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February 2014 Newsletter

I am very proud to congratulate the 33 karate-ka from Colorado, Utah, New York and Missouri who tested on January 25th for Jr. black belt to sixth degree black belt. It was an awesome dan testing with a lot of hard work and a huge celebration at night. I would like to wish all of you the best of health and continued success in the future (See the pictures on the following pages). Also, I would like to remind the IMA family and our colleagues about the IMA World Championship from May 3 to 4. As always we will have … more »

Congratulations 2014 IMA Karate Black Belts


The IMA Family offers its sincere congratulations to everyone who successfully earned new black belt designations this weekend! Over 30 students and instructors endured 8 hours of training and testing this 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, three members of our family were also awarded the title of Shihan – making this past weekend one of the most memorable in IMA’s long history. Black Belts Kuro Shiro Keegan Jarred, Athena Peters, Brandon Le, Harvey Nexhip, and Ben Gygi … more »

IMA Dan Testing & Black Belt Extravaganza – January 25, 2014

On January 25, a number of I.M.A. Jr. and Sr. students and black belts will get together for another black belt testing experience. The testing will start at 8:30am and will last several hours. Everyone is welcome to stop by the dojo and support the students during testing. Please note: The youth and adult classes will not be held on this day. Following the Dan testing (at 6pm), all I.M.A. members and their families are invited to join us for a Black Belt Extravaganza at the Honbu Dojo. The celebration is filled with demonstrations, an award ceremony and I.M.A.’s yearly … more »

January 2014 Newsletter

Happy New Year! May we all have a happy, healthy and prosperous new year. 2013 was an excellent year for our IMA organization with several successful events and our competition team bringing home several medals from national, international and Pan American tournaments. We had a very nice turn out for our Unity Tournament and special elite training in December. Participants came from six different states: Florida, Indiana, Kansas, New York, Utah and Colorado. In addition, we were especially delighted to have Younes Belrhouzal, special international elite competitor from France in attendance. I am very proud of these participants and look forward to … more »

New Classes at the Honbu Dojo!

IMA Honbu Dojo will be starting Tiny Tigers classes in January for ages 3 to 5 years. Refer to the flyer for further details. Let Mrs. Nakasato know if you are interested. Call (303) 665-0339 or email Looking forward to hearing from you! Click here for the Tiny Tigers flyer.