|Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on October 29, 2010 at 12:10 AM|
The University of Wyoming Campus Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo Club and Sensei Lenny Martin sponsored a group of three self-defense clinics for the general public and the University community (staff, faculty, students). The clinics were supported by grants from ASUW and University of Wyoming Housing and Food Services and were used to bring in Hall-of-Fame karate grandmaster Soke Hausel from Gilbert Arizona to teach the clinics.
The attendees of the clinics trained in a variety of simple self-defense techniques against different types of attacks that included purse and computer snatches, bear hugs, lapel grabs, chokes, ground defenses, wrist grabs, sucker punches, headlocks, kicks, knockout games, guns, knives, clubs - etc. You name it, and Grandmaster Hausel taught a defense against it - everything imaginable was put on the table with the exception of defenses against tanks. Grandmaster Hausel, one of only a handful of martial artists to be awarded 12th dan red belt since the 19th century and only one of a few ever awarded wa-jutsu (or martial arts genius), has been training in the martial arts for decades and taught martial arts at the University of Wyoming for 3 decades before moving to Arizona. While at the university, the campus karate club grew to more than a 100+ members each year making it one of the premier martial arts education programs outside the orient.
Everyone in attendence indicated that they had a wonderful time and found this to be a great way to build friendships as seen in the following photos. The clinic was taught by Hall of Fame Karate instructor and Grandmaster of Seiyo Shorin-Ryu Karate - Soke Hausel. Soke Hausel has taught a variety of similar clinics to various university groups at the University of Wyoming and Arizona State University including some Air force, Army ROTC, EMT, Martial Arts, Senior, Church and other groups and social clubs over the past 4 decades.