''The Ultimate Aim of Karate Lies Not in Victory or Defeat, but in Perfection of Its Participants" - Gichin Funakoshi (1868-1957)
Karate and Kobudo were created for self-defense and self-improvement on the island chain of Okinawa over the past few hundred years. These combat martial arts were never intended for 'sport', yet a different kind of karate was developed on mainland Japan in the mid-20th century that is very different from karate and is known as sport karate. We teach & practice TRADITIONAL KARATE & KOBUDO as it has been taught on Okinawa for centuries. It is our intention to teach our students powerful technique through kata and bunkai (applications from kata) with the support of our Ryu, while teaching them to be productive members of society.
Welcome to the Arizona Hombu, the administrative headquarters for Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai & public martial arts school located at the border of Mesa, Gilbert and Chandler, Arizona. Our school (dojo) of martial arts (Arizona School of Traditional Karate) provides martial arts education in traditional karate, kobudo (martial arts weapons), self-defense, samurai arts, martial arts history and philosophy for adults and families in Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe, as well as members of Seiyo Kai International, worldwide.
Karate and Kobudo classes are taught by World Black Belt Martial Arts Hall-of-Fame and North American Black Belt Hall of Fame, Grandmaster Hausel. Soke Hausel is a former professor of martial arts (kyoju) at four universities, the 2004 Martial Arts Instructor of the Year, 2001 International Instructor of the Year, and the 1998 Grandmaster Instructor of the Year.
Our martial arts association, Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai (Seiyo Kai International), is proudly affiliated with Juko Kai International and Zen Kokusai Soke Budo Bugei Renmei. Juko Kai International is one of the largest US/Okinawa/Japanese traditional martial arts associations in the world.
If you are seeking to find meaning in your martial arts, we have the 'way' for you. Traditional Okinawan martial arts in Arizona is about the traditions, kata (forms), bunkai (applications), and karate ka (people) of our ryu (style). We are a traditional martial arts school and do not practice sport karate or MMA.
Follow our weekly activites and feel free to stop by and see why so many adults are putting on their angry white pajamas to train in traditional Karate and Kobudo and not concerned about trophies or fashion statements in martial arts.
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