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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 »

2021 Gasshuku

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2021 Gasshuku will take place on October 2-3, at IMA HQ and Zoom. We will be celebrating the 27th anniversary of Gasshuku in a totally different environment than previous years. This is our first in-person (& zoom) event since the start of the pandemic, and we look forward to your participation to keep the event beneficial and safe for everyone.Join us for this in-person or zoom 2021 Gasshuku. Let’s enjoy some quality training together. Our goal is that despite COVID-19 events like this will give karate-ka additional motivation to stay engaged and to keep training.This year event will include multiple … 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 »

Congratulations Black Belts

The IMA Family offers its sincere congratulations to everyone who successfully earned new black belt designations on June 26th! Over 25 students and instructors endured 8 hours of training and testing past Saturday as part of their black belt progression. In addition to multiple members of the IMA family earning advanced black belts through many years of dedicated training, one member of our family were also awarded the rank of Nanadan (7th degree black Belt) – making the weekend one of the most memorable in IMA’s long history. Jr. Black Belts Mady Forsberg Lucan Sewall Asher Echery Connor Swanson Shodan … more »

Rocky Mountain Championship Schedule

The 2021 Rocky Mountain Championship is promising to be another great event with many competitors from Colorado and many other states. In order to comply with CDC and hotel COVID requirements, we have set a time line for each category/age to check in. We would like to ask you please respect this time lime and do not attempt to check in any earlier. Please click on below link for see the schedule of event for every day. Schedule | Rocky Mountain Championship Please see below the guidelines for the upcoming Rocky Mountain Championship: Face coverings will be worn by ALL … more »