Arizona Martial Arts Blog
|Posted on April 17, 2011 at 12:15 AM|
Within the East Valley of Phoenix, the Arizona School of Traditional Karate (also the world headquarters for Seiyo-Kai Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo) located at 60 W. Baseline Road in Mesa (near Country Club Road) welcomes visitors.
The Arizona School of Traditional Karate is a traditional Okinawan karate school with typical Japanese décor. Stop by and see us and see why we have so many dedicated members.
In the upcoming weeks, we are planning several clinics and events along with our normal class schedule. The majority of our classes are geared towards teaching adults in self-defense and the traditional art of Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo, but we also teach Japanese samurai arts. We also have an award-winning kids karate class, but this class is restricted to a handful of students who have first trained with their parents in the family classes.
In the upcoming weeks, we are looking forward to visitors from the Utah Shorin-Kai who will train at our school under Professor Hausel and study Okinawan forms and self-defense applications. The group will fly into Phoenix on May 28th and train for the next few days in Mesa.
This will be followed by a special clinic for non-martial artists – the general public is invited to learn self-defense at our school in Mesa on Saturday May, 7th as Hall of Fame martial artist, Soke Hausel teaches the public another use for their knees, elbows and even car keys. Soke Hausel is well known for clinics taught to the public. He was awarded the North American Black Belt Hall of Fame’s 2001 International Instructor of the Year and the American Karate Association’s Hall of Fame 2004 Instructor of the Year.
Another clinic is scheduled on the weekend of May 14th, when members from Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming will train under the Hall of Fame martial artist in Okinawan Yari (spear) and Kotekikai (body hardening). This clinic is only open to members of Seiyo Kai International.
This will be followed by a visit from the Police DAV karate team from India who are heading to Mesa to train in martial arts.
Last week, two members of the Arizona School of Traditional karate tested for rank advancement, while other members from Utah, Wyoming and Vietnam also tested for rank and were promoted by Soke Hausel.
In further news, the Hombu in Mesa was rated as having the TOP-RATED KARATE classes in the Phoenix Valley.