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Arizona Hombu Dojo

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

Schedule - Martial Arts Classes & Clinics

Traditional Martial Arts are about self-defense, self-esteem & self-confidence. We teach people to be proficient with feet & hands: but, we don't stop at teaching kicks & punches, Kyoju (professor of martial arts) Hausel will educate you traditional martial arts to build self-esteem. We have fun learning martial arts. Our classes are for adults & families.


In the following schedule, Tuesday evenings begin training with kata (forms) of karate & we periodically examine bunkai. This is the most important training in karate. Wednesdays begin with Karate & we review karate, kobudo and self-defense taught in other classes. This is followed by Self Defense (Kata Bunkai) where members learn kata techniques to defend against a variety of attacks. Thursdays start with Samurai Arts Dressed in karate jacket and black hakama, members learn the samurai sword, Okinawan spear, naginata, jujutsu, manrikigusari, hanbo & other similar weapons. This is followed by the Kobudo: the classical weapons of Okinawa (nunchuks, bo, sai, tonfa, kama, etc).

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 TUESDAYS
 WEDNESDAYS
 THURSDAYS
 FRIDAYS
     SATURDAYS
9:00-11:00 am
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5:30-6:30 pm 
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5:30-6:30 pm
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6:35-7:30 pm
  BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE KARATE
Kata Bunkai 
OKINAWAN WEAPONS
Private Lesson
Clinics (All Day)
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  7:30-7:45 pm
ADVANCED KATA 
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 Personal Training
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CLASSES. Gichin Funakoshi, the father of modern Okinawa Karate & Kobudo, summed up our philosophy in a simple statement. "The purpose of karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in perfection of its participants". After training in martial arts for >5 decades & teaching at four universities, Soke Hausel believes learning martial arts should be both educational & fun.  Classes are limited to 20 people & we have a good mix of men and women, with a couple of families. 


We ask members to pay at the beginning of each month with personal check or cash (no credit cards). Our fees include monthly training fees & periodic rank certification fees (see rank certification below). 


TRAINING PACKAGES 

(1) Group martial arts (T, W, Th): New Members pay - $115/month. It's not necessary, but we hope you will attend all classes.


(2) Family membership - $150/mo for two! (Each additional family member, add $50/mo allows you to attend all group classes). 


(3) Private Lessons - $50/hour.


(4) Personal Class. A personal Class for yourself and a friend. This is a weekly class set up for you at a specific hour each week where you will train with our Hall-of-Fame Grandmaster. The fee is $300/month for two people - so if you bring a friend, you can split the cost. 


(5) And we also offer special clinics to our students on periodic Saturday mornings from 9 to 11 am.

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RANK CERTIFICATION

  • Periodically, members are asked to test for rank in karate and kobudo. Depending on the individual, this typically occurs after 2 to 6 months of training in karate. If you pass, you will be promoted and awarded rank certification after a fee is paid for the test. 

  • All mudansha ranks (9th kyu to 1st kyu) known as color belts, are $60/rank.
  • Kobudo certifications - $60.
  • Black belt promotions (after shodan) require 1 to 5 years between testing. Shodan (1st degree black belt) ranks typically require about 3 to 5 years to earn.
  • Shodan, Nidan & Sandan fees - $250.
  • Yondan & Godan fees - $300.
  • All other yudansha ranks - $350 (there are no honorary ranks - one must earn rank & all pay for their rank and certificates.

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