Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Who's Who in Martial Arts in Arizona

Mesa Arizona Karate Instructor, Grandmaster Hausel was selected as Marquis Who's Who in America
and also Who's Who in the World for 2015. Grandmaster Hausel is also a member of 16 different Halls
of Fame for Martial Arts as an instructor, pioneer and grandmaster. Grandmaster Hausel, featured as
the top instructor in Mesa, Arizona by Thumbtack, is also featured by the Superior Martial Artist.
The Arizona Hombu Dojo (Arizona School of Traditional Karate) invites you to experience training with a great martial arts instructor located in the East Valley of Phoenix in Mesa, Arizona.

After more than 5 decades of martial arts training vested in his lifetime, Soke Hausel looks back on his experiences and training which resulted in some of the highest awards presented in martial arts, along with national and international awards.

Anyone can check the Internet and search for Soke Hausel, to find an extensive background and a long list of black belt students who trained with the grandmaster, and find information about his students who are not only successful in karate and other martial arts, but more importantly, are successful in their professions. The list includes many PhDs, university professors, school teachers, clergy, engineers, chemists, astronomers, geologists, anthropologists, biologists, physicists, military leaders, accountants, doctors, dentists, nurses, lawyers, psychologists, politicians, and law enforcement personnel. Teaching at four universities gave him the opportunity to reach many highly-educated people.

According to Soke Hausel, "I don't make money teaching traditional martial arts: it is a way of life that I will not walk away from. I intend to practice traditional martial arts until my last breath. Traditional karate has many super physical and mental benefits, and teaches people to respect one another".

When it comes to martial arts, many think of karate. When it comes to martial arts at the University of Wyoming, many think of Hall-of-Fame martial artist Grandmaster Hausel

In 2006, Soke Hausel, grandmaster of Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo, decided to retire from the Geological Survey at the University of Wyoming. He and his wife packed up bags, mats, hundreds of rocks and books and moved to Gilbert, Arizona and opened the Arizona Hombu in Mesa, Arizona. Soke was a research geologist, geological consultant, and published author of more than a 1000 books, papers and maps. At the same time, he taught karate, martial arts weapons known as kobudo, self-defense, samurai arts including the samurai sword, spear, halberd, and jujutsu, and taught classes and clinics in women's self-defense and martial arts history. Some of the martial arts he taught at the University included karate, kobudo, self-defense, jujutsu, iaido, sojutsu, naginatajutsu, hanbojutsu, hojojutsu, kempojutsu, shitai kori and others. Each week, Soke now teaches several classes in Arizona to adults and families at the Arizona Hombu at the 60 W. Baseline Center on the border of Mesa and Gilbert.

In 2014, Grandmaster Hausel was selected for Marquis Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World for accomplishments as a martial arts instructor, martial artist, and geologist. In 2015, he has selected for Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World. He was also selected for other prestigious awards including the Cambridge and DaVinci awards. Hausel indicates that he loves teaching martial arts as much as he loves hunting for gold and gemstones. In 2017, Soke Hausel was inducted in the American Martial Arts Alliance Who's Who in Martial Arts Hall-of-Fame with Korean Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee, the father of American Taekwondo and selected for the 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievement Award along with the likes of General Colin Powell.

"Those seeking to learn more about the traditional martial arts will enjoy training at the Arizona Hombu dojo - where classes focus on adults and families.  "Classes typically have about 30% women, and recently a few classes had as many as 50% women". 

In traditional Okinawan karate, one learns to bow to emphasize respect and students are never subjected to competition. The late father of modern karate, Gichin Funakoshi of Okinawa emphasized, "The Purpose of Karate Lies Not in Victory or Defeat, but in the Perfection of Its Participants".


Training in Traditional Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo at Arizona Hombu, Mesa Arizona (Seiyo-ShorinRyu.com)


Training in kata (forms) at the Arizona Hombu Karate Dojo in Mesa Arizona.

The Arizona Hombu dojo - Best of Mesa
Arizona for 3 years in a row.
Sensei Ryan Harden at the Arizona Hombu dojo in Mesa trains in traditional Okinawan
karate and kobudo.
Amira, John and Suzette demonstrate hidari katana kata


The late O'Sensei Bill Borea, Soke Hausel's close friend and instructor at the
Arizona Hombu dojo.
Utah karate instructors Thadd trains with Luis applying choke hold
Training for the dentist office at the Arizona Hombu dojo.

Training in kama (kobudo) at the Arizona Hombu Dojo.
Dr. Adam trains with Ryan in hanbojutsu at the Arizona Hombu
Dr. Teule uses bo against tonfa during kobudo class at the Arizona Hombu
Suzette trains in iaido with the classical samurai sword (katana).