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The "First Ever" and now "Longest Running" Classical Competitive Contact Sport Karate Fights and Martial Arts in North America (World) live here!
NOW 50 YEARS PLUS "1" RUNNING (posted 2/27/16)
THE 51st I.A.M.A. CLASSIC KARATE / MARTIAL ARTS CHAMPIONSHIPS

AFTER A TWO YEAR HIATUS AND RESPONDING TO MANY REQUEST OUR  NEXT I.A.M.A. CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE HELD ONCE "AGAIN"

ANNOUNCING - "SUNDAY - APRIL 17, 2016

 

Gary Alexander NOTAM: "D-Day" Now April 17, 2016. ... Open to All!.
If interested, ... for direct details, ... please send your "E-Mail plus Land Addresses" ... to garyalex2@optimum.net ...

                             The "51st" Classic and "Historically" -
              The First American Annual Martial Arts Championships
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founded 1964, in ... "SOMERSET, NJ." ... Open to All Martial Artists.

More information to follow! ...

For "Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities please contact us for details. E-Mail: garyalex2@optimum.net,

Since "1962" this was/is the Home of Shihan Gary Alexanders "Legendary" Classic I.A.M.A. Karate, TKD, Kung Fu Championships in America/World! ... This year 2013 is the- "50th Year Anniversary Celebration" and Final !!!

March 17, 2013 50th Anniversary Black Belts & Officials


     Below History 1963 through 50 Years Annual Events


                      2013 Grand Championship Fights


                               PRESS RELEASE!

The Official “First” 50th Anniversary of
Classical Sport Fighting Karate in "America" (World?)


THE 2016 "51st" GA/IAMA KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS APRIL 17, 2016
Please find below, "ALL" FORMS to Scroll over, Copy, and Paste into your Computer
If there are any problems with this downloading of Forms your may contact us at: garyalex2@optimm.net, leave your address and we will send forms to you. Thank you. Gary Alexander, Shihan


                                 "The Battleground"


50 Years of Championships and Event Productions and Promotions.

Over “100” Championships and Special Awards Events Sponsored by

Shihan Gary Alexanders I.A.M.A. Held on March 17, 2013,
Ukrainian Conference Center, Somerset, N.J.

Held on location in Somerset, N.J. The 50th Annual IAMA Classic Karate Martial Arts Championships drew a decent crowd of competitors - Men, Women, Children, from “ALL VARIETIES” of Martial Arts Systems which is the intent of Shihan Alexander events for the past 50 years.

This is an event where Competitors got a chance to match skills against a “Variety” of Tactics, Strategies, and Fighting the full range of Methods of Punching, Kicking, Blocking, Tripping, Sweeping while maintaining the rules of mandatory contact in sparring.

THE END OF A MARTIAL ARTS ERA !!!

Our (IAMA) Staff: Douglas Alexander,… Gina… and Niall Mulkeen… Supervisors.
Black Belts were: Patrick Bamburak San Dan,… Master Mark Megee Roko-Dan, …Master Fran Haines Roko Dan,… Allen,… Louis… and Elizabeth Wolf, …Bill Bowman, San Dan…

Kyu Grades were: J.D. Sibol, Andrew Seaward,

Professional Singer National Anthem: Ms. P.J.Parker.


Grand Masters:  Frank Huff, Ernie Temple, Doug King, Alan Goldberg, George Alexander, Gary Alexander, Rico Guy, Steve Kaufman, Allen Woodman, Frank Tasetano, "Lil guy" Woodman.

THE MARCH 17, 2013 - THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Competitions here have always been offered for “Staunch” minded Karate Martial Arts Advocates including Men, Women, and Children for at least Semi Contact Sparring, H2HC Strong Fighting Forms, WeaponsFor those that Remember(?) This is where through the years the Original Pioneers, Leaders, Fighters, have become known, and many Action Stars were born!!! It was here that many Martial Arts Systems* & Personalities** got their start w/o prejudice - all that had the guts were welcome!

This event, through the years has drawn Proven Martial Art Legends, Pioneers, Past/Present Military Law Enforcement, Civilians, Champions and Eagles. The “Old School” Discipline, Awards, and Action lived “here”. And, as “we did” with the early (1963 to date) Pioneers, Fighters, and Legends, “we” gave them a “platform” for all to show off their troops and school quality.

Our 2013 -50th Championships began with a Call to Order and The National Anthem,

And God Bless America sung beautifully by “The Famous Ms. P.J. Parker.

Once Formalities and Introductions were completed the Competitions began

This years Annual IAMA Classic Championships drew a decent crowd of competitors - Men, Women, Children, from All Varieties of Martial Arts Systems which is the intent of Shihan Alexanders events for the past 50 years. We give the Competitors a chance to match skills against a variety of Tactics, Strategies, and Fighting against the full range Methods of Punching, Kicking, Blocking, Tripping, Sweeping while maintaining the rules of mandatory contact in sparring.

Winning here has been a worthy achievement!

The Competition was challenging in all divisions including Fighting Forms, Weapons and Sparring whereas the Winners were awarded Special 50th Anniversary Trophies for this Historic “Hallmark” Occassion - “The very First and Longest Running Championships in America”

Since 1963 Shihan Gary Alexander having started the “First” of Annual Karate Championships in North America, now 50 years running (documented), has always been intent on making his “Open to All Styles” Karate Championships worthy for the Leaders, Competitors and Winners to be Introduced, and to Test their formidable manly/womanly Skills with gusto, and at the end of the day to feel they have “been there”, “done that” and can be proud of their of their show of Courage and Skills performances. And!… Go home with some “proven” bragging rights about what they accomplished at these events.

These GA/IAMA 50th Championships ran smoothly and expeditiously without injury regardless of the Mandatory Contact Rules, and this was due to the attendance of many high ranking Black Belts (listed above) that volunteered their Expertise as Judges, Controllers, and Referees. Much appreciated by all!

At half time - Grand Master George Alexander (no relation :) but also not a bad idea!)offered a demonstration of his Shorin-ryu Systems and showed the crowd the best of the best Fighting Forms.

Ultimately when the smoke cleared this years Grand Champion
(as in the past few years) was BKG Fighter Frenel Theomsy, Congratulation again sir.


                Black Belts Attending/Support

GM Frank Huff ,… Shihan George Alexander,… Masters Gary/Polly Melick,… Master Charles Dunn …, GM Alan Goldberg Action Awards/AC…GM Ernie Temple Isshinryu …Chris Viggiano Renshi,… Sensei Paise Isshinryu,…Allen Woodman Renshi, …GM Alan Simms Karate-n-Motion, …Masters Frank and Kathi Tasetano World Karate Union HOF/Stroudsburg PA., Frank Black American Isshinryu, GM Ed Alexander, GM Richard Bowe Aikido,…Master Michael Cassert … Master Fran Haines,… GM Rico Guy,…GM Steve Kaufman Tsun Tzu,… Master Robert Heckman… GM Bob Martin, …GM Fred Henry BKG,… Master, Don Vitale Reiki Isshinryu, …Master John DeBlasio, …Master Louis Toledo,… Morgan Woods Ku Dan,… Joseph Sirvent Isshinryu, …GM Kevin McGrath,… Master Tony Minichini,…Master Barry Sagotsky,… Bill Chatfield,… Gerry White Renshi,… Master Tony Palitto,… GM Ralph Passaro American Isshinryu, …Meade Rubenstein 7th Dan Renshi, Masters Ray DeRobbio,… Master Ray Herman,… Master Doug King,… Don Nash 9th Dan, American Isshinryu,… GM Rick Herbster,

 We are located in Edison, New Jersey, U.S.A.
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Championship Sport Karate (Bare Fisted) Fights/Martial Arts in America started right here in New York/New Jersey over 50 years ago as the brainchild of Shihan Gary Alexander and his then founded International Association of Martial Artists which is now respected Worldwide for Performance, Capability, Leadership and Integrity.

Documentation in "Wikipedia" and World Media as Legendary, Pioneering.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Alexander_(martial_art_pioneer)

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