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2013 IMA North Fork Karate Championship
October 13, 2013 ~ Grand Junction, CO

We had 22 competitors.
We took 37 medals total !
10 Gold    15 Silver    12 Bronze   

Our competitors did an excellent job at the 2013 IMA Annual Championship in Grand Junction, in both their preparation and the tournament. We had 22 athletes representing the dojo. They took 37 medals:


  1. Danielle Crosby in beginner kata and kumite
  2. Cristina Espinoza in beginner kata
  3. Malichi Barela in beginner kata
  4. Doris Crosby in novice kata and kumite
  5. Aeddan Winter in novice kumite
  6. Abraham Wali in novice kumite
  7. Arnod Nodjogoto in novice kumite
  8. Pearl Mensah-Coker (Sunshine) in novice kumite

15 Silver

  1. Zoe Mould in biginner kumite
  2. Ashai Dangabot in beginner kata
  3. Malachi Barela in beginner kata
  4. Aeddan Winter in novice kata
  5. Carys Winter in novive kata and kumite
  6. Angel Moreno in novice Kata
  7. Pearl Mensah-Coker in novice kata
  8. Abraham Wali in novice kata
  9. Arnod Nodjogoto in novice kata
  10. Idrissa N'diaye in adult novice kata and kumite
  11. Andy Nou in advanced kumite
  12. Joseph Alor in Adult black belt kata and kumite

12 Bronze

  1. Zoe Mould, beginner kata
  2. Ashai Dangabot, beginner kumite
  3. Lennox Sessi, biginner kata and kumite
  4. Angel Moreno, novice kumite
  5. Andrew Lopez, novice kata
  6. Seleny Crosby, novice kata and kumite
  7. Matilda Nexhip Advanced kata and kumite.

David Crosby Jr and Harvey Nexhip both had very good performances and won the first round in their first competition at respectively the intermediate and advanced levels. I remain confident that they will have better results as they both gain more experience in their divisions that are traditionally hard ones to compete in.

Please join me in congratulating all our athletes and the families who support them.

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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, 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