News & Events

Dojo is going virtual!

Dear IMA Family, As we mentioned in last week’s announcements, keeping our members and community safe is our top priority, so we wanted to share some new opportunities for you to stay connected and training in the time of social distancing. We have a big announcement for you! Social distancing, is proven to be the most effective way to stop this epidemic and it’s the only healthy option at this time. This is a time for IMA to show leadership and act decisively to prevent the virus from spreading. Starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the IMA Honbu Dojo is going … more »

Dojo remains open, On line training is on the way!

Dear IMA Family, Keeping you and our members safe is our top priority, so we wanted to share the steps we’re taking in response to coronavirus and school closure concerns. We’re keeping the dojo open and implementing measures to maintain a clean and healthy place to come and do your workout. We strongly believe that by continuing to provide a good workout in a clean environment, we help our community and help our members relieve stress and keep their bodies strong. Here’s what we’re doing: • First, we’ve ramped up cleaning efforts. The dojo is cleaned daily, now with additional … more »

IMA is 30 years old!

On February 1st, 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 8:00am 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 »

USA Karate Team trial

USA Karate team trial will take place this coming Saturday January 18, in Colorado Springs, CO. This year team selection is even more important as we will be selecting the top athlete who will be representing USA in the Olympic selection in May in Paris. The team selection take place in two phases. First phase competition will be in the morning when the top 6 athletes from 2019 national qualifier compete to represent USA in Pan American and world championship. The second phase will take place in the afternoon when the top 4 of light and heavy category will be … more »

Pan Am Games Gold Medal

USA Karate Press release: Kamran has been awarded the gold medal after originally finishing second at the 2019 Pan American Games. Madani’s medal reallocation has come about after first place Colombia was disqualified after a positive anti-doping violation. Kamran: What a way to start the year! After recent events, I have been informed that the original gold medalist from the Pan American Games was stripped of his medal, making me the new gold medalist! This is work outside of my power, and is a product of the continous positive energy my family and friends show me every single day. All … more »