News & Events

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

USA Karate Team Trial

USA Karate team trial will take place this coming Saturday January 15, in Colorado Springs, CO.

The team selection take place in two phases. First phase competition will be in the morning with kata

male and female and followed by two male and female kumite heavy weights. The afternoon session will consist of the 3 remaining kumite categories. This competition will be among the top 6 athletes from national competition. This selection will be for top athlete who will represent USA karate in international competition in 2022 including Pan American championship and many more.

Our own Kamran Madani will represent IMA in this intense competition to secure his spot in USA Team for another calendar year. He has been training very hard to prepare himself for this day.

The competition will start at 9:00am on Saturday and will be at the Alta Hotel (formally Hotel Elegante) at 2886 S Circle Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80906. So, if you are interested of watching the event and cheer up Sensei Kamran, come on down and be loud!
Good luck Sensei Kam! We are proud of you!