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  • How To Get Back To Your Normal Routine

    How To Get Back To Your Normal Routine

    Are you feeling a little overwhelmed post-covid? If so, that’s okay! A lot of people are. At IMC, we believe the best way to get over this and get back to normal is to develop a routine and stick to it. We hope this short guide can help you out! 1. Set small, achievable goals Hovering in and out of any routine (including Martial Arts) can feel extremely frustrating but it’s important to remain positive. By setting realistic goals for yourself, you will manage your expectations and continue to feel proud of the little milestones you accomplish as you work yourself back into your routine. For example, try to keep up with the class pushups or try to attend all of your ....

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  • Why Do We Learn How To Use Weapons in Karate?

    Why Do We Learn How To Use Weapons in Karate?

    It almost seems contradictory to learn weapons in Karate given that it’s meant to be the practice of self-defence and using weapons is often thought to be an aggressive concept. As well as that, “Karate” means “empty hand”, so you would think that the focus is unarmed combat. Yet we teach weaponry training before and after reaching Black Belt – why is that? APPLICATION OF FORCE A weapon is a force multiplier. It lets you do more damage to your opponent, with less effort and exertion, in a shorter period of time, while reducing risk of being damaged yourself. Once you have learnt the concept and trained in weapons, you can use everyday ....

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  • How To Make A New Year’s Resolution Like A Martial Artist

    How To Make A New Year’s Resolution Like A Martial Artist

    If you looking to kick-off 2021 with a lifestyle change or a new goal to accomplish, consider using the Martial Arts method of crushing your goals. For some of us, it might be to lose weight, quit smoking or learn something new – but whatever it is, you can give yourself the edge with a few quick tips. DREAM BIG If your goal doesn’t scare you, you aren’t dreaming big enough. Push yourself to do something audacious and it just might happen. People are often surprised as to what they are actually able to do, especially in a whole year. So go on, take another 5kgs off that goal weight and get moving. BUT BREAK IT DOWN INTO ACHIEVABLE STAGES In that same way that you ....

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  • Top 6 Reasons Why Every Single Person Should Take Some Self-Defence Classes

    Top 6 Reasons Why Every Single Person Should Take Some Self-Defence Classes

    1. GREATER DANGER AWARENESS I often hear people say “be aware of your surroundings”. This can be a little tricky if you don’t know what you are looking for. Self-defence classes can help you identify when there might be trouble that you would otherwise be oblivious to. Seeing people get in their ‘fighting stance’ on a daily basis will help anyone get a better idea of what an aggressive person looks like. 2. UNDERSTANDING YOUR OWN CAPABILITIES One of the best things about teaching self-defence classes is seeing people come out of their shell a lot more. If you are starting out as someone who avoids physicality of any kind, hitting pads and slipping ....

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  • Your Child Failed... And It Could Be The BEST Thing For Them!

    Your Child Failed... And It Could Be The BEST Thing For Them!

    Your first reaction to watching your child fail at something and seeing them become disheartened, might be to turn into the overprotective parent that tries to fix all of their problems for them. We are here to tell you not to be so hasty! Failure might be EXACTLY what they need to change and improve, not just in Martial Arts but in all aspects of life. Reports have indicated that children who have learnt that failure is unacceptable are often susceptible to experiencing anxiety and are reluctant to try new things. There have been several times where we have seen a child enter their very first tournament and consequently have experienced their very first loss, leading to them never ....

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  • DOJO ETIQUETTE FOR NEW (and old) STUDENTS

    DOJO ETIQUETTE FOR NEW (and old) STUDENTS

    Starting Martial Arts for the first time can be a little confusing for many beginner students. There is a very unique and specific etiquette that is followed in dojos around the world, and at IMC. In the past, these customs were never written down but simply learnt from observing the other students in the class. However, at the request of some students - Here is a short guide to what you need to know about the do’s and do not’s at IMC . BEFORE CLASS Wear the correct uniform. All of our programs have a uniform that students are required to wear. Ensure your uniform is clean and neat before coming to class. Remove any jewellery that you may have on as this could be a hazard ....

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  • What is the Leadership Program? The secret is out!

    What is the Leadership Program? The secret is out!

    It’s entirely possible you have been training at IMC for over a year or so and haven’t heard of the “Leadership Program”. That’s because this fortnightly class is strictly invitation only and we are VERY selective on who we invite. The Leadership Program is where we train our best and brightest that have excelled in class (and even at Black Belt Club level) to pass on their skills to the next generation of students. In order to be invited to the program we follow a specific criteria: - Students must have displayed some level of leadership amongst classmates. - Students must show a strong enthusiasm towards their Martial Art. - Students must display a ....

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  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IMC’S RE-OPENING ON JUNE 15

    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IMC’S RE-OPENING ON JUNE 15

    WHAT WE HAVE BEEN UP TO:

    During the COVID-19 closure period we have been using our time wisely to come up with ways to make the IMC experience as great as possible for our students.
    IMC Online has been churning out hundreds of training videos for students including the entire Martial Arts syllabus in video format and heaps of classes that you can do at home to keep fit and perfect your craft. Videos will continue to be added to the library even after our re-opening, so if you’re interested in seeing what IMC Online has to offer, simply contact us at 0408 225 391 to sign up.
    We have also been renovating all of our dojos, but IMC Kemps Creek has had a big makeover with ....

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  • PREPARATION TIPS FOR THE END OF YEAR & BLACK BELT GRADINGS

    PREPARATION TIPS FOR THE END OF YEAR & BLACK BELT GRADINGS

    As the most important grading of the year is looming (just over 3 weeks away), it is important to be prepared. Below are some tips to give you the edge and hopefully send you on your way to a successful grading. 1. First and foremost Hanshi Paul/ Sensei Ivana and the other instructors are there to help and guide you, their advice especially at this time, is invaluable. If they recommend that you do not grade or that you need to do more training, before you grade, you should take this on board as they have had many years of experience and in all cases want what is best for their students. 2. Now is the time to use that valuable tool called a syllabus, read it! Know what it ....

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  • 40 Lessons I Have Learnt in 40 Years of Martial Arts

    40 Lessons I Have Learnt in 40 Years of Martial Arts

    By Hanshi Paul Zadro
    Never sit on the fence, you will get shot by a peace keeper
    Personal growth will only come if you truly commit yourself.
    I can teach you anything except commitment. That is taught from birth.
    Every child needs to learn to swim and learn to fight, everything else comes second.
    True learning only comes once you reach Black Belt.
    The rising tide lifts all boats; help others and you’ll help yourself.
    A Black Belt is a White Belt that never quit!
    The best students are the ones that are willing to test themselves in real competition.
    Children will only assert themselves verbally if they are ABLE to assert themselves physically.
    When you get to the top, ....

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