MMAF PRESENTS VIRTUAL TECHNICAL SEMINAR WEEK
12 – 16 OCTOBER 2020
FOR IMMAF MEMBERS
[London. 29 September 2020] 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.
IMMAF TECHNICAL SEMINAR PROGRAMME 2020
MONDAY 12 OCTOBER:
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
TUESDAY 13 OCTOBER:
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
WEDNESDAY 14 OCTOBER
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)
THURSDAY 15 OCTOBER
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
FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER
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