|Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on May 21, 2015 at 4:45 PM|
Thank you so very much Mr. Fred Marks, Editor-in-Chief, Marquis Who's Who in the World and Editor-in-Chief of Marquis Who's Who in Science & Engineering.
It is always a great pleasure hearing from you, especially since your complimentary letters are often attached to an induction notice or nomination. These nominations remind of a time in 2001, when I was inducted into the North American Black Belt Hall-of-Fame and awarded the International Instructor of the Year and inducted into the Rockhound Hall-of-Fame and presented the Education Award. Its not often that I get noticed for more than one profession.
When I began my life, I was constantly bored in school and often found myself day-dreaming about achieving and doing things that were exciting. I didn't have any idea at the time that these day-dreams were actually affirmations that provided me a path for the rest of my life. So I guess I am thankful for all of those boring years in grammer school and high school, all of those not so good grades, and those many boring teachers who constantly called in my parents to try to figure out how to motivate me.
I am pleased to accept your nomination. Only with the help of God could I have done all of these things over the years especially after such a not so auspicious start in life and education. Things just fell in line, one after another, when I began my college career in order to avoid the Vietnam draft. But I must also thank all of those bullies I met in junior high and high school, because they opened the door to my first karate classes at the Black Eagle Federation dojo. Anyone who claims bullies are bad - they are right, but they also serve a higher purpose for many people later in life. After 50+ years in martial arts - I'm proof.
"Soke D. Hausel of Gilbert Arizona is a Hall-of-Fame geologist who found many gold and gemstone deposits. He is also a Hall-of-Fame martial artist who reached the highest level in martial arts. He operates a martial arts center in Mesa, Arizona and periodically consults in geology. The geologist-martial artist writes books and contributed more than 1000 books, professional papers, general interest articles, abstracts, geological maps and information blogs over the past four decades. Because of life-long contributioins, Marquis Who's Who nominates him for inducation into the 33rd Edition of Who's Who in the World (2016)".
By the way, he breaks rocks with a rock hammer and teaches karate students to break rocks with their bare hands. Earlier this year, he was inducted into Who's Who in America (2015) and Who's Who in the World (2015).