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

We had 8 competitors.
We took 18 medals total !
5 Gold    1 Silver    12 Bronze   

8 of our competitors participated in the 8th Annual IMA Northfork Championship in Grand Junction, Colorado on Saturday October 24th, 2015. They brought home 18 medals: 5 gold, 1 silver and 12 bronze.

Our gold winners are Carys Winter, Aeddan Winter, and Soumaine Mahamat in Intermediate/Advanced team Kata, Andy and Nairobi in individual advanced kumite. The sensational was Jenna's silver medal in kata in a mixed novice/intermediate division. Jenna won her medal with Heian Nidan against an advanced kata in the final match.

1. Delicia Itekita- 3rd kata, 3rd kumite
2. Jenna Martin- 2nd kata
3. Idy N'daye- 3rd kata, 3rd kumite
4. Nairobi Nodigoto- 3rd kata, 1st kumite
5. Andy Nou- 3rd kata, 1st kumite
6. Soumaine Mahammat- 3rd kata, 3rd kumite
7. Carys Winter- 3rd kata, 3rd kumite
8. Aeddan Winter- 3rd kata, 3rd kumite
9. Team Kata (Aeddan, Carys, Soumaine): 1st

Congratulations! All in all, our competitors did a great job. The tournament was fun and very well organized. I invite all the medal winners to bring their medals to class for a group picture.

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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