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2013 Rocky Mountain Karate Championship
May 2013 ~ Louisville, CO

We had 23 competitors.
We took 48 trophies total !
13 - 1st    13 - 2nd    18 - 3rd    4 - Participation

There were 336 competitors from 16 states. We also now have a newly certified karate judge (George Vo-Duc) in our dojo.


  1. Alassane Niang- , 1st kumite, 3rd kata 3rd advanced team kumite
  2. George Vo-Duc- 1st family kata, 2nd kumite
  3. Andy Nou - participation
  4. Ben Vo-Duc 1st family kata, 2nd team kumite, 3rd kata, 3rd kumite
  5. Soumaine Mahammat 1st kumite, 1st family kata, 3rd kata 2nd intermediate team kumite
  6. Harvey Nexhip- 1st kumite, 2nd kata
  7. Matilda Nexhip- 1st kumite, 3rd kata,
  8. Leon Chodos- 3rd kata
  9. Aeddan Winter- 2nd team kumite 3rd kata, 3rd kumite,
  10. Nairobi Nodjigoto- 2nd kata, 2nd kumite 2nd novice/intermediate team kumite, 3rd advanced team kumite
  11. Arnod Nodjigoto- 1st kata, 1st kumite, 2nd novice/intermediate team kumite
  12. Abraham Wali- 1st kumite, 2nd novice/intermediate team kumite,3rd kata, 3rd advanced team Kumite
  13. Pearl Mensah-Coker 1st kumite, 3rd kata
  14. Isabella Prescott- 1st kata, 2nd kumite
  15. Carys Winter- 2nd kata, 3rd kumite
  16. Gabriel Chodos- 3rd kumite
  17. Abigail Chodos - participation
  18. Malachi Barela- 3rd kumite
  19. Idrissa N'diaye- 1st kumite, 2nd kata
  20. Ashai Dangabot participation
  21. Tania Achiro- 3rd kata
  22. Mercy Bongomin - participation
  23. Lennox Sessi- 3rd kumite
Please join me in congratulating all these athletes.

© 2001-2022 Amadou Niang, Salt Lake City, Utah

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, Draper, Sandy, East Bench.

Dojo locations for karate lessons and competition classes include:

  • Redwood Recreation Center in West Valley City, Utah - Main Dojo
  • Central City Recreation Center in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Draper Recreation Center, Draper, UT
  • Northwest Community Center, Salt Lake City, Utah