News & Events: Belt Testing

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 »

Black Belt Testing

Black Belt Dan Testing on June 27th! Join us on June 27th, in the open space across from the dojo, as we once again celebrate those junior and senior IMA students who will be testing for their next level of black belt. The Dan testing will start at 8:30am and will last until about 2:00pm. Everyone is encouraged to come by the Middle school open field and support the students during their testing. And please note: the normally scheduled youth and adult classes will not be held on this day. Due to unusual circumstances and to protest everyone’s safety and … more »

Dojo is back on swing

After three months of virtual classes, we finally had the state approval to open the dojo for regular classes. We continue our on line classes for those members who still feel comfortable training at home with the hope of having them joining us at the dojo very soon. We also hold our first color belt testing last Saturday after pandemic closure and offered on line and on site testing. Our spacious dojo could fit everyone with lots of room to practice the basic and perform the kata all with respecting the social distancing. All students and instructors must wear mask … more »

April belt testing

Dear IMA members/families, Thank you once again for being active and coming to your virtual classes. Please know that we miss you and look forward seeing you all in person soon. Please know that we understand that this is a financially difficult time for everyone so we would like to give everyone the choice of paying what is affordable for your family. If the full price of the test is too much, please let us know, no questions asked. As you noticed, this week we started our testing practice for those students who are scheduled to test. Due to special … more »

IMA is 30 years old!

On February 1st, a number of I.M.A. Jr. and Sr. students and black belts will get together for another black belt testing experience. The testing will start at 8:00am and will last several hours. Everyone is welcome to stop by the dojo and support the students during testing. Please note: The youth and adult classes will not be held on this day. Following the Dan testing (at 6pm), all I.M.A. members and their families are invited to join us for a Black Belt Extravaganza at the Honbu Dojo. The celebration is filled with demonstrations, an award ceremony and I.M.A.’s yearly … more »