Integrity Martial Arts Academy
"Strengthening Mind, Body, & Character"
Location: V.U. Gibson Center 8100 S. US Hwy 41, Fort Branch, IN
Phone: 812-753-3307 Email: IByapper@rocketmail.com
Isaac Birch is a certified instructor in Filipino Martial Arts, Jun Fan / Jeet Kune Do, Chang Quan, Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Majapahit Silat, Mugei Ryu Iaido, Shinki Ryu JuJitsu, Team Leader for Pekiti Tirsia Tactical Association, USA Wrestling Coach, Hardstyle Kettlebell Trainer, MALC Institute & NRA firearms instructor.
He's also trained in Combat Submission Wrestling, Muay Thai / Kick Boxing, Garimot & Modern Arnis, Western Boxing, Dekiti Tirsia Kali, Shito Ryu, Systema, Krav Maga and Yoga. He holds a Master of Arts in Administration and Indiana teaching licenses in Elementary, Physical Education, Special Education, Computer Technology, & History. Just as students of I.M.A. are encouraged to do, Isaac continues to study and refine his skills.
Kids Core Instructors
Dr. Robert Asa has trained in the martial arts for 50 years and taught for over 30 years.
He holds master’s licences in Shinki Ryu Jujitsu, American Shaolin Chang Quan,
Chin Na, and the Pu Mo Shi system of
American Shaolin Chang Quan.
He has trained in Japanese, Chinese, and Okinawan arts, holding a 7th degree black belt in Shinki Ryu, 4th degree black belt in American Shaolin Chang Quan kung fu,5th degree black belt in Hiden Mugei Ryu Iaido, 3rd degree black belt in Motobu-Ha Shito Ryu karate, 1st Black in Kobujitsu, 1st Black in Daito-Ryu Aikijitsu, and 1st Black in the martial art of Ryukyu Kempo. Mr. Asa is currently a full time professor at Oakland City University, where he has taught religious studies since 1984. Dr. Asa teaches Shinki Ryu (Japanese Ju-Jitsu) at I.M.A.
Isaac Birch (left) Dr. Robert Asa (right)
Teaching together at I.M.A. Academy
- founded in 2002-
Together they have a total of over 75 years
of experience in the martial arts!
Sandy Birch, Program Director
Sandy oversees student membership, attendance, tuition, & IMA apparrel. She is the Lead Instructor for the IMA 'Tiny Tigers' kids class for ages 3-5.
Kids Core Assistant Instructors
Eric Elliott began training in the Martial Arts back in 1991. Eric is currently an Internationally Certified Instructor in the PinPoint ™ Method under Grandmaster Mark Kline, 4th Degree Black Belt (Master Rank) in Ryukyu Kempo Karate under Grandmasters Mark Kline and Jim Corn, 5th Degree Black Belt in Hiden Mugei Ryu Iaido under the late Soke Terry Stanton, and a 1st Degree Black Belt in Japanese Jujitsu under Master Robert Asa. Eric earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Oakland City University in 2005 and has been teaching in the kids classes at Integrity Martial Arts Academy since 2012.