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Arizona Hombu Karate Dojo

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


Best Karate School of Mesa

Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on November 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The Arizona Hombu was again presented the Best of Mesa award for its unique traditional karate classes and training. World Black Belt Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee and Grandmaster, Soke Hausel stated, "I am proud of my students and their accomplishments in martial arts as well as in their lives. Martial arts should improve a person in all aspects of their lives and I am reminded of a statement made many years ago by Gichin Funakoshi from Okinawa that 'Karate is not about victory or defeat, it is about the perfection of the participants' and this is what our program is designed to do".

Grandmaster Hausel has been teaching for more than 4 decades and his schools have produced hundreds of great students in life's arena that include dozens of PhDs in science, engineering and education. The great majority of Soke Hausel's students also earned other graduated and college degrees in science, engineering, social sciences, education and physical education and many are professional engineers, scientists, lawyers, teachers, professors, clergy, counsellors, soldiers, etc. In addition, many of these people also earned blacke belts in karate.

Soke Hausel indicated that his martial arts schools present and past have periodically been considered for awards. For example, while teaching at the University of Wyoming for 30 years, his school was awarded the top JKI school in 1999. This was not an easy accomplishment considering that JKI was one of the larger US/Okinawa/Japan traditional martial arts associations. Being awarded the Best of Mesa is an honor.

Arizona Karate - Living History Demonstration

Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on September 19, 2015 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Arizona Karate - A Living HIstory Demonstration at the Arizona Hombu Dojo. Open to the Public

In 525 AD, an Indian monk named Boddhidarma walked through a pass in the Himalayan Mountains from India to the northern Chinese Henan province to teach Zen philosophy to the monks of the Shaolin temple. Finding the monks to be lazy and unfit, Boddhidarma added combat training exercises blended with philosophy to create the first martial art.

In 1374 AD, a group of 36 Chinese families migrated to Okinawa with a text of martial arts similar to the art taught at the Shaolin Temple.

In 1480 AD, Okinawa King Shoshin outlawed bladed weapons. Many Okinawans developed Kobudo, a martial art that employs tools of trade as weapons in order to defend themselves.

In 1609 AD, Okinawa was invaded by 3000 Samurai from Japan. Karate was kept secret through these events and not until 1922, was introduced to Japan. Later in the early 1950s, it was introduced on Hawaii.

Join us at the Arizona Hombu as we celebrate karate with public demonstrations and exhibits of Karate, Kobudo & Samurai Arts.


Arizona Martial Arts Instructor is Who's Who

Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on June 26, 2015 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Polymath Soke Hausel of Gilbert Arizona has been inducted into Marquis Who's Who in America. The 2015 compendium will include,_Arizona" target="_blank">Gilbert Arizona's grandmaster and Hall-of-Fame martial artist. According to Fred Marks, editor in chief, the 70th Platinum Anniversary Edition will include a summary of Soke Hausel's accomplishments. 

Soke Hausel is a Hall-of-Fame martial arts instructor who began training in karate in 1964. Since that time, he has been inducted into more than a dozen Hall-of-Fame worldwide because of his teaching methods. He has also been awarded 3 of the highest achievements in martial arts including title of Grandmaster of Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo. In addition, Soke Hausel is a Hall-of-Fame geologist who made many discoveries of gold and gemstones. He is also an author of more than 1,000 publications including contributions to 100 books. As a public speaker, he has received some national awards, and is a talented artist.

After teaching martial arts for 3 decades at the University of Wyoming as Professor of Budo (martial arts), Grandmaster Hausel moved to Arizona and opened the Arizona Hombu on the border of Mesa and Gilbert where he focuses on teaching adults, families and teachers. Soke Hausel indicates he loves to teach martial arts and has been lucky enough to teach a few thousand students over the past 4 decades.

Mesa Martial Artists promoted to 2nd Degree Black Belt

Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on October 14, 2014 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

(Above Photo - Sensei Bill Borea (3rd dan) (left) and Soke Hausel (12th dan) (right) present Ryan Harden from Chandler Arizona with certifications as nidan (2nd degree black belt) and Sensei (martial arts instructor) at the Arizona Hombu in Mesa, Arizona)

Two students of martial arts from Mesa and Chandler – one a nutritionist employed at a local hospital in Gilbert and the other an engineer at Boeing, were awarded second degree black belts in Traditional Okinawa Shorin-Ryu Karate by Grandmaster, Soke Hausel.

“We have many outstanding members of society in our martial arts program. I am very proud of Ryan Harden and Patrick Scofield for their dedication in martial arts and both were promoted to 2nd degree black belt after several days of tests. Our students include several doctors, nurses, nutrition professionals, technicians, engineers, scientists, IT technicians, clergy, pilots, social scientists, laborers, university professors, teachers, musicians, students, house wives and senior citizens who become members of our martial arts family”.

Photo shows Soke Hausel with Patrick Scofield at the Arizona Hombu in Mesa following Patrick's successful exams for Nidan no Yudansha (2nd degree black belt) and Sensei (Martial Arts Teacher)..