|Sensei Paula Borea punches her way to being|
a successful grandmother.
|Nunchaku kata practice at Arizona Hombu Dojo in Mesa.|
A Hombu is the headquarters of Seiyo no Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai. It is occupied by the world head (Soke) of Seiyo Shorin-Ryu Karate. Our Grandmaster is a junidan (12th degree black belt) in Shorin-Ryu karate and kobudo. This is unique, as many styles of karate have their hombu in Japan. We are also affiliated with JKI. Our school is the Hombu of Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo SeiyoKai.
Shorin-Ryu Karate has several branches, and our Shorin-Ryu is just one of several. Shorin-Ryu Seiyo Kai was developed over many years and officially recognized and certified by Zen Kokusai Soke Budo Bugei Renmei in 1999.
Prior to moving to Arizona in 2006, Soke Hausel was a research geologist and Professor of Martial Arts at the University of Wyoming for 3 decades, where he taught classes, clinics, seminars and university clubs karate, kobudo, samurai arts, jujutsu and self-defense. He was elected to Halls of Fame and Who's Who compendiums for martial arts, teaching, geological sciences, and writing and also awarded national and international awards. When he moved to Arizona, he taught classes for a year at Arizona State University in karate, then moved from ASU to open a private school on the border of Gilbert and Mesa.
|Soke Hausel demonstrates knife defense with Shihan-Dai|
Gewecke at University of Wyoming clinic in 2010.
|Tonfa training on Thursday nights. Sarah (2nd degree black belt) |
defends with down block using tonfa against attack with the
bo staff by Amber.
|We have an unique method for trimming pumpkins at Halloween at the Gilbert|
Karate School on Baseline.
|Bill attacks Paula with his bo while Paula defends with her garden hoe (kuwa).|
Last April (2011), members of the Utah Shorin-Kai traveled to Mesa to learn an advanced kata known as gojushiho (54 steps) and its bunkai with members of the Mesa dojo.
|Professor Hausel demonstrates kijutsu at |
University of Wyoming half-time entertainment.
Shitai Kori like this requires special training
with no protection!
Shitai Kori is a method that teaches one to harden their muscles so they can accept strikes to many vital points in the body.
So, stop by and see us - we are always looking to expand our karate family and meet new friends.
|Our dojo was recently invaded by a 'Nerdja'|
the silicon valley's analogy of a 'Ninja'.
|Samurai arts at Arizona Hombu Karate Dojo|
include iaido (sword), yari and naginata
|Patrick Scofield attacks Dave Hargreaves during kobudo practice. Our students learn to|
use more than 2 dozen kobudo weapons in kata, bunkai, self-defense and kumite.