What is IMA?
At Panthers Gate, we journey past the traditional boundaries of the most well-known disciplines. The physical application of the Art has always been known to be a playing field for the aspiring “athlete” and “alternative practitioner." Still today, we have had very little breakthrough on the spiritual application of the Art in America as a whole, waiting for science and metaphysics to merge with tradition and modern times, and the Western and Eastern philosophies. We believe that for previous followers, keeping to tradition meant not questioning the old ways. However, in many fields today, questioning is exactly what has been required to appreciate and fully understand the value of the “Old Ways”. We learn how, why, and in what ways the art developed and how it applied in the personal lives of the warrior in time of war as well as in peace.