Sunday, April 15, 2012

Arizona-Utah Black Belts Train in Hanbojutsu

Luis from Utah performs Ago Senage on Todd during black belt clinic in Mesa, Arizona
Members of the Utah Shorin-Kai and Arizona School of Traditional Karate trained in Hanbojutsu (半棒) at the Seiyo Shorin-Ryu Hombu in Mesa Arizona (April 12-14th, 2012) under the direction of Grandmaster (Soke) Hausel, 10th dan (十段). The training reviewed several waza (techniques) including chokes, strikes, blocks, restraints and throws (nage waza) and Soke Hausel taught several new techniques that the group had never seen before. The hanbo, known as the Half-Bo can be a very effective weapon as it is a stick about the length of a cane and can be carried essentially anywhere and is considered part of the Kobudo Program at the Arizona Hombu.

Renshi Stoneking applies royote garumi on Luis during hanbo training at
Arizona School of Traditional Karate in Mesa.

Ryan applies  koshi ori ni kata on Thad at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate, in Mesa Arizona during the Utah-Arizona Black Belt Clinic. High ranking martial artists from Murray and Salt Lake City Utah trained with martial artists from Gilbert, Mesa and Chandler, Arizona in the ancient Japanese art of Hanbo jutsu along with Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kenjutsu.