News & Events: Featured

Thank you all/ Update

Dear IMA members/parents, Thank you so very much for a wonderful week! As most of you know by now, we started our virtual classes last week and had all positive feedback from everyone who reached out. Although for some young ones it might be something being hesitant about it, but believe or not it’s a lot of fun and awesome training. Please give it a shot. It is also fun to interact with each others over the screen and with our new development we now dividing the group by belt and assign them to work with different instructors. Our dojo … 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 »

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 »

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

“Another fresh new year is here . . . Another year to live! To banish worry, doubt, and fear, To love and laugh and give! Happy New Year! Dojo will be closed for regular classes from Dec. 24 through Jan. 1. We will resume classes from Jan. 2, 2020.

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 »