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border="0" width="200" height="165" align="right" hspace="0" alt="IMA Shotokan Karate" title="IMA Budokan Shotokan Karate" style="padding-left:5px; padding-bottom:30px; vertical-align:top;"/> IMA-International Budokan Shotokan Karate was founded in 2001 by Sensei Amadou Niang. Sensei Amadou's vision was to bring traditional karate to everyone by offering classes at local recreation centers. Learn more here     Meet Sensei Amadou VIDEO

We teach traditional Shotokan based on the philosophies of the founder of Shotokan karate-do, Gichin Funakoshi. Our students learn in a safe and fun environment, and are taught traditional karate with the use of basics (kihon), forms (kata), and sparring (kumite). They participate in local, national, and international karate tournaments.

Recent Tournament Results !

2016 Utah State Karate Championship and National Qualifier Park City, UT 5/2016
 
Our 26 competitorstook 34medals !  9Gold  12Silver  13Bronze  
 
2016 Rocky Mountain Karate Championship Louisville, CO 5/2016
 
Our 4 competitorstook 4medals !  3Gold  1Silver  0Bronze  
 
2016 USA Open Karate Championship &
2016 Junior International Cup Karate Championship
Las Vegas, NV 3/2016
 
Our 2 competitorstook 6medals !  1Gold  2Silver  3Bronze  
 
2015 IMA Karate Championship in Utah Cottonwood Hgts, UT 11/2015
 
Our 25 competitorstook 35medals !  10Gold  11Silver  14Bronze   
 
2015 IMA North Fork Karate Championship Grand Junction, CO 10/2015
 
Our 8 competitorstook 18medals !  5Gold  1Silver  12Bronze  
 
2015 Utah State Karate Championship and National Qualifier Park City, UT 5/2015
 
Our 26 competitorstook 29medals !  8Gold  11Silver  10Bronze  
 
2015 Rocky Mountain Karate Championship Louisville, CO 5/2015
 
Our 6 competitorstook 7medals !  0Gold  5Silver  2Bronze  
 
2015 USA Open Karate Championship &
2015 Junior International Cup Karate Championship
Las Vegas, NV 4/2015
 
Our 7 competitorstook 6medals !  0Gold  3Silver  3Bronze  
 
2014 IMA North Fork Karate Championship Grand Junction, CO 10/2014
 
Our 13 competitorstook 26medals !  5Gold  8Silver  13Bronze  
 
2014 USA National Karate Championships & US Team Trials Reno, NV 7/2014
 
Our 4 competitorstook 2medals !  0Gold  1Silver  1Bronze  
 
2014 Rocky Mountain Karate Championship Louisville, CO 5/2014
 
Our 11 competitorstook 17trophies !  61st    42nd    73rd      
 
2014 USA Open Karate Championship &
2014 Junior International Cup Karate Championship
Las Vegas, NV 4/2014
 
Our 13competitorstook 13medals !  0Gold  4Silver  9Bronze   
 
2013 IMA North Fork Karate Championship Grand Junction, CO 10/2013
 
Our 22 competitorstook 37medals !  10Gold  15Silver  12Bronze  
 
2013 Utah State Karate Championship and National Qualifier Park City, UT 6/2013
 
Our 27 competitorstook 31medals !  11Gold  9Silver  11Bronze  
 
2013 Rocky Mountain Karate Championship Louisville, CO 5/2013
 
Our 23 competitorstook 48trophies !  131st    132nd    183rd       4 Participation
 
2013 USA Open Karate Championship &
2013 Junior International Cup Karate Championship
Las Vegas, NV 3/2013
 
Our 15competitorstook 20medals !  3Gold  5Silver  12Bronze   
 
2012 IMA North Fork Karate Championship Grand Junction, CO 10/2012
 
Our 15 competitorstook 35medals !  ---Gold  ---Silver  ---Bronze  
 
2012 Utah State Karate Championship and National Qualifier Park City, UT 6/2012
 
Our 25 competitorstook 42medals !  8Gold  16Silver  15Bronze   3 Participation
 
2012 Rocky Mountain Karate Championship Louisville, CO 5/2012
 
Our 24 competitorstook 40trophies !  91st    122nd    133rd       6 Participation
 
2012 USA Open Karate Championship &
2012 Junior Olympics Karate Championship
Las Vegas, NV 4/2012
 
Our 16 competitorstook 26medals !  5Gold  6Silver  15Bronze   
 
2011 IMA Utah Family Karate Tournament - 5th Annual Cottonwood Hgts, UT 11/2011
 
Our 32 competitorstook 44medals !  14Gold  15Silver  15Bronze   
 
2011 IMA North Fork Karate Championship Grand Junction, CO 10/2011
 
Our 25 competitorstook 33medals !  14Gold  13Silver  6Bronze   
 
2011 Utah State Karate Championship and National Qualifier Park City, UT 6/2011
 
Our 15 competitorstook 20medals !  8Gold  5Silver  7Bronze   
 
2011 Rocky Mountain Karate Championship Louisville, CO 5/2011
 
Our 5 competitorstook 4trophies !  11st    22nd    13rd       
 
2011 USA Open Karate Championship &
2011 Junior Olympics Karate Championship &
2011 Ozawa Cup International Karate Tournament
Las Vegas, NV 4/2011
 
Our 10competitorstook 14medals !  1Gold  6Silver  7Bronze   
 

Upcoming Events

IMA Budokan Intermed/Advanced Kyu Test ~ June 4, 2016 ~ Redwood Recreation Center, SLC

6:00 AM group workout on soccer field (please don't be late!)
Blue belt and up. Regular Saturday classes occur after test.
Students preparing for black belt test in Colorado should attend!

2016 IMA North Fork Karate Championship ~ Oct, 2015 ~ Grand Junction, CO

2016 IMA Karate Championship in Utah ~ Nov, 2016 ~ Cottonwood Heights, UT

Recent Past Events

2016


2016 Utah State Karate Championship ~ May 21, 2016 ~ Park City, UT

2016 Rocky Mountain Karate Championship ~ May 1, 2016 ~ Louisville, CO

Dojo Belt Ceremony - Apr 16, 2016 - Redwood Recreation Center, SLC

IMA Budokan Kyu Test ~ Apr 9, 2016 ~ Montessori Community School, SLC, UT

2016 USA Open Karate Championship &
2013 Junior International Cup Karate Championships
~ Mar 23-27, 2016 ~ Las Vegas, NV

IMA Budokan Kyu Test (mid-term) ~ Feb 6, 2016 - Redwood Recreation Center, SLC

2015


Dojo Christmas Party and Talent Show! - Dec 12, 2015 - Redwood Recreation Center, SLC

Dojo Belt Ceremony - Dec 12, 2015 - Redwood Recreation Center, SLC

IMA Budokan Kyu Test (make up test only) - Dec 12, 2015 - Redwood Recreation Center, SLC

IMA Budokan Kyu Test ~ Dec 5, 2015 ~ Montessori Community School, SLC, UT

2015 IMA Karate Championship in Utah ~ Nov 14, 2015 ~ Cottonwood Heights, UT

2015 IMA North Fork Karate Championship ~ Oct 24, 2015 ~ Grand Junction, CO

21st Annual IMA Rocky Mountain Karate Camp - Oct 2-4, 2015 - Granby, CO

Seminar by Hanshi Cyrus Madani in Utah - Sep 18-19, 2015 - Cottonwood Heights, UT

Hanshi Madani is the founder of our organization. He is an 8th degree black belt in Shotokan karate and a World Karate Federation Referee. ...

IMA Budokan Kyu Test - Aug 29, 2015 - Redwood Recreation Center, SLC

IMA Black Belt Test - Jun 27, 2015 - Honbu dojo, Louisville, CO

2015 Utah State Karate Championship ~ May 30, 2015 ~ Park City, UT

2015 Rocky Mountain Karate Championship ~ May 3, 2015 ~ Louisville, CO

IMA Budokan Kyu Test ~ Apr 11, 2015 ~ Montessori Community School, SLC

2015 USA Open Karate Championship &
2013 Junior International Cup Karate Championships
~ Apr 3-5, 2015 ~ Las Vegas, NV

2015 Arizona Karate Championships & USA National Qualifier - Sunday, Mar 8, 2015 - Grand Canyon University

2014


Dojo Christmas Party and Talent Show! - Dec 20, 2014 - Redwood Recreation Center, SLC

Santa will be there!

Dojo Belt Ceremony - Dec 20, 2014 - Redwood Recreation Center, SLC

IMA Budokan Kyu Test 2 - Dec 13, 2014 - Redwood Recreation Center, SLC

IMA Budokan Kyu Test 1 ~ Dec 6, 2014 ~ Redwood Recreation Center, SLC

2014 IMA Karate Championship in Utah ~ Nov 8, 2014 ~ Northwest Recreation Center, SLC

Performance at Univ. of Utah Volley Ball Half-Time Show! ~ Oct 19, 2014 ~ J. Huntsman Center, SLC

2014 IMA North Fork Karate Championship ~ Oct 11, 2014 ~ Grand Junction, CO

20th Annual IMA Rocky Mountain Karate Camp ~ Oct 3-5, 2014 ~ The Inn at SilverCreek ~ Granby, CO

Seminar with Hanshi Cyrus Madani ~ Sep 19-20, 2014 ~ Montessori Community School, SLC

Hanshi Cyrus Madani, 8th Dan Shotokan, founder and chief instructor of I.M.A.

Dojo Belt Ceremony ~ Aug 30, 2014 ~ Redwood Recreation Center, SLC

IMA Budokan Kyu Test ~ Aug 23, 2014 ~ Montessori Community School, SLC

2014 USA National Karate Championships & US Team Trials - Jul 8-13, 2014 - Peppermill Resort and Casino, Reno, NV - USA Karate www.usankf.org

2014 Utah State Karate Championship ~ Jun 13-14, 2014 ~ Park City, UT

Dojo Belt Ceremony ~ May 31, 2014 ~ Redwood Recreation Center, SLC

IMA Budokan Kyu Test ~ May 24, 2014 ~ Montessori Community School, SLC

2014 Rocky Mountain Karate Championship - May 4, 2014 - Louisville, CO

US Open & Junior International Cup - Apr 16-19, 2014 - Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV - USA Karate www.usankf.org

Ozawa Cup International Karate Tournament - Mar 27-30, 2014 - Flamingo Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV - James Tawatao www.ozawacup.com

Dojo Tournament! - Mar 22, 2014 9:00 AM - Central City Recreation Center, Salt Lake City, UT

Arizona Karate Championships & USA Karate National Qualifier - Mar 2, 2014 - Grand Canyon College Arena, Phoenix, AZ - Ray Hughes rhughes@usakarateaz.org

New York's International Karate-Do Open Championships - Mar 2, 2014 - Fitzgerald Gym, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11367 - Luis Ruiz (347) 400-5632 senseiluisruiz@gmail.com

Dojo Winter Karate Camp - Jan 2-3, 2014 - Redwood Recreation Center, SLC - 2pm to 5pm

2013


Dojo Christmas Party ! ~ Dec 14, 2013 ~ Redwood Recreation Center, SLC

Dojo Belt Ceremony ~ Dec 14, 2013 ~ Redwood Recreation Center, SLC

IMA Budokan Kyu Test ~ Dec 7, 2013 ~ Montessori Community School, SLC

2013 IMA Karate Championship in Utah ~ Nov 9, 2013 ~ Cottonwood Heights, UT

2013 IMA North Fork Karate Championship ~ Oct 12, 2013 ~ Grand Junction, CO

Seminar with Hanshi Cyrus Madani ~ Sep 13-14, 2013 ~ IMA of Utah, Cottonwood Heights, UT

Hanshi Cyrus Madani, 8th Dan Shotokan, founder and chief instructor of I.M.A.

Dojo Belt Ceremony ~ Aug 31, 2013 ~ Redwood Recreation Center, SLC

IMA Budokan Kyu Test ~ Aug 24, 2013 ~ Montessori Community School, SLC

2013 Utah State Karate Championship ~ Jun 1, 2013 ~ Park City, UT

IMA Budokan Kyu Test ~ May 11, 2013 ~ Montessori Community School, SLC

2013 Rocky Mountain Karate Championship ~ May 4-5, 2013 ~ Louisville, CO

IMA Budokan Kyu Test ~ Apr 13, 2013 ~ Redwood Dojo, SLC

2013 USA Open Karate Championship &
2013 Junior International Cup Karate Championships
~ Mar 27-31, 2013 ~ Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

Junior Black Belt Award Ceremony ~ Feb 16, 2013 ~ Redwood Recreation Center, SLC

Junior Black Belt Test ~ Jan 26, 2013 ~ Redwood Recreation Center, SLC

2012


Dojo Christmas Party and Talent Show! ~ Dec 15, 2012 ~ Redwood Recreation Center, SLC

Dojo Belt Ceremony ~ Dec 15, 2012 ~ Redwood Recreation Center, SLC

IMA Budokan Kyu Test ~ Dec 8, 2012 ~ Montessori Community School, SLC

2012 IMA Karate Championship in Utah ~ Nov 10, 2012 ~ Salt Lake City, UT

2012 IMA North Fork Karate Championship ~ Oct 27, 2012 ~ Grand Junction, CO

IMA Budokan Kyu Test ~ Sep 1, 2012 ~ Redwood Dojo, SLC

Seminar with Hanshi Cyrus Madani ~ Sep 14-15, 2012 ~ Montessori Community School, SLC

Hanshi Cyrus Madani, 8th Dan Shotokan, founder and chief instructor of I.M.A.

2012 IMA Karate Camp ~ Sep, 2012 ~ Keystone, CO

2012 Rocky Mountain State Games ~ July 28, 2012 ~ Colorado Springs, CO

IMA Budokan Kyu Test ~ Aug 25, 2012 ~ Redwood Dojo, SLC

9:00 AM   Beginner - Novice (white to blue belt)

2012 Utah State Karate Championship ~ June 16, 2012 ~ Park City, UT

Dojo Outdoor Belt Ceremony, Picnic, Swimming ~ Jun 2, 2012 ~ Redwood Recreation Center, SLC

IMA Budokan Kyu Test ~ May 26, 2012 ~ Montessori Community School, SLC

2012 Rocky Mountain Karate Championship ~ May 6, 2012 ~ Louisville, CO

2012 USA Open & Junior Olympics Karate Championships ~ Apr 6-8, 2012 ~ Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV

2012 Ozawa Cup International Karate Tournament ~ Apr 5-8, 2012 ~ Pink Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV

IMA Budokan Kyu Test ~ Mar 3, 2012 ~ Montessori Community School, SLC

IMA Budokan Kyu Test ~ Jan 14, 2012 ~ Montessori Community School, SLC

2011


Dojo Christmas Party and Talent Show ~ Dec 17, 2011 ~ Redwood Recreation Center, SLC

2011 IMA Karate Championship in Utah ~ Nov 12, 2011 ~ Cottonwood Heights, UT

2011 IMA North Fork Karate Championship ~ Oct 22, 2011 ~ Grand Junction, CO

IMA Budokan Kyu Test ~ Oct 1, 2011 ~ Central City Recreation Center, SLC

New Photos !

Check out our Champions' Corner and some new photos of our kids!

© 2001-2015 Amadou Niang, Salt Lake City, Utah
IMA- International Budokan Shotokan Karate was founded in 2001 by Sensei Amadou Niang. Sensei Amadou's vision was to bring traditional karate to everyone by offering karate lessons at local recreation centers throughout the Salt Lake Valley, Utah.

Karate classes and competition training are offered throughout the Salt Lake Valley, at:

  • Redwood Recreation Center in West Valley City, Utah MAIN DOJO
  • Central City Recreation Center in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Montessori Community School on the east bench of Salt Lake
  • Centenary United Methodist Church in Sugar House, Utah

This provides karate lessons and competition lessons for: Sugar House (Sugarhouse), Millcreek, East Millcreek, Canyon Rim, Cottonwood, Cottonwood West, Cottonwood Heights, Indian Hills, Emigration Canyon, Parleys Canyon, Glendale, The Avenues, Downtown Salt Lake, Murray, Holladay, Cottonwood, West Valley, Salt Lake Valley, Harvard-Yale, Yalecrest, Liberty Park, Mt. Olympus, 9th & 9th, 15th & 15th, University of Utah, East Bench.

At IMA-International Budokan we teach traditional Shotokan based on the philosophies of the founder of Shotokan karate-do, Gichin Funakoshi. Our students learn in a safe and fun environment, and are taught traditional karate with the use of basics (kihon), forms (kata), and sparring (kumite), and achieve great success in local, national, and international karate tournaments.

National and international karate tournaments include:

  • Ozawa Cup International Karate Tournament, Pink Flamingo, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • USA Open Karate Championships, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • IMA Utah Family Tournament, Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake Valley, Utah
  • IMA North Fork Karate Championship, Grand Junction, Colorado
  • IMA Rocky Mountain Karate Championship, Louisville, Colorado

Local karate tournament locations include: Salt Lake City, UT, West Valley City, UT, Park City, UT, Sandy, UT, Cottonwood, UT,