Affiliated Shorin-Ryu Karate Schools, Instructors & Associations
The Arizona Hombu is a traditional martial arts training center affiliated with Juko Kai International. Our Seiyo no Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai lineage is directly related to Dai Soke Sacharnoski, 12th dan, who has been Soke Hausel's personal instructor for more than two decades. Dai-Soke Sacharnoski's lineage is tied to Okinawa and Japan and provides legitimacy for our association and karate. We welcome inquiries related to membership (Seiyo no Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai). If you are interested in membership in JKI, you must contact them directly.
A partial list of our associated Shorin-Ryu Karate schools, instructors and representatives:
- Arizona School of Traditional Karate, Mesa, Arizona: Yudansha includes W. Dan Hausel (Soke), Dr. Neal Adam (Kyoshi/7th dan), Bill Borea (Sensei/3rd dan) (RIP), Patrick Scofield (Sensei/3rd dan), Alex (3rd dan), Alexandra Lucus (3rd dan), Paula Borea (Sensei/2nd dan), Ryan Harden (Sensei/2nd dan), Dan Graffius (2nd dan), Victoria Davis (1st dan), A. Pillow (1st dan), Ben Moeur (1st dan), Adam Bialek (1st dan), Adam Bialek (1st dan), Rick Durfee, Jr (1st dan), Janel Durfee (1st dan), Tyler Durfee (1st dan).
- Casper Wyoming dojo at the Wyoming Athletic Club: Headmaster Andy Finley (Hanshi/7th dan), Matt Larson (Shihan/5th dan), Duane Good (Shihan-Dai/4th dan), Kathyrn Urbanek (Sensei/3rd dan), Elena Finley (2nd dan), Ken Knight (Sensei/3rd dan), Dr. Florence Teule (1st dan), Walleska Serafin (1st dan)
- Gillette, Wyoming Seiyo Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo of Gillette Headmaster Kyle Gewecke (Shihan/5th dan) assisted by Chase Cassidy (1st dan), Brandon Brown (1st dan), Nick Jarvis (1st dan), Nate Cina (1st dan).
- University of Wyoming Campus Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo Club: Headmaster Nicole Maxwell (Sensei/2nd dan), faculty advisor Mark Bittner (1st dan).
- Cheyenne, Wyoming Seiyo-Shorin Ryu: Kevin Vance (Shihan/5th dan), Glenn Polk (Shihan-Dai/4th dan), Justin Roadifer (1st dan).
- Murray Utah Dojo (Matsumura-Seiyo Shorin-Ryu Kai): Headmaster Robert Watson (Hanshi/9th dan), Todd Stoneking (Kyoshi/8th dan), Kim Schroeder (Renshi/7th dan), Jeff Schroeder (Shihan/6th dan), Luis Juvier (Sensei/4th dan), Thadd Barrowes (Sensei/4th dan), Matthew Schroeder (sensei/3rd dan), Donna Drown (sensei/3rd dan), Kristen Whitney (1st dan), Julia Perkovic (1st dan), Destin Borrowes (yudansha sho) and Kris Watson (1st dan).
- Haggerstown, Maryland: Dr. Ernst Arnold (Sensei/1st dan).
- Boston Massachusetts: George Mumford (Sensei/1st dan).
- Middle East: Dr. Seyed Ahmad Taleghani (Kyoshi/8th dan) - Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai representative.
- Europe: Shihan Spiros, 5th dan, Athens Greece: Seiyo Shorin-Ryu European Union.
- Vietnam: Thanh Q Ngo (Kyoshi/7th dan) (see above photo)