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Academy Newsletter
Written on the 15th of June 2017

Welcome to all the new members and families who have recently joined and thank you to everyone for your continued support and participation within the Integrated Academy. This newsletter covers some of the recent occurrences and then focuses on some upcoming events to look forward to experiencing in the future.

۞ 4th of May: Green Belt Grading at the Dundowran Hall. Huge Congrats to Chanae Peaker, Joshua Mijas and Kahlia Smith for their success at this grading and thankyou to the team of assistant instructors and volunteers who helped out with the proficiency sheets and video camera work.


۞ 12th of May: This was the date that our new wall assembly was fastened into place at the Integrated Martial Arts Wellbeing Centre. Much appreciation to Simon Lemanu and Amit Singh for helping organise the assembly. And thank you to Clint and the team at A-Grade Fabrications for doing such a good job.


۞ 16th of May – 28th of May: Positive Energy Exchange Training (PEET) in Thailand.
Much respect to Amit Singh, Narelle Leahey, Tarley Leahey, Kaine Beattie, Locky Nugent and Tenzin Bereny who travelled over to Thailand to experience an amazing Martial Arts adventure. Here are some inspirational words from Amit regarding the shared journey.
This kind of training is character building as it builds confidence and provides guidance for life in general. Very proud of Team Integrated Muay Thai Team for showing awesome strength and courage during training. It's hot, humid and training is hard but the team just keeps pushing on to learn from the best. The team put so much effort into learning proper Muay Thai from the best and they keep showing up every training session. Training like this builds character, gives confidence and provides direction in life. Thank you Team Paidang Muay Thai, Kru Paidang and Dao Paidang for giving us the opportunity to train in your Centre.
The Integrated team’s experience culminated in the last day with each team member being awarded their first white band to indicate that they passed their first stage in becoming a true Muay Thai fighter. A fighter needs to be emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually ready. This kind of test prepares the students to lead a balanced life. I am very proud of Team Integrated Muay Thai and their Positive Energy Exchange Training.








۞ Message of Appreciation from Mick:
I would like to extend a special note of appreciation to Cameron O'Donnell, Lynette Duffy and Anne Singh who each stepped forward in helping me facilitate the various classes at the Integrated Centre while our other instructors were away. Thank you for generously sharing your personal time and instructing abilities, it was greatly appreciated by all.

۞ 17th of May: Youth Empowerment Program. This was session # 3 of an 8-week program. The Integrated Martial Arts/Development Academy is proud to be involved in this great program designed to empower and support the youth of our community. Some of the sessions are facilitated in an outdoor environment and others were conducted at the Integrated Wellbeing Centre and also at the Hervey Bay PCYC. Well done to all youth participants and support workers involved.

۞ 19th of May: Integrated Martial Arts Self-Development Program for the Xavier College. Well done to each of the students from the Xavier College who have been doing so well during their classes at the Integrated Wellbeing Centre. This was session # 3 of a 7-session module incorporated into their sports & development curriculum.

۞ 29th of May: Integrated Martial Arts Boxing & Cardio sessions continue to generate heaps of positive energy for all involved. Keep up the great work everyone, you are all an inspiration!

۞ 7th of June: Transition 2 Success (T2S) Program. Congratulations to each of the participants of the T2S program who were each recognised for their personal achievements during a Graduation Ceremony held at the Hervey Bay Cultural Centre. The Integrated Martial Arts/Development Academy was once again proud to be involved with such a professionally structured program in support of our community’s young people. An empowering article was also released through the ABC network


۞ 7th of July: Blue Belt Grading at the Burrum Heads Dojo. This will be the first grading facilitated under the guidance of Integrated Instructor Tahnee MacKenzie for her students at the Burrum Heads hall.

۞ 22nd of July:Ignite the Fight 21: There is a team of Muay Thai fighters from the Integrated Martial Arts Centre preparing to do battle at this event. This time the event will take place at the Fortitude Boxing gym in Brisbane. (10-12 Kyabara St, Newstead). Click on the link for more info:

۞ 27th of July: Blue Belt Grading at the Dundowran Dojo. All students who have been white belt-blue tip level for at least 3 months with regular attendance will be eligible to grade for their blue belt level.

۞ 6th of August: Annual Friendlies Cane2Coral Fun Run. We are definitely putting together a team for this great upcoming event in Bundaberg. Let one of the class instructors know if you are keen to be involved. We have registered our team name as "Integrated Martial Arts" and now are looking for as many keen participants to join into our team as possible. If we get over 10 team members the event organisers will donate a percentage of our registation fee to a charity group of our choice. Here is a website link with extra details regarding the event:


۞ We now have a webpage for the new Integrated Martial Arts Wellbeing Centre ! The page also includes a downloadable and printable class timetable.

۞ Integral Health And Harmony sessions continue to be available!
Please see info flyer below
Contact Maridol on 0404797222 or 41287891 for more info.

There is also a webpage available at the following link:

۞ Maridol's book "Unveiling The Soul - A Journey Into Light" has now been published by the Balboa Press company!

The book consists of 140 pages of soulful poetry and artwork.
An excellent promo video has recently been created.

There is more info about Maridol's book at the following link: Balboa Press: "Unveiling The Soul"

۞ The webpage for the new enhanced edition of the “Inspiration For Life’s Journey” book has been updated. The books are available at each of Integrated Martial Arts training centre's and for anyone who doesn't live near Hervey Bay it is available to purchase online. There is also a PDF file available for anyone interested. If you would like a copy of the book in either format just let me know. The following link provides the purchase options and more details about the book:  
There is also a Facebook page that each week or so I put a new inspirational affirmation, artwork or poetry page taken from within the book or other sources.

Message Of Inspiration

"We are one united Humanity, and we all have an amazing opportunity
to empower one another with the energy of Love and Inspiration.”
~ Excerpt from page 24 of the new enhanced edition of "Inspiration For Life's Journey"

۞ Thank you once again for your continual support and participation within the Integrated Academy.

May you continue to be uplifted and empowered through Inner Strength, Courage, Truth and Love.

With the Light of Friendship, Harmony and Appreciation,

From Michael )))...


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Contact: Michael Green- Home Phone: 4128 7891 or 040 299 2074


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