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Horsing Around in the Arizona Sun

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (42)

Horse Around? Yes! That is exactly right!


Each year, the Arizona Hombu Karate Dojo in Mesa Arizona hosts an annual Arizona-Utah martial arts clinic in" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo. Shorin-Ryu is one of the original forms of karate developed o...

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Geologist Breaks Rocks for Hall of Fame

Posted on August 23, 2017 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Hall-of-Fame Martial Arts Instructor and Hall-of-Fame Geologist from Gilbert, Arizona, Soke Hausel, was inducted into the 2017 Who's Who in Martial Arts and Who's Who in Martial Arts Hall of Fame on August 4th. 

Grandmaster Hausel is also a member of other

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Phoenix Valley Karate Instructor & Geologist Selected for Awards

Posted on June 10, 2017 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

So far, 2017 has been an amazing year for one valley martial arts instructor and geologist ( Grandmaster W.D. Hausel of Gilbert has been selected for awards that acknowledge his lifelong dedication to martial arts, geology and writing. Along with General Colin Powell, Hausel has been selected for the Albert Nelson Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award. Along with...

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Arizona Karate Instructor Nominated for International Awards

Posted on May 27, 2017 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Arizona Karate Instructor Nominated for Two International Awards

May 28, 2017   Business News

Arizona Karate Instructor - Dan Hausel, Soke - has been selected for the 'Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award' and the 'Cambridge Certificate for Outstanding Scientific Achievement' by Marquis Who's Who, Princeton, N.J., and the International Biographical Institute, Cambridge, England. Th...

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Arizona Traditional Karate Demonstration Scheduled

Posted on February 16, 2016 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (1)

Members of the Arizona Hombu Dojo have been invited to present a traditional Okinawan martial arts demonstration to assist in raising money for Pediatric Autoimmune Neurological Disorders at the HUMI event in Carefree, Arizona on March 12th, 2016.


The demo...

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Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa Karate Instructor Awarded Professor of Martial Arts & Science

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Few in history have been selected as a PROFESSOR OF MARTIAL ARTS and also a PROFESSOR OF SCIENCE. But over-achiever and polymath" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Dan Hausel of Gilbert and Mesa, Arizona has been selected for both honors due to his numerous contributions and expertise in both...

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Mesa Arizona Karate Instructor Selected for International Award

Posted on July 3, 2015 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Photo shows Grandmaster Hausel of Gilbert, Arizona celebrating Halloween at the Arizona Hombu in Mesa, Arizona

Nicholas S. Law, Director General for the Awards Board for the International Biographical Center in Cambridge England wrote to Grandmaster Hausel in Mesa Arizona on June 26th, 2015. In his letter he stated:

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Filming for New Martial Arts Video

Posted on January 31, 2015 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

January 31st, 2015, Filming began for a new martial arts training video at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate. This video focuses on the use of a traditional Okinawan martial arts weapon known as bo - a six-foot long staff that is commonly used by SE Asians for transporting goods across their shoulders. The bo is a very effective weapon developed by Okinawan f...

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Chander, Gilbert & Mesa Samurai Defend Karate School

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Students at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate (aka Arizona Hombu) took up the blade (samurai sword) and trained on pumpkins as an annual event for Halloween and Thanksgiving. The group all had the opportunity to practice cuts with the samurai sword using many donated pumpkins. 

Arizona Black Belts Attacked by Thugs with Knives and Guns

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Two Karate students from the Arizona School of Traditional Karate in Mesa – successfully defended against attackers armed with guns, rifles, clubs, and knives as part of their exams for 2nd degree black belt. Both Ryan Harden of Chandler and Patrick Scofield of Mesa also demonstrated several advanced forms, self-defense applications and use of Okinawan weapons. Fol...

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