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Rocky Mountain Championship

Tournament time is quickly approaching, and we want to ensure everyone has the best possible experience they can. IMA dojo has several highlight events throughout the year and the annual Rocky Mountain Championship is one of them. Having our students participate in this event is not set up to discourage or bring negative feelings regarding skills to anyone. We see the value in performing skills in different environments and want to expand the students’ experience beyond seeing the same dojo for years on end. 

We understand there may be hesitations, or inclinations not to attend, and if there is anything we can do to help the process please let one of the lead instructors of your class know. We are committed to supporting our students and giving them the most well rounded experience while being in our program.

The tournament is categorized so the students compete based on skill and age to ensure the most fair play, and we encourage everyone to try. If you have questions on which skill category to place your child, or self, please talk to Sensei Kam. 

Finally we will be hosting a training for all volunteers who will be scorekeeping during the tournament, but this time is open to all parents and students who want to learn about rules and how a karate tournament works. There is NO pressure to commit to working the score tables unless you are interested. This will take place this Saturday the 20th from 12:30-2pm at the dojo.

For tournament registration click the link below:

January 2024 Newsletter

IMA thanks you for all the support throughout 2023, and we are so proud of everyone’s growth and development throughout the year. Have an amazing Holiday Season!

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We will now be sending out monthly update emails that highlight everything that is to come in the coming month so you can stay up to date.

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Upcoming dates:

Here is what to look forward to in the coming month and dates to plan around!

Next testing: January 20th will be our next belt testing. Be on the lookout for physical and electronic forms for your child!

Instructor Training: January 13th from 12:30pm-2:30pm for instructors of all levels- we will begin having these trainings every quarter. PLEASE RSVP to Sensei Kamran

Christmas Break

The dojo will be closed from Sunday December 25th- Monday January 1st – All normal scheduled classes will resume January 2nd. We hope everyone has an amazing Holiday.

Terms Updates:

Payments: As most of you received there will be a 5% increase tuition increase starting January 2024 to $195. We will be offering more incentive programs to also work around costs of testing and memberships: please keep a look out!

Club programs: New to 2024, there will be club programs with incentives starting Q2: We offered these various clubs to benefit the students at the dojo who want more out of there Karate experience, and we look forward to bringing them back- more details soon!


Giveaways: Starting next week we will have new fun giveaways that will offer free lessons, discounts, and prizes for students to build our community even more.

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  • We appreciate all the comments and collaborations over the year. We strive to make your family’s karate experience the best one and aim for only the highest quality of instruction while maintaining the values of our Dojo Kun. Thank you for a successful year 33 and here is to an amazing 34!

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 (