Jr. Black Belt and Color Belt Test for Posener’s Kid’s MMA Vancouver
On Saturday December 1 ’18 we had a Junior Black Belt and Color Belt Testing for our Pankration/ Kid’s MMA Vancouver program. James Wolf tested for his Junior Black belt at the age of 15, having trained at our school for 8 years. This test represented the culmination of a goal that was many years in the making and we are proud of his accomplishment, skills and his positive character. James has been training with the adults for quite some time now, which is awesome. Many of the students have been training consistently with focus for quite some time and it is great to see their progress.
Here are the results of the testing: James Wolf – Junior Black Belt, Tabitha Tam – Green belt, Luca Siracusa – Purple Belt, Arjun Sharma – Purple belt, Ronin Sharma – Purple belt, Elijah De Leon – Purple belt, Luka Perez – Orange belt, Stella Kassimatis – Yellow belt, Thanassi Ross – Yellow belt, Zola Mitchell – Yellow belt. Antonio Costantino – 2nd and 3rd stipe on his red belt for Takedowns and Submissions, Aryan Kalia – 2nd and 3rd stripe on his blue belt for Takedowns and Submissions, and Kosta Perez – 2nd and 3rd stripe on his white belt for Takedowns and Submissions.
Here is some information on what the Junior Black Belt does and does not represent.
I often joke a bit and describe the Junior black belt as not indicating acceptance into a ninja clan, admittance or passing the navy seal indoctrination, becoming a professional ufc or mma fighter or being a hired killer. It does signify some basic understanding of striking, wrestling and Jiu- jitsu and does indicate some level of proficiency for a junior. It does also indicate some basic understanding of the philosophy of the school, which is exemplified in the black belt oath, school philosophy and student qualification code. So it promotes some higher virtues, responsibility and an improved level of maturity. It does not equate with an adult black belt. The adult black belt incorporates a more advanced curriculum and higher level, as would be expected. However, the Junior black belt does represent a major long term objective being completed and the beginning of a new level of skill and progress. OSU!
Furthermore, The Junior black belt is an acknowledgement of where they have come from, the achievements and advancements they have made and promotes a new level of progress and growth, which is expected in the future. The goal is for them to have a greater understanding, confidence and positive expectations for their future development on and off the mat. As the certificates state: It is expected in the future that this student will continue to develop their skills and character to their fullest potential.
We are proud and honored to help students learn the art. Thank you to our awesome instructor team and the people who support the students and the school.