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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 H...

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Road Rage Aggressor Harasses Handicapped Karate Student in Mesa

Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on August 22, 2015 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

A handicapped driver from Mesa, Arizona, was confronted by Road Rage last Thursday evening (August 20th) while driving to the Arizonal Hombu to take a karate lesson. More than 2.5 years ago, Dennis, a handicapped man, decided to try martial arts to help manage his physical fitness and p...

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Polymath Karate Instructor from Gilbert Arizona Nominated for Leonardo Da Vinci Award

Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on July 3, 2015 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

 Instructor of the Year and International Instructor of the Year - Grandmaster Hausel at the

Arizona Hombu in Mesa, Arizona.

Nicholas S. Law, Director General for the Awards Board for the International Biographical Center in Cambridge...

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Arizona Karate Grandmaster Finds Diamonds & Breaks Rocks

Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on July 1, 2015 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Some time ago, I found myself in Australia on a field conference designed to exchange information on the new diamond discoveries in the Aussie outback. Most commercial diamond deposits occur in a rock type referred to as kimberlite, but others are found in placers (stream deposits). The Australian discover...

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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

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Breaking Rocks in Mesa, Arizona

Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on May 21, 2015 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Thank you so very much Mr. Fred Marks, Editor-in-Chief, Marquis Who's Who in the World and Editor-in-Chief of Marquis Who's Who in Science & Engineering.

It is always a great pleasure hearing from you, especially since your complimentary letters are often att...

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Arizona Shorin-Ryu Karate Highlighted

Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on May 13, 2015 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

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Gilbert Arizona Martial Arts Instructor Recognized for 5 Decades of Martial Arts

Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on April 8, 2015 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Grandmaster Dan Hausel of Gilbert Arizona was surprised when he was presented a special recognition by his students in 2015. Totally unsuspecting, he arrived at the Arizona Hombu martial arts facility at the 60 W. Baseline Center in Mesa at a normal time and opened the doors to prepare for evening martial arts classes when he was greeted by two of his senior students and instructors requesting special permission to speak to the class. Having complete faith in th...

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Bo karate video filmed in Mesa, Arizona

Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on January 31, 2015 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Today at the Arizona Hombu in Mesa, Arizona, Filming for a new DVD on the basics, kata (forms) and bunkai (applications) on the use of a bo (6-foot staff) began. Once the filming is completed and the tape is edited, it will be available for sale at

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Arizona Karate Instructor is inducted in Who's Who

Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on January 1, 2015 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Mesa, AZ, January, 2015: Arizona Martial Artist and Karate Instructor, Grandmaster Hausel was inducted in the 2014 Who's Who in America and 2015 Who's Who in the World 32nd Edition. He has appeared in Who's Who for more than two decades due to accomplishments as a martial artist, scientist, writer, public speaker and artist. The polymath is also a member of several Halls-of-Fame.

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Arizona and Wyoming Martial Artists Attend International Karate Clinic

Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on January 1, 2015 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Phoenix, AZ.  A group of traditional Shorin-Ryu martial artists from Arizona and Wyoming traveled to the Juko Kai National clinic in New Braunfels, Texas June 15th to train in an incredible art known as Combat Ki - a martial art of extreme body hardening that allows JKI martial artists to accept full-force strikes to vital parts of the body with little effect. The art, created by Dai-Soke Sacharnoski in 1960, is so advanced it has been featured on several programs i...

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Three Wyoming Martial Artists awarded Master Instructor certiifications

Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on November 11, 2014 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

In 2014, Soke Hausel, world head of Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai awarded Shihan certificates to three karate instructors - Shihan is considered to be a very high level of expertise in the martial arts and translates as 'Master instructor'. To reach such a level in traditional karate requires considerable dedication and many years of training in martial arts. Only a very few...

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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)

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Wyoming martial artists receive certifications as master instructors of traditional karate

Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on May 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Only a handful of people ever reach the level of master instructor in martial arts as this is considered one of the highest honors in traditional Okinawan Karate. To master a martial art required years of devotion and dedication to a martial art to develop extraordinary both physical and teaching skills in the art.

Two martial artists in Wy...

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Who's Who Recognizes Arizona Martial Arts Instructor

Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on May 24, 2013 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Phoenix, AZ, May, 2013: Arizona martial arts instructor and Grandmaster of Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo, Soke Hausel, was notified by Fred Marks, Editor-in-Chief of Marquis Who’s Who of his inclusion in the forthcoming 68th Edition of Who’s Who in America 2014. Hausel was first selected as a Who’s Who honoree more than 25 years ago...

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ARIZONA KARATE Students Train as Okinawan Farmers

Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on May 12, 2013 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Kobudo, the ancient Okinawan martial art of farming and fishing tools for self-defense has been so effective, that many law enforcement agencies around the globe adopted many of these tools for their line of work. One notable tool was the tonfa, a side handle baton that replaced the common ‘Billy club’ for a few decades until the expandable baton was introduced. But even the expandable bato...

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Utah Martial Artists Train at Arizona Martial Arts Training Center in Mesa - Gilbert

Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on May 9, 2013 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The Arizona Hombu welcomed several yudansha (black belts) and senpai (senior brown belts) from the...

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Martial Arts Clinic scheduled for Mesa and Gilbert, Arizona

Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on April 27, 2013 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Arizona - Utah ts Clinic taught by Hall-of-Fame Martial Artist

All members of the Arizona Hombu (Arizona School of Traditional Karate) are invited to take part in the up-coming Arizona-Utah clinic on the May 3 and 4, 2013 weekend. There is no cost for active members of the dojo...

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Arizona Martial Artists Learn Okinawa Weapons

Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on May 27, 2012 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Mesa, AZ, May 26, 2012: Martial artists from Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Scottsdale, Phoenix and Tempe completed a year of training with Okinawa tonfa at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate in Mesa. The Okinawa tonfa is thought to have originated as a farming...

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Mesa Arizona Karate Instructor reports long hair was responsible for his Who's Who Induction

Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on May 23, 2012 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Mesa, AZ, May 22, 2012: Fred Marks Editor-in-Chief of Who’s Who in America notified Grandmaster Hausel, 10th dan, of the Arizona School of Traditional Karate in Mesa of his inclusion into Who’s Who in America 2013 (67th Edition) this afternoon.


“Congratulations! Based on your outstan...

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