Western Canadian Martial Arts Championships Saturday Oct. 22’11-Kids MMA Vancouver
Submission Wrestling Results at the WCMAC: Chris Katsiamitis -1st place in a heavier division, Francis Tiapis-3rd place; excellent showing in his 1st submission tournament and lost the final fight by 2 points while almost finishing the omoplata before time just ran out, which was not awarded catch points, Stefan Hawes-2nd place and an excellent example of perseverance by continuing and showing good improvement from each of his previous tournaments, and honourable mention to Dimitri Katsiamitis in competing against much older and bigger boys. Congratulations! I am very impressed by the good performance and excellent attitude! OSU!
The picture below shows Victor Tiapis, Francis’s twin brother after he wins his first gold medal in his first submission wrestling tournament.
Here is some information on our submission wrestling program which is a component of our Kids MMA Vancouver progam in Pankration at Posener’s Pankration/MMA and Muay Thai:
Our Submission Wrestling classes utilize techniques adapted from free-style wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, “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.