News & Events: Tournaments

20th Annual IMA Unity Tournament – December 13, 2014


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 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 the 13th, … more »

Another Successful Rocky Mountain Championship!


A heartfelt thank you goes out to all of the competitors, referees, volunteers and families who made our 19th Annual Rocky Mountain Championship a great success! We had over 300 competitors from the United States (including 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) as well as some international competitors from El Salvador and Venezuela! Over 50 nationally and internationally ranked, high level referees and more than 30 hard working, faithful, volunteers made sure the tournament ran smoothly for a gym … more »

We Need Your Help at the Rocky Mountain Championship

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The 19th Annual Rocky Mountain Championship is fast approaching!  This world class competition and national qualifier will host competitors from all over the nation, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin. You can go to for more information, online registration, referee course information and a direct link to make your hotel reservations. In order to prepare ourselves for this event, IMA is depending once again on all of its members to help with set up and break down of over 500 pieces of mats, 70 … more »

Scorekeeping Seminar, Saturday April 12th from 12:30 to 2:30


Would you like to have a better understanding of how to read the flags and hand signals from the judges and referees at tournaments? Thinking about volunteering as a scorekeeper during our Rocky Mountain Championship in May, but would feel more comfortable with some training first? Our scorekeeping seminar will be held on Saturday, April 12th from 12:30 to 2:30 PM at the dojo and everyone is invited to attend! Even if you have attended one or several before, please come and be part of it. You can help answer questions, share your experiences, and give tips and advice while … more »

Volunteers needed for the Unity Tournament!


Sign up for a few hours or all day. There are volunteer opportunities on Friday night from 8 – 9 pm (13th) to set up and between 6:30 am to 2:30 pm on Saturday (14th). It’s a wonderful way to contribute to our IMA family and to work with everyone as a team. Click here for the sign-up document. Let’s do this together! Thank you!

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