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2019 IMA Karate Championship in Utah - 13th Annual
November 9, 2019 ~ Salt Lake City, UT

We had 23 competitors.
We took 42 medals total !
18 Gold    12 Silver    12 Bronze   


1) Emilio Lopez - 2nd kata, 3rd kumite
2) Asher Williams - 1st kata, 2nd kumite
3) Mady Niang - 1st kata, 1st kumite (in the 8 year-old novice division) 1st kumite (in the 9 year-old division)
4) Shirene Baher - 1st kata, 2nd kumite
5) Lucas Hernandez - participation
6) Rachel Ophilant - 3rd kata
7) Zahara Baher - 1st kata, 2nd kumite
8) Ali Baher - 2nd kata, 3rd kumite
9) Ayman - 3rd kata, 3rd kumite
10) Spencer Fayles - 2nd kumite
11) Cyuma Vincent - 1st kata, 1st kumite
12) Igor - 2nd kata, 3rd kumite
13) Sohum Krishna - 1st kata, 3rd kumite
14) Elyas Baher - 1st kumite, 2nd kumite
15) Carys Winter - 2nd kata, 2nd kumite
16) Aeddan Winter - 3rd kata, 1st kumite
17) Delicia Iteriteka - 1st kata, 1st kumite
18) Matvey Starkh - 3rd kumite
19) Diego Escobar - 1st kata, 1st kumite
20) David Bayingana - 3rd kata, 3rd kumite
21) Enzo M. - 2nd kata, 3rd kumite
22) Heather O. - 1st kata, 2nd kumite
23) Hiram H. - 1st kata, 1st kumite


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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