Arizona School of Traditional Karate (Arizona Hombu), Mesa, AZ 

Karate, Martial Arts Weapons, Self-Defense & Samurai Arts

Hall-of-Fame Martial Arts Instruction 

Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate 

Karate Classes for Adults, Families & Teachers

Martial Arts Instruction & Self-Defense for Women & Men

International Martial Arts Training Center 

  • Japanese Peace Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
    Japanese Peace Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Kobudo weapons along Joseki wall at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate, Mesa, Arizona
    Kobudo weapons along Joseki wall at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate, Mesa, Arizona
  • Sensei Paula Borea practices kata on Tuesday evenings at the Arizona Hombu, Mesa, Arizona
    Sensei Paula Borea practices kata on Tuesday evenings at the Arizona Hombu, Mesa, Arizona
  • Knife Defense training with Hanshi Andy Finley and Sensei Kyle Linton, Arizona Hombu
    Knife Defense training with Hanshi Andy Finley and Sensei Kyle Linton, Arizona Hombu
  • Samurai arts training at the Gillette, Wyoming dojo Chase Cassidy and Heather From
    Samurai arts training at the Gillette, Wyoming dojo Chase Cassidy and Heather From
  • Ippon kumite - one step attacks, with Sensei Paula, Sensei Victoria and Sensei Kathy at the Arizona Hombu, Gilbert, Arizona
    Ippon kumite - one step attacks, with Sensei Paula, Sensei Victoria and Sensei Kathy at the Arizona Hombu, Gilbert, Arizona
  • Sensei Paula Borea, 2nd dan, born in Japan and a direct descendant of samurai. Dresses in traditional clothing at Arizona Hombu Christmas party.
    Sensei Paula Borea, 2nd dan, born in Japan and a direct descendant of samurai. Dresses in traditional clothing at Arizona Hombu Christmas party.
  • Training with sai during kobudo night at the Arizona Hombu. Dr. Neal Adam, Dai Shihan defends attack by Sensei Kathy, Mesa, Arizona.
    Training with sai during kobudo night at the Arizona Hombu. Dr. Neal Adam, Dai Shihan defends attack by Sensei Kathy, Mesa, Arizona.
  • Amanda trains in Meikyo kata during karate kata night on Tuesdays, Arizona School of Traditional Karate, Mesa, Arizona
    Amanda trains in Meikyo kata during karate kata night on Tuesdays, Arizona School of Traditional Karate, Mesa, Arizona
  • Dr. Teule from France, uses back fist strike on Sensei Graffius dying karate training at the Arizona Hombu
    Dr. Teule from France, uses back fist strike on Sensei Graffius dying karate training at the Arizona Hombu
  • Rich and Dr. Adam train in kobudo on Thursday evenings at the Arizona Hombu.
    Rich and Dr. Adam train in kobudo on Thursday evenings at the Arizona Hombu.
  • Hanbo classes at the Arizona Hombu. The hanbo is a half bo of 3 feet in length and is part of the Samurai Arts classes on Thursday evenings
    Hanbo classes at the Arizona Hombu. The hanbo is a half bo of 3 feet in length and is part of the Samurai Arts classes on Thursday evenings
  • Taking a rifle - Adam practices taking rifle from mugger during self-defense class
    Taking a rifle - Adam practices taking rifle from mugger during self-defense class
  • Dr. Adam, Dai-Shihan (6th dan) trains with kama during kobudo night at the Arizona hombu, Mesa
    Dr. Adam, Dai-Shihan (6th dan) trains with kama during kobudo night at the Arizona hombu, Mesa
  • Soke Hausel, demonstrates shitai kori (extreme body hardening) at half-time (Arizona Hombu).
    Soke Hausel, demonstrates shitai kori (extreme body hardening) at half-time (Arizona Hombu).
  • Soke Hausel uses katana during Thanksgiving in Gilbert, Arizona
    Soke Hausel uses katana during Thanksgiving in Gilbert, Arizona
  • Bunkai - self-defense application from Rohai kata demonstrated by Rich on Ryan
    Bunkai - self-defense application from Rohai kata demonstrated by Rich on Ryan
  • Mizu (water)
    Mizu (water)
  • Sensei Ryan Harden trains with bo (6-foot staff) while practicing kata (forms) on Thursday evening Kobudo class at the Arizona Hombu in Mesa.
    Sensei Ryan Harden trains with bo (6-foot staff) while practicing kata (forms) on Thursday evening Kobudo class at the Arizona Hombu in Mesa.
  • During Kihon training (basics), Dave practices jodan uke (high block)
    During Kihon training (basics), Dave practices jodan uke (high block)
  • Kobudo night students train in both kata and bunkai (self defense). Here Gavin trains with nunchaku
    Kobudo night students train in both kata and bunkai (self defense). Here Gavin trains with nunchaku
  • Sarah demonstrates how to break a finger with a trigger guard during self-defense night.
    Sarah demonstrates how to break a finger with a trigger guard during self-defense night.
Japanese Peace Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
Japanese Peace Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
Japanese Garden color pencil sketch by Grandmaster Hausel

Welcome to our martial arts school on the border of Mesa and Gilbert Arizona within a very short distance of Chandler. At the Arizona Hombu, which serves both as a traditional Karate School known as the Arizona School of Traditional Karate for the general public, and the international headquarters for Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai (TM), we provide traditional (non-sport, non-competitive) classes in Karate, Martial Arts Weapons (i.e., Okinawan Kobudo), Samurai Arts & Self-Defense. We also provide focus on self-defense training for women and school teachers. Our training is for beginners to the highest ranked black belts.


We gear our training towards adults, but children may learn with their parents as part of family training. We have the best of the best in karate instructors who include a Grandmaster (Soke), a Master instructor (Shihan), Hall-of-Fame karate instructors and other top-rated adult instructors. In total, we have more than 100 years experience in the martial arts and our instructors include university faculty, school teachers and other professionals in the Phoenix valley. 


In our classes, you will be introduced to traditions, some Japanese, self-defense and karate skills. If nothing else, stop by and visit our uniquely decorated martial arts school and visit with our students and instructors. We offer no contracts and have no pushy salesmen.


We are affiliated with Juko Kai International & Zen Kokusai Soke Budo-Bugei Renmei martial arts associations.  




Check out our Class ScheduleCompare our Fees, Experience, business longevity with anyone in Arizona. Unlike the martial arts school down the street, we will still be here.

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