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Arizona Hombu Dojo

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

Arizona Hombu Dojo - Class Schedule


From Sept. 1st until Dec. 31st, 2017, print a copy of the original sketch by Grandmaster Hausel (to the left) & bring it to our dojo. As a new student, you will get your first month of karate, kobudo, self-defense and samurai arts training for only $50! No contract (cash or personal check only - no Credit Cards). 

If this is the place for you, you will pay our regular monthly fee after your first month. If not, we will at least hope we made a new friend.

5:30-6:30 pm
Private lessons available
Private Lessons available
Private Lessons available
Special Clinics
6:45-7:30 pm
Kata Bunkai 
 Private Lessons available
Special Clinics
  7:30-8:00 pm
 Special Clinics


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.  

Plan to learn about martial arts, history, karate, kobudo, samurai arts & self-defense. We are always searching for honest people with integrity and positive attitudes who care about others. We ask members to pay at the beginning of each month with personal check or cash (no credit cards). Our only fees are monthly training fees & periodic rank certification fees (see rank certification below). 


(1) Group martial arts (T, W, Th): New Members pay - $125/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. Ask about 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. 


ARIZONA HOMBU We are a family of martial artists ('Ryu' implies family). Those who train in Shorin-Ryu karate are friends & care for one another like family. 

Our karate classes are typically 95% adult (30-60% female). We have a couple of focused children who train with parent(s) and are welcome to attend all martial arts classes with the exception of Thursdays. When accepted into the Thursday night class, children are required to wear safety goggles. Classes are small (5 to 25 people) to provide individual attention. 

 "Karate begins and ends with courtesy" - Gichin Funakoshi (1868-1957)


  • 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.