"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 one to defend against adults" - Soke Hausel
Shorin-Ryu classes are traditionally structured and filled with traditions, ceremony & philosophy designed to improve one’s self-esteem, self-confidence, respect & concern for others. You will learn karate, kobudo (weapons), samurai arts, jujutsu and self-defense along with proper breathing, ki (energy) and meditation. Traditional karate forms (kata) embody all of these concepts. These forms 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, but we have fun! Our classes are geared towards adults, but we also welcome families. Family members include kids 10 and above who must train with a parent. We operate our dojo similar to Okinawan karate clubs rather than commercial schools (we need to cover our lease & electrical fees, but we keep monthly dues as low as possible). We do not sell martial arts equipment or uniforms: you can purchase these from one of the links on our site. We require a monthly fee to be paid at the beginning of each month & this allows you to train anytime that the dojo's doors are open for Shorin-Ryu classes & clinics.
Our clinics are scheduled for national & international members who visit our dojo & train for many hours during a given clinic. Clinics are typically formal & often involve basic and advanced martial arts disciplines.
Below - Kate Lehman (2nd dan) TSA agent from Colorado Springs, Colorado (now in Alaska) trains in law enforcement techniques with Shihan Kevin Vance (5th dan) from Cheyenne, Wyoming at a University of Wyoming clinic.
A 1999 University of Wyoming Campus Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo club photo in the Education Gym.
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