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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 »

I.M.A. Competition Team is heading to National Championship and Team Trials

The I.M.A. Competition Team is ready to represent I.M.A. in Fort Lauderdale after several months of extra training. Thousands of karate competitors from all over the United States will gather July 12-15 in Florida to compete in one of the most prestigious karate competitions in America. The USA Karate National Championship and Team Trials promise to bring lots of good competition in this coming weekend. The I.M.A. Honbu Dojo will be represented by: Kamran & Kelara Madani, Alex Matusmoto, Jax & Lily Martinelli, Kate Nakasato, and Ken Umezono. Each one will compete in the elite division to claim a spot … more »

Kyu Belt Testing on Saturday, June 23, 2012

belt progression for IMA Karate in Louisville, Colorado

The Dojo will be closed for regular classes on Saturday, June 23rd 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, June 21st. Applications will not be accepted on testing day. Please check … more »

2012 Utah State Karate Championship – June 16, 2012

Park City Karate is once again hosting the 2012 Utah State Championship and State Qualifier in Park City, Utah on June 16, 2012. The tournament will be held at Ecker Hill Middle School and will be open to all karate competitors to compete in kata, kumite or kobudo. There will be a referee seminar on June 15th at 4:00pm for those who are interested to upgrade or renew their referee license and also a kumite seminar instructed by Mr. Tom Scott from the USA karate national team at 6:00pm. Both seminars will be held at the Park City Karate Dojo, … more »

2012 Rocky Mountain State Games

Once again, Hanshi Cyrus Madani and Sensei Faye Madani of IMA Karate are hosting the karate tournament at the 2012 Rocky Mountain State Games. The Rocky Mountain State Games 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 2012 Rocky Mountain State Games will be held July 20-22 & 27-29, in Colorado Springs. The USANKF-sanctioned karate competition is being held on Saturday, July 28th. The competition site is the Big House … more »