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News & Events: Tournaments

I.M.A. Competition Team is heading to National Championship and Team Trials

The I.M.A. Competition Team is ready to represent I.M.A. in Fort Lauderdale after several months of extra training. Thousands of karate competitors from all over the United States will gather July 12-15 in Florida to compete in one of the most prestigious karate competitions in America. The USA Karate National Championship and Team Trials promise to bring lots of good competition in this coming weekend. The I.M.A. Honbu Dojo will be represented by: Kamran & Kelara Madani, Alex Matusmoto, Jax & Lily Martinelli, Kate Nakasato, and Ken Umezono. Each one will compete in the elite division to claim a spot … more »

2012 Utah State Karate Championship – June 16, 2012

Park City Karate is once again hosting the 2012 Utah State Championship and State Qualifier in Park City, Utah on June 16, 2012. The tournament will be held at Ecker Hill Middle School and will be open to all karate competitors to compete in kata, kumite or kobudo. There will be a referee seminar on June 15th at 4:00pm for those who are interested to upgrade or renew their referee license and also a kumite seminar instructed by Mr. Tom Scott from the USA karate national team at 6:00pm. Both seminars will be held at the Park City Karate Dojo, … more »

2012 Rocky Mountain State Games

Once again, Hanshi Cyrus Madani and Sensei Faye Madani of IMA Karate are hosting the karate tournament at the 2012 Rocky Mountain State Games. The Rocky Mountain State Games is a multi-sport festival for Colorado citizens of all ages and athletic abilities including physically disabled, visually impaired and Paralympic athletes. Recognized by the National Congress of State Games, a member of the United States Olympic Committee, the 2012 Rocky Mountain State Games will be held July 20-22 & 27-29, in Colorado Springs. The USANKF-sanctioned karate competition is being held on Saturday, July 28th. The competition site is the Big House … more »

The 2012 Rocky Mountain Championship Karate Tournament Was a Great Success

Thank you for everyone’s support of the 16th anniversary of the Rocky Mountain Championship! This year’s tournament was a USA Karate National Qualifier as well as the US Team selection for the World University championships. Over 30 people participated in the Referee Course held on May 5th and almost 350 participants from Venezuela, New York, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Utah, Nevada, California, Arizona and Colorado participated in the tournament on May 6th! The competition started at 9:00am sharp at Monarch High School and, thanks to countless hours of work done by the volunteers and officials, was … 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 »