|Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on October 21, 2016 at 3:35 PM||comments (0)|
The Arizona Hombu Dojo lost a dear friend and teacher. O' Sensei Bill Borea passed away this month at the age of 71. Everyone who trained with him had the highest regards for Sensei Borea as a teacher and person. Since to dojo opened its doors in Mesa in 2008 (after moving from the University of Wyoming where it had been located since 1977), Sensei Borea was a nightly fixture taking karate, kobudo, samurai arts and self defense classes as well as substituting for Soke Hausel in his absence. Sensei Borea also often taught new students at the Hombu in the basics of karate and traditions.
Senesi Borea earned a sandan (3rd degree) black belt in Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo, was given license to teach karate (Sensei certifiction) and also certified in other traditional martial arts including tonfa, kama, bo, and nunchaku. He was one of the few people to be inducted into the Hombu Hall-of-Fame for his martial arts contributions. Sensei Borea assisted in karate demonstrations with Soke Hausel and assisted with teaching various public and martial arts groups at the Arizona Hombu dojo - including the Utah Shorin-Kai, the Police DAV karate team from India, girl scounts and others.
Sensei Borea is survived by his family, including his wife, Sensei Paula Borea. He is also survived by all of his close friends at the Arizona Hombu Dojo. May God Bless him and may he rest in peace. In loving memory of a tough and great martial artist - from the Hombu Dojo.
|Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on August 13, 2016 at 3:40 PM||comments (0)|
Great Men and Women of Science
Arizona Hall-of-Fame Karate instructor and Hall-of-Fame geologist, was contacted by Sara Rains, Editor in Chief of IBC in Cambridge England, concerning a recent award. She noted Hausel was selected for contributions in geological sciences.
"Professor W. Dan Hausel, You have been included in the 1st edition of the biographical reference “Great Men and Women of Science” scheduled for release to high-profile libraries and research institutes worldwide. This book will include you along with biographies of legendary 20th and 21st century figures in the world of science, medicine and engineering such as Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, Steve Wozniak, Elon Musk, Marie Curie, Edward Hubble, Nikola Tesla and Carl Sagan. Your name will stand with these historical scientific greats in the world of science.
You were selected because of your outstanding contributions to pragmatic geological sciences, martial arts, writing and geological mapping. As one of the discoverers of one of the 10 largest gold deposits in the world, two of the largest colored gemstone deposits ever found, author of more than 1,000 scientific contributions, author of more than 1,000 km2 of geological maps, and authority of Okinawan martial arts, you bring considerable prestige to this book scheduled for publication in 2017 by the IBC in Cambridge England.
Your name was brought to the attention of our research board and we feel your achievements will enhance this publication. Only a few thousand of the world’s greatest professionals merit inclusion".
Congratulations, Sara Rains, Editor-in-Chief
|Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on May 29, 2016 at 12:50 AM||comments (0)|
On Thursday, May 26th, 2016, Dr. Neal Adam was promoted to one of the highest ranking members of Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai after demonstrating empty hand (karate) and kobudo kata along with developing some new kata bunkai (pragmatic applications). Soke Hausel promoted Dr. Adam to the rank of shichidan (nanadan) (七段) which translates as 7th dan (7th degree black belt), and providing him with the title of Kyoshi.
It is extremely rare for anyone to achieve such a high rank in a traditional martial art. It is estimated less than 1% of martial artists ever reach this level. In our organization, it is even more difficult as we have had less than 0.1% receive this rank. It is also significant, that only two members - Andy Finley and Neal Adam are in the running for certification for Menkyo Kaiden - a license of total understanding of our martial art.
There are few people as ethical as Dr. Adam. His integrity exudes in martial arts, his daily life, his Christian beliefs and in his profession at Grand Canyon University. As his Soke (grandmaster), I feel lucky to have him as a long time student. He first jointed my organization at the University of Wyoming more than 25 years ago while working on a post doc in the UW Agricultural Department.
|Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on November 17, 2015 at 12:50 AM||comments (0)|
Recently, Hanshi Andy Finley (7th dan) with the Casper Seiyo Shorin-Ryu dojo, was featured in a Casper K2 TV seqment about adoptable kids - called Wednesday's child. (https://youtu.be/-CFUN-NrHmc)The TV broadcast was excellent and showed one foster child looking for karate training and a good family.