Monday, April 21, 2014

Traditional Martial Arts for Adults & Families at Arizona Hombu, Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe

One of the few traditional martial arts schools in Arizona, teaches a very wide variety of Okinawan-Japanese martial arts at the Arizona Hombu on Baseline on the border of Gilbert and Mesa. At this school, one can learn traditional karate, martial arts weapons (kobudo), samurai arts, self-defense, knife defense, throwing arts (jujutsu), gun defense, body hardening, white crane shorin-ryu and more

The system of karate taught at this school is Shorin-Ryu Karate (Seiyo Kai). This is taught by Hall-of-Fame Grandmaster Hausel. Unlike self-proclaimed grandmasters in the Western world, Soke Hausel was appointed and properly certified as the world head of Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai by the Zen Kokusai Soke Budo Bugei Renmei in 1999.

Drums at the entrance to the pagoda exhibit the Okinawan (as well as Shorin-Ryu) icon