|Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on July 3, 2015 at 10:05 PM|
Instructor of the Year and International Instructor of the Year - Grandmaster Hausel at the
Arizona Hombu in Mesa, Arizona.
Nicholas S. Law, Director General for the Awards Board for the International Biographical Center in Cambridge England wrote to Dan Hausel, Grandmaster of Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai of Gilbert Arizona on June 26th, 2015. In his congratulatory letter, he wrote::
“To achieve what you have, to scale the heights from which you inspire and lead by the standards you have attained are no ordinary accomplishments … As an existing Man of the Year the Awards Board of the IBC have decided to bestow on you, as respected and trusted friend of the IBC, the auspicious and beautiful Da Vinci Diamond.”
“Leonardo Da Vinci was chosen as the inspiration for the award due to his world renowned accomplishments in many different disciplines. I feel most reassured that by selecting you as the Da Vinci Laureate in recognition of your varied talents we are keeping to the register of his memory…”
“….Your avocation, enthusiasm and reputation are responsible for this magnificent recognition.”
It is notable that Professor Hausel accumulated a bibliography of almost unmatchable size: author of more than 1,000 publications; author, co-author or contributor to 100 books. All of his popular books on Amazon with a 4.5 to 5 star rating.
As a geoscientist, he inspired many prospectors and rock hounds with hundreds of discoveries including one of the largest gold deposits in the world with colleagues; some of the largest colored gemstone deposits ever found, and then there are the diamond deposits. He mapped the two largest diamond-bearing kimberlites in the US and the largest field of lamproites in North America.
As a public speaker, he presented 400+ formal lectures all over North America.
As a mapper he completed more than 1,000 square kilometers of complex geological maps including 2 dozen underground mines.
He is an artist of vision with dozens of detailed works.
As a martial artist, he accumulated more than a dozen black belts, the highest rank in the world in Shorin-Ryu Karate (Seiyo-Kai), have been certified as Sokeshodai (grandmaster), and awarded Martial Arts Genius for many accomplishments, and he has entered16 halls of fame for martial arts and teaching skills, geological knowledge, and more. He is one of the more decorated geologists and martial artists in the world.