News & Events: Tournaments

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 »

Rocky Mountain Championship

The “2022 Rocky Mountain Championship” date is set for Apr.30-May 1. The 28th anniversary of this championship promise to be even greater than previous years and with many other states and international confirming their participation, will provide another unique opportunity for all ages to have a great competition. Whether a junior, senior or master competitor, you will most certainly find this tournament a wonderful experience. Plan on also participating at the Referee Course on Saturday to get updated of the newest rules of competition as well as sharpen your technique for the competition by participating at the unique Kata & … more »

USA Karate Team Trial

USA Karate team trial will take place this coming Saturday January 15, in Colorado Springs, CO. The team selection take place in two phases. First phase competition will be in the morning with kata male and female and followed by two male and female kumite heavy weights. The afternoon session will consist of the 3 remaining kumite categories. This competition will be among the top 6 athletes from national competition. This selection will be for top athlete who will represent USA karate in international competition in 2022 including Pan American championship and many more. Our own Kamran Madani will represent … more »

2021 Sr. Pan American Championship

The Sr. Pan American karate championship took place on Oct. 21-23, 2021 in Punta Del Este, Uruguay, after two years of cancelation due to COVID 19. The Uruguay karate federation did a great job of hosting the championship in a very short notice. Although the country was still closed to the tourist but the special government authorization made it possible for over 22 countries delegates and competitors make to the Uruguay and compete in 2021 Sr. PKF. Our own Kamran Madani represented USA in -84Kg and after defeating Argentina, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Guatemala, made his way to the final … 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 »