Jr. Pankration/MMA Belt Test Results for November ’11Kids MMA Vancouver
Colton Lee- yellow belt, Iziah Anchel- yellow belt, Edwin Muljadinata- yellow, Nhi Doan- yellow, Chi Doan- yellow, Jacky Sio- yellow, Patrick Toriano-yellow, Nicholas Peraza-orange, Jared Wou- Orange, Josh Oro- orange, Clark Duan- orange, Ayden Arnold-green, Josea Vina-green, Jepthah Vina- green, Jerrel Van Drunen-green.
Congratulations on the Progress! OSU!
Ayden Arnold at this test is testing for his green belt in Pankration, which is a mixture of Muay Thai Kickboxing, Wrestling and Jiu-jitsu. It is basically a combination of striking and grappling. Our Pankration curriculum for kids focuses on those technical elements while emphasizing the traditional philosophy of mental discipline. Mental Discipline is a very important skill in the Kids MMA Vancouver program. Ayden is pictured above winning the gold medal at the BC Jiu-Jitsu championships and Adam Posener is also on the stand winning the silver medal. Adam and Ayden did have to compete against each other, which was not really Adam’s desire because they are friends and train with each other but I recommended the experience.
In regards to winning and losing, the traditional approach is not to not place the emphasis on winning because we all want to win. The emphasis is on getting experience and conducting yourself well regardless of victory or defeat , as there are inherent challenges in both sporting outcomes. For example winning sometimes leads to over confidence and a lack of growth and losing sometimes leads to negativity and a lack of progress. Progress is the name of the game. Sometimes this is challenging, as it goes against other cultural conceptions of winning. In our philosophy, as taught at Posener’s Pankration and Muay Thai, the goal is to get experience, do your best, be in the moment and express your art and spirit to the highest level at that moment in time; winning will take care of itself. We do focus on winning, especially in the face of negativity but the experience is most important; especially for beginners. If you don’t quit, you will win and eventually get many, many prizes. So, with the acquisition of experience, a student will continue to make progress, and that progress will provide the skills that will lead to greater success.