News & Events: Competition Team News

Shout-Out to Kamran Madani

Shout out and welcome home to Kamran Madani from Curacao for his fine performance and winning bronze medal in the XXXI senior Pan American Karate championship! The latest Pan American championship had a record-breaking number of competitors from over 30 countries. Kamran, who defeated Canada and Curacao, but lost to his opponent from the Dominican Republic, faced Argentina for his bronze medal match. Although the fighter from Argentina had several more years of experience in senior competitions and was a multiple medalist in many international competitions, Kamran didn’t hold anything back and, in a very intense flight and right before … more »

23rd Annual IMA Unity Tournament/Potluck

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Once again, it is our tradition to finish the year with our IMA Unity Tournament. The purpose of this tradition is for IMA students and IMA friends from different locations to meet each other and have a nice, friendly gathering. This friendly competition is designed for all ages and levels (white to black belt). In addition to the tournament, we will have our annual Holiday Party Potluck, (a free event) with dinner entertainment by our very own karate-ka at 6:00 pm. (cocktail attire). This is a “Do Not Miss” event! The party will be at the Honbu dojo on Saturday … more »

World Championship

The 23rd World Karate Championship was held on Oct. 26-30, 2016 in Linz, Austria. The competition had the break record number of participants. Over 1100 top competitors from more than 120 countries across the Globe came together to compete in the first world championship after acceptance of karate as Olympic sport for Tokyo 2020. The United States was represented with US team members across the nation who worked hard to represent USA in this prestigious competition. Regretfully, only women US team could stand on the podium and claim the bronze medal in the women team kumite. Kamran Madani, who was … more »

Annual Gasshuku Accommodation

The Rocky Mountain Gasshuku to be held at The Inn at Silver Creek in Granby, Colorado on Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2016. Due to a tremendous demand for the room reservation, the Silver Creek Inn ran out of room blocked for our event before the deadline on September 1st. After several attempt and request, we finally got some special rates. There are a limited number of discounted rooms so please make your reservations as soon as you can. Pines at MeadowRidge: 2bedroom- 2 twins, king bed, and sleeper sofa Twin Rivers: 2 bedroom- 2 twin beds, king bed, and sleeper sofa … more »

Rocky Mountain Gasshuku

The IMA Gasshuku is returning to The Inn at Silver Creek in Granby, Colorado on Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2016. The Inn at Silver Creek is 110 miles west of Denver International Airport. The approximately two-hour drive from the airport along I-70 and US-40 West takes you into the Rocky Mountains on your way to Granby. Reservation and Rates: It is recommended that each individual (or family) planning to attend the Gasshuku call The Inn at SilverCreek to make their own reservations. This will enable each family or individual to satisfy their particular needs and desires for accommodations. In order to … more »

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