News & Events

2023 Gasshuku

Oct. 6-8, 2023

Please mark your calendar for another exciting Gasshuku in Colorado. We are excited to announce having a special guest in addition to other great instructors.

Gakuji Tozaki is one of the top ranks “4 in the world” kata competitors with hundreds of national and international medals and titles is our honor guest for 2023 Gasshuku. In addition to this special guest, we are also excited to have great learning opportunities with our own Sensei Kamran, Hanshi Madani and Kiyoshi Patrick.

There will be separate sessions for different levels with different emphasize on the training. Please email the application form to We do offer several methods of payment such as PayPal, Venmo or credit card. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information or questions.

Do not miss this once-a-year opportunity!

2022 Rocky Mountain Gasshuku

2022 Gasshuku will take place on October 7-9 at IMA HQ and Zoom.

We will be celebrating the 28th anniversary of Gasshuku in a totally different environment than traditional get-away and in the mountain. This will be in-person (& zoom) event since the start of the pandemic, and we look forward to your participation to keep the event beneficial and safe for everyone.
Let’s enjoy some quality training together, stay motivated and be engaged.
This year event will include multiple sessions and divided by two levels, with focus of agility, kumite and kata drills to help developing speed and power in kata along with some drills to help everyone increasing kumite ability.
Attendance is limited to the first 50 who register. (We will maintain a waitlist if necessary).
Please bring your individual beverages and snacks. We will send the log in information for those of you who will be joining us by zoom.

We also reserved rooms at Louisville Marriott for our out of state guests. Please use the below link to make your room reservation:

Book Your Group/Corporate Rate | Marriott International

Please fill out the form and mail it with your method of payment to:
1340 Main Street
Louisville, CO. 80027


The World Games is an 11-day sports celebration held in the year following the Summer Olympic Games. The Games represents the highest level of competition for more than 3,600 international athletes and 30+ unique sports. At the pinnacle of sports and entertainment, Birmingham, Alabama takes center stage July 7-17, 2022 to host The World Games 2022.

Karate has been in the program since the first edition of The World Games in 1981, always with the same two disciplines, Kata and Kumite. Karate makes its appearance in this prestigious competition after Tokyo Olympics.

The top 8 athletes from each weight category are selected to face each other in the round robin format in two pools. Upon completion of first round that consists of all members of each pool fight with each other, the top 2 of each pool fight in a semi final matches and then for bronze and final matches.

Our own Sensei Kamran was selected as one the athlete representing USA in -84kg. He had 5 fights and after beating the former world champion from Croatia, won the bronze medal in this prestigious Olympic style competition.

He also managed to graduate with a Master degree in sport psychology two days prior to this major competition. We are so proud of this young man who is a true inspiration and great example of perseverance and hard work!

Click on below link to watch Sensei Kamran match and medal ceremony.

Karate Day 2 – Session 3 | Birmingham 2022 World Games Replays ( 

Rocky Mountain Championship

The “2022 Rocky Mountain Championship” date is set for Apr.30-May 1.

The 28th anniversary of this championship promise to be even greater than previous years and with many other states and international confirming their participation, will provide another unique opportunity for all ages to have a great competition.

Whether a junior, senior or master competitor, you will most certainly find this tournament a wonderful experience.

Plan on also participating at the Referee Course on Saturday to get updated of the newest rules of competition as well as sharpen your technique for the competition by participating at the unique Kata & Kumite clinic on Saturday April 30th at the IMA HQ.

Please visit the web site to download all forms, get information or process all on line registration.
We hope you will join us!

Competition web site

Black Belt Testing and Extravaganza

Over 30 students and instructors endured 8 hours of training and testing Saturday, February 26th, 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, one member of our family was also awarded the title of Sensei – making this that weekend one of the most memorable in IMA’s long history.

A special congratulations to Sensei Kelara Madani for achieving her Sandan, 3rd degree black belt and earning the title of Sensei! Thanks also to all of the black belts and instructors who helped with the Dan testing and to all of the friends and family that came to support the students.

We also were happy to celebrate other satellite dojo students from New York, Utah and Nevada achieving their new level of black belts.

The same evening, all black belts celebrated their achievement by making demonstration in the form and Kata, Sparring, Self-Defense and others. The dojo was filled with many members and parents and friends that evening and everyone was happy to have this celebration gathering after couple of years.

Please join us to congratulate:

Jr. Black Belts:

Isabelle Schmidt, Ashton Levine, Sasha Trask, Ellie Hus, Asher Echery


Connor Swanson


Kelsang lama, Abinash Baruwal, Phuntsok Yolmo, Helen Cartwright, Mario Rini, David Hsu and Elijah Gilca


Talan Gover


Collin Scherba & Kelara Madani


Kamran Madani & Parkhi Rai


Duke Altschuler & Ciprian Arcalean