News & Events: General Announcements

Annual IMA Picture Day – Tuesday, November 13th

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Steven Hoffer Photography will be at the dojo from 5-7pm on Tuesday November 13th to take photos of all students. In addition to being able to order individual photo packages, we will continue our tradition of having a photo collection made of all of the individual students’ photos to hang in the dojo. It takes less than 2 minutes to have your photo taken but parents and/or students must sign-up for a time slot at the front desk to reserve a time. Please make sure you have a clean gi for the photos. You may want to schedule your time … more »

Scorekeeping Seminar for 2012 Rocky Mountain Karate Championships

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Dear IMA family, At this year’s Rocky Mountain Championship (our annual karate tournament to be held on May 6 at Monarch High School in Louisville, Colorado), we are implementing an electronic scorekeeping system for all competition rings. In order to provide all volunteers with sufficient information to help run the tournament as smoothly as possible, we are encouraging everyone who will be helping with scorekeeping duties to please come to the dojo on Saturday April, 28th at 12:00pm for a short briefing of the new system and to review the new rules related to the kumite portion of the competition. … more »

Dojo Parking Lot Safety Issues

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We’d like all of our dojo members to arrive at class safely and on time. To ensure this happens, please be courteous in the parking lot and observe the following guidelines: If you are stopping by the front door to drop off a student, please pull all the way to the right next to the stairs so other cars may pass you on the left. Stop in front of the door only long enough for your student to get in or out of the car. If you need to help him tie a belt, help her put her hair up, … more »

IMA Karate Annual Holiday Party Fun

IMA Karate’s Annual Holiday Party was held the evening of our Annual Unity Tournament. The day provides a great opportunity for all IMA parents and students to first bond in a friendly competition at the Dojo and then enjoy each others’ company later in the evening (without having to worry about blocking punches and kicks!) After enjoying the potluck dinner, speeches, games and a talent show, the Senseis, Sempais, Karate-Ka and parents got together – under the guidance of Keith and Tammy Nakasato – to work off some of the delicious holiday deserts: Please remember that the Dojo is closed … more »

Successful Karate Seminar at IMA Utah

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On April 1 and 2 of 2011, Hanshi Madani traveled to Utah to help celebrate the opening of IMA Utah’s new Dojo and to lead a special Shotokan Karate Seminar to students and instructors. Hanshi’s 2-day seminar focused on helping students learn how to generate maximum power and speed in karate techniques and how to develop explosive movements in both kata and kumite. After the seminar, there was a potluck picnic for all participants and everyone agreed that the seminar was a great success and a lot of fun.