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)