|Women's Karate at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate school in Mesa, Arizona|
According to Grandmaster Hausel, world head of Seiyo no Shorin-Ryu Karate, many of his toughest karate and jujutsu students over the decades have been women. Take for instance Katie (see photo near bottom entitled 'Katie works over Kris'). Katie enjoyed choking & applying joint locks to all of the macho guys in jujutsu classes at the University of Wyoming. According to Professor Hausel, she gave them a feminine smile before taking her partner to a tolerance limit in pain. We even had a few burly guys quit jujutsu to avoid her.
But there was a fairly tale ending for this black belt martial artist. Katie ended up marrying Kris (the guy she was beating up in the photo at the University of Wyoming). After graduating from college and both earning black belts in Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo, the two moved to Cody, and later to Casper Wyoming where they are now raising a family. Over the years, we had many students end up marrying one another - and no, we were not running a dating service - it was just a great way for students to socialize and learn to defend themselves.
|Dr. Teule from Utah State University takes defends attack by Dan.|
|Katharina from Germany trains with Sarah from Dallas in Arizona|
|Kathy and Victoria train in bunkai (self-defense applications).|
|Sensei Paula Borea from Japan practicing Kihon (karate basics). Sensei Borea is of samurai|
lineage and a very important part of our organization.
|Dr. Neal and Dr. Naghmeh|
|Lacy trains with Katharina|
|Amanda trains with Patrick|
|Yam Ma demonstrates Pinan Godan kata.|
|Katie works over Kris at the University of Wyoming during jujutsu class.|
|Heather works with Charles during kobudo class|
|Some of our favorite martial artists.|
|Donette kicks Soke (Grandmaster) Hausel in ribs with full force strike at basketball|
half-time karate demonstration.
|Donette Kicks Grandmaster Hausel right in the ... well you know.|