|Soke Hausel presents award to Kate Lehman|
at the University of Wyoming dojo
Our students learn to meditate on positive affirmations known as dojo kun (martial arts philosophy). At the end of each martial arts class in Mesa, we recite this philosophy. This provides a tool to the subconscious to lead them on a path of positive growth in martial arts. Karate is a tool that is used to build positive people and this has always been the purpose of traditional Okinawa Karate.
Stated by the Great Shorin-Ryu Master of martial arts - Gichin Funakoshi - "The Purpose of Karate Lies Not in Defeat or Victory, but in the Perfection of its Participants".
The ultimate goal of Karate is attainment of moral character built through hard & diligent training and courtesy. Karate sport focuses on training to merely win a match or trophy leading to deterioration of this dynamic art, whereas traditional karate focuses on the individual and his or hers training and self-esteem.
|Soke Hausel with Sensei Bill Borea recognize Alexis for promotion|
and as an outstanding martial artist
|Arizona School of Traditional Karate Tuesday evening class|
|Dr. Florence Teule trains in Samurai arts at Gillette, Wyoming clinic|
|Soke Hausel and Shihan Neal Adam and Sensei Bill Borea with Utah Shorin-Kai group in Mesa, Arizona|
|Sensei Bill Borea blocks bo attack by Dai-Shihan Neal Adam with kama|
|Soke Hausel brought his camera|
|Soke Hausel with Utah Shorin-Kai group at the outdoor karate training camp at the East Canyon Resort, Utah|
|Training with nunchaku at kobudo night in Mesa|
|Members of the Police DAV School Karate Team from India pose with Soke Hausel, Dai Shihan Neal Adam, Sensei Bill Borea and Sensei Paula Borea at the Arizona Hombu in Mesa|
|A show of respect at the Arizona Hombu (photo courtesy of Nemec Photography).|