News & Events: Tournaments

4th Annual IMA North Fork Karate Championship Tournament

Entrance to the Two Rivers Convention Center

Join IMA North Fork Karate in Grand Junction on October 22nd for the 4th Annual North Fork Karate Championship! Sensei and Sampai McGavin work hard to bring the same quality to the North Fork Championship that everyone expects from IMA tournaments. This year, the tournament is in Grand Junction at the beautiful Two Rivers Convention Center in downtown Grand Junction. Participating in these events is important for all Karateka: You all train hard and tournaments are a great way to show and test your skills with your friends. Competing in tournaments and setting personal goals for yourself helps you stay … more »

American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks Will Perform At Rocky Mountain States Games Opening Ceremony

Taylor Hicks, a favorite son of Alabama whose singing earned him the Season Five American Idol crown, will be the featured performer at the Opening Ceremony of the 2011 Rocky Mountain State Games on July 29 at 7:00 p.m. Past celebrity athletes lighting the torch include Olympians Steve Holcomb (bobsled), Rulon Gardner (wrestling), Michelle Kwan (figure skating), Apolo Ohno (short track speedskating), Derek Parra (speedskating) and Henry Cejudo (wrestling). Athletes may still register to compete and get full details at: The deadline for registration for the karate competition is July 27,2011. Don’t miss the opportunity of marching in the … more »

Rocky Mountain State Games

The Rocky Mountain State Games (RMSG) 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 2011 Rocky Mountain State Games will be held July 22-24 & 29-31, in Colorado Springs. The USANKF-sanctioned karate competition is being held on Saturday, July 30th and is being Hosted by Hanshi Cyrus Madani and Sensei Faye Madani of IMA Karate. The competition site is the Cheyenne Mountain High School, located at 1200 Cresta Rd., Colorado … more »

Rocky Mountain Championship: Another Great Event!

Thank you for everyone’s support of the 15th anniversary of the Rocky Mountain Championship and USA Karate National Qualifier. The Referee Course was held on May 14th with over 30 participants and the competition had almost 300 participants from 10 different states across the country! The competition started at 9:00am sharp at Monarch High School and thanks to countless hours of work done by volunteers and officials, was wrapped up by 5:00pm. The presence of three members of USA Karate’s Referee Committee and many international officials enforced the quality and fairness of the competition. Please mark your calendar for next … more »

I.M.A. Competition Team is heading to Las Vegas

IMA Karate 2011 Competition Team

The I.M.A. Competition Team is ready to represent I.M.A. in Las Vegas after several months of extra training. Thousands of karate competitors from all over the world will gather on the Easter Weekend in Las Vegas to compete in two of the most prestigious competitions in America. The Jr. Olympics and US Open championship promise to bring lots of good competition in this coming weekend. The I.M.A. Honbu Dojo will be represented by: Michael Ford, Kamran & Kelara Madani, Alex Matusmoto, Lily Martinelli, Bill, Anneka & Zoe Pawlak, Kurt, Keith & Kate Nakasato, Will Van Poppel, Scott & Zachary MacDonald … more »