Welcome to IMA Karate

Our karate family invites you to join us to develop the highest level of technical and philosophical skills in Traditional and Sport Karate.  We welcome dojos, clubs, and other organizations to learn about our unique methods of teaching karate for all ages and abilities.

If you are looking for strong and non-political karate  organization, the International Martialarts Association (I.M.A) has built a reputation for producing students and instructors of the highest standards for over 20 years.

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2021 Sr. Pan American Championship

The Sr. Pan American karate championship took place on Oct. 21-23, 2021 in Punta Del Este, Uruguay, after two years of cancelation due to COVID 19. The Uruguay karate federation did a great job of hosting the championship in a very short notice. Although the country was still closed to the tourist but the special government authorization made it possible for over 22 countries delegates and competitors make to the Uruguay and compete in 2021 Sr. PKF. Our own Kamran Madani represented USA in -84Kg and after defeating Argentina, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Guatemala, made his way to the final … more »

2021 Gasshuku

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2021 Gasshuku will take place on October 2-3, at IMA HQ and Zoom. We will be celebrating the 27th anniversary of Gasshuku in a totally different environment than previous years. This is our first in-person (& zoom) event since the start of the pandemic, and we look forward to your participation to keep the event beneficial and safe for everyone.Join us for this in-person or zoom 2021 Gasshuku. Let’s enjoy some quality training together. Our goal is that despite COVID-19 events like this will give karate-ka additional motivation to stay engaged and to keep training.This year event will include multiple … more »

Karate competition in 2020 Olympic

Dear IMA members and families; You are perhaps one of the millions of people around the world who are glued to your TV in late night and watch the Olympic Games. Japan has done a tremendous job of making the dream of many athletes become a reality by hosting the 2020 Games after one year of delay. Karate will be show cased for first time (and as of now for the last time) in 2020 Olympic Games. We all hope that the 80 Karate-ka from around the world perform an exciting game and show the world that we deserve to … more »

Congratulations Black Belts

The IMA Family offers its sincere congratulations to everyone who successfully earned new black belt designations on June 26th! Over 25 students and instructors endured 8 hours of training and testing past Saturday as part of their black belt progression. In addition to multiple members of the IMA family earning advanced black belts through many years of dedicated training, one member of our family were also awarded the rank of Nanadan (7th degree black Belt) – making the weekend one of the most memorable in IMA’s long history. Jr. Black Belts Mady Forsberg Lucan Sewall Asher Echery Connor Swanson Shodan … more »

Rocky Mountain Championship

The 2021 Rocky Mountain International Championship will be held on April 17-18, in Westminster, (Marriott Hotel Ballroom) Colorado, USA. Please log in to the web site for all information and registration. Due to state safety restrictions, we have extended the days of the competition to two days to comply with these safety measurements. There will be changes and procedures that must be followed in order to comply with State and hotel requirements in addition to creating the safest environment possible while still competing in a professional and friendly Karate Tournament. As always, we are pleased to offer a referee course and kumite clinic with … more »