Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Traditional Martial Arts in Mesa, Arizona

"On Okinawa, Miyagi know two things: fish and karate" - Mr. Miyagi in the Karate Kid.

How could we ever forget these classic lines by Mr. Miyagi in the Karate Kid movie? Particularly since they provide insight into Traditional Okinawa Karate and Martial Arts Classes.

Something seems to be missing in many karate schools these days. There is much more to karate than trophies or scoring points at a tournament. In fact, Mr. Miyagi was alluding to the traditional karate methods of martial arts training such as taught at our Mesa Martial Arts School on Baseline. In particular, Okinawan Karate, like fishing, was a way of life and the two were inseparable. Even the tools using in fishing was employed as martial arts weapons.
Daniel San “All right, so what are the rules here?” 

Miyagi “Don't know. First time you, first time me”. 

Daniel San “Well, I figured you knew about this stuff. I figured you went to these before. Oh great, I'm dead. I am dead. You told me you fought a lot”.

Miyagi “For life, not for points”.

There is nothing wrong with scoring points and winning trophies at martial arts tournaments if this is what you want from martial arts. But we provide an alternative at our martial arts school in Mesa across the street from Gilbert and Chandler. We will teach you to bow, to respect others and yourself, and teach you power and focus of traditional Okinawa Karate and traditional Japanese martial arts. And we will not send you to a tournament.

We don't have Mr. Miyagi, but we have Soke Hausel: some think he may be the nearest thing to Miyagi. So, experience the traditions of Okinawa Karate and Kobudo at our martial arts school in Mesa on Baseline Road. 

Drive east on Baseline from Country Club Road and turn left at the second traffic light (MacDonald) and you will see a simple KARATE sign at the northeast corner. "Welcome to our Traditional Karate School in Mesa".
Train under a certified Grandmaster of Karate in traditional Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo with other adults.

Soke Hausel teaching karate at the Utah karate school.