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THE MOST ACTUAL AND EVOLUTIONARY SCIENCE OF MARTIAL RE-EDUCATION OF THE MOVEMENT

Imoto Method

SELF-DEFENCE THROUGH MARTIAL RE-EDUCATION OF THE BODY AND THE SINOMOTOR EFFECT ON STRIKES

In the IMOTO METHOD you develop self-protection skills according to your needs (civil or military, sports, self-protection, etc.), age and body type, learning to re-educate your instinctive reactions to take advantage of the characteristics of the environment, the adrenaline rush and the natural and spontaneuous body movements and reflexes for survival in your favor.

Each training session is designed to test your alertness and increase the awareness of your peripersonal space through force flow techniques with balance and precision in any postures and transitions between them.

When applying the SYNOMOTOR EFFECT — the special technical maneuver that synergizes ideomotor movements during physical contact — the opponent’s strength is nullified and, through a sudden reversal of muscular torques, he will be unbalanced and become more vulnerable to strikes with or without weapons.

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Such gradual improvement of your reflexes and reaction time, your sensory perception, the use of fluidly transferring your weight, your levers and body weapons, will leave you prepared to control a violent encounter, following a rational training process where your safety and your health is respected. This psychomotor improvement also minimizes accidents and risky situations in your daily life, generating dexterity, agility, self-confidence and a combative spirit.

In the IMOTO METHOD each Apprentice trains at their own pace, as the power flow maneuvers were designed to work efficiently even if you are not an athlete or cannot kick above the waist line.

Classes are informal and at the end of each training session we review what was practiced (feedback) as well as its application in reality.

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Theory guides practice and practice improves theory.

When aiming to acquire lethal skills, it is essential to rescue and encourage your spontaneity so that you have autonomy in your own training. Therefore, the practice of the IMOTO METHOD does not repeat the same old answers to the same problems (traditional teaching), but rather solves old and current problems in different ways (random method), breaking with traditional paradigms to find innovative solutions.

MARTIAL PEDAGOGY

THE PYRAMID AND THE MOSAIC

In conventional martial arts methodologies, the curriculum of techniques, exercises and maneuvers is structured like a pyramid built from a base: to reach level B you first need to climb to A, and to know level C you will first need to go through A and B, just as you will need to overcome A, B and C to reach D, going successively from one step to another towards the top…

In the IMOTO METHOD you learn from the first class to create and develop the “Closed Martial Body”, a new postural reflex to be able to cause the SYNOMOTOR EFFECT, the mental ability to unbalance, disorient and damage one or more opponents at the first contact, without which kinetic flow techniques and strikes would depend on greater muscular strength, speed and vigor…

IN THIS AREA OF SPECIALIZED TRAINING, CONTEXT IS EVERYTHING.

Instead of a rigid and blocked system of learning and training, the IMOTO METHOD adopts a rational scientific theory to be tested in free practice and individually adapted to be improved in continuous cycles. This unusual and almost unknown way of training has a beginning but it is a process that has no end. And that requires COURAGE. It is courage that guarantees discipline and sustains motivation.

 

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The short-term results are:

Strengthening Balance;
Increased Joint Loosening and Muscle Readiness;
Refinement of the senses (especially touch) and spatial perception (control of distance and strategic zone);
Body Unit (Biotensegrity, Interconnection or “Closed Body”).

Therefore, in the IMOTO METHOD, instead of a pyramid, the training process is similar to assembling a mosaic with a panoramic image: the pieces can be added starting from the edges of the figure, or from the center, or from some other area, freely. At first you won’t see the image well, but as the pieces come together, part of the figure will begin to reveal itself. By continuing to add more pieces, the image will enlarge and become sharper and more defined, until there will be a complete view even before completing the entire mosaic. From this point on, the image will only gain more detail and clarity with the fitting of the remaining pieces. Once those gaps are filled, the image becomes a continuous, non-fragmented canvas – and in the end it won’t even look like a puzzle.

This teaching methodology is structured in series of isometric and plyometric exercises for dynamic stability, interconnected movement and continuous strikes, with individual and pair practices in order to accelerate your development in the shortest possible time.

CLASSES DIRECTLY WITH PROF. LUCIANO IMOTO, THE IDEALIZER OF THE IMOTO METHOD AND AUTHOR OF THE SCIENTIFIC ARTICLE “A HIPÓTESE DOS 3 FORMATOS DE PODER E A TEORIA DO EFEITO SINOMOTOR” PUBLISHED IN THE BOOK “CIÊNCIA APLICADA ÀS ARTES MARCIAIS – VOL. 2 ” (OMP, 2018).

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PROFESSOR LUCIANO IMOTO

• Director and Chief Instructor of Academia Imoto (www.academiaimoto.com);
• 33 years of experience in Martial Arts;
• Creator of the IMOTO METHOD and TAICHI BALANCE;
• BOXING instructor trained by Cuban Boxing coach Amaro Rocha (Clã Santa Rosa – RJ);
• Simplified Yang style TAI CHI CHUAN instructor created by Prof. Cheng Manching;
• 2nd Dan Black Belt in AIKIDO;
• 2nd Degree Black Belt in GUIDED CHAOS, graduated in New York, USA;
• MMA Fitness Coach (Functional Fight Training);
• Author of the book “The Metaphysics of Combat” (Ícone Editora, 2008);
• Author of the scientific article “The Hypothesis of the 3 Shapes of Power and the Theory of the Synomotor Effect” (OMP Editora, 2018);
• Instructor and speaker of courses, workshops and seminars:
Sesc Bom Retiro: Imoto Method Self-Defence – February 2024;
Sesc Florêncio de Abreu: Tai Chi Balance – September 2023;
Sesc Consolação: Tai Chi Chuan Experience – July 2023;
OAB/CAASP: Women’s Self-Defence Workshop (03 online classes and 01 in-person IMOTO METHOD) every Saturday in March 2022;
Sesc Carmo: Tai Chi Chuan Experience – September to October/2022;
Sesc Santana: Olympic Boxing Experience – 4 Video Classes – July 2021;
Sesc Santana: Boxing Classes – March/2020;
Sesc Osasco: Women’s Self-Defence Classes – January and February/2020;
Sesc Santana: Tai Chi Chuan Experience – November 3rd to 24th, 2019;
Sesc Osasco: Tai Chi Chuan and Fighting Classes – September to December 2019;
Sesc Pompeia: Adaptive Self-Defence and Tai Chi Chuan Classes – Challenge Day 2019;
SESC Consolação: Tai Chi Chuan Classes – Contemplation in Movement – SESC Summer 2019;
SESC Bom Retiro: Personal Protection Experience – SESC Summer 2018 and SESC Summer 2017;
SESC Ipiranga: Boxing mini-course, functional Boxing circuit and SESC Summer 2018 Boxing classes;
SESC Pinheiros: Tai Chi Chuan Experience – Contemplation in Movement – SESC Summer 2018;
SESC Osasco: Introduction to the Imoto Method of Self-Defence – From 05/04 to 05/25/17 and 07/06 to 07/27/17;
SESC Osasco: Personal Defence Experience – SESC Summer 2017;
SESC Vila Mariana: Self-Defence and Kung Fu (Tai Chi Chuan) Experience – SESC Summer 2015 – from 27/01 to 30/01/15 and 24/02 to 28/02/15;
SESC Vila Mariana: Personal Defence Workshop for Men and Women from 06/08 to 08/08/14.
SALOMÃO ZOPPI Laboratory: Self-defence workshop at SIPAT – Internal Accident Prevention Week at Work – (2016);
Company BAXTER HOSPITALAR: Tai Chi Chuan and Personal Defence Workshop (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023);
ASPOJESP – Association of Judicial Security Agents of the State of São Paulo: Intensive self-defence course for police officers (2015 to 2019);
COATS Factory: Introduction to Self-Defence (2015, 2016 and 2018);
DERSA (Desenvolvimento Rodoviário S/A): Lecture and technical demonstration of urban self-defence at the opening of SIPAT week with the theme “Learn to Deal with Threatening Situations” (2014);
AVIANCA: Control and immobilization course in confined space of aircraft for pilots and airline crew (2014);
DIGITAL ACCESS: Female self-defense workshop for company employees (2013).

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