The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation’s third annual Technical Seminar Week kicks off today, Monday 12 October 2020. Due to international restrictions on gathering and travel, IMMAF is hosting its full programme live and on-demand (for members only).
The first day includes a welcome talk from IMMAF President Kerrith Brown, in which he is expected to summarise the achievements and challenges of 2020 and give an overview of IMMAF’s strategy and vision moving into 2021. This will be followed by an administrative update from the IMMAF CEO Densign White, and the opportunity for members to ask questions.
One of the highlights of the week is scheduled to follow with the “On Youth Development for 4 – 11 year olds” seminar led by IMMAF Director of Sport Development, Dr. Andrew Mosahov. The talk is set to include an overview presentation of IMMAF’s forthcoming “Lets Mix Martial Arts” programme for schools, which takes IMMAF’s progression pathway down into younger years development.
This is to be followed the Coaching Matters seminar, which will feature two topics and speakers: PhD researcher, Chris Kirk of Liverpool John Moore University (UK) will be talking about the impact of rapid weight loss on athletes, while IMMAF Australia President Richie Cranny will feed back on the recent national pilot of IMMAF Stand-Up & Groundwork Coach qualifications for MMA.
IMMAF members interested in attending any seminars, should contact their National Federation for information.
See the full updated, event programme below, and further information detailed on the event page at immaf.org
IMMAF TECHNICAL SEMINAR PROGRAMME 2020
MONDAY 12 OCTOBER
13:00 hrs (UTC+1): President’s Welcome & CEO Update
with President Kerrith Brown & CEO Densign White
14:00 hrs (UTC+1): On Youth Development (4 – 11 year olds)
plus overview of “Lets Mix Martial Arts” for schools
with Dr. Andrew Moshanov, Director of Development
15:00 hrs (UTC+1): Coaching Matters: Impact of rapid weight loss;
MMA Stand-Up & Groundwork Coach Pilot
with Chris Kirk, PHD – Researcher John Moore University of Liverpool;
Richie Cranny, IMMAFA President, Wimp 2 Warrior founder
TUESDAY 13 OCTOBER
14:00 hrs (UTC+1) Women’s Commissions Assembly
(by private invitation for commission members only)
15:00 hrs (UTC+1): Social Media Workshop for National Federations
with IMMAF Social Media Manager, Andreas Georgiou (Uni4m Media);
IMMAF Brand & Communications Director, Izzy Carnwath
16:00 hrs (UTC+1) Integrity, Transparency & Accountability
in the Governance of MMA: How does your Federation Match Up?
with IMMAF CEO Densign White
WEDNESDAY 14 OCTOBER
13:00 hrs (UTC +1) MMA FIT (aerobic workout session)
with Bertrand Amoussou
14:00 hrs (UTC+1): Cultivating National Membership
with Gosha Malik and Jorden Curran, Member Relations Team
15:00 hrs (UTC+1) Commissions Congress
by private invitation for commission members only
THURSDAY 15 OCTOBER
14:00 hrs (UTC+1) “COVID – What we know, what we can do.”;
Concussions – 2020 Update
with Dr. David H Wang, IMMAF Medical Committee
15:00 hrs (UTC+1) Why Regulatory Pathways are Essential
with Marc Goddard, IMMAF Director of Regulatory Affairs
FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER
14:00 hrs (UTC+1) Anti-doping: National Federation Responsibilities
Under the 2021 Code
with Anti-doping Consultant, Michele Verroken (Sporting Integrity)
15:00 hrs (UTC+1) Championships Q&A with Events Team
Live chat with IMMAF events team
16:00 hrs (UTC+1) Presidents’ Closing Speech
with President Kerrith Brown