Karate Classes for Adults & Families in Arizona (Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa)





Welcome to our dojo! Our school is operated by Soke Hausel, one of a group of grandmasters of Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo - and our Shorin-Ryu system is Seiyo Kai which is registered with the US trademark office. Soke Hausel has been teaching martial arts for years and taught karate, kobudo, self-defense, jujutsu and samurai arts at the University of Wyoming for more than 30 years and taught karate at Arizona State University, University of New Mexico and the University of Utah. As a result, there is information on the internet about Soke Hausel - so, please check his background to be sure he fits the profile of an instructor you would like to train with. Do a Google search for either Soke Hausel, or for Dan Hausel.  You will hopefully discover his love for martial arts

At the Arizona Hombu dojo, also known as the Arizona School of Traditional Karate, we offer adult & family classes. These are for the beginner to the most advanced black belt. Children (10 years and older) train with their parents. As is Okinawan tradition, adults are considered to be 16 and older. So, at 16, a student can train without their parents after a release form is signed by their parents.

"How does an adult defend against a child? With a lollipop!  We already know how to defend against children – so at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate we teach to defend against adults" - Soke Hausel.

Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo classes are replete with traditions, ceremony & philosophy designed to improve one’s self-esteem, self-confidence, respect & concern for others in the martial arts. If such karate classes were taught in the public schools, one would see a notable improvement in our children. 

At the Arizona School of Traditional Karate, our karate students learn karate, kobudo (weapons), samurai arts, jujutsu and self-defense along with body hardening (shitai kori) & meditation. Traditional karate forms (kata) embody all of these concepts; thus when one learns kata, they learn a living encyclopedia of martial arts techniques and self-defense that they can take with them for the rest of their lives. These are the primary focus of Seiyo-Shorin Ryu Karate & Kobudo. Learn the art of Shorin-Ryu with its many self-defense applications useful in most any situation. We train hard in karate, but we have fun! Our martial arts classes are geared towards adults, but we also welcome families. Family members include kids 8 and above who train in karate with a parent.

We operate our karate dojo (martial arts school) similar to an Okinawan karate club rather than a commercial school. We need to recover our lease & electrical expenses; however, we keep monthly dues for martial arts training as low as possible. We require a monthly fee for karate training to be paid at the beginning of each month & this allows you to train in any or all of our Shorin-Ryu karate and other martial arts classes.

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