News & Events: IMA Worldwide Newsletters

2016 National Championship and Team Trial

I.M.A. dojo(s) were represented by 16 athletes, 4 coaches and 3 officials at the 2016 USA Karate National Championships and Team Trials in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. They all trained for many extra hours at the dojo to prepare themselves for this intense competition. Each I.M.A. competition team member had an outstanding performance. Five of our team members placed on the USA Jr. Team and will represent United States Karate in the upcoming Junior Pan American Championship in Ecuador. Kamran Madani and David Muhammad (who both medaled) also saved a post in the Sr. Team selection and will compete in the team … more »

Rocky Mountain Championship

The “2016 Rocky Mountain Championship” date is set for Apr.30-May 1. The 22nd 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 Kumite clinic … more »

Congratulation Black Belts

The IMA Family offers its sincere congratulations to everyone who successfully earned new black belt designations on January 30th! Over 30 students and instructors endured 8 hours of training and testing this past Saturday 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 were also awarded the title of Shihan – making this past weekend one of the most memorable in IMA’s long history. Jr. Black Belts Kuro Shiro, Midori Dylan Billinger Arianna McCarty Spencer Frank Elliot Frank … more »

Good Luck Kamran!

Kamran Madani will be representing USA Karate for 7th time at the Pan American Championship. The upcoming PKF championship will be held in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Aug. 26-29, 2015 and Kamran will be competing in -84KG & U-21 division. A donation stand was set at the dojo entrance for the last couple of weeks and many of our IMA family donated to help funding his trip. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone once again for their donation, support, wishes, hugs,… Kamran promise to make everyone proud by a fine performance next week. The donation box will … more »

2015 National Championship

I.M.A. Honbu dojo was represented by 10 athletes at the 2015 USA Karate National Championships and Team Trials in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Ewan Albright, Alex, Zachary & Vince Quiachon, Kamran & Kelara Madani, Kate Nakasato, Brandon & Kyle Sheridan and David Muhammed trained for many extra weeks and days at the dojo to prepare themselves for this intense competition. Each I.M.A. competition team member had an outstanding performance. Kamran and Kelara won Gold and Ewan placed bronze medal on the Jr. team trials. David and Kamran both made it to bronze medal in the Sr. Team trial divisions which qualified … more »

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