|Karate & Kobudo training go hand in hand as both use the same hand and foot movements. Here, Dr. Teule uses tonfa|
(side-handle baton) to strike the side of the head of an attacker. A similar empty hand (karate technique) would use
shuto (side of her hand) for striking the same pressure point area. Alternatively, she could use hand-held car keys, a
book, or cell phone for this same self-defense technique. At the Arizona Hombu dojo, members learn to integrate
karate, kobudo & modern tools for self-defense. Being that Dr. Teule is a bio-chemist, anything in her office and lab
that is small enough to grab including books, trays, test tube holders, scissors, stapler can be used as a self-defense weapon.
|Kathy and Vicky train in self-defense at the|
Many of the self-defense techniques come straight out of karate kata (forms) known as bunkai on Okinawa. Most if not all 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.
So, if you are concerned about the safety of your family and yourself, or the safety of your staff, we encourage you to sign up for lessons or schedule a clinic with Soke Hausel. Soke has been teaching self-defense for more than four decades.
|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.