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News & Events: Belt Testing
The IMA Family offers its sincere congratulations to everyone who successfully earned new black belt designations this weekend! 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, three members of our family were also awarded the title of Shihan – making this past weekend one of the most memorable in IMA’s long history. Black Belts Kuro Shiro Keegan Jarred, Athena Peters, Brandon Le, Harvey Nexhip, and Ben Gygi … more »
On January 25, 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 8:30am 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 »
The Dojo will be closed for regular classes on Saturday, October 5th for Kyu Belt Testing. If your current belt level is white through orange/white stripe, your testing time is 9:30am. If your current belt level is full orange belt (and up), your testing time is 11:30am. All students who are testing must be at the Dojo at least 15 minutes prior to your testing time. If you or your child are testing, please pick up an application at the Dojo and return it no later than Thursday, October 3rd. Applications will not be accepted on testing day. Please check … more »
The IMA family wants to congratulate our students that recently completed their black belt testing this past weekend and to wish everyone a safe and fun 4th of July!
Join us on June 29th 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 »