|Posted by enquiriesimasa on May 26, 2017 at 2:20 PM||comments (2)|
Itai Doshin Aikido Club is directly linked to Japan as members of the Owari Aikikai under the chairmanship of Takimoto Shihan (7th Dan Aikikai) who are registered with the Aikido Aikikai headquarters (The Hombu) in Tokyo. We are the first club outside of Japan to be part of Owari Aikikai so this is a special honour for us.
|Posted by enquiriesimasa on April 25, 2017 at 12:40 AM||comments (1)|
IMASA Welsh Karate Bethan Owen wins the top under 16's female award at the;
British Martial Artists Awards 2017
First Place trophy was awarded to Bethan by Alex Reid.
|Posted by enquiriesimasa on March 3, 2017 at 8:20 AM||comments (2)|
IMASA Cadet Volunteer Karate Coach from North Wales, set up the Karate Club to help support fellow young carers coping with the responsibility of looking after loved ones. Despite caring for her mum who suffers from severe epilepsy, Bethan took up the sport at the age of 7 and became a black belt by the time she was 12.
In a personal letter to Bethan, Prime Minister Theresa May said:
“Your remarkable achievements at such a young age have provided an invaluable way for young carers like yourself to find fun, friendship and support through your karate sessions”
Well done Bethan from all at IMASA.
|Posted by enquiriesimasa on February 21, 2017 at 7:30 AM||comments (0)|
IMASA 4th Dan Instructor Andy Wightman has now published an informative 97 page book to include explanatory photos for Karate practitioners, Andy has used his many year's experience within the Martial Art of Shotokan Karate.
Usual RRP £10.00 - plus £2 p&p
IMASA Club Member Price £8.00 - plus £2 p&p this is a Discount of 10%
To order this informative book please email Andy; [email protected]
|Posted by enquiriesimasa on September 19, 2016 at 11:55 AM||comments (0)|
Yesterday's National Grappling Competition went smoothly with excellent reveiws already being received.
Thanks to all the competition Officials on the day, making this our 5th successful National Grappling Ne-Waza Competition - Some excellent fights during the day from both the Junior and Senior competitors.
All Entrants received a Medal; Gold, Silver, Bronze or Entry Medal
All received Sportsmanship Certificates - Well done to all - Big Thank you to all the IMASA Officials
16 Categories on the day, Category 13 for the Adults was a growler with 8 entrants fighting for the Gold.
We also held on the day a Senior Dan Grade Award Ceremony for the following;
Michael Petfield - Kurt Sixsmith - Mike Ward - Frank Rawley
5th Dan 5th Dan 8th Dan 6th Dan
|Posted by enquiriesimasa on September 19, 2016 at 10:20 AM||comments (0)|
Firstly many thanks for an enjoyable National Grappling event yesterday. Suffice to say we all had fun and look forward to the next competition.
I am running an event myself in St Neots, Cambs, and I wanted to invite every IMASA club. It is not a competition per se but rather a gathering of like minded martial artists. The event is to be held for charity and I am asking a £10 donation from each person accordingly.
It will be held on Sunday 20th November at St Neots Town Football Club.
It will last from 11am to 5pm
The event is called the 2016 UK Bullshido Throwdown.
Like minded martial artists can gather and spar with anyone they choose under mutually agreed rules for a duration of their choosing.
Adam Gold - Combat Arts
|Posted by enquiriesimasa on September 17, 2016 at 9:40 AM||comments (0)|
Ichinen Bridport now IMASA Member
Great news for all. Bridport Martial Art school Ichinen Bridport has become a member of the Independent Martial Art Sports Association htt...
|Posted by enquiriesimasa on August 22, 2016 at 2:55 PM||comments (0)|
Congratulations to Colin Whittaker (9th Dan) on his appointment as the IMASA representative to the BSI SW/136 Standards Committee.
|Posted by enquiriesimasa on August 19, 2016 at 6:55 AM||comments (0)|
Once again IMASA Ireland students have turned up the heat and bring home the medals from a N. Ireland Open Championship - Well Done Lads