Sunday, November 27, 2011

Mesa Martial Arts

View of Hombu outside. The inside of the martial arts school exhibits
typical Japanesetradition.

Martial arts taught at the Arizona Hombu are traditional, thus students should expect to learn lots of ceremony & considerable power.

Although the Martial Arts School is relatively new to Arizona, Grandmaster Hausel started training in martial arts in the 1960s and began teaching martial arts in 1970 at the University of Utah. Later he taught karate and other martial arts at the University of New Mexico, the University of Wyoming and recently at Arizona State University. At the University of Wyoming, Soke Hausel was Kyoju no Budo (Professor of Martial Arts) and taught classes and clinics in karate, kobudo (martial arts weapons), samurai arts, jujutsu, self-defense and self-defense for women. He has a long resume for martial arts.

Over the years, he taught karate karate, kobudo, jujutsu, self-defense, women's self-defense and samurai arts. Many martial arts classes at the University of Wyoming filled with more than 100 students with waiting lists of hopefuls. But today, he  has now chosen to limit the number of students in his classes at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate that is also known as the Arizona Hombu dojo.

Grandmaster Hausel has a diversified background in martial arts and teaches traditional Okinawan and Japanese martial arts. Included in his curriculum are Shorin-Ryu Karate, Shorin-Ryu Kobudo (weapons), Self-Defense and Samurai Arts.

Kobudo (martial arts weapons) classes are part of karate training and include a variety of weapons (tools) such as Bo, Hanbo, Nitanbo, Kubotan, Nunchaku, Sai, Kama, Kuwa, Ra-ke, Surichin, Eku, Tsue, Kioga (expandable police baton) and more. Samurai arts taught at the martial arts school in Mesa include jujutsu, hojojutsu, hanbojutsu, bojutsu, iaido, kenjutsu, naginatajutsu, yarijutsu and manrikigusari.

The style of karate is Okinawan Shorin-Ryu. Basically one of the original forms of karate developed centuries ago on Okinawa. Soke Hausel's love for Karate is seen in the many national & international awards presented by several martial arts associations and martial arts Halls of Fame.

Martial arts training for Adults and Families & members of Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai is available each week at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate near the corner of Mesa, Gilbert & Chandler in the East Valley of Phoenix  (60 W. Baseline Road, Mesa). Drive east on baseline from Country Club Road and turn left at the second traffic light. You will see the Arizona Martial Arts school immediately to your right (NE corner of MacDonald).

It happens every time - give a woman an inch and she'll take your tonfa and beat you with it.. Sensei Paula (born in Japan) trains with her husband Sensei Bill at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate.

Advanced karate and kobudo taught to members of the
Arizona School of Traditional Karate in Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler Arizona and Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai members around the world. Grandmaster Hausel, 12th dan, demonstrates rock breaking to students at the
University of Wyoming. Rocks are traditional for breaking and besides they are free. Professor Hausel is also a renown
geologist and like rocks.
OUCH!!!  Only our most advanced students are taught the secrets of Kote Kitai
(Body Hardening). Here Senesi Donette Gillespie (3rd dan) kicks Professor Hausel
 in the groin while totally unprotected with absolutely NO protection devices at half-time
at a University of Wyoming basketball game - and he is actually smiling. Soke
Hausel teaches this art to his advanced students so they can learn to accept strikes to
vital parts of the body and provide devastating blocks and strikes to attackers
(University of Wyoming Photo).

 Arizona School of Traditional Karate

Dr. Adam from Grand Canyon University
trains with Rich in Kobudo.

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