Welcome readers! The idea for this site/blog came from my instructor Shihan Ken Smith .
I would like to publicly acknowledge Shihan Smith for my personal development in the martial arts and also his encouragement and friendship over the last 13 years. Thank you sir!
My current vision for this site and for IMC overall is to empower people. So much of today’s society and culture is based on dis-empowering us. We are told with great repetition (pay attention to how many times an ad runs on tv in a course of one tv show) that we are safe and that everything is alright, “all warm and fuzzy”.
As Master at Arms James A. Keating has said: “There are more things on this planet with fangs, claws, poisons and scales than there are things that are warm, fuzzy and full of love. It’s a simple Fact”!
Those threats also come in the human variety as well. The threats are not always physical in nature either. Defense of self comes in many varieties too. Mental defense (what goes in your head i.e. tv news etc.) biological defense (hand washing, self-care) for a couple of examples. It is my vision to explore the world around us to empower myself, my instructors and students and hopefully make the world a little safer.
Thank you and let’s get started!