IAOMAS is using the LinkedIn group to now control member applications and directory. We have struggled with manual HTML in the past, hosting directories on WordPress … and now are choosing to use an elegant solution to our problem. Get members to join LinkedIn for professional networking, then join the IAOMAS on LinkedIn group. Sorted. For more information see the Join page before headed to LinkedIn to join us there.
Colin Wee has been organising an ‘IAOMAS Masters’ Series as continuing professional development offering in Western Australia. This series was initiated in 2017 to support open style school owners and high-level senior instructors. As facilities are small, this is a by-invitation only event where three volunteers out of the invitees are asked to cover issues or topics that are ‘dear and near’. Variously in both session this year (one in February and the second in July), we have sat through talks of historical lineage of Samurai arts, looked at a Savate maestro’s knife collection, and worked on Goju Ryu bunkai. Cost of participation is only to cover a catered lunch – but this is a meagre investment to play with some of the highest ranking practitioners in Western Australia. For more information, see JDK’s IAOMAS Masters Report.