"If you develop the courage and strength to follow your heart, you will always grow and succeed in every way that truly matters."
The Integrated Martial Arts Academy was established on the 29th of October 2002 in Burrum Heads, Queensland. The creation of this academy has been founded upon the empowering virtues and qualities developed within the Martial Arts and throughout life. Along the pathway of their involvement, each participant is encouraged and supported on a progressive journey of inner strength, courage and heartfelt determination.
In 2006 the Integrated Martial Arts Academy spread its wings further in the creation of the Integrated Development Academy.
This expansion of the Academy provides an even wider array of opportunity towards an individual's journey of Personal Growth and Self-Development. In conjunction with the continued facilitation of our group Martial Arts Classes we also provide a variety of other classes, 1-on-1 PT sessions and Self-Development Programs. Our intention is to support the Health, Wellbeing and Harmony on all aspects of life (Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual). This is attained through combining Strength & Fitness Training, Nutritional Guidance, Inspiration & Motivation, Spiritual Awareness, Chi Energy Connection & Healing, Yoga and Meditation.
And now most recently from April 2016 we have opened up the Integrated Martial Arts Wellbeing Centre. I would like to extend my appreciation to Amit & Anne Singh, Maridol Torres, Tahnee MacKenzie, Katie Moran, Simon Upton and Greg & Mel Atzori who initially helped bring this vision forward into reality. We are also fortunate to have other instructors and friends such as Joshua Seedsman, Royce Smith, Tyson Kotevski and Harmony Irvin who have been lending a valuable hand towards the ongoing success and positive environment held within the Integrated Martial Arts journey.
The Integrated Martial Arts Wellbeing Centre is a facility offering a large variety of Martial Arts, Strength and Fitness classes in conjunction with Holistic Wellbeing services. It has become a powerful hub for self-development on many levels within the heart of our shared community. Here is a link to the Integrated Wellbeing Centre page on Facebook www.facebook.com/Integratedmartialartshb
"Michael Green is the founder of Queensland’s Integrated Martial Arts Academy and the Integrated Development Academy. Green began martial arts training with his father at four years old, and has since trained extensively in various styles, including Muay Thai, Hwa Rang Do, Zen Do Kai, Kyokushin Karate, Aikido and Freestyle Martial Arts. He has also worked for many years in youth support and community development. His academy’s mission is to ‘seek personal development through inner strength and courage’ and is also dedicated to ‘community empowerment through unity, cooperation and inspiration’. The academy regularly facilitates self-development programs that are specifically formatted to meet the needs of schools, youth groups and other community organisations." ~Australasian Blitz Magazine Article Vol. 24 # 6
Tahnee began her Integrated Martial Arts journey in August of 2006 and immediately began to excel. Tahnee was the first Integrated Martial Arts student to move through all of the initial grading levels and eventually attained her 1st degree black belt in December of 2010. It was at this stage that Tahnee also began to provide valuable support within the Academy as an assistant instructor and subsequently completed all government requirements to become an accredited Martial Arts Instructor of her own accord. In March of 2013 Tahnee began facilitating her own classes in Burrum Heads whilst simultaneously continuing to work as an assistant instructor at the Dundowran dojo. Tahnee is a great instructor and has a wonderful rapport with all of the students and families involved.
In September of 2013 Tahnee also attained her Level 1 MMA Emergence Grading to add to her expanding list of personal accomplishments. Tahnee continues to be a great role model and mentor within the Academy and community. In the near future Tahnee will be attempting her 2nd degree grading which amongst many other requirements consists of 30 rounds of sparring. Much respect and appreciation to Tahnee for all that she does in support of the Integrated Academy.
Click here to visit Tahnee's Burrum Warriors FB Page: www.facebook.com/TahneeIMAA
This slide-show video was created in tribute to the Integrated Academy's first "Decade of Development".
There is also a 2nd video on our YouTube page that shows the most recent decade from 2012 - 2022.
Music Credit: www.WingMakers.com
(the video includes a row of descriptive text that flows across the screen at various stages throughout the journey)