive, results will come.
Here is some information on our Submission Wrestling classes:
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.