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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Featured News

2022 Rocky Mountain Gasshuku

2020 Gasshuku will take place on September 16-18 at IMA HQ and Zoom. We will be celebrating the 28th anniversary of Gasshuku in a totally different environment than traditional get-away and in the mountain. This will be 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.Let’s enjoy some quality training together, stay motivated and be engaged.This year event will include multiple sessions and divided by two levels, with focus of agility, kumite and kata drills to help developing speed and power in kata … more »

WORLD GAMES

The World Games is an 11-day sports celebration held in the year following the Summer Olympic Games. The Games represents the highest level of competition for more than 3,600 international athletes and 30+ unique sports. At the pinnacle of sports and entertainment, Birmingham, Alabama takes center stage July 7-17, 2022 to host The World Games 2022. Karate has been in the program since the first edition of The World Games in 1981, always with the same two disciplines, Kata and Kumite. Karate makes its appearance in this prestigious competition after Tokyo Olympics. The top 8 athletes from each weight category … more »

Black Belt Testing and Extravaganza

Over 30 students and instructors endured 8 hours of training and testing Saturday, February 26th, 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 was also awarded the title of Sensei – making this that weekend one of the most memorable in IMA’s long history. A special congratulations to Sensei Kelara Madani for achieving her Sandan, 3rd degree black belt and earning the title of Sensei! Thanks also to all of the black belts and instructors who helped … more »

USA Karate Team Trial

USA Karate team trial will take place this coming Saturday January 15, in Colorado Springs, CO. The team selection take place in two phases. First phase competition will be in the morning with kata male and female and followed by two male and female kumite heavy weights. The afternoon session will consist of the 3 remaining kumite categories. This competition will be among the top 6 athletes from national competition. This selection will be for top athlete who will represent USA karate in international competition in 2022 including Pan American championship and many more. Our own Kamran Madani will represent … more »

Fire fundraising

Dear IMA members, We hope that this email finds you well and hope that the yesterday’s fire tragedy did not affect you or your loved ones. The fire was indeed one of the unexpected and unfortunate incidents that took all of us by surprise. Although we do not know how many of our IMA members have lost their homes and belongings, we have decided to start fund raising to help our extended family members and the community at large. Please use the below link to donate as much as you can, and also let us know if we can help … more »