Clinics & Special Training

2010 Gasshuku In August 2010, members of Seiyo Kai camped out or stayed in cottages at East Canyon resort near Park City for the annual mountain training in the grandeur of the Wasatch Mountains. Soke Hausel and Kyoshi Rob Watson taught self-defense combinations, kata, bunkai, iaido and manrikigusari. More than 40 people attended the clinic.

Self-Defense Clinic In September 2010, Soke Hausel taught self-defense with the assistance of the University of Wyoming Campus Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo club to staff, faculty and students of the University of Wyoming. The clinic focused on grabs & chokes along with the use of car keys.

All Seiyo Shorin-Ryu Anniversary Clinic & Awards In September, 2010, members of Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai trained in the Seiyo Shorin-Ryu Meikyo kata & bunkai along with self-defense against a gun. At the end of the clinic awards were presented to some outstanding members and Hanshi Andy Finley was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Self-Defense Clinic In October, 2010 Soke Hausel taught a clinic to staff, faculty, students and members of the Laramie community thanks to grants provided to the University of Wyoming Campus Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo Club by the University Housing and Food Services and ASUW.

Seiyo Shorin-Ryu Yudansha Clinic The black belt (yudansha clinic) focused on gankaku kata and bunkai and devastating karate and jujutsu combinations. The clinic fell right after the October self-defense clinic with training all day Saturday and a half day on Sunday. The advanced training was for for black belt members & invited kyu members.

March 26-28th. The Hombu received members of the Utah Shorin-Kai for special training in Nijushiho kata & bunkai along with training in Nunchuku Sandan kata & bunkai. We had a great time. Photo shows Soke with Kyoshi Rob Watson (hachidan) & other members of the Utah Shorin-Kai & Hombu.


March, 2010. Soke traveled to the University of Wyoming in Laramie to teach a public self-defense clinic followed by training of UW, Casper, Cheyenne, Colorado & Gillette members in knife techniques and white crane forms. 

March, 2010. Soke traveled to Gillette Wyoming to teach Samurai arts to members of the Gillette Seiyo Shorin-Ryu dojo. Much of the clinic focused on iaido (sword).  


June, 2009. The Hombu was visited by members from Wellington, Colorado, Cheyenne, Wyoming & Phoenix, Arizona. 

Following training in advanced nunchuku, our visitors trained in Seiyo Budo, advanced empty hand Seiyo Shorin-Ryu karate techniques, tanto (knife) & hanbojutsu (Half bo). At the end of training, our visitors tested for rank.

Kyle Linton, 3rd dan (far left in the above photo) received certification in Seiyo hanbojutsu (half-staff) & Sensei (teaching) appointment. Kevin Vance (2nd from left) received certification in hanbojutsu, Shihan (master instructor) appointment & was promoted to godan (5th dan). Glenn Polk (2nd from right) received certification in hanbojutsu, Shihan-Dai appointment & was promoted to yondan (4th dan). Dr. Neal Adam (far right) received certification in hanbojutsu, Shihan-Dai appointment & was promoted to yondan (4th dan). These guys were impressive!

April 2009, George & Elaine Mumford stopped by the Hombu for private training in April. Its been years since Soke has seen George, George was one of Soke's first students in Laramie. 

April, 2009, Members of Utah Shorin-Kai Karate from Murray, Utah traveled to Mesa, Arizona to train under Soke Hausel, at the Arizona Hombu. The Utah group included Kyoshi Rob Watson (7th degree black belt), Shihan Todd Stoneking (5th degree black belt), Sensei Jeff Schroeder (3rd degree black belt) and others. Seiyo Shorin-Ryu Karate has members scattered worldwide.

November, 2008. Following the opening of the Arizona Hombu in Mesa in mid October, several students traveled from India to train in traditional karate and jujutsu. The students from the Police DAV public school in Jalandhar, India, traveled from the base of the Himalaya Mountains to Mesa. 

The students arrived in Phoenix with their team manager on October 15th and began training. The group was selected from the school’s student body of more than 5500 because of their dedication to karate (which is part of the school’s curriculum). The school plans to send more groups so that the students can experience travel to a foreign country, and also to obtain proper certification in martial arts. 


2009 Gasshuku. Soke traveled to Park City Utah to teach self-defense and kenjutsu at the Utah Gassuku.


UW 30th Anniversary Clinic. Soke Hausel from the Hombu traveled to the University of Wyoming in 2008 to teach the 30th anniversary the UW club.