|Posted by Soke Hausel, Grandmaster/12th dan on January 1, 2015 at 11:35 AM|
Mesa, AZ, January, 2015: Arizona Martial Artist and Karate Instructor, Grandmaster Hausel was inducted in the 2014 Who's Who in America and 2015 Who's Who in the World 32nd Edition. He has appeared in Who's Who for more than two decades due to accomplishments as a martial artist, scientist, writer, public speaker and artist. The polymath is also a member of several Halls-of-Fame.
Who's Who noted that the Grandmaster of Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo has appeared in several Who's Who compendiums including Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in the 21st Century, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the West. The Arizona karate instructor has also been honored by induction into several Halls of Fame around the world. Some of note include World Martial Arts Black Belt Hall-of-Fame (Indonesia), Action Martial Arts Magazine's Hall of Honors (New Jersey), World Head of Society Hall of Fame (Philippines), American Karate Association Hall of Fame (Ohio), US Martial Arts Hall of Fame (Tennessee), Latin America Martial Arts Society Worldwide Hall of Fame (Puerto Rico), World Martial Arts Hall of Fame (Ohio), Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame (Florida), North American Black Belt Hall of Fame (California), World Karate Union Hall of Fame (Pennsylvania), National Rock Hound & Lapidary Hall of Fame (South Dakota), and Millennium Hall of Fame (North Carolina). The latter two Halls of Fame were for contributions to science and education.
Grandmaster Hausel is the world head of Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo (Seiyo Kai) and was certified as Grandmaster (Soke) in 1999. In 2004, he received an unprecedented promotion to 10th degree black belt (red belt) making him one of only a handful of Shorin-Ryu martial artists to achieve that rank. In December 2012, he received a one of a kind of award for the continuing development of martial arts and was promoted to 12th degree black belt (red belt) and remains one of only a handful of martial artists since the 19th century to ever receive this rank. Unlike many martial artists claiming to be Grandmasters on the Internet, Soke Hausel has proper lineage, certification and credentials.
Grandmaster Hausel in the head instructor of the Arizona School of Traditional Karate in Mesa and Gilbert, Arizona, the world head of Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai, and a former instructor of martial arts at Arizona State University, the University of New Mexico, the University of Utah, and professor of martial arts at the University of Wyoming.