News & Events: Tournaments

World University Championships

FISU, the official world university organization hosted the 2018 world university championship in Kobe, Japan from July 19-22, 2018. USA was represented by 8 athletes in this high prestige and intense competition. Participants from all over the world competed in their category with restriction of being a college/university student in their country and could not exceed 25 years old age. Our own Kamran represented USA Karate in -84Kg. He defeated his opponent from Czech Republic, Poland and Kosovo in the elimination to make his way to final match against Australia. In his final match which was live televised by Japan … more »

Rocky Mountain Championship

The “2018 Rocky Mountain Championship” date is set for May 5-6. The 24th 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 »

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 »

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