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Best of Mesa Award presented to Arizona School of Traditional Karate

Posted on September 26, 2013 at 8:20 PM

July 23rd, 2013 – The Arizona School of Traditional Karate, home of Hall-of-Fame martial arts instructor, Soke Hausel, was selected for the 2013 Best of Mesa Award. The Arizona Hombu (world administrative headquarters) for Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai was also selected. Each year, the Mesa Award Program identifies companies that are believed to have achieved exceptional success in their community. These exceptional companies help make the Mesa area a great place to live, work and play. The 2013 Mesa Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Mesa Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About the Arizona School of Traditional Karate

The Arizona School of Traditional Karate was established in 2008 on the border of Mesa and Gilbert, Arizona and is operated by Grandmaster Hausel, 16 time Hall-of-Fame inductee and member of Juko Kai International and Seiyo Kai International. Soke Hausel previously operated martial arts programs at Golds Gym, ASU, University of New Mexico, University of Utah, and for 30+ years at the University of Wyoming.

Unlike many “Self-Proclaimed” grandmasters in the West, Soke Hausel was certified by Zen Kokusai Soke Budo Bugei Renmei in 1999. After working through the ranks in Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo.Soke teaches his students traditional Okinawan martial arts including martial arts history, philosophy and some Japanese. Certified in two dozen martial arts gives him a unique perspective on the martial arts and in 2014, Soke Hausel will celebrate five decades of martial arts experience.

His greatest achievements are his students who are now scattered worldwide and include a very large percentage of PhDs, engineers, scientists, social scientists and teachers.

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