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Arizona Hombu Karate Dojo

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

Schedule - Martial Arts Classes & Clinics at the Hombu

Traditional Martial Arts

We are open Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday for group classes at 5:00 to 8:30 pm. You pay one monthly fee to attend all classes.  

Tuesday evenings begin with karate kata (forms) & we periodically examine bunkai. This is the most important training in karate

Wednesdays begin with Karate & we review karate, kobudo and self-defense taught in other classes. This is followed by Self Defense (Kata Bunkai) where members learn kata techniques to defend against a variety of attacks. 

Thursdays Samurai Arts. Dressed in karate jacket and black hakama, members learn the samurai sword, Okinawan spear, naginata, jujutsu, manrikigusari, hanbo & other samurai weapons. This is followed by the Kobudo: the classical weapons of Okinawa (nunchuks, bo, sai, tonfa, kama, etc).  We have times available for private lessons and training. 

CLASSES. Gichin Funakoshi, the father of modern Okinawa Karate & Kobudo, summed up our philosophy in a simple statement. "The purpose of karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in perfection of its participants". After training in martial arts for 5 decades & teaching at four major universities, Soke Hausel believes martial arts should be both educational & fun. Classes at the Hombu in Arizona are limited to 25 & we have a good mix of men and women with a couple of families. We ask members to pay at the beginning of each month with personal check or cash (no credit cards). Our fees include monthly training fees & periodic rank certification fees (see rank certification below). 


(1) Group martial arts (T, W, Th): New Members pay - $125/month. It's not necessary, but we hope you will attend all classes.

(2) Family membership - $150/mo for two! Each additional family member, add $50/mo allows you to attend all group classes. 

(3) Private Lessons - $50/hour.

(4) Personal Class. A personal Class for yourself and a friend. This is a weekly class set up for you at a specific hour each week where you will train with our Hall-of-Fame Grandmaster. The fee is $300/month for two people - bring a friend, you can split the cost. 

(5) And we also offer special clinics on some Saturday mornings from 9 to 11 am, and an annual Arizona-Utah clinic in the Spring



  • Periodically, members are asked if they would like to test for rank in karate and kobudo. Depending on the individual, this typically occurs after 2 to 6 months of training. If you pass, you will be promoted and awarded rank certification after a fee is paid for the test. 

  • All mudansha ranks (9th kyu to 1st kyu) known as color belts, are $60/rank.
  • Kobudo certifications - $60.
  • Black belt (yudansha) promotions (1st dan to 10th dan).
  • Shodan, Nidan & Sandan, Yondan, Godan fees - $250.
  • All other yudansha ranks - $300 (no honorary ranks - one must earn rank & all pay for their rank and certificates).