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Arizona Hombu Karate & Kobudo Dojo

School of Traditional Martial Arts

Grandmaster of Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo, Arizona

SUMMARY. It's a miracle! 

Often berated by teachers for not paying attention in class, and told by a high school councilor it would be a waste of my time to attend college, and I should instead seek a military career (during the Vietnam war! You must be kidding!). Apparently these people missed the fact that I was a dreamer! Through time, my dreams became affirmations which later converted into reality. I believe this was the will of God! I'm not sure what His plan is for me, but I thank God every day for giving me direction to ignore my councilor.

Instead of failure, I rose to levels few achieve. Elected to 14 Halls-of-Fame and Halls-of-Honor not only for my martial arts abilities, but also for my ability to teach. I was selected for two more Halls-of-Fame for my geological expertise and educating others in geology and prospecting. So, how does a person go from a straight 'D' student to a Hall-of-Fame? By listening to dreams. And yes, my very first report card in junior high had straight 'D's. You should have seen the shock on my parents faces! By the way, my loving parents totally supported me in all my endeavors, even in high school when I wanted to be a rock n' roll star and nearly drove them deaf and crazy. 

I was presented several awards of note: one was the Thayer Lindsley Award which I shared with 6 other geologists - all super people! And what is the award? To me, it is the highest achievement for an economic geologist. The seven of us were selected by the Canadian PDAC years after we made a discovery of one of the largest gold deposits ever found on Earth - more than 180 million ounces drilled to date - that's more than 4 times the amount of gold mined in more than 100 years at the Homestake gold mine! No, I didn't get any of the gold - just a great education. 

Another award I am proud of: Meijin Wajutsu. This was presented by the greatest living martial artist - Dai Soke R. Sacharnoski. To be recognized by someone of such high martial arts ability is the greatest honor. And what does it mean? It literally translates as 'martial arts genius'. I thank God for these gifts. 

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

polymath recipient of national & international awards in geology, public speaking, artmineral discoveries, exploration, education, teaching, martial arts & writing. A Hall-of-Fame inductee in martial arts, geological sciences and education - awarded Grandmaster of the YearInternational 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 Wajutsuand 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.

2016-17 Who's Who in Science & Engineering (12th Edition)
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 Awarded 'Meijin Wa Jutsu'. Highest honorary title in martial arts. 
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).
1996 JKI Samurai (more than 4 black belts in different JKI arts).

Ranks and Certificates
Junidan (12th dan), Seiyo Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo (awarded in 2014, Juko Kai International)
Soke Shodai (grandmaster) Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai (awarded in 1999 by Zen Kokusai Soke Budo Bugei Renmei)
Shihan, Juko Ryu Bujutsu Kai.  
Shihan, Dai Yoshin-Ryu Kempojutsu
Shihan, Dai Yoshin-Ryu Bojutsu
Shihan, Dai Yoshin-Ryu Naginatajutsu
Shihan, Dai Yoshin-Ryu Sojutsu
Meikyo Okuden, Juko Ryu Kijutsu.
And other Yudansha ranks

Awards and Honors for Science and Geology
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2016    Selected, Honorary Professor of Science, 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.
2008-09 2000-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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