Monday, January 28, 2013

Arizona's Hall-of-Fame Karate Instructor

Arizona Karate Instructor, Soke Hausel loves to teach martial arts and has been teaching for more than 40 years. Imagine learning karate from a Hall-of-Fame grandmaster, a grandmaster of Traditional Martial Arts. Imagine what this would do to your learning curve. All of this experience and expertise available to accelerate your martial arts training and skills. The Arizona School of Traditional Karate on the border of Mesa and Gilbert is home to this Hall-of-Fame martial artist.

Soke Hausel is not only a great martial artist, he is very good at several professions - so much so that Who's Who noted that he is a polymath. He was inducted into the 2013 and 2014 Who’s Who in America and 2013 and 2014 Who's Who in the World and appeared in several Who’s Who compendiums over the past two decades because of accomplishments as a martial arts instructor, scientist, writer, public speaker and artist. Who’s Who noted 2013 was the 10 year anniversary since he was initially inducted into Who's Who in the World and the 20th anniversary of his induction into Who's Who in the West and Who's Who in Science & Engineering.

If you have the opportunity, visit the Arizona School of Traditional Karate and Arizona Hombu for Seiyo Kai International in Mesa. The walls are decorated with Hall-of-Fame induction certificates including the World Martial Arts Black Belt Hall-of-Fame (Indonesia), Action Martial Arts Magazine’s Hall of Honors (New Jersey), World Head of Society Hall of Fame (Philippines),  American Karate Association Hall of Fame (Ohio), US Martial Arts Hall of Fame (Tennessee), Latin America Martial Arts Society Worldwide Hall of Fame (Puerto Rico), World Martial Arts Hall of Fame (Ohio), Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame (Florida), North American Black Belt Hall of Fame (California), World Karate Union Hall of Fame (Pennsylvania), National Rock Hound & Lapidary Hall of Fame (South Dakota), and Millennium Hall of Fame (North Carolina). The latter two were for contributions to science and education.

Photo of Grandmaster Hausel (right) with friend of many years, Hanshi Ron Smith (10th dan) from
Virginia. Hausel met Hanshi Smith at a Juko Kai International Clinic in Florida more than
20 years ago and the two developed a close friendship. Photo taken at the New Braumfels, Texas
JKI clinic in 2013.
Professor Hausel looks forward to his students' progress. When he started teaching martial arts at the University of Wyoming in 1977; within a short time, his classes will filled: more than a hundred students signed up for Beginning Karate in the Department of Physical Education and Department of Kinesiology each semester, 22 students in Jujutsu classes (the maximum number of students allowed in both of these classes), dozens of students in self-defense, kobudo, rape prevention, self-defense for women and martial arts history classes in the Department of Extended Studies, and more than 150 students in the University of Wyoming Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo Club in Club Sports.

2013 JKI clinic in New Braunfels, Texas. Soke Hausel with martial arts
colleagues Hanshi Kirby Roy and Hanshi Ron Smith to his left along with
his Seiyo Kai students who traveled from Phoenix, Chandler and Mesa
Arizona and from Gillette, Wyoming.
Many dozen of clinics taught to the public, staff, and faculty related to self-defense, jujutsu, samurai arts, karate, kobudo as well as special classes taught to the University ROTC and dance departments on his free time. This training led to international recognition to the University of Wyoming martial arts program which the program, Soke Hausel, and some students were presented national and international awards. Previously, he had taught karate at the University of Utah and University of New Mexico, and recently at Arizona State University.

He was asked if he considered himself a good fighter? He responded,"What does that have to do with martial arts? Personally, I see myself as good instructor and hope students agree".

The Arizona Karate Instructor, Soke Hausel is the head instructor of the Arizona School of Traditional Karate on the borders of Mesa, Gilbert and Chandler. He is also the world head of Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai. He continues to teach classes in Shorin-Ryu Karate, Kobudo, Self-Defense and Samurai Arts at the Arizona Hombu.
Left to right - Bill Durbin, Ron Smith, Hausel and Jeff Goodwin at the
2013 JKI clinic.

According to Hausel, Durbin, Smith, Goodwin and also Kirby Roy (above)
are some of the best martial artists he has ever seen in his 5 decades of
martial arts

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