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Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020

IMMAF Presents Virtual Technical Seminar Week

By press release

The International Mixed Martial Arts (IMMAF) presents its third annual Technical Seminar Week from 12 to 16 October 2020. Due to current international restrictions on gathering and travel, IMMAF will host this year’s event online, live and on-demand.

Among a range of topics from good governance in sport; visualisation for elite performance; and regulatory affairs to a social media workshop and an MMA FIT work-out class, highlight topics are set to include:

an exclusive overview of IMMAF’s forthcoming program for 4 – 11 year old children: “Lets Mix Martial Arts”
“COVID – What we know, what we can do,” with the IMMAF Medical Committee’s Dr H. Wang

The IMMAF President and CEO in their welcome talk can also be expected make some key announcements. Meanwhile, two assemblies will take place – the Women’s Commissions’ Congress and the (all) Commissions Assembly.

Of the Seminar Week, IMMAF President Kerrith Brown, commented:

“While the global lock-down has restricted the organisation of competitions and physical events, the IMMAF family has used the time opportunity to focus on governance and upskilling as we continue to strive to meet the highest standards, with the aim to come back stronger in 2021. This Seminar Week presents an opportunity for IMMAF to come together again as a community, and we are pleased to offer members a range of educational seminars to assist the continued development and growth of their organisations during this time.”

IMMAF members interested in attending, should contact their National Federation for information.

See the full event programme below.



13:00 hrs (UTC+1): President’s Welcome & CEO Update:
(For All the Latest Developments)
President Kerrith Brown & CEO Densign White

14:00 hrs (UTC+1): On Youth Development (4 – 11 year olds):
plus exclusive overview of the IMMAF program for schools, “Lets Mix Martial Arts”
with Andrew Moshanov – IMMAF Director of Sport Development; Ott Tonissar;
EMMAF President (Estonia); Vartan Aparian – CMMAF (Cyprus);
Ryan Phillips – MMASA (South Africa)

15:00 hrs (UTC+1): Coaching Matters: Visualisation for Athlete Performance;
Impact of Rapid Weight Loss
with Vinny Shoreman – Mind Coach; and
Chris Kirk, PHD – Researcher John Moore University of Liverpool


14:00 hrs (UTC+1) Women’s Commissions Assembly (by private invitation only)

15:00 hrs (UTC+1): Social Media Workshop for National Federations
with Andreas Georgiou (Uni4m Mediah), IMMAF Social Media Manager;
Izzy Carnwath IMMAF Comms Director; plus, special guest (TBC)

16:00 hrs (UTC+1) Integrity, Transparency & Accountability in the Governance of MMA
with IMMAF CEO Densign White


13:00 hrs (UTC +1) MMA FIT (workout session)
with Bertrand Amoussou, IMMAF Board Director

14:00 hrs (UTC+1): Cultivating National Membership
Gosha Malik, Member Relations Manager;
and Jorden Curran, Member Development Consultant

15:00 hrs (UTC+1) Commissions Congress (by private invitation only)


14:00 hrs (UTC+1) “COVID – What we know, what we can do.”
with Dr. David H Wang, IMMAF Medical Committee

15:00 hrs (UTC+1) Why Regulatory Pathways are Essential in MMA
with Marc Goddard, IMMAF Director of Regulatory Affairs


14:00 hrs (UTC+1) Anti-doping:
National Federation Responsibilities Under the 2021 Code
with Michele Verroken, IMMAF Anti-doping Consultant

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


posted by FCF Staff @ 8:01 pm
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