Grandmaster of Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo, Arizona
It's a miracle! Often berated by school teachers for day-dreaming and not paying attention and told by my high-school councilor that it would be a waste of time to attend college, and even told by one bureaucrat I didn't know how to communicate. But, my teachers and councilor missed the fact I was a dreamer and a workaholic. Through time, my dreams became affirmations which slowly converted into reality. There is no doubt in my mind that this was the will of God! I'm not sure what His plan is for me, but I thank God every day for his gifts.
So, instead of failure, I rose to levels few achieve. Elected to 16 Halls-of-Fame and Halls-of-Honor; inducted into Who's Who in Martial Arts not only for martial arts abilities, but also for ability to teach. Selected for the Albert Nelson Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievement Award.
I'm also a member of a couple of Halls-of-Fame for geological sciences. So, how does a person go from a straight 'D' student to a Hall-of-Fame? By listening to dreams. And yes, my first report card was straight 'D's. You should have seen the shock on my parents faces! By the way, my loving parents totally supported me in my endeavors, even in high school when I wanted to be a rock n' roll star and nearly drove them deaf.
MARTIAL ARTS. Grandmaster (Soke) Hausel celebrated 5 decades of martial arts in 2014. He began training in 1964-65 in kyokushin karate in Salt Lake City as a long-haired teenager in a popular rock n' roll band. Prior to moving the Hombu (world headquarters for Seiyo Shorin-Ryu Karate) to Mesa, Arizona, he was an instructor of martial arts at Gold's Gym, Apollos Gym, Laramie Bushido Dojo, Arizona State University, the University of New Mexico, the University of Utah, and Professor of Martial Arts for more than 3 decades at the University of Wyoming.
A polymath recipient of national & international awards in geology, public speaking, art, mineral discoveries, exploration, education, teaching, martial arts & writing. Hall-of-Fame inductee in martial arts, geological sciences and education - awarded Grandmaster of the Year, International Instructor of the Year and Instructor of the Year in martial arts and Thayer Lindsley Award in Economic Geology. Other awards include Archimedes Award in Geological Sciences, Wyoming Geological Association's Distinguished Service Award, National Lapidary and Rockhound Hall of Fame's Education Award, American Association of Petroleum Geologists President's Certificate, Laramie Lyceum's Distinguished Speaker, University of Wyoming Dept of Geology & Geophysics Distinguished Lecturer, Juko Kai International Meijin Wajutsu, and certified as Sokeshodai of Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai by Zen Kokusai Soke Budo Bugei Renmei. Soke Hausel has been an active member of Juko Kai International for a quarter of a century and is a long-time personal student of Dai-Soke R. Sacharnoski who is arguably the greatest martial artist of our time. Hausel received other national awards and was selected for other honors - but because of commitments, he was unable to accept many of the 'selected for' awards listed below. You will also find him listed as a notable person at various wiki sites such as Gilbert, Arizona, the University of Utah, South High School, Dan Hausel, Professor Hausel, etc.
2015 Selected Cambridge Certificate for Outstanding Professional Achievement in Martial Arts and Geological Sciences, IBC, Cambridge, England.
2015 Who's Who in America (70th Edition)
2015 Who's Who in the World (32nd Edition)
2015 Selected for DaVinci Award as a Polymath of martial arts, art, writing, astronomy, geology, & public speaking.
2015 Dojo (Arizona School of Traditional Karate) selected as Best in Mesa 2015
2015 Selected for IBC's Top 100 Professionals of 2015.
2015 Presented Golden Anniversary in Martial Arts award by the Students of Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai.
2014 Who's Who in America (2014-15)
2014 Who's Who in the World (2014-15).
2014 Dojo (Arizona School of Traditional Karate and Arizona Hombu selected as Best of Mesa 2014
2013 Dojo (Arizona School of Traditional Karate) selected as Best of Mesa 2013.
2012 Inducted into the Shinja Martial Arts University Hall of Honors as Grandmaster of the Year
2012 Awarded Junidan (12th dan) by Juko Kai International
2012 Inducted into Action Martial Arts Magazine's Hall of Honors (Outstanding Contributions to Martial Arts).
2011 Thumbtack's Top-Rated Karate Classes in Phoenix Valley.
2009 Nominated for Hall of Fame for Distinguished Accomplishments, Washington DC.
2009 Juko Kai International Honor Award "One Who Points the Way".
2008 USHOFMAA International Hall of Honor, Maryland.
2008 Appointed to Supreme Elite Warriors Council.
2008 Appointed to International Examiners Committee, Seishinryoku Kai.
2008 Appointed International Representative and Advisor for IOSKDKA, Athens, Greece.
2008 Appointed World Sokeship (Grandmaster) Council, Seishinryoku Kai.
2008 Lifetime member International Okinawa Seishinryoku Karate-Do Kobudo Association.
2007 Appointed United States Soke Council.
2006 USHOFMAA International Hall of Honor Inductee, Maryland.
2006 Awarded Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy of Japanese Martial Arts Sciences.
2005 World Martial Arts Black Belt Hall of Fame Inductee, Malaysia. Grandmaster of the Year.
2004 Awarded Judan (10th dan), Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo, World Organizer of Martial Arts and Soke Head Council of Japan, Soke Tianero.
2004 Awarded Judan (10th dan) in Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo, Juko Kai International, Dai Soke R. Sacharnoski.
2004 World Head of Society Hall of Fame Inductee, Philippines. Honorable Grandmaster & Lifetime Member.
2004 American Karate Association Hall of Fame, Cincinnati Ohio. Instructor of the Year.
2004 US Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee, Nashville, Tennessee.
2004 Lifetime member, World Organizer of Martial Arts, Dept. of Martial Arts Affairs, Delaware.
2004 Awarded 'Honorable Grandmaster', Okinawa Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do, World Organizer of Martial Arts, Philippines.
2003 Latin America Martial Arts Society Worldwide Hall of Fame Inductee, Puerto Rico. International Grandmaster of the Year.
2002 Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame, Orlando, Florida. Founder of the Year.
2002 World Martial Arts Hall of Fame, Springdale, Ohio. Grandmaster of the Year.
2001 North American Black Belt Hall of Fame, Lakewood, CA. International Instructor of the Year.
2001, Lifetime Member, Okinawa Shorin-Ryu Kokusai Kempo-Karate-Do & Kobudo Federation.
2001 Appointed to World Soke Council board.
2000 Top Juko-Kai International affiliated 'Soke of the Year'.
2000 World Karate Union Hall of Fame, Tannersville, Pennsylvania. Lifetime Achievement Award.
2000 ABI's Millennium Hall of Fame. Lifelong Contributions to Martial Arts & Geological Sciences.
1999 Headmaster of Top-Rated JKI Martial Arts School (University of Wyoming Shorin-Ryu Karate).
1999 Awarded Sokeship of Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai
1998 KB Karate Hall of Fame Pocono, Pennsylvania. Grandmaster Instructor of the Year.
1997 Awarded Kyoju (Professor of Martial Arts).
2017 Cambridge Certificate for Outstanding Scientific Achievement, IBC, Cambridge, England.
2015 Selected, Honorary Doctorate of Science, IBC, Cambridge.
2014 Nominated for Honorary Doctorate of Letters.
2009 Presented Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada Thayer Lindsley Award for discovery of Donlin Creek gold deposit, Alaska.
2008 Two Thousand Outstanding Scientists
2008 Top 2000 Scientists of 2007-08, IBC, Cambridge England.
2007 Leading Educators of the World IBC laureate.
2007 Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering.
2007 Nominated for IBC Cambridge Blue Book.
2007 21st Century Achievement Award in Science, Martial Arts & Writing
2006 Archimedes Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Geological Sciences.
2004 Wyoming Geological Association, Distinguished Service Award.
2003 Colorado Mining Association, Elected Member.
2003 Honorary member of International Order of Ragged Ass Miners, Colorado Chapter.
2001 Wyoming State Gem & Mineral Society Honorary Lifetime Member.
2001 Wyoming Prospectors Association, Honorary Member.
2001 Inductee, National Rock Hound & Lapidary Hall of Fame.
2001 Education Award, National Rock Hound & Lapidary Hall of Fame.
1998 University of Wyoming Department of Geology & Geophysics, Distinguished Lecturer.
1998 Rocky Mountain Prospectors & Treasure Hunters, Colorado, Prospectors Best Friend Award.
1998 Inductee, American Biographical Institute?s Millennium Hall of Fame.
1994 Laramie Lyceum, Distinguished Speaker.
1992 Energy Minerals Division, American Association of Petroleum Geologists President's Certificate.
1992 Wyoming Geological Association, Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Endeavors & Contributions.
1989 Geological Survey of Wyoming, Award for Outstanding Service & Contributions.
1985 Geological Survey of Wyoming, Award for Outstanding Service & Contributions.
1980 Instructor's Award - University of Wyoming, Wyoming Mining Association & Casper College.
1971 U.S. Army School of Artillery, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma Honor Graduate.
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