19 APRIL – 23 APRIL, ONLINE
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) will be hosting its second virtual Technical Seminar Week for members from 19 to 23 April, with registration information to be released shortly.
- “From Amateur to Pro: What it Takes to Make it?” with IMMAF Director of Development, Andrew Moshanov and UFC Performance Institute Shanghai Head Coach, Dean Amasinger.
- UFC referee and IMMAF Regulatory Affairs Director, Marc Goddard on “The proving of regulatory pathways & the need for continual development in MMA.
- “Youth MMA Programme – A Roadmap to Mainstream Funding and Support” with Danny Corr, chairman of IMMAF’s Peace Through MMA Commission. Corr is acclaimed for his Fight to Unite youth project in Northern Ireland, which tackles issues affecting young people and helps to build positive futures for them and their communities.
- Commonwealth Games medical secretary and renowned Antidoping and Integrity consultant, Michele Verroken addressing “Risk Management in Anti-doping.”
The week is also set to feature a cross-sport panel discussion on athlete weight management, as the first in a new IMMAF Thought Leadership series, which will be open to the public and to be announced shortly.
See the full programme listed below.
IMMAF’S President Kerrith Brown said: “We are pleased to return with IMMAF Technical Seminar week aimed at knowledge sharing with our membership to further the sport development of MMA globally. Our 2020 edition was the first to be held online due to travel restrictions wrought by the pandemic, and yet turned out to IMMAF’s best attended Seminar Week yet. Based on its success, its enhanced inclusivity and the eco-benefits of organising online, we have brought the event forward this year to create continued opportunities for learning and growth during the ongoing lockdowns worldwide. We look forward to reuniting in person with our members at our Championships later in the year.”
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IMMAF 2021 TECHNICAL SEMINAR WEEK
MONDAY 19 APRIL
13:00 hrs: President’s Welcome & CEO Update
President Kerrith Brown OLY & CEO Densign White OLY, MBE
14:00 hrs: From Amateur to Pro: What it Takes to Make it in MMA?
Dr. Andrew Moshanov – IMMAF Director of Development
Dean Amasinger, Head Coach – UFC Performance Institute Shanghai
17:00hrs: (Public Event): Panel discussion on athlete weight management
Register here: https://app.livestorm.co/immaf/discussion-on-athlete-weight-management
TUESDAY 20 APRIL
13:00 hrs: Youth MMA Programme – A Roadmap to Mainstream Funding and Support
Danny Corr – Fight to Unite, IMMAF Peace Through MMA Commission, UAMMAA
14:00 hrs: National Federation Role and Responsibilities
Densign White OLY, MBE – IMMAF CEO
WEDNESDAY 21 APRIL
13:00 hrs: MMA FIT (aerobic workout session)
Bertrand Amoussou – IMMAF Board Director
14:00 hrs: Introducing the IMMAF Policy for Championships Legacy
Jorden Curran – IMMAF Member Development Consultant
THURSDAY 22 APRIL
13:00 hrs: Risk Management in Anti-doping
Michele Verroken – Sporting Integrity, IMMAF Anti-doping Consultant
14:00 hrs: The Proving of Regulatory Pathways and the Need for Continual Development in MMA
Marc Goddard – IMMAF Regulatory Affairs Director, international referee
FRIDAY 23 APRIL
13:00 hrs: Introducing the Internship & Volunteers Programme at IMMAF
Jaine Shah – IMMAF Athlete Equipment & Volunteers Manager
14:00 hrs: TPPS and Child Safeguarding Policies for MMA Championships
IMMAF Events Team
15:00 hrs: President’s Closing Speech