News & Events: Tournaments

Support the Bid for Karate in the 2020 Olympics

As you celebrate and cheer for the athletes competing in the 2012 Olympics, take some time to help IMA support the World Karate Federation in making the 2020 Olympics the best olympics there has ever been … by including the international sport of Karate! The 125th International Olympic Committee (IOC) session will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina in September 2013. The IOC will meet on September 7th to elect the host city of the 2020 Summer Olympics (either Tokyo, Istanbul or Madrid) and will also be considering the addition of a new sport for the 2020 Olympics. The sports … more »

2012 Rocky Mountain State Games – Detailed Information

The 2012 Rocky Mountain State Games, recognized by the National Congress of State Games, a member of the United States Olympic Committee, are being hosted by I.M.A. and sanctioned by USA Karate. The karate tournament is being held in Colorado Springs on Saturday, July 28th. Detailed information is posted below: Competition Site Big House, 2660 Vickers, Colorado Springs Competition Date Friday, July 27; USA Karate Referee Course & Certification: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, July 28; Competition Starts: 9:00 a.m. Participant Entry Fees and Deadlines Registration Deadline (July 14 – July 25 by 5:00 pm MDT); $60 for the first … more »

I.M.A. at 2012 USA Karate National Championship and Team Trial Results

I.M.A. Honbu dojo was represented by 7 athletes at the 2012 USA Karate National Championship and Team Trial. Since the end of the school year, Ken Umezono, Kamran & Kelara Madani, Kate Nakasato, Jax & Lily Martinelli and Alex Matsumoto spent many extra days at the dojo and trained to prepare themselves for this intense competition. Each member of the team had an outstanding performance but due to the intensity of some of the divisions and large number of competitors in each division, some of the I.M.A. competitors were not as successful as others. However, half of the I.M.A. competition … more »

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 »