News & Events: Competition Team News

IMA Karate-ka heading to Pan-American (Brazil) & World Championships (Malaysia)

As you all are aware, the IMA Competition Team did a wonderful job at the USA National Karate championship and team trails in early July. The result of hard work and dedication of our team brought victory to their competition and now Michael Ford and Kamran Madani are eligible to represent United States Karate team in the upcoming Pan American Championships to be held Sept. 1-3, 2011 in Brazil as well as the World Karate Championship in Malaysia on Oct. 13-16, 2011. The average cost of each trip for each one of these young athletes is about $3,000.00. Once again, … more »

I.M.A. at the USA Karate National Championship

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I.M.A. Honbu dojo was represented with 6 athletes at the 2011 USA Karate National Championship and Team Trial. Since the end of the school year, Michael Ford, Jax Martinelli, Kamran Madani, Jacob Peters, Lily Martinelli and Kelara Madani spent many extra days at the dojo and trained to prepare themselves for this intense competition. The outstanding performance by each one of them resulted of placing in the USA Team for the upcoming Jr. Pan American championship in Brazil and World championship in Malaysia. Michael Ford placed gold medal in 18-20 years old -68kg, Jacob Peters placed bronze medal in 12-13 … more »

I.M.A. Competition Team is heading to Las Vegas

IMA Karate 2011 Competition Team

The I.M.A. Competition Team is ready to represent I.M.A. in Las Vegas after several months of extra training. Thousands of karate competitors from all over the world will gather on the Easter Weekend in Las Vegas to compete in two of the most prestigious competitions in America. The Jr. Olympics and US Open championship promise to bring lots of good competition in this coming weekend. The I.M.A. Honbu Dojo will be represented by: Michael Ford, Kamran & Kelara Madani, Alex Matusmoto, Lily Martinelli, Bill, Anneka & Zoe Pawlak, Kurt, Keith & Kate Nakasato, Will Van Poppel, Scott & Zachary MacDonald … more »