News & Events: Belt Testing

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 »

Black Belt Dan Testing and Summer Potluck

Black Belt Dan Testing & Summer Potluck on June 23rd! Join us on June 23rd 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 3:00pm. Everyone is encouraged to come by the dojo and support the students during their testing. And please note: the normally scheduled youth and adult classes will not be held on this day. Following the Dan testing, all IMA members and their families are invited to join us for a potluck … more »

Black Belt Dan Testing & Summer Potluck

Black Belt Dan Testing & Summer Potluck on June 25th Join us on June 25th 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 3:00pm. Everyone is encouraged to come by the dojo and support the students during their testing. And please note: the normally scheduled youth and adult classes will not be held on this day. Following the Dan testing, all IMA members and their families are invited to join us for a potluck … more »

Congratulation Black Belts

The IMA Family offers its sincere congratulations to everyone who successfully earned new black belt designations on January 30th! Over 30 students and instructors endured 8 hours of training and testing this 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 title of Shihan – making this past weekend one of the most memorable in IMA’s long history. Jr. Black Belts Kuro Shiro, Midori Dylan Billinger Arianna McCarty Spencer Frank Elliot Frank … more »

Black Belt Testing

Join us on June 27th 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 3:00pm. Everyone is encouraged to come by the dojo and support the students during their testing. And please note: the normally scheduled youth and adult classes will not be held on this day. Following the Dan testing, all IMA members and their families are invited to join us for a potluck celebration picnic at the Community Park in Louisville. The picnic … more »