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News & Events: Competition Team News

The decades best

The new chapter of “Karate’s Decades Best” comes this Friday to WKF YouTube channel. It presents one of the most thrilling finals in the recent history of the Karate World Championships. WKF’s “Karate’s Decades Best” reviews the most spectacular bouts of the last five World Championships. In the second chapter of episode 2 of “Karate’s Decades Best”, it relives the breath-taking final of Male Kumite -60kg of the Paris 2012 World Championships featuring Douglas Brose of Brazil and Amir Mehdizadeh of Iran. The title-deciding clash featuring the two titans is so exhilarating that the original video of the bout has … more »

USA Karate Team trial

USA Karate team trial will take place this coming Saturday January 18, in Colorado Springs, CO. This year team selection is even more important as we will be selecting the top athlete who will be representing USA in the Olympic selection in May in Paris. The team selection take place in two phases. First phase competition will be in the morning when the top 6 athletes from 2019 national qualifier compete to represent USA in Pan American and world championship. The second phase will take place in the afternoon when the top 4 of light and heavy category will be … more »

Pan Am Games Gold Medal

USA Karate Press release: Kamran has been awarded the gold medal after originally finishing second at the 2019 Pan American Games. Madani’s medal reallocation has come about after first place Colombia was disqualified after a positive anti-doping violation. Kamran: What a way to start the year! After recent events, I have been informed that the original gold medalist from the Pan American Games was stripped of his medal, making me the new gold medalist! This is work outside of my power, and is a product of the continous positive energy my family and friends show me every single day. All … more »

WKF Jr. World Championship

IMA is so proud of our two World championship representatives, Emre Kivanc and Kelara Madani who competed in last week of October in Santiago, Chile. The circumstance due to the internal and anti government protest was not usual however the US athletes and our IMA members did their best of performance in a very intense competition. Over 90 countries and more than 1400 athletes from entire glob were present in this championship. Emre and Kelara did work extremely hard for the last weeks prior to the competition but came short of standing on the podium. We are of proud of … more »

Congratuations Kamran!

Congratulations to our Kamran who won Silver medal yesterday in 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. The top 8 competitors from American continent have come together in a very intense and high level competition in Lima to increase their chance a spot into 2020 Olympic Games in 2020 Tokyo. Kamran beat his opponent from Mexico, Uruguay and Bolivia in the first round and made it to semi final when he beat his Venezuelan opponent an ex pan American champion to make his way to final against Colombia. The final match resulted 1-0 in favor of Columbia after a questionable … more »