|A traditional martial arts school located on the border of Chandler, Gilbert and Mesa Arizona|
I remember one student who became a poster child of traditional karate. While I was teaching traditional karate, kobudo, jujutsu and self-defense classes at the University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Bushido Dojo in Laramie and the Sandan School of Martial Arts in Saratoga, Wyoming, I came across one woman who lacked any visible evidence of self-confidence. She stared at her feet and never looked anyone in the eye: it was a challenge to get her to say much of anything. I don't know what her background was like, but it likely did not include self-confidence boosters or praise. She started out as a white belt and showed up to class every day and took part in all of our karate demonstrations. After years of training at the University and in the downtown dojo in Laramie, she finally made it to shodan (1st dan black belt). At that point, she joined some of our other black belts and myself and traveled to the Juko Kai International Black Belt clinics.
|Hall of Fame Grandmaster of Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo, Soke Hausel|
poses with two of his outstanding instructors who were recently inducted
into the Seiyo Shorin-Ryu Hall of Fame. Sensei Paula Borea a Japanese-
America is of samurai lineage, and her husband, Sensei Bill Borea trained
in Japan and New Jersey prior to moving to Arizona. Grandmaster
Hausel is a Who's Who of Polymaths and loves to teach martial arts.
|Soke Hausel with three of his favorite people at a martial arts clinic in|
|Pencil sketch of Gichin Funakoshi by Soke|
|"Look Who's Coming to Dinner" color pencil sketch by Soke Hausel|
|"Peaceful Garden" color pencil sketch by Soke Hausel|