IMA Utah is a Best of State family oriented dojo dedicated to providing a friendly, safe and positive environment in which students can learn the philosophy and the skills of Martial Arts.
Congratulations to all our athletes at the 15th IMA Karate Championship in Utah!
IMA Utah brought back 47 medals:
20 Gold Medals 🥇
11 Silver Medals 🥈
16 Bronze Medals 🥉
Thank you to all the parents and coaches for supporting these young athletes.
The 15th IMA Championship in Utah was a huge success thanks to all the volunteers, parents, coaches, judges, and referees. Special thanks to Ruby (@redcanyonevents ) for managing the tournament and to Expedition Superstore (@expeditionsuperstore ) for sponsoring the tournament.
We had 150 competitors that attended the tournament. We had competitors from Utah, Montana, Colorado, Nevada, and Puerto Rico. It was so good to see all the positive competition between all the different levels and ages. Thanks again to all the athletes for making this tournament the largest tournament hosted in Utah yet.
Shihan Marius Gilca, chief instructor of IMA Utah, started karate at age 13 and received his 1st degree black belt at age 19. He currently holds a 6th degree black belt in Shotokan and is a certified USA Karate Kumite Referee. With over 25 years of teaching experience, Shihan Marius is well educated in karate and teaching karate. He joined the IMA organization in June 2007 after searching for a family orientated organization with a great structured program. Shihan Marius’ teaching philosophy is to help students become better people through martial arts by helping them develop a stronger and healthier mind and body. Shihan Marius, along with his two sons, are working hard to grow their studio and to expand the IMA family.