IMA Budokan Championship in Utah

IMA North Fork Karate took the new karatemobile and seven competitors to Salt Lake City in early November to compete in the IMA Budokan Championship 2014 hosted by Sensei Amadou Niang. In addition, Bob and Patty Soby went as chaperones and Sensei McGavin, Sempai McGavin and Sempai Danielsen attended as officials. Everyone medalled in their divisions and even though the wait was well into the afternoon for some, they were real troupers and held up under stress.

After the competition, a cool down session in the hotel pool was on the agenda along with really good tacos in the suite. The drive home Sunday was uneventful and everyone arrived back, tired and safe. Please click on pictures for full size and check out TigerPhotography by Bob Soby for more photos.

Opening Ceremonies

Opening Ceremonies

Kaidence

Kaidence

Sam

Sam

Mariah

Mariah

Carly

Carly

Matthew

Matthew

Hailey

Hailey