News & Events: Competition Team News

IMA students are back from 2018 US Open

The IMA Competition Team recently returned from Las Vegas, Nevada after competing in the 2018 Karate Junior International Cup and the 2018 Karate US Open. Thousands of karate competitors from all over the world were in Las Vegas from March 30-April 1 to participate in two of the most prestigious karate competitions in North America. The IMA Honbu Dojo was represented by: Parth Kansara, Kamran Madani, Chuck and Tyler Price, Margot Hartley, Andrew Bullard, Kevin Patel, Alex Rini, Joy Hierlmaier, Kaitlin Swanson, Oliver Monkman and Morgan Holien. We are also grateful to our outstanding coaches, Kelara and Kamran Madani, Joy … more »

IMA Competition Team

Hello IMA families, This is a great opportunity to support the IMA Competition Team during their biggest tournament weekend of the year (March 30-April 1st in Las Vegas). Our team has been training hard, and would love for you to get involved as our cheering section at home. We’ll be tracking all the medals that the team wins at the 2 tournaments in Vegas (Jr. International Cup and U.S. Open). The IMA Team Tournament Squares Game is our own version of Super Bowl Squares. Families can buy as many squares as they like for $10. Squares will be randomly assigned. … more »

Good Luck Kamran

The second phase of USA Karate senior team selection will take place on January 13, 2018 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The top 6 competitors from last national championship will meet again this coming Saturday to claim their spot on the 2018 USA team for Pan American championship in Chile and World championship in Spain. Our own IMA member, Kamran Madani will be among the competitors in -84 kg. He won gold medal in 2017 national championship and now he has to defeat 6 other competitors to once again represent USA in the two major competitions for 2018. For those of … more »

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 »

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