Integrated Academy co-joined with inspiration


Written on the 17th of April 2018

A big welcome to the new members and families who have recently joined in with our classes 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.

۞ February and ongoing: There has been some great fitness classes on the Saturday mornings at the Integrated Wellbeing Centre in Pialba. If anyone would like to get involved in the Saturday morning fitness session it continues to be provided from 8:30am each week. Please contact Jared on 0400 109 368 for more info. (There is a link to all of the class flyers at the bottom of this page) 

۞ 28th of February: The Youth Empowerment Program at our Integrated Wellbeing Centre. The Integrated Development Academy continues to be involved in this great program co-created in partnership with the various agencies of the Hervey Bay community. Well done to all of the participants and Youth Support Workers for embracing these opportunities towards personal progression and development.

۞ 2nd of March: The Integrated Self-Development Program at the Integrated Wellbeing Centre. It is always an honour to be invited to provide this program to various community groups and schools throughout the Fraser Coast. For this particular program we had participants from the Australia Red Cross organisation converge together with students from the Glendyne Education Centre for a 4-session program at our Integrated Centre in Pialba. Much appreciation to Tracee Kepler from Red Cross and Chep Krummel from Glendyne for helping organise the program.

۞ 3rd of March: Ignite the Fight 23 event at Fortitude Valley. Congratulations to Locky Nugent for showing so much heart, resilience and courage to be able to win a hard fought battle against his opponent. Both fighters did very well and brought out the best in each other. Much respect to Narelle Leahey and everyone else who helped Locky move forward on his Martial Arts & Self-Development journey.

۞ 14th of March and ongoing: The weekly Meditation & Yoga classes are still going strong at the Integrated Wellbeing Centre. Much respect to everyone who has dedicated themselves to this class which is focused on holistically nurturing and activating health, wellbeing and harmony on each level of mind, body and soul.

۞ 15th of March: Session # 7 of the Integrated Development Academy’s contribution into the Alternative Education Program at the Hervey Bay High School. It is always a good feeling to work with the various teachers and students in these kinds of classes focused on providing support, guidance and mentorship to those in need.

۞ 16th of March: This was the final of the Integrated Self-Development Program Term 1 sessions for the Australia Red Cross and Glendyne combined groups. Congratulations to all involved for their enthusiastic participation.

۞ 21st of March: Well done to all of the participants of the Youth Empowerment Program for successfully completing the Integrated Self-Development component. Much respect to Cheri Peters, Troy Sullivan and Simone Horne for helping to organise and facilitate the Program.


۞ 22nd of March: Brown Belt Grading at the Dundowran Hall. Congratulations to Harmony Irvin, Owen Dutton and Angie Dutton for attaining their Brown Belt levels.  It was a great grading night and each student did really well. Thank you to Dale Mackenzie and Tahnee MacKenzie for helping me facilitate the grading and heartfelt gratitude and respect to all of the supporting families involved in the Integrated Academy journey.  

۞ 28th of March: This was the Integrated Self-Development Grading & Certificate Presentation day of the Alternative Education Program at the Hervey Bay High School. Congratulations to each of the students and teachers who successful passed all of the requirements to earn their certificates.

۞ 31st of March (and ongoing): The ParkRun events in Hervey Bay are always a positive experience for everyone involved. Integrated Martial Arts now has a total of 36 team-mates participating in the Saturday morning event It's inspiring to see such a widespread level of personal motivation towards health and fitness in the community. Thankyou to all of the organisers and volunteers (including those from the Integrated team) for providing these united opportunities.


۞ 14th of April: Integrated Martial Arts Friendship Challenge. Well done to all of the 2018 Integrated Martial Arts Friendship Challenge participants for their awesome display of skills, heartfelt determination and mutual respect. Very proud of each and every one of you. I would like to extend my appreciation to all of the volunteers who united with me throughout this event to enable it to come to life and to provide an empowering opportunity for all involved. Much respect to all of the families and friends who came along to the event in support of each of the 30 participants. Thankyou to Fraser Coast HIT 101.9 for their continued support and also to Ron Brown Homes and Whale City Bulk Meats for contributing towards the BBQ supplies. I am now currently in the process of creating the full event video featuring all of the fights edited into a professional event package including photographs and a highlight video & slideshow.

۞ Thankyou Note: Much appreciation to all of the other instructors at the Integrated Martial Arts Wellbeing Centre who continue to join forces with me in offering a wide variety of health and fitness classes in the community. Thankyou Narelle Leahey, Dale MacKenzie, Joshua Seedsman, Jared Crooks, Maridol Torres and Tahnee MacKenzie. Each of your personal dedication and commitment to helping others in the community is inspirational and I am grateful for all that you do.

۞ I would like to also extend my heartfelt gratitude to all of the families and students involved 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 )))...∞


۞ 17th of May: Blue Belt Grading at the Dundowran Hall.

۞ 20th of May: Hervey Bay Half Marathon event. We have a few Integrated Martial Arts team members involved in this event. If you are interested to join in with the fun here is a link to the event page on Facebook:

۞ 26th of May: "Tomorrow's Champions" Muay Thai Fight Night at the Gold Coast. Integrated Muay Thai student Sam Fischer will be in this event. Much respect to Sam for stepping up to this challenge and also to Narelle Leahey for being dedicated to Sam's preparation.

۞ 3rd of June: Emergence Level 1 Gryphon Grading at the Integrated Centre in Pialba.

۞ 28th of June: 2nd Degree Black Belt Grading at the Dundowran Hall.


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

۞ Integral Health And Harmony sessions continue to be available!

Contact Maridol on 0404 797 222 or 4128 7891 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 the 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.


"Light is a carrier-wave of Cosmic information imbued with the wisdom of Creation."

~ Mick’s random epiphanies of awareness 2018 :)