Members of the general public can benefit in this type of training by either learning karate at the Arizona Hombu Dojo or by scheduling a self-defense clinic. All non-violent members of the general public should learn self-defense because you never know when you will need it. There is a saying that "the harder you train in karate today, the less blood you will spill on the streets tomorrow" - and this certainly applies to self-defense training where most people have no idea how to defend themselves. So we cater our training for our students, clubs, churches and women's groups.
Many of the self-defense techniques come straight out of karate kata (forms) that are known as bunkai on Okinawa. Most of these bunkai have been tested on the streets by past karate masters and then placed in the kata so that we would have a living encyclopedia of self-defense techniques. It is quite ingenious.
|Soke Hausel, seen here at a 1998 Karate demonstration at the University of Wyoming|
has been inducted into several Halls-of-Fame and recently been recognized as one of the
top karate instructors in Arizona as well as featured in the Thumbtack Spotlight.