|Soke Hausel teaches tekko (Okinawan Horse shoes) during Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo classes, Mesa, Arizona.|
|Students of all ages - from 10 to 100, learn karate and kobudo. Children must train with a parent.|
So, you can learn traditional martial arts from most anyone, or you can learn martial arts from one of the best instructors in the country - it's your choice. Soke Hausel's resume includes training a few hundred black belts around the world as well as hundreds of lower ranked students, many engineers, scientists, accountants, physicians, accountants, priests, mechanics, university faculty and staff, university students, school teachers, nurses, pilots, etc.
physical and mental conditioning, use both sides of their brains and likely expand their brain masses, IQ, improve memory, concentration, and even social skills through training in the traditional Okinawa Shorin-Ryu martial arts.
Soke dreams one day, he will meet a benefactor as devoted as he, so a permanent martial arts school can be constructed to offer many different aspects of the traditional Okinawan and Japanese martial arts to members of the public in the Phoenix valley, and train students in respect and ethics, something that is being lost in this country.
In one recent (2018) US study reported by Dr. Ashleigh Johnstone from Bangor University, children between the ages of 8 and 11 were tasked with traditional martial arts training that focused on respecting others and defending themselves as part of an anti-bullying program. The children were taught to maintain a level of self-control in heated situations.
Researchers found that martial arts training reduced the level of aggressive behavior in boys, and the boys were more likely to step in and help someone who was being bullied after they took part in the training. Significant changes were not found in the girls’ behavior, possibly because they showed lower levels of physical aggression before the training than the boys did.
Interestingly, this anti-aggression effect is not limited to young children. A different research project found reduced physical and verbal aggression, as well as hostility, in adolescents who practiced martial arts.