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2011 IMA North Fork Karate Championship
October 2011 ~ Grand Junction, CO

Our   25 competitors
Took 33 medals !
(not including participation medals)
14 Gold    13 Silver    6 Bronze   

Some highlights:

  • Josiah and Aeddan dominated the 5 year-old division again.
  • The Nexhip family took 1st place in Family Kata
  • Both of our adult competitors (Loren and Colin) took 2nd place in kata in their respective division losing in the finals to more advanced competitors.
  • Our refugee kids did very well in their respective divisions:
    • Nairobi: 1st Kata and 1st Kumite.
    • Abraham: 2nd kata, 2nd Kumite.
    • Arnold: 3rd Kata, 3rd Kumite.
    • Soumaine: 3rd Kumite.

The revelations were:

  • Saya (1st place Kumite, 2nd place Kata). Not surprising for those who followed her progress during the summer.
  • Leyla Mujic (2nd place Kumite). She lost only by decision after overtime and two ties in the final match.

All the kids on our competition team did very well:

  • Alassane: 1st Kumite and 2nd Kata in the advanced division.
  • Andy: 2nd Kata and 2nd Kumite in the intermediate division.
  • Harvey: 1st Kata and 1st Kumite in the novice division.
  • Soumaine: 3 Kumite in the intermediate division.
  • Matilda: 1st kata and 2nd Kumite in he beginner division.
  • Aeddan: 1st Kumite 2nd Kata (beginner).
  • Josiah: 1st Kata 3rd Kumite (beginner).
  • Max Connor: 1st place Kumite and I believe 3rd Kata.

Other kids who are not on the competition team also placed in this tournament:

  • Carys Winter took 2nd place Kata in her division
  • Angel Moreno took 1st Kumite in his.
Please join me in congratulating all our competitors.
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At IMA-International Budokan we teach traditional Japanese, 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 and karate competitions.

National and international karate tournaments include:

  • USA National Championship and Team Qualifiers, Reno, Nevada
  • USA Open Karate Championships, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • IMA Rocky Mountain Karate Championship, Louisville, Colorado
  • IMA North Fork Karate Championship, Grand Junction, Colorado
  • Colorado State Championship, Eagle, Colorado.
  • IMA Annual Championship in Utah, Northwest Recreation Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Intermountain Karate Championship, Park City, Utah

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

Karate classes and competition training are offered at dojos throughout the Salt Lake Valley in Utah, serving: Parleys Canyon, Glendale, The Avenues, Cottonwood, Cottonwood West, Downtown Salt Lake, Murray, Holladay, West Valley, Salt Lake Valley, Sugar House (Sugarhouse), Millcreek, East Millcreek, Canyon Rim, Cottonwood Heights, Mt. Olympus, 9th & 9th, Indian Hills, Emigration Canyon, Harvard-Yale, Yalecrest, Liberty Park, 15th & 15th, University of Utah, East Bench.

Dojo locations for karate lessons and competition classes include:

  • Redwood Recreation Center in West Valley City, Utah
  • Central City Recreation Center in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Northwest Community Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Rowland Hall, on the East Bench, Salt Lake City, Utah