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

YOKOSO! Welcome to our dojo! Our school (dojo) is operated by Soke Hausel, the grandmaster of Seiyo Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo. Our Seiyo Kai is registered with the US trademark office and recognized by Juko Kai International. Soke Hausel began teaching karate at the University of Utah, and later taught at Arizona State University, the University of New Mexico, and taught for more than 30 years at the University of Wyoming. As a result, there is considerable information on the internet about Soke Hausel: try a search for either Soke Hausel, or for Dan Hausel.  We did and found more than 26,000 items on a Google search!

At the Arizona Hombu dojo, also known as the Arizona School of Traditional Okinawa Martial Arts, we offer adult & family classes for the beginner to the most advanced black belts. Children (8 years and older) train with their parents. As is 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 guardian.

"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 self-esteem, self-confidence, respect & concern for others. If karate classes were taught in the public schools, one would see a notable improvement in our children's mental and physical health, and manners. 

At the Arizona School of Traditional Okinawa Martial Arts, our 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 kata. 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, and we welcome families.

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