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
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
The Official “First” 50th Anniversary of Classical Sport Fighting Karate in "America" (World?)
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.
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.
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 !!!
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
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,… GM Rick Herbster,
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.