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18th Annual Rocky Mountain Karate Summer Camp

Class photo from 2011 Annual Karate Camp in Keystone, Colorado

The International Martial Arts Association would like to invite you and your students to our exciting and memorable 18th Annual Gasshuku (Karate Summer Camp) the weekend of September 28-30, 2012 in Keystone, Colorado. Gasshuku is a traditional retreat designed to allow a Karate-ka to focus on karate without the daily distractions that interrupt the learning process. By participating in this camp, you will learn many skills and form a better understanding of Martial Arts. This year’s theme is “Tradition in Karate” and will be extra-special with an optional competition on Sunday morning in Kumite for Int./Adv. levels! Training will be … more »

Kyu Belt Testing on Saturday, August 25, 2012

belt progression for IMA Karate in Louisville, Colorado

The Dojo will be closed for regular classes on Saturday, August 25th for Kyu Belt Testing. If your current belt level is white through green/white stripe, your testing time is 9:30am. If your current belt level is full green belt (and up), your testing time is 11:30am. All students who are testing must be at the Dojo at least 15 minutes prior to your testing time. If you or your child are testing, please pick up an application at the Dojo and return it no later than Thursday, August 23rd. Applications will not be accepted on testing day. Please check … more »

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 »