I'm asking about the end product. Accumulated experience of internal focus on mechanics, marrying breath with movement. unifying coordinated strength with intention. Meditation and heightened awareness of internal body works. It's not something that's really scientifically verifiable per se in my opinion, its abstract, and progress in it is subjective for the most part I think in regard to fighting applicability. I also reckon there may well be an element of self-deception involved as well. But is that necessarily a bad thing? I think part of "IMA" practice is training your mind to actively direct your body, in a sort of "if i think i can, i can" type manner.
I thought i'd ask vets here, simply because some of them have been doing IMA for years, and people on this board seem to be relatively pragmatic.