|Soke Hausel hugs two of his favorite people. Karate instructors - Sensei Paula Borea and O'Sensei Bill Borea - |
at the Arizona Hombu in Mesa.
Over the years, Soke Hausel learned devastating martial arts techniques through his kyokusinkai, wado-ryu, shotokan, shorin-ryu, and juko-ryu training. But at the same time, he has a heart of compassion for his students.
There is no question Soke Hausel loves to teach martial arts, so he teaches a variety of traditional martial arts at the Arizona Hombu (he has certifications in 16 martial arts) in Mesa, Arizona. He is a grandmaster (Soke) of Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo and a master (Shihan) of Juko-Ryu Bujutsu. He is a member of Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai, Zen Kokusai Soke Budo Bugei Renmei, and Juko Kai International and was awarded one of the highest honors for a martial artist in recent years - that of meijin wa jutsu. A title reserved for only a few of the most dedicated martial artists.
HALL OF FAME GEOLOGIST. Many people are fascinated by the hit TV program Gold Rush that focuses on a couple of groups of prospectors as they search for gold and gemstones such as diamonds in the Yukon and elsewhere in past seasons. As amazing as it sounds, Grandmaster Hausel has been inducted into two Halls of Fame for geological research and education and was even awarded one of the more prestigious awards in economic geology for finding gold: the Thayer Lindsley Award for a major mineral discovery. While consulting in Alaska for a gold company, Grandmaster Hausel and six other geologists discovered one of the largest gold deposits in North America - a deposit that has 2 and a half times more gold than mined throughout the entire history of mining in the Yukon! But, because of his contract, he was only paid consulting fees and did not get to keep any of the gold.
But he still loves geology and teaches prospectors and rock hounds how to search for gemstones, gold and other valuable minerals through magazine articles, books, lectures and websites and writes informative blogs to educate the public on diamonds, gemstones, gold and martial arts.
|Sensei Bill Borea surprises Soke Hausel with plaque showing |
recognition by all of the Grandmaster's students scattered worldwide.
GOLDEN ANNIVERSARYAfter arriving at the martial arts facility at the 60 W. Baseline Center on the border of Chandler, Gilbert and Mesa, Soke Hausel was greeted by two of his senior students requesting permission to speak to the class. Class began at 6:45 pm with a traditional ceremony followed by warm-up exercises and stretching. Soke Hausel stood aside and gave the floor to Sensei (instructor) Bill Borea and Sensei Paula Borea of Mesa.
|Soke Hausel talks to students at the Arizona Hombu, 2015.|
|Soke Hausel with students at the University of Wyoming, 1999|
|Soke Hausel with Murray Utah Shorin-Kai students|
|Soke Hausel with students and Hanshi Ron Smith at the 2013 Juko Kai Clinic in New Braunfels, where he was awarded an honorary title from his instructor and martial arts legend Dai-Soke Sacharnoski.|