ICM designs and implements various programs with the aim of fulfilling the following 4 objectives and functions of the centre.
In the field of research and knowledge sharing, the functions of the Centre shall be to :
(a)promote research and knowledge sharing on :
(b) encourage research on martial arts by young researchers
In the field of capacity building, the functions of the Centre shall be to contribute to youth development, leadership and community engagement through education and training involving martial arts philosophies, cultural values and techniques that train the mind, body and spirit. This could involve:
(a)counducting martial arts training seminars and summer schools for young women and men from different parts of the world, as a means of building a sense of community and promoting voluntary work
(b)helping to establish martial arts “open schools”, community and cultural centres
(c)organizing international seminars and academic meetings relating to martial arts
(d)organizing world martial arts youth rallies.
(a)Set-up and manage a documentation centre that will collect, preserve and disseminate records and materials on martial arts from all countries in order to support educational and academic activities in this field. This will involve:
(b)produce a world traditional martial arts compendium and glossary targeting youth
(a)engage young women and men from sub-Saharan Africa in traditional martial arts activities for the consolidation of a culture of peace and reconciliation in the sub-region
(b)develop projects based on the research component outlined above for a consolidation of a culture of peace and reconciliation