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Meet Shihan Amadou as he explains his philosophy, his approach to teaching Karate, and the lessons he wants his students to take away as Shotokan Karate practitioners.

Shihan Amadou's "Exploding Can!" Shihan Amadou chops an unopened can of soda cleanly in half!

IMA 2012 Champioship in Utah, hosted by our dojo
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2022 New Belts, August 2022

2022 USA Karate National Championship ~ Spokane, WA

2012 Utah State Championship ~ Park City, UT

2012 USA Open & Junior Olympics ~ Las Vegas, NV

2012 Rocky Mountain Championship ~ Louisville, CO

2012 Belt Ceremony, Picnic & Swimming ~ Salt Lake City, UT

2011 Utah State Championship ~ Park City, UT

2011 USA Open, Junior Olympics & Ozawa Cup ~ Las Vegas, NV

2011 Kyu Testing June 25 ~ Salt Lake City, UT

2010 USA Open & Junior Olympics ~ Las Vegas, NV

2010 Rocky Mountain Championship ~ Louisville, CO

2010 IMA Utah Tournament ~ Salt Lake City, UT

2009 Utah State Championship ~ Park City, UT

2009 Rocky Mountain Championship ~ Louisville, CO

2009 Kyu Testing Summer ~ Salt Lake City, UT

2008 IMA Utah Tournament ~ Salt Lake City, UT

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

Our students not only train in traditional Shotokan, with the use of basics (kihon), forms (kata), and sparring (kumite), but they also achieve great success in local, national, and international karate tournaments. The pictures in this gallery are just a small sample.

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

National and international karate tournaments include:

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

IMA- International Budokan Shotokan Karate was founded in 2001 by Shihan Amadou Niang. His vision was to bring traditional Japanese karate training to everyone by offering karate classes and karate compeition classes at recreation centers throughout Salt Lake City and the Salt Lake Valley.

Karate classes and karate competition training are offered throughout the Salt Lake Valley, Utah, at:

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

This provides karate training and karate competition classes for communities such as: Downtown Salt Lake, Salt Lake Valley, West Valley, Sugar House, Millcreek, Canyon Rim, Cottonwood, Indian Hills, Emigration Canyon, Parleys Canyon, Glendale, The Avenues, Murray, Draper, Holladay, Harvard Yale, Yalecrest, Liberty Park, Mount Olympus, Sandy, East Bench.

Watch Shihan Amadou Niang slice a can of soda cleanly in half!
Watch it on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCQlhDkw4I0