IMA Program Overview

How the program works

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A student should make it a point to review all instructional videos several times and then practice the movements slowly, constantly comparing their execution with those shown in the videos. There is a wealth of visual, audio, and written material pertaining to the execution of each technique and exercise. Each practice session should ideally be 45 minutes or longer, but the benefit to you as an IMA student is that you are in charge of when and how long to train. Frequency and quality of practice have a direct correlation to your success.

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A class or session should normally consist of a thorough warm up and then a comprehensive review of the IMA curriculum. The curriculum itself is divided into three sections: Kihon 1(Basics 1), Kata (forms), and Combinations. Basics 1 contains fundamental blocking, striking and kicking techniques, executed from a stationary position. Katas are choreographed routines that teach stances and a variety of techniques as well as introducing movement. Combinations are an introduction to sparring; they are practiced in a linear pattern combining kicks, punches, and blocks in sets of two or more techniques. Your log in and out times, as well as video viewing history are recorded to help you monitor your level of activity. Your goal is to reach thirty hours of video viewing time in all three training areas over a sixteen-week period. You will then film and submit a testing video for review.

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All minors are required to have an adult mentor. Mentors are responsible for conducting group practices and monitoring a student’s level of activity and participation. A comprehensive library of training materials and a host of tools are available to help the mentor succeed in their role, making IMA  the perfect school or community center based course or activity.

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Individual and group training options are available for a host of applications. Home, private, charter, and public schools can use and administer an original P.E. curriculum. Wellness and health related corporate programs can offer an exciting new option to their employees to promote company morale and increased productivity. Health care entities and non-profit groups can offer a program that combines physical fitness with a focus on improving mental and emotional well-being. is your complete online instructional website.

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