International Martial Arts Alliance
Chairman Graham Slater

Thanks for checking out my weekly video blog.
This is where I let you know some interesting that are happening like seminars, camps, new movies etc and what I'm up to.
I tell you who I'm training with, what I'm eating, reading and who I'm meeting. You could find it boring or you might find it interesting Osh!
Starting 1st June 2010


Brief History of Training in Video
(2 mins 1.5mb)
Brief History of Graham's martial arts training is covered in text down the page.
TV / DVD Production Credits
Martial Arts & N T - TV Show 1998
Presenter
Co Producer
Headspin Productions

Maylasian Action Tour - Doco 2001
Presenter
Co Producer
Deeper Insight Productions











More images below...

Presenting the IMA's benefits as
Chairman in Video

(4 mins 2.5mb)
Reikijitsu Instructional DVD Series 2001
Graham Slater featured
Co Producer
Deeper Insight Productions
Legends Lunch - Industry Meet DVD 2005
Presenter
Co Producer
Deeper Insight Productions

Interactive Martial Arts E-Mag
Video Magazine Series 1-5 DVDs

Co Producer
Deeper Insight Productions

Graham's Photo Gallery Gallery 1 more images
K-Star Kung Fu Star TV Series -
Australia / China 2006

Documentory - Free to Air, Pay TV & DVD
Presenter
Co Producer
Shenzen TV, AC Media &
Deeper Insight Productions

Martial Arts TV Series
Producer / Presenter
Produced for C31 TV to create a variety show that appealled to the broad demographic of viewers with the goal of getting more consumers into martial arts. Statistics say the series was watched by more than 1 million households during its various broadcasts.

Movie Review of Bruce Lee's 'Way of the Dragon'
Graham is inserted again where he tries to referee this famous fight scene to make sure there are no foul moves.

Movie Review of 'Azumi"
Created using green screen technology to insert both Graham and Jackson into the movie giving them a first hand experience of what the movie is all about. Rated 'Cool"


Graham far left with Shihan Barry Johnston middle and next to him Shihan John Taylor

Graham far right on a camp with international teachers Vince Morris and Patrick McCarthy

Graham far right with catches up with international Kyusho expert Ivan Patanzzi

Graham far right training at Melbourne Uni Karate Club with an IMA instructors session

Exteme Tournament DVD 2006
Presenter
Co Producer
Deeper Insight Productions

Shaolin Stage Show - 2007
Free to Air, Pay TV & DVD
Presenter
Co Producer
AC Media & Deeper Insight Productions

Taste of the Arts DVD 2007
Graham Slater featured
Co Producer
Deeper Insight Productions

Instructional DVD 2007
Featuring Shaolin Monks Po & Piao

Co Producer
AC Media & Deeper Insight Productions

Interactive Martial Arts TV Series (1) 2007
Free to Air & DVD
Presenter
Co Producer
Deeper Insight Productions

Australian Kyokushin Karate
Nationals DVD 2009

Co Producer
Deeper Insight Productions

World Martial Arts Games DVD 2009
Presenter
Co Producer
Deeper Insight Productions

Interactive Martial Arts TV Series (2) 2009
Free to Air & DVD
Presenter
Co Producer
Deeper Insight Productions

Instructional DVD 2009
Featuring Shin Jun Shaolin Monk

Co Producer
Deeper Insight Productions

Brisbane Martial Arts Expo Documentory 2010
Free to Air & DVD
Presenter
Co Producer
Deeper Insight Productions

Karate Kid 'Behind the Scenes' Doco 2010
Free to Air & DVD
Presenter
Co Producer
Sony Pictures & Deeper Insight Productions

Thailand Discovered Documentory 2010
Free to Air, Pay TV & DVD
Presenter
Co Producer
Sony Pictures & Deeper Insight Productions

Interactive Martial Arts TV Series (3) 2010
Free to Air & DVD
Presenter
Co Producer
Deeper Insight Productions

Find out what is coming out next!
www.martialartschannel.tv


Articles Article 1
Teaching at the Zen Martial Arts College with the
Shaolin Warrior Monks. Video of Monks in action! (3 mb)
Graham and the IMA have been feature in over 60 magazines and newspapers around the world here are some of the magazine covers

Images courtesy of Graham Slater

Graham Slater Training History
Graham Slater started his martial arts training in England in 1973 inspired by Bruce Lee and the need to defend against the ever increasing violence by gang warfare on the streets of Liverpool. He started by learning from books and soon tracked down a Goju Karate school to train at.

After emigrating to Australia in 1975 he commenced training in Kyokushinkai Karate, Ken Shin Kan and Kickboxing until 1979. He then started training in Shotokan / Shotokai (Harada sensei's style ) until 1982 when he change to mainstream Japanese Shotokai Karate directly under Sensei Yasuo Ikeda.

Graham made another change in his training around 12 years later when his Japanese teacher died. He had already dabbled in several other arts but now made a concerted effort to become a mixed stylist incorporating Aikido, Jujitsu, Shintaido, Tai Chi and Qi Qong. In 2006 Graham became a consultant to the Shaolin Temple - China and opened a Martial Arts College under the guidance of the Temple where he coordinates the teaching of the Shaolin Kung Fu Monks to the general public. Got to the College

Not being content with the training in Australia Graham sort to move out of his comfort zone and travel extensively around the globe learning from many teachers. From 1982 to present day Graham has trained and taught in England, Europe, India, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Pacific Islands and nearly a dozens times in Japan.

Now a 6th dan with his own style Reikijitsu (founded in 1998) he spends his time working with many instructors from around the world exchanging ideas and developing the IMA. He presently communicates with over 1200 instructors every month (via email, phone and by physical meetings). This does not leave much time to teach general students hence the closure of his commercial schools. He is now fully enaged in his role as Chairman of the International Martial Arts Alliance.

Graham's duties are extensive and varied working with many school owners, private companies and government to help protect and grow the martial art industry.

The most important role for Graham has been to garner more recognistion for the martial arts industry. The majority of the general public see martial arts as just another sport (football/cricket) competing for their participation. His strategy has been to help improve the image, qualifications and professionlism of instructors so the general public will have a very positive expereince when they first walk into a martial art school, thus choosing it over other activities. Over the past 8 years Graham has been negotiating with many large companies and has obtained special group discounts for a number of products and services. With his work many instructors enjoy lower prices on insurance, travel, merchant card rates, loans, dvds, software,

He also assists in the direction and production of a series of DVDs and a popular magazine developed by the IMA called 'Interactive Martial Arts" a video magazine also called the IMA Emag. This has now developed into a TV Show that has become very popular. Go to TV Show With the expansion of the Martial Arts Alliance / Martial Arts Australia they have now created a complete Martial Arts Channel that broadcast 12 TV Shows.Martial Arts Channel

Graham is always taking on new projects that will help the industry one being to development and faciliate new programs that help instructors to become more qualified in the eyes of the government. By working with Regestered Training Orginisations the IMA has been able to offer nationally recognised qualifications such as Sports Coaching (specialization martial arts). Graham as a qualified Senior Sports Coach and Trainer / Assessor has been helping deliver these programs all around Australia.

The IMA working together with RTOs have made it possible for school students to obtain a government funded traineeship program to learn martial arts and gain a nationally recognised qualification.