|Soke Hausel posses while teaching tekko (Okinawan Horse shoes) |
during Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo classes at the Arizona Hombu dojo
in Mesa, Arizona.
|Soke Hausel, nominated and selected for the Albert Nelson |
Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
In addition to teaching traditional martial arts at UW, he also taught martial arts at the University of Utah, University of New Mexico and Arizona State University. Last year, he was selected for awards recognizing his lifelong dedication to martial arts, geology and writing. Along with General Colin Powell, he was selected for the Albert Nelson Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award. And along with Grandmaster Jhoon Goo Rhee from Korea, Grandmaster Hausel was inducted into in Who’s Who in Martial Arts Legends in Washington DC, and this year, he received recognition as an outstanding alumni of the Who's Who in Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
|Students of all ages - from 10 to 100, learn karate and kobudo. Children must train with a parent.|
At the start of his sojourn in martial arts, he signed up for in kyokushin-kai karate in 1964. The powerful karate style created by Mas Oyama built the foundation Hausel, who was at the time a teenager in a rock n' roll band. Later, Hausel studied other forms of martial arts including Wado-Ryu Karate, Shotokan Karate, Kempojutsu, Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo, Yamanni-Ryu kobudo, Dai Yoshin-Ryu samurai arts, jujutsu, and others. Each martial art gave him another perspective.
Hausel, a polymath, reached the highest level of achievements and twice was inducted into Halls-of-Fame for contributions to both martial arts and geological sciences in the same year. And several years, Marquis Who’s Who recognized his martial arts, geological sciences, writing, art and public speaking accomplishments.
So, you can learn traditional martial arts from anyone, or if you are in the East Valley of Phoenix, you can learn martial arts from one of the best. Soke Hausel trained a few hundred black belts around the world as well as hundreds of lower ranked students. Most of these people now are productive members of society as engineers, scientists, accountants, physicians, accountants, priests, high-ranking soldiers, mechanics, university faculty and staff, university students, school teachers, lawyers, nurses, pilots, etc.
physical and mental conditioning. Part of the reason for this is getting into better physical health, but also because martial arts requires students to use both sides of their brains an appears to expand brain mass, IQ, memory, concentration, and even social skills through training in the traditional Okinawa Shorin-Ryu martial arts.
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 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. 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.