Can't find us? We moved!
The Arizona Hombu Dojo, aka Hombu of Seiyo no Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai, was established at the University of Wyoming in 1999, following promotion of Budo Professor Hausel to Sokeshodai at the Juko Kai Hombu. Soke trained in more than a dozen martial arts and taught martial arts to a few thousand students at Arizona State University, University of New Mexico, University of Utah, University of Wyoming and Gold's Gym. This along with being an author, artist, public speaker, geologist and astronomer, kept him busy, along with teaching dozens of martial arts clinics.
Karate & kobudo must be practice at full power with focus. All can develop power: one MUST practice kata and kata bunkai (applications) as if their life depended on it. Even so, only a small percentage develop this kind of power, primarily because of a lack of ambition and drive. Even if kata and bunkai were practiced slowly, as long as the student did so with extreme power and focus, they would still derive great benefit. But even this is beyond most people's capability. The old dojo adage.. "the more blood that is spilled during training, the less is spilled in the streets", still rings true.
The hombu relocated to Mesa at 60 W. Baseline Rd, but because of a covid plandemic and lockdown by the governor in 2020, many decided not to continue in karate, while others moved to unknown locations. With such a significant drop in our student body, it was longer possible to continue to lease. Unlike our previous landlord who lowered rent after the 2008 economic crisis, our last landlord greeted us with an increase to start March, 2021. We won't mention who they are; but, if you ask, we'll probably not give them a good recommendation, and we don't plan to lease again until the economy improves and government corruption is attenuated. Thank God, we have students who are supportive and dedicated: two of them provided us with access to their properties to allow us to continue to teach traditional karate, kobudo, samurai arts and self-defense.So, if you hope to learn to protect yourself with your God-given hands, feet, knees, elbows, and tools, we always have space for another good person who wants to protect family and friends. Hall-of-Fame inductee and Who's Who in Martial Arts Legend, Soke Hausel loves to teach church and military groups (National Guard, militia, ROTC). But because he no longer has a dojo in Mesa, he will teach local groups at their facilities in Chandler, Gilbert, and Mesa for a reasonable fee. You are welcome to make arrangements by phone, but you are most likely to get in touch with him by email. Contact Soke Hausel at ShorinRyu.Karate@ProtonMail.com. If you are honest, positive and a good person, we will welcome you into our martial arts family in Gilbert and in Mesa. We also love couples and families.
So if you want to learn real Okinawa karate and kobudo tailored to your physical abilities, contact us. Soke does not teach children's classes, but he does teach kids who are at least 10-years old, focused, and healthy as long as they train with a parent or grandparent. He loves to teach senior citizens, particularly since several of his current students fit in this category.Depending on health and ability, you will be expected to train as hard as you can, but Soke Hausel will modify techniques to fit you personal ability. And remember - Soke Hausel has many credentials, has been inducted into more than one hall-of-fame for teaching excellence, and has been recognized as the top martial arts instructor in Phoenix and in Arizona by private organizations!