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WORLD GAMES

The World Games is an 11-day sports celebration held in the year following the Summer Olympic Games. The Games represents the highest level of competition for more than 3,600 international athletes and 30+ unique sports. At the pinnacle of sports and entertainment, Birmingham, Alabama takes center stage July 7-17, 2022 to host The World Games 2022. Karate has been in the program since the first edition of The World Games in 1981, always with the same two disciplines, Kata and Kumite. Karate makes its appearance in this prestigious competition after Tokyo Olympics. The top 8 athletes from each weight category … more »

Fire fundraising

Dear IMA members, We hope that this email finds you well and hope that the yesterday’s fire tragedy did not affect you or your loved ones. The fire was indeed one of the unexpected and unfortunate incidents that took all of us by surprise. Although we do not know how many of our IMA members have lost their homes and belongings, we have decided to start fund raising to help our extended family members and the community at large. Please use the below link to donate as much as you can, and also let us know if we can help … more »

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 »

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 »

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 »