Adult & Family Traditional Karate Classes in Arizona

"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 Karate and Kobudo classes are filled with traditions, ceremony & philosophy designed to improve one’s self-esteem, self-confidence, respect & concern for others. If such classes were taught in the public school system across the state, one would see a notable improvement in our children and future. 

At the Arizona School of Traditional Karate, also known as the Arizona Hombu, our students learn karate, kobudo (weapons), samurai arts, jujutsu and self-defense along with proper breathing, ki (energy), 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 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, but we have fun! Our classes are geared towards adults, but we also welcome families. Family members include  a couple of kids 8 and above, who must train with a parent.

We operate our dojo (martial arts school) similar to an Okinawan karate club rather than a commercial school (but we need to recover our lease & electrical expenses, but 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 in any or all of our Shorin-Ryu classes.

Clinics are scheduled for national & international members who visit our dojo & train with Soke Hausel. Clinics are typically formal & often involve basic and advanced martial arts disciplines, or they can be designed for special groups - for example, the Hombu held clinics for the Chandler Librarians, Girl Scouts, Neighborhood women's groups, Utah Shorin-Kai, members from Boston, members 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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