IMMAF – WMMAA Technical Progression Scheme
Recommendations for Coaches on Grading
IMMAF-WMMAA promotes the IMMAF – WMMAA Talent Development Pathway – a technical progression scheme – as the tool to establish standards across the sport and provide national federations with a means to help them in managing membership and generating revenue. The scheme is viewed as the principal vehicle of retention of recreational athletes.
Also, it is a way to assure that all competitive athletes have attained a minimum technical standard if they wish to compete and enter official IMMAF – WMMAA competitions. The minimum grade requirement for each IMMAF – WMMAA competition shall be announced prior to the event will be included in the Event Handbook.
Coaches are free to organise gradings assessments either formally or informally. Some students may benefit from assessment of their progress in a less pressurising environment and, therefore, the examination can be arranged into smaller blocks of techniques and stretched over a few sessions. The coach, who must be eligible to examine the students, shall assess several aspects of the students’ progress . The minimum pass mark of 80% for every technical element is recommended, hence leaving the students with the incentive to master their skills further until they perfect them.
Standing Techniques: Clinches, Takedowns, Throws, Fence Control
|Best grip |
|Use of the|
Groundwork Techniques: Attacks, Defences, Reversals, Fence Control
|Body, arm, leg |
catch or grip
|Use of the|
Grading assessments can be recorded in two ways:
Option 1 using a traditional paper system
Option 2 using the IMMAF Apple/Android mobile phone application
Both grading options require;
1. students to be registered with their National Federation via MyNextMatch.com.
2. national coaches conducting examinations to be IMMAF – WMMAA certified
Black belt gradings may only be considered at the recommendation of the National Technical Committee of each National Federation to IMMAF – WMMAA, who has the sole authority to award them.