Monday, November 19, 2012

Arizona School of Traditional Karate presented International Web Award and Best of Mesa Awards

In the past year or so, the Arizona School of Traditional Karate (Arizona Hombu) and the our parent organization, Seiyo Kai International, were presented several awards. We received several web awards including the Web Award for Martial Arts. We thank for recognizing our hard work in promoting history, education, philosophy and pragmatic application of traditional Okinawan martial arts. We were also presented other awards that included the Best of Mesa Award in 2013 for our Variety of Martial Arts Activities and Education. We also received the the Best of Mesa Award 2013 for Special Interests Schools & Instruction.

It doesn't just end there. Our martial arts clubs and association have been awarded dozens of national and international awards since the 1970s. This year alone, one of our students, Ryan Nemec was presented Outstanding Male Martial Arts Student of the Year at the Juko Kai International Clinic in New Braunfels, Texas.

Our Grandmaster, Soke Hausel was inducted into Who's Who in America 2013, and 2014 and also Who's Who in the World for those same years.

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Arizona Martial Arts Instructors

Who said I couldn't use my head - Las Cruces, NM, 1976
1985 photo of Soke Hausel on the 1.4 billion year old Sherman Granite in the Laramie Mountains of Wyoming.

Check out our class Schedule for updates on classes at the Arizona Hombu, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Arizona

A teacher of teachers. Soke Hausel shows pressure point attacks to university students while
teaching traditional jujutsu at the University of Wyoming. Soke has been teaching training in
the martial arts for more 50 years and has earned Soke ranks and Shihan ranks in several
martial arts (University of Wyoming photo). Soke is assisted by Sensei Jason Gies.

  • Classes in traditional Shorin-Ryu Karate Kihon & Kata. This is followed by Advanced Shorin-Ryu Kata & Bunkai. Katas are special forms developed by Okinawan masters of the past to assist in training in karate. Bunkai are the applications of the various techniques hidden in the forms (kata).

  • Self-defense training. Learn to defend against punches, kicks, multiple attackers, guns, knives, rifles. This class is excellent for both women and men.  The Self-defense class is followed by Samurai arts class where one can learn the weapons of the samurai, such as the samurai sword, naginata (pole arm), yari (spear), hanbo (half-staff), bo (full staff), jujutsu, and hojojutsu

  • Shorin-Ryu Kobudo & Bunkai (applications). Kobudo is a unique martial art that is blended with Shorin-Ryu Karate. After bladed weapons were outlawed on Okinawa in the 15th century, the peasants began to train with their tools of trade as self-defense weapons.  Farmers used their tools, fishermen used their specific tools. We have continued this tradition by teaching the use of the Okinawan weapons, but have also added more modern tools such as car keys, belts, hammers, rakes, rock hammers, axes, etc.  This is followed by advanced kobudo training.

  • Special Clinics (see our Calendar or Newsletter)