Institute of Martial Arts & Sciences

Promoting professionalism and quality in the martial arts worldwide

Recent meeting confirms an exciting future for the IMAS

May 5, 2016

A special meeting brought together some of the IMAS senior faculty at the Greater Manchester Police Sports and Leisure Club on the 28th of April. Those present were as follows.

Prof. Charles Spring. (University of Derby and the institutes senior education officer.)

Prof. Scott Buckler (Teaching and Learning Academy and Principal of the IMAS Instructors Training College)

Prof. Matthew Clempner (Home Office advisor and consultant and Director of Training for the Praetorian Academy of security studies)

Jacob Sibley (National Teaching and Advisory Service and senior safeguarding/school outreach officer)

Jaimie Lee-Barron (President of the IMAS)

The reason for this meeting was to discuss the future growth and development of the institute at both a national (UK) and international basis. Among the topics on the agenda were.

The outstanding success and future recruitment for the instructors training college in partnership with the Teaching and Learning Academy.

Curriculum development New courses to be offered by the Praetorian Academy in various aspects of control and restraint and prisoner search and seizure and the possibility of a new taught masters degree in martial arts studies in the near future in conjunction with the university of Derby.

The development physical intervention training for teachers working with challenging behaviours.

Working with both our newest international partners in Europe and the middle East

Schools outreach. Getting martial arts and personal safety taught in more schools around the country and the world

The IMAS media campaign to help raise awareness about the institute and its work (TV/Radio/Newspapers)

Future courses and conferences to be held at various police establishments as well as at the famous Dome of the university of Derby in the UK/liaison with Europe/Middle East/North America regarding their own local IMAS events.

New lapel pin badges for IMAS members

More detailed information regarding the above will be released soon so please stay tuned for announcements!