News & Events: Tournaments

Black Belt Testing

The IMA Family offers its sincere congratulations to everyone who successfully earned new black belt designations on June 24th! 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 Sensei – making this past weekend one of the most memorable in IMA’s long history. Jr. Black Belts Jr. Black Belt Andrew Bullard Graham Waltermire Alejandro Garcia Simon Harrington … 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 break recording competitors from over 30 countries in American continent. Kamran who won Canada and Curacao but lost to his opponent from Dominican Republic faced Argentina for his bronze medal match. Although the Argentina fighter had several years of experience in senior competition and was a multiple medalist in many international competition, but Kamran did not hold anything back and in a very intense flight and right … more »

2017 Rocky Mountain Championship

The “2017 Rocky Mountain Championship” date is set for May 6-7, 2017. The 23rd 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 as well 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 … more »

Rocky Mountain Championship

The “2017 Rocky Mountain Championship” date is set for May 6-7, 2017. The 23rd 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 as well 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 … 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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