News & Events: General Announcements


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 »

2020 Gasshuku

2020 Gasshuku will take place on October 10th at IMA HQ and Zoom. We will be celebrating the 26th anniversary of Gasshuku in a totally different environment than previous years. This is our first in-person (& zoom) event since the start of the pandemic, and we look forward to your participation to keep the event beneficial and safe for everyone. Join us for this in-person or zoom 2020 Gasshuku. Let’s enjoy some quality training together. Our goal is that despite COVID-19 events like this will give karate-ka additional motivation to stay engaged and to keep training. This year event will … more »

Black Belt Testing

Black Belt Dan Testing on June 27th! Join us on June 27th, in the open space across from the dojo, as we once again celebrate those junior and senior IMA students who will be testing for their next level of black belt. The Dan testing will start at 8:30am and will last until about 2:00pm. Everyone is encouraged to come by the Middle school open field and support the students during their testing. And please note: the normally scheduled youth and adult classes will not be held on this day. Due to unusual circumstances and to protest everyone’s safety and … more »

Dojo is back on swing

After three months of virtual classes, we finally had the state approval to open the dojo for regular classes. We continue our on line classes for those members who still feel comfortable training at home with the hope of having them joining us at the dojo very soon. We also hold our first color belt testing last Saturday after pandemic closure and offered on line and on site testing. Our spacious dojo could fit everyone with lots of room to practice the basic and perform the kata all with respecting the social distancing. All students and instructors must wear mask … more »