Arizona Hombu (Arizona School of Traditional Karate)
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19 years in business
For over 10 years I have had to opportunity to train with Soke Hausel as myself and other students from our School in Utah travels to Arizona at least 1 time per year, and Soke travels here at least 1 time per year. Wished I lived a bit closer so I/we could train more often. Soke is one of the best I have trained with, his knowledge and ability is as great or better that many of the other masters I have had the opportunity to train with in my over 30 years of training. Soke is easy to approach with questions, and is happy of explain or demonstrate to insure that everyone understands properly. He is always able to teach me something or help me improve on what I already know. Todd Stoneking, Kyoshi, Shichi-danSep 20, 2015
Soke Hausel is a wonderful teacher. He is patient, knowledgeable, and practices what he preaches. Very good learning environment at the Arizona Hombu. I have enjoyed every class, been attending for 5 years.Sep 17, 2015
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I train each summer at the Juko Kai International Hombu to learn other martial arts.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I played guitar in a rock n' roll band in the 60s. Having long hair was not popular so our entire band took up karate. I was the only one who stayed with the training and in 1999, I reached the highest level possible - I was certified as Grandmaster of Seiyo Kai Shorin-Ryu Karate. In 2004, I was awarded 10th dan red belt. In 2012, I became one of a handful of martial artists since the early 20th century to be awarded the rank of 12th dan.
- What types of customers have you worked with?I teach them Karate, Kobudo, Self-Defense and Samurai Arts. I also offer special clinics for women's clubs, sororities, church groups, clubs etc, in self-defense.