Posener’s MMA Belt Testing Certification Results
On Saturday September 18 ’21 I had the distinct honor to conduct a belt testing at our new location to commemorate some great achievements of skill, energy and time.
- George Kassimatis: 3rd degree black belt. 22 years experience in our style. Former NAC and Valley Fight Pro MMA Champion, Muay Thai Competitor, Former Tournament Champion In Pankration / MMA And Submission Wrestling0. Former Wrestling Champion. Great Instructor and contributor to our style, school and students.
Costa Rojas: 3rd Degree Black Belt – 30 years experience in our style, former Pro MMA fighter, Muay Thai competitor, former Jr. Sabaki Champion, former Canadian Jr. Sport Jiu-Jitsu Champion, former simultaneous Jr. and Adult Team Canada Sport Jiu-Jitsu member. Great Instructor and Contributor to our style, school and students.
Adam Posener: 1st degree black belt 12 years experience in our style. 30 plus Jiu-Jitsu tournaments, Tournament MMA and BJJ Champion, looking to make his cage debut in MMA soon. Assistant Instructor.
Gio Platon: Red Belt – 9 years experience in our style. 2 time BFL MMA champion. Fighting for the World Pro MMA Title on September 30 ’21, Muay Thai Champion, Tournament Champion, Personal Trainer and Instructor.
Oguzhan Yalcin: Blue Belt – 3 years experience in our style. BFL MMA Champion. Defending his amateur title on September 30 ’21 and then looking to make a splash in the Pro Division. 3 time Turkish Jr. National Wrestling Champion. Personal Trainer and Instructor
Julian Paul – Red Belt, Gus Rodriquez – Blue Belt, Marco Luzzatto – Orange Belt, Mark Smith – Orange Belt, Paul Palines – Orange Belt, Sammy Whonnock – Yellow Belt, Ron Chu – Yellow Belt, Stephen Bowman- Yellow Belt, and Andrew Wong – Yellow Belt.
Congratulations to everyone for accepting the challenge, enjoying the pursuit and making progress.
In our style testing is based on individual progress and it not comparative. Everyone is unique with inherent skills and abilities. We try to foster personal progress and skill development for that individual. Our goal is to develop the combative skills to the individual’s highest potential and to develop the person’s character to the highest level; as our objective. We focus on the use of skills and qualities developed on the mat and transferring those skills and attributes off the mat to develop well rounded long term success in all areas. Our goal is further to develop skills and discipline that have wide ranging applications and benefits.
A black belt in the early stages indicates good basics of Muay Thai, Wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu. It is the beginning of advanced training. As we get older and time passes, we do our best to develop our personal skills to the highest level, be a positive example and work on our contribution to the school and style of mixed martial arts.
For an article on the Purpose of Testing click the link:
For Nostalgia, here is an article from our Student Manual 30 + years ago on the Objectives of our style:
If anyone has any questions or would like some information, please let me know.