Vancouver Kickboxing


Our Traditional Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver program develops the main benefits of Self-Defense, Fitness, Mental Discipline and Sport. Our Muay Thai Kickboxing program in Vancouver utilizes techniques and principles from the Thai tradition, Dutch Kickboxing methods, Japanese methods and principles, and concepts and techniques from Western Boxing. Our style, which has been taught by Simon Posener, who has been training for almost 44 years and teaching full-time for 34 years, is constantly evolving and improving, as that is our original goal. The desire to grow, evolve, and improve is constant.

Our community of instructors are experienced, personable, knowledgeable and have a passion for teaching the art and improving teaching methods and skills. We have a long history of producing excellent mixed martial artists and champions of Muay Thai Kickboxing and Pankration / MMA.

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One of the main differences between the Muay Thai Kickboxing Vancouver program and the Muay Thai Kickboxing Skills and Conditioning Vancouver program is the application of progressive levels of contact sparring, which occurs in the traditional class. Stylistically, the classes are similar. The traditional Muay Thai class is Fitness and Combat intensive. The Muay Thai Kickboxing Skills and Conditioning class is more Fitness and technique-intensive and less sparring-intensive.

Our Vancouver Kickboxing Classes Are For


Beginners

More than just a gym, our school is a sanctuary where muscle meets mindfulness. Our trainers are adept at nurturing new talents, ensuring beginners learn the fundamental techniques and the philosophy behind every kick and punch. Each session is designed to instill confidence while fostering a deep connection between mind, body, and the discipline of martial arts.

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Martial Artists

For seasoned martial artists, our school offers a unique opportunity to refine and elevate their craft. Our classes exceed strapping on hand wraps and hitting the heavy bag. Rather, each class is a crucible where skills are honed, and philosophies are challenged. Our teachers guide martial artists, helping them perfect techniques, understand strategy, and embrace discipline.

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Athletes

Athletes come to us to challenge their physical and mental limits. Crafted to push athletes beyond the conventional boundaries of gyms and weights, our sessions allow them to practice precision, power, and discipline. With kickboxing classes, athletes can optimize their muscle performance, enhance their agility, and adopt a fighter's resilience to excel in their sport of choice.

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Women

Kickboxing allows women to express their strength, grace, and confidence in a powerful way. Our trainers create a safe, respectful environment so women can focus on challenging their physical limits, release stress, and uncover an inner strength that can transform all aspects of their lives. With us, women master the art of kickboxing and harness the power of self-assurance and resilience.

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Lose Weight

For those focused on losing weight, kickboxing provides a dynamic and engaging path to achieving health goals. Unlike the monotony of running on a treadmill, our classes provide a high-energy, full-body workout that blends cardio with strength training. The trainers guide participants in harnessing the power of kickboxing to create lasting, positive changes in their physical and mental well-being.

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Kickboxing Classes

In the Traditional class, once a student learns the ABCs of defense, which are the basic defenses from the main strikes used in Muay Thai, which are very important for developing confidence, the basic footwork patterns, and the execution of the basic strikes and clinches, a student will learn progressive levels of contact sparring. Sparring is a requirement for progress in the system. At the beginning levels, the sparring is light to medium contact, and at the advanced levels, a student will participate in full contact, full Muay Thai sparring. Individual differences are considered in the timing and onset of sparring. Progress is also based on the individual, as everyone is unique in their goals, challenges, and fitness levels, and they are compared to their own progress, not other students.

Once a student is comfortable with the basics and desires to spar, with instructor approval, a graduated method will be started. The benefits of sparring are many. A student will learn to handle pressure of various types, develop physical and mental discipline, and get a great workout. The pressure from contact sparring is also very important in the application of self-defense techniques, which are also a part of the curriculum. Self-defense applications are taught within the classes and other classes within the school. Also, the Muay Thai sparring will benefit the competitive aspect of Muay Thai Kickboxing, Western Kickboxing, Shootboxing, Sanshou, and Pankration/MMA.

Our goal in the training is to develop the technique and spirit of the art to the highest level, build camaraderie, and develop a student’s full, balanced, personal potential.

We are offering a free week trial at the school, so you can try us out and see how we can benefit you and help you achieve your goals, or simply enroll today.

Muay Thai Skills and Conditioning

The Muay Thai Skills and Conditioning Vancouver program develops the main benefits of Self Defense, Fitness, and Mental Discipline. This program is stylistically the same as the traditional Muay Thai Kickboxing class but does not have the goal of hard contact sparring or direct Sport application. However, many of the competitors and students who participate in the traditional Muay Thai Kickboxing program also participate in the Muay Thai Skills and Conditioning (MTSC) class because it is an excellent workout and will, without question, improve fitness levels and will provide an opportunity for further skill development.

The classes are less formal, done to music, and do not have the pressure of full-contact sparring. It is a focused class with the goal of developing skills and peak fitness levels. Advancement in the program is based on a progressive 10-level system. Students advance in the curriculum based on attendance, which is the most important aspect, especially within the beginning levels, skill development, and personal fitness level improvements. The advancement of the student is based on their own progress, as everyone has unique challenges and goals.



What To Expect From Your Muay Thai Kickboxing Skills and Conditioning Workouts Skills and Conditioning Workouts

The classes are a high-energy, explosive workout. The training will develop cardiovascular fitness (aerobic and anaerobic), muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility, all while burning fat and improving energy levels. There will be no contact-free sparring for beginner to intermediate students. We will, however, utilize sharp shooting techniques, which are non-contact, one-step sparring, interactive drills and, for more advanced students, semi-free sparring. There is also a self-defense component taught specifically, which includes self-defense applications of Muay Thai Kickboxing and Japanese Jiu-Jitsu.

There are many goals that can be achieved in the Muay Thai Skills and Conditioning Vancouver classes. We emphasize an effective workout utilizing Muay Thai Kickboxing techniques to get the members in the best shape possible. We also provide free nutritional counseling upon request and dietary tips to teach the relationship between a healthy lifestyle and diet on mental and physical fitness levels. From the first class to the hundredth class, our classes are unlike any other workout. As we work together in the class in a spirit of growth and progress, the goal is to make progress on many levels, get results, have fun and make friends.

We offer a free week trial at the school, so you can try us out and see how we can benefit you and help you achieve your goals. Opt for a week of unlimited access to our facility or simply enroll today.

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Let’s find the perfect plan for you! To find the program that best suits your particular circumstances, we offer a variety of class prices and membership options. When you enroll in the free week trial, we’ll happily send you our membership price list.

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Explore Our Other Martial Arts Classes


Kids / Youth MMA

In this class, we pay special attention to the development of motor skills, mental focus, and each child’s inherent capabilities. Designed to emphasize and hone a child’s sense of discipline, respect, confidence, and academic achievements, MMA for kids helps shape young minds and bodies, ensuring they achieve success throughout their lives. 

Pankration / MMA

From the beginning, we have employed the traditional philosophies of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). We concentrate on developing wrestling tactics, skills, and strategies with elements of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for combative effectiveness and personal development. These methods ensure our students are trained in Self-Defence, Fitness, Mental Discipline, and Sport, reaching their full potential. 

Muay Thai Skills and Conditioning

Learn the traditional and practical techniques of Muay Thai Skills & Conditioning in an informal, fun, and inclusive atmosphere. These energetic, explosive workout classes are designed to help students lose weight, tone their bodies, gain energy, improve concentration, learn self-defense, and more. To keep our students motivated and track their progress, we use a 10-level system based on skill and personal development. 

FAQ Vancouver Kickboxing Classes


It can be learnt relatively quickly but it depends on the individual. Learning rates are dependent on time and energy. If someone trains everyday, for example, they may learn faster than someone who trains less often. However, motivation, attentiveness and mindset are also factors.

There are several other factors that determine learning rates, and they vary depending on the individual. However, how fast one learns is not as important as the actual learning and improving without excessive comparisons. People often get concerned that it is not fast enough, but the main thing, in my opinion, is to make the best progress you can and start. There are many reasons to start training Kickboxing.

A good idea is to consider mixed martial arts, fitness and health as an evolving activity or art that changes with time, energy and personal progress. A helpful philosophy is to change incrementally. Kaizen philosophy is a principle that will help you reach your potential.

One other thing to keep in mind is that greater gains are possible at first. The learning curve is greater at the beginning. Fitness benefits are also greater at first especially if the person is coming from a position of not being in the best of shape and not being overly active. I recommend starting and doing your best. You will learn skills and improve your fitness immediately and incrementally.

Finally, the length of time for learning depends on your goals, your disposition, aptitudes, and history. If your goal is to improve in fitness and basic skills, that can happen quickly. You can also learn self defense skills that are practical right away, although it may take some time to learn application, depending on the person. If your goal is more advanced like developing elite levels of skill, it will take longer. Goals often change as past goals are met and that is exciting, challenging, and inspiring.  The benefits are fantastic and potentially life changing.

Posener's Pankration/MMA and Muay Thai

Phone: (604) 255-5344

Address: 3163 Kingsway Vancouver, BC V5R 5K2

Email: pankration@shaw.ca

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