Monday, September 24, 2018

Mesa, Arizona Karate for Seniors, Parents and Families

Arizona Hombu Karate Dojo

Welcome to our dojo in Mesa, Arizona
Karate, as developed on the island chain of Okinawa, became one of the most effective, personal self-defense systems in the world, that has been mimicked by many other systems including Sport Japanese and Sport American forms of karate. Okinawa also is host to the most centurions per capita in the world, and the training in karate improves a person's self-respect, respect of others, and through proper training, allows people to lose weight, increase blood flow and oxygen to their brains, and become more positive overall. Traditional karate also incorporates mediation and 'mushin', allowing the brain to relax in alpha waves. There are many people who train in traditional, non-sport, Okinawan karate every week who range from about 10 to 100 years in age - so, it may increase longevity in some, but this has not been proven yet, as diet is also important for longevity.

So, many of the Okinawan forms of martial arts are incorporated in Shorin-Ryu Karate (and there are several branches of Shorin-Ryu), Okinawan Goju-Ryu karate, Okinawan kenpo, Tomari-te, Shito-Ryu, Shudokan, Uechi-Ryu, Toon-Ryu, Ryuei-Ryu, Toide and others. So, how do you tell if you are in a traditional Okinawan martial art vs a sport martial art? Most often this is easy. Few, if any, traditional Okinawan martial arts compete - this is why it is not considered sport. The traditional martial arts focus on self-defense applications and may or may not include kata.

Daniel San “All right, so what are the rules here?”
Miyagi “Don't know. First time you, first time me”.
Daniel San “Well, I figured you knew about this stuff. I figured you went to these before. Oh great, I'm dead. I am dead. You told me you fought a lot”.
Miyagi “For life, not for points”.

At the Arizona Hombu Karate dojo, you will have the opportunity to train in karate, kata, basics, self-defense applications (bunkai), kobudo, samurai arts. and even some jujutsu and ninpo.

Welcome to our karate family at the Arizona Hombu Karate Dojo, Mesa. We have many students in our dojo, this is only
part of our karate family. If you decide to train under Hall-of-Fame Instructor, Who's Who in Martial Arts Legends, and
former University of Wyoming professor of Okinawan martial arts - Soke Hausel, you will soon make many martial arts
friends. Our students include university professors, doctors, lawyers, scientists, engineers, musicians, school teachers,
 nurses, personal trainers, accountants, soldiers, grandparents, parents, kids, and more. 
Plan to be educated and plan to have fun while you get in shape.

For some of senior students, until they improve on the size of their
hippocampus, we mark their feet.