2016 has left IDM with many accomplishments. Collectively, we increased our understanding of the Arts, both physically and philosophically by surrounding ourselves with some of the best teachers on the planet. This education came from Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje Jr., Guro Dan Inosanto, Grandmaster Samuel Kwok, and Sigung Rick Tucci. Boastfully, I will say, the source from which we drink is really good.
IDM has served its community in the best interest of public safety. Specifically, by addressing violence in the New York City Subway Systems, during a time where slashing’s where too frequent and random. We made special appearances on ABC and CBS news encouraging situational awareness and a plan of action for every citizen.
We look forward to 2017 as we are committed to Self Preservation and Self Perfection. This year the focus is on Attribute Development, to enable practitioners to extract the knowledge from the mat and apply it to their personal lives. Essentially, it will enable us to recognize our failure points, while climbing the ladder of excellence.