Sunday, July 22, 2018

Who's Who in Martial Arts Legend Establishes Martial Arts Training Center in the Phoenix East Valley

Soke Hausel teaches tekko (Okinawan Horse shoes) during Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo classes, Mesa, Arizona.
Hall-of-Fame Grandmaster of Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo could have chosen most anywhere to open a dojo, but after teaching karate, kobudo, samurai arts, self-defense, jujutsu, kempojutsu, sojutsu, self-defense for women, etc., for more than 30 years at the University of Wyoming, he decided to move to the East Valley of Phoenix where he relocated to Gilbert and opened a dojo in Mesa, Arizona in 2008, known as the Arizona Hombu Karate Dojo (see MAP).

Soke Hausel, nominated and selected for the Albert Nelson
Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
Soke Hausel has always considered himself to be a good martial arts instructor, and while at the University of Wyoming, he conducted geological research related to gemstones, diamonds, gold and Precambrian geology, as well as worked as a Professor of Budo (martial arts) for more than 30 years. He also taught martial arts at the University of Utah, University of New Mexico and Arizona State University. Last year, Grandmaster Hausel 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. Along with Grandmaster Jhoon Goo Rhee, Grandmaster Hausel was inducted into in Who’s Who in Martial Arts Legends in Washington DC, and this year, he will also receive 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.
Grandmaster Hausel, a polymath, reached the highest level of achievements. Twice in the past while at the University of Wyoming, he was inducted into Halls-of-Fame for contributions to 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 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.

In addition to learning self-defense and traditions, members learn to improve 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.