Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Mesa, Arizona Self-Defense Class taught by Hall-of-Fame Grandmaster (Professor of Martial Arts)


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.
Self-Defense training at the Arizona Hombu dojo in Mesa, Arizona is for karate practitioners and members of the general public. 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.

A notable person in Gilbert, Arizona, Soke taught self-defense clinics to EMT, girl scouts, taekwondo schools, taekwondo school owners and black belts, a karate team from India, prospectors, church groups, librarians, women's clubs, military groups, sororities, university faculty and staff, Mesa high school students, university students (Arizona State University, University of Utah, University of New Mexico, University of Wyoming), Tea Party members, and other groups in Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, as well as groups in Utah, Idaho, Colorado and Wyoming.
Kathy and Vicky train in self-defense at the
Hombu dojo.

On Wednesday evenings, students at the Arizona Hombu dojo in Mesa examine all kinds of self-defense situations including defense against one attacker, multiple attackers, guns, rifles, clubs, knives. Our students not only learn to use their hands and feet, but also how to use a variety of tools as weapons such as coins, keys, books, magazines, pens, bottles, belts, etc. And more importantly, these classes focus on a key aspect of karate - muscle memory training that teaches automatic reaction to attacks.

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.