News & Events: Tournaments

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 »

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 »

2016 USA Karate National Championship

Congratulation to four members of IMA who participated at the 2016 USA Karate National championship and team trail over the past couple of days. Kamran Madani, Kelara Madani and Alex Quiachon all competed in a very intense and high level competition in Pittsburg and made their way to be a USA Karate member. Zachary Quiachon also competed in his age (^ years old) category and did an outstanding job as well. The 2016 national championship and team trial is taking place in Pittsburg and it brought several thousands of competitors from all over USA for this prestigious championship. David Muhammed … more »

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