News & Events

IMA Unity and Holiday Party

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 p.m. (cocktail attire). This is a “Do Not Miss” event! The party will be at the Honbu dojo on Saturday the 9th, … more »

Rocky Mountain Gasshuku

Our 23rd Annual Rocky Mountain Gasshuku, took place at Silver Creek Inn in Granby, Colorado; home of our first gasshuku and the many years that followed. Mother Nature smiled upon our return providing participants from several dojos in Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California, Missouri, Texas, New York, Kansas, New Jersey, Arizona, California and Florida with beautiful weather for training. On Friday and Saturday, students worked hard learning new kata, sparring and self-defense drills. Saturday evening was a warm gathering of close to 170 students and their families and instructors for dinner, a talent show, and dancing. Our Elite and Agility kumite … more »

Gasshuku Accommodation

It is hard to believe that summer is over and school has already started, and now it is time to focus on our upcoming summer camp – which is right around the corner. Please note that the deadline to take advantage of reduced rates is September 1st. Although rooms might still be available at the Inn at SilverCreek, the resort will no longer honor the discount rate that we have requested. Please call the Inn at SilverCreek to make your own reservations and don’t forget to mention “RMG group” to benefit the discount. You are in charge of your own … more »

Rocky Mountain Gasshuku

The IMA Gasshuku is returning to The Inn at Silver Creek in Granby, Colorado on Sept. 29,30 to Oct. 1, 2017. The Inn at Silver Creek is 110 miles west of Denver International Airport. The approximately two-hour drive from the airport along I-70 and US-40 West takes you into the Rocky Mountains on your way to Granby. Reservation and Rates: It is recommended that each individual (or family) planning to attend the Gasshuku call The Inn at SilverCreek to make their own reservations. This will enable each family or individual to satisfy their particular needs and desires for accommodations. In … 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 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 »

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