|Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on April 25, 2012 at 3:00 PM|
On April 12th, 2012, a group of senior martial artists from Murray, Utah traveled from Salt Lake City International to Phoenix Sky Harbor airport to train at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate and Seiyo Kai martial arts facility in Mesa and Gilbert, Arizona. The group from Utah included Kyoshi Watson, 8th degree black belt and Renshi Stoneking, 6th degree black belt of the Utah Shorin-Kai.
The Utah group trained with some Arizona martial artists in advanced Okinawan Karate Kata (forms) that included many devastating self-defense applications against a variety of attacks. These applications included gun, knife, club and riffle defenses and defenses against grabs, sucker punches, and chokes. The group later trained with hanbo (law enforcement night stick, or 3-foot club) for strikes, throws and restraints and also trained in traditional Okinawan kenjutsu (samurai sword). The three day clinic was taught by Soke Hausel, 10th degree black belt and Hall of Fame martial artist from Arizona.
Soke Hausel recently trained librarians from Chandler, Arizona and faculty, staff and students from the University of Wyoming in self-defense.