News & Events: IMA Worldwide Newsletters

October 2014 Newsletter

A Note from Mr. M The 20th Annual Rocky Mountain Gasshuku was a huge success for our karate family, with more participants as compared to last year. I am glad to be back to our original location, remembering all the good memories. We had a lot of fun with excellent instruction. Adding an extra group to our program was very helpful for our black belts 40+ years young. Each of our five groups had the privilege of learning from all five instructors. I would like to thank our students and instructors for making this 20th Annual Rocky Mountain Gasshuku extremely … more »

September 2014 Newsletter

A Note from Mr. M Summer is over and schools and universities have started for the year 2014-15. I would like to wish all of our students the best of success. I recommend that you keep up your training, because karate helps you to focus on your studying. Also, I would like congratulate our three athletes who participated in the Jr. Pan American Championship in Lima Peru: Ewan Albright, Kamran Madani and Kuba Wasowicz. They did an excellent job with many difficult matches. Congratulations to Kamran Madani for medaling in this championship (see page 3). Click this link to download … more »

August 2014 Newsletter

A Note from Mr. M Congratulations to the US IMA organizations who competed in the 2014 National Championship in Reno, Nevada. We had over 30 competitors with five coaches who participated in this high level championship. Also, I would like to thank IMA’s 10 referees and 10 scorekeepers who helped everything run effectively and smoothly over the four days of competition. I would like to remind everybody to sign up for the IMA Annual Gasshuku (camp) on October 3rd-5th. This year we mark the 20th anniversary of our exciting camp. I would like to ask everyone to take this unique … more »

July 2014 Newsletter

A Note from Mr. M Congratulations to the 21 karate-ka who participated in our dan examination, (Junior Black Belt to 3rd Degree Black Belt) on June 28th. (Please see the list of names on page 12). These individuals did a great job working very hard during the six hour test. We had students from ages 10 to 50 years old, with 9 males and 12 females testing and 20 black belts who came to show their support. I would like to thank Shihan Rick McGavin, Sensei Marius Gilca and Sensei Amadou Niang for preparing their students for this dan testing … more »

June 2014 Newsletter

A Note from Mr. M This month we had a lot of exciting events which started with the IMA 19th Annual outstanding championship on May 4th. Then, we had our first IMA championship in Iran on May 23rd in Tehran, with three countries: Hong Kong, South Korea, and Iran (please see the pictures on pages 4-8). Shihan Madani and I were invited to Iran to give several seminars and open an official IMA office. We also added three dojos as members. This month also, we had a very large group of kyu testers for the end of the school year. … more »