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Rocky Mountain State Games

The Rocky Mountain State Games (RMSG) 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 2011 Rocky Mountain State Games will be held July 22-24 & 29-31, in Colorado Springs. The USANKF-sanctioned karate competition is being held on Saturday, July 30th and is being Hosted by Hanshi Cyrus Madani and Sensei Faye Madani of IMA Karate. The competition site is the Cheyenne Mountain High School, located at 1200 Cresta Rd., Colorado … more »

I.M.A. Dan Testing & Summer Potluck

On June 18, many of I.M.A. Jr. and Sr. students and black belts from Honbu dojo and other branches will get together for another black belt testing experience. Many years of hard work and dedication will award each one of these dedicated karate-ka to achieve next level of their progress. The testing will start at 8:30am and will last several hours. All I.M.A. members and their families are invited to join us for a potluck celebration in the afternoon at the below address: Whitetail Park, 2550 Autumn Ridge Blvd, Lafayette Directions from the dojo: Take 93/42 HWY (back of dojo) … more »

Rocky Mountain Championship: Another Great Event!

Thank you for everyone’s support of the 15th anniversary of the Rocky Mountain Championship and USA Karate National Qualifier. The Referee Course was held on May 14th with over 30 participants and the competition had almost 300 participants from 10 different states across the country! The competition started at 9:00am sharp at Monarch High School and thanks to countless hours of work done by volunteers and officials, was wrapped up by 5:00pm. The presence of three members of USA Karate’s Referee Committee and many international officials enforced the quality and fairness of the competition. Please mark your calendar for next … more »

I.M.A. Competition Team is heading to Las Vegas

IMA Karate 2011 Competition Team

The I.M.A. Competition Team is ready to represent I.M.A. in Las Vegas after several months of extra training. Thousands of karate competitors from all over the world will gather on the Easter Weekend in Las Vegas to compete in two of the most prestigious competitions in America. The Jr. Olympics and US Open championship promise to bring lots of good competition in this coming weekend. The I.M.A. Honbu Dojo will be represented by: Michael Ford, Kamran & Kelara Madani, Alex Matusmoto, Lily Martinelli, Bill, Anneka & Zoe Pawlak, Kurt, Keith & Kate Nakasato, Will Van Poppel, Scott & Zachary MacDonald … more »

Successful Karate Seminar at IMA Utah

hanshi madani at IMA Utah Seminar, April 2011

On April 1 and 2 of 2011, Hanshi Madani traveled to Utah to help celebrate the opening of IMA Utah’s new Dojo and to lead a special Shotokan Karate Seminar to students and instructors. Hanshi’s 2-day seminar focused on helping students learn how to generate maximum power and speed in karate techniques and how to develop explosive movements in both kata and kumite. After the seminar, there was a potluck picnic for all participants and everyone agreed that the seminar was a great success and a lot of fun.