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Arizona Hombu Dojo

Traditional Okinawan Martial Arts (Karate, Kobudo, Self-Defense, Samurai Arts)


About 1989 to 1990, Soke Hausel was not only teaching karate, kobudo, jujutsu, and samurai arts at the University of Wyoming in the Physical Education, Kinesiology, Extended Studies and Club Sports Departments; but, also employed as a research geologist at the Wyoming Geological Survey and periodically took leave of absence to work as a consulting geologist for various mining companies around the world. In 1988 and 1989, six other geologists and Soke discovered a giant gold deposit in Alaska. The company hired a draftsman at the Wyoming Geological Survey to produce professional quality maps of my work at Donlin Creek, and the same person was also drafting Soke's geological maps of the South Pass greenstone belt which was published in 1991.

One day, this draftswoman mentioned while working on Soke's maps that he would be a great artist. Soke laughed and told her that he couldn't even sketch a stick figure. Fiddy disagreed and said all Soke needed to do was to focus and sketch small areas in detail just like his geological maps. Hmm, that comment actually made sense and opened a whole new world for Soke. So, he tried sketching and was pleasantly surprised by this hidden gift given by God. So, Soke did my first sketch in 1989 or 1990. Without that one comment, he likely would never have found that his pencil carried art. So, he sketched things that had different perspectives and including castles, dragons, dinos, geologists, prospectors, martial artists, and more.