Integrative Martial Arts is a holistic system based on correct posture, breathing, relaxation, and freedom of movement in a vast understanding of health and combative application. We aim to cut away the unessential and cultivate the core essential components of combat, life, and peace. Our foundation of training is based on Russian, Japanese, and Chinese arts such as Systema, Jujutsu, Ninjutsu, Taichi, and Baguazhang. We bring in and synthesis knowledge from these arts to understand a full range of movement and human ability always keeping training fresh integrative and alive. Study the use of geometry, anatomy, psychology, and physics in a vast array of skills to improve your mental and physical potential from strikes, locks, throws, take-downs, falls, rolls, ground movement, grappling, massage, breathing technique, meditation, and a philosophy designed to maximize total self-mastery.
The mission of the IMA Academy is to develop whole, healthy and confident human beings free from fear, negativity, and delusions.
By helping create more whole healthy and complete human beings we seek to influence a better and more peaceful world of empowered consciousness and mastery. By understanding integrated training we can see all natural principles and commonalities that exists in all martial arts and spiritual practices that relate to our daily life. A committed and disciplined path is a great way to enhance every part of your being from the physical to the psychological and the spiritual
Casey Lake started his journey of martial arts at the age of 8 in his hometown of Fremont, CA. Later moving on to Monterey, CA to study with Julio Toribio at the age of 13 in the Japanese martial arts Seibukan Jujutsu, Aikido, Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu (Ninjutsu), Battojutsu (Sword Art), and Karate. He was Uchideshi (inside student) and completed his training with high honors and became one of the main Instructors of the Monterey Budokan. He started his training of Baguazhang, Qi gong, and Taichi at the age of 20 with various teachers and various styles. One day a good friend gave him some Systema -Russian Martial Art videos by Vladimir Vasiliev and soon became obsessed with the art and continues to teach and train everyday at his school in Seaside Ca. Casey pursues to travel learn and teach martial arts around the world with high level teachers. His passion is to aid an assist everyone and anyone willing to develop themselves and commit to a path of hard training and excellence on the warrior path.
I’ve known Casey Lake for approximately 5 years now. Casey is an amazing young man who takes his training very seriously. He’s been working with my son Nicholas, who’s now 15 years of age, and has done amazing work with him. I can’t say enough about Casey, he’s changed my son’s life for the better. I’m a single parent who’s very protective of my son and Casey is the first person I can honestly say outside my family I trust with my son with 100%. He has done wonders for my son and working with Casey on any level is a blessing.
Casey Lake has been my martial arts teacher for some
five years. I might add here that my standards for
martial arts instructors are quite high, having
trained with mid-career and senior masters.
Casey’s expertise and enthusiasm have always
elevated me and increased my martial arts abilities and awareness. His patience and precise approach has pulled me through quite a bit of
challenging material. He has been particularly
skillful in adapting to the needs of a 65-year old martial arts student. Casey Lake is a
gifted natural athlete and a monster martial artist!
Casey is always training and expanding his expertise, and his greatest strength is that he brings his students along with him, catching them up in his own great enthusiasm for learning. Even when teaching the basics, he keeps it fresh and is happy to explore the finer points of techniques with his students, all while having fun and sharing that spirit with his students.