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Arizona Black Belts Attacked by Thugs with Knives and Guns

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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. Following their exams, both were promoted to Nidan (2nd degree black belt) in traditional Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo.


Grandmaster, Soke Hausel said, “We have many outstanding members of society I am very proud of Ryan Harden and Patrick Scofield for their dedication in martial arts. Our students include several doctors, nurses, nutrition professionals, technicians, engineers, scientists, IT technicians, clergy, pilots, social scientists, laborers, university professors, teachers, musicians, students, house wives and senior citizens who become members of our martial arts family”.


Classes at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate include karate, kobudo (Okinawan weapons), self-defense, jujutsu, samurai arts and martial arts history by World Martial Arts Hall-of-Fame member Grandmaster Hausel. All students learn to defend against a variety of attacks.


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