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Arizona Hombu Dojo

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

Self-defense Classes, Arizona Hombu, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, AZ

SELF DEFENSE. This class could also be called bunkai applications. There are many aspects to karate - and one of is bunkai

Years ago, when Soke trained in Kyokushin Kai, Wado-Ryu, Kempo, and Shotokan karate, there was no mention of bunkai: students practiced kata without knowing why & almost never correlated movements in kata with self-defense. Later, in Shorin-Ryu Karate Soke's instructor taught bunkai in kata and a whole new world opened. By practicing kata & visualizing applications, traditional martial artists train in self-defense because each kata movement is an individual self-defense application.

We train in defense against grabs, throws, chokes, bear-hugs, takedowns, punches, sucker punches, kicks, haymakers, knives, handguns, rifles, clubs, swords and more. We haven't figured out how to use karate against a tank, but we're working on it. Karate is the ultimate form of empty-hand self-defense and traditional karate has been around for centuries, because it works. We don't want to hear about another woman or senior being assaulted by a mugger, illegal alien, or thug without successfully defending themselves. And yes, we do have several senior citizens in our classes. You can be too young to learn karate, but never too old!

We use hands and feet & common weapons. For example, during much of 2016 & 2017, we focused on hanbo (3-foot stick) and tanto (knife) along with empty hand techniques. Periodically, we added key chain or chain (manrikigusari). We even trained with pens, fingernail files, canes, umbrellas, keychains, magazines, belts, etc. You are always surrounded by weapons - you just need to learn to recognize them!

Soke Hausel, taught dozens of martial artists, self-defense classes and clinics, and self-defense classes for women at the University of Wyoming for more than three decades. In recent years, he taught self-defense to Chandler Arizona librarians, women's clubs, girls scouts, senior citizens, and other groupsOur self-defense training starts as ippon kumite (one-step attack). Both attack & response are taught with force and in such a way to keep everyone safeMost self-defense techniques can successfully be completed using hands, elbows, knees, fingers, thumbs or toes. In our karate and self-defense classes you will train with other adults. The couple of kids who attend our classes train only with their parents. So, unlike other dojo, you will not have to defend against a 3-year-old who might kick you in the shin. 

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Self-Defense Classes in Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa

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Self-Defense for Nuns and Clergy

 5:30-6:30 pm
Family Karate
 6:35-7:30 pm