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

Karate classes for adults & families, beginner to the most advanced black belt at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Arizona. We are part of the Arizona Hombu dojo - world head quarters for Seiyo-No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai(TM) and home of Grandmaster Hausel.

"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 filled 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 school system, one would see a notable improvement in our children and in our future. 

At the Arizona School of Traditional Karate (also the Arizona Hombu), our karate students learn karate, kobudo (weapons), samurai arts, jujutsu and self-defense along with body hardening (shitai kori) & meditation (mokuso). 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 karate school. We need to recover our lease & electrical expenses; however, we keep monthly dues for martial arts training as low as possible). We do not sell martial arts equipment or uniforms; but, you can purchase these from one of the martial arts links on our website. 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.

Martial Arts clinics can be scheduled for national & international members who visit our martial arts dojo & train with Soke Hausel. These karate clinics are formal & often involve basic and advanced martial arts disciplines. Other martial arts clinics are designed for special, non martial arts groups. For example, the Hombu held martial arts clinics for the Chandler Librarians, Gilbert Girl Scouts, Neighborhood women's groups, High School Students in Mesa, Utah Shorin-Kai, martial artists from Boston, karate students and instructors from Casper and Gillette, Wyoming, university staff, faculty and students, and for a the Police DAV school karate team from the base of the Himalaya Mountains in India.

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