News & Events: IMA Worldwide Newsletters

September 2014 Newsletter

A Note from Mr. M Summer is over and schools and universities have started for the year 2014-15. I would like to wish all of our students the best of success. I recommend that you keep up your training, because karate helps you to focus on your studying. Also, I would like congratulate our three athletes who participated in the Jr. Pan American Championship in Lima Peru: Ewan Albright, Kamran Madani and Kuba Wasowicz. They did an excellent job with many difficult matches. Congratulations to Kamran Madani for medaling in this championship (see page 3). Click this link to download … more »

August 2014 Newsletter

A Note from Mr. M Congratulations to the US IMA organizations who competed in the 2014 National Championship in Reno, Nevada. We had over 30 competitors with five coaches who participated in this high level championship. Also, I would like to thank IMA’s 10 referees and 10 scorekeepers who helped everything run effectively and smoothly over the four days of competition. I would like to remind everybody to sign up for the IMA Annual Gasshuku (camp) on October 3rd-5th. This year we mark the 20th anniversary of our exciting camp. I would like to ask everyone to take this unique … more »

July 2014 Newsletter

A Note from Mr. M Congratulations to the 21 karate-ka who participated in our dan examination, (Junior Black Belt to 3rd Degree Black Belt) on June 28th. (Please see the list of names on page 12). These individuals did a great job working very hard during the six hour test. We had students from ages 10 to 50 years old, with 9 males and 12 females testing and 20 black belts who came to show their support. I would like to thank Shihan Rick McGavin, Sensei Marius Gilca and Sensei Amadou Niang for preparing their students for this dan testing … more »

June 2014 Newsletter

A Note from Mr. M This month we had a lot of exciting events which started with the IMA 19th Annual outstanding championship on May 4th. Then, we had our first IMA championship in Iran on May 23rd in Tehran, with three countries: Hong Kong, South Korea, and Iran (please see the pictures on pages 4-8). Shihan Madani and I were invited to Iran to give several seminars and open an official IMA office. We also added three dojos as members. This month also, we had a very large group of kyu testers for the end of the school year. … more »

May 2014 Newsletter

A Note from Mr. M I would like to congratulate all the competitors who competed in the Rocky Mountain Championship (IMA World Championship) on May 4, 2014, from Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Northern California, Southern California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin, and from other countries, El Salvador and Venezuela. I am honored and proud to congratulate Mr. Patrick Richoux for being awarded 7th dan, the first in our IMA history, as well as the title of “Kyoshi”. Kyoshi Richoux has over 45 years of martial arts … more »

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