News & Events: General Announcements

Karate competition in 2020 Olympic

Dear IMA members and families; You are perhaps one of the millions of people around the world who are glued to your TV in late night and watch the Olympic Games. Japan has done a tremendous job of making the dream of many athletes become a reality by hosting the 2020 Games after one year of delay. Karate will be show cased for first time (and as of now for the last time) in 2020 Olympic Games. We all hope that the 80 Karate-ka from around the world perform an exciting game and show the world that we deserve to … more »

Congratulations Black Belts

The IMA Family offers its sincere congratulations to everyone who successfully earned new black belt designations on June 26th! Over 25 students and instructors endured 8 hours of training and testing 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 rank of Nanadan (7th degree black Belt) – making the weekend one of the most memorable in IMA’s long history. Jr. Black Belts Mady Forsberg Lucan Sewall Asher Echery Connor Swanson Shodan … more »

Rocky Mountain Championship

The 2021 Rocky Mountain International Championship will be held on April 17-18, in Westminster, (Marriott Hotel Ballroom) Colorado, USA. Please log in to the web site for all information and registration. Due to state safety restrictions, we have extended the days of the competition to two days to comply with these safety measurements. There will be changes and procedures that must be followed in order to comply with State and hotel requirements in addition to creating the safest environment possible while still competing in a professional and friendly Karate Tournament. As always, we are pleased to offer a referee course and kumite clinic with … more »

Update

Dear members and parents, The recent spike in virus cases in our state has come with the importance of following new restricted guidelines. Luckily, our dojo space has allowed us to keep distance from each other while still being able to provide instruction to all students. We have also increased the number of online instructors as some of our members have decided to attend via Zoom. Whether you chose to move online or continue coming to the dojo, we are committed to providing you with the best instruction possible. On another note, due to cold weather conditions and dojo window … more »

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 »