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Arizona Hombu Dojo

School of Traditional Karate, Kobudo, Self-Defense & Samurai Arts

  • Be like water - let your technique flow
    Japanese Peace Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Mizu - water has a calming effect
    Daniel san, be like water (ArizonaKarate.webs.com)
  • Inside the Arizona Hombu dojo
    At the Arizona Hombu in Mesa
  • O'Sensei Bill Borea - a great friend and teacher
    In Memory of O'Sensei Bill Borea (12/25/44 - 10/5/16). O'Sensei touched all of our lives. RIP my good friend.
  • Senpai Bill Brummett from the Casper Dojo
    In memory of Senpai Bill Brummett from the Casper Dojo - RIP
  • Soke Hausel, world head of Seiyo-ShorinRyu
    Soke Hausel with kuwa (Okinawa hoe) at kobudo exhibition
  • Dr Teule from the Casper, Wyoming dojo
    Dr. Teule defends with backfist strike during karate class at the Arizona Hombu
  • Training in kata at the Hombu dojo
    Sensei Paula Borea practices kata on Tuesday evenings at the Arizona Hombu, Mesa, Arizona
  • Ryan leads group in bo kata
    Sensei Harden trains with bo (6-foot staff) during Thursday's Kobudo class at the Arizona Hombu.
  • Colored pencil sketch by Soke Hausel
    Geisha - copyright color pencil sketch by Soke Hausel
  • Using a hanbo to stop an attack
    One of more than 4 dozen reasons why you should never grab a man with a stick.
  • Bunkai - straight from kata
    Bunkai - self-defense application from Rohai kata demonstrated by Rich on Ryan
  • The use of the kama demonstrated by senpai Ben
    Ben and Gavin train with kama
  • Our real samurai - Sensei Paula Borea
    Sensei Borea, 2nd dan, born in Japan and descendant of samurai, wears kimono at Hombu Christmas party.
  • Training in kata at the Hombu
    Traditional Okinawan karate focuses on kata (forms) for self-defense & physical fitness.
  • Hanbo - a 3-foot stick carries a powerful punch
    Hanbo classes at the Arizona Hombu. The hanbo is a half bo of 3 feet in length and is part of the Samurai Arts classes on Thursday evenings
  • Women's karate at the Hombu
    Sensei Paula, Sensei Victoria and Sensei Kathy at the Arizona Hombu, Gilbert, Arizona
  • Ryan and Scott practice kobudo
    Sensei Harden trains with Sensei Pritchett
  • Adam gets out the sai
    Adam, an accountant, trains with Sai
  • Group photo - we love all of our students
    Tuesday Karate night at the Arizona Hombu dojo in Mesa, March 2016.
  • Amira and Suzette train in bo
    Amira and Suzette train in kobudo
  • Suzette trains in the samurai arts
    Suzette practices katana
Be like water - let your technique flow
Japanese Peace Garden, Phoenix, Arizona

"The purpose of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in perfection of its participants" - Gichin Funakoshi, Okinawa, Japan



Traditional Karate, Kobudo, Samurai Arts & Self-Defense (Bunkai) 



Home of National Black Belt Hall-of-Fame & World Black Belt Hall-of-Fame karate & kobudo instructor Soke Hausel

  'Instructor of the Year' 
'International Instructor of the Year' 
'Grandmaster of the Year'
'Grandmaster Instructor of the Year'
Professor of Martial Arts at the University of Wyoming (1977-2007) 


 MAP to our Mesa Dojo (Karate School) on the border of Gilbert & Chandler

Arizona Karate - half century of martial arts
Karate is about self-defense & self-improvement. Our Martial Arts classes are for women, men & families from beginner to the highest level black belt. If you are a person of peace and integrity, you are welcome in our martial arts school. Feel free to visit our school on the border of Mesa with ChandlerGilbert at the 60 W. Baseline Center (Mesa). We have a nice peanut gallery for you to sit in to observe a class - we do not hire salesmen, so you will never be pressured into signing up for classes. But we will try to answer your questions about martial arts and leave it up to you if you want to join our group. Compare our experience with anyone in Arizona. 
                                                     And God Bless!
  • Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai, Mesa, Arizona
    Photo by Shihan Ken Knight, Casper, Wyoming
  • Award winning karate classes at the Arizona Hombu karate school in Mesa, Arizona
  • Hall-of-Fame karate instructors, Mesa, Arizona
    Arizona Karate Instructor inducted into the World Martial Arts Black Belt Hall of Fame in Malaysia
  • Sansesukon verses bo during kobudo class, Mesa, Arizona
    Arizona Kobudo (Seiyo-ShorinRyu.com)
  • Grandmaster Hausel's Uchi Deshi, Heather From visits the Hombu dojo in Arizona from Nebraska
    Soke w/ Uchi Deshi Heather From
  • Dr Neal Adam from Grand Canyon University demonstrates his concept of Nebraskan karate at the Arizona Hombu Dojo, Mesa, Arizona
    Dai Shihan Dr. Neal Adam
  • The Annual October-November slicing of pumpkins at the Arizona Hombu Dojo Samurai Arts Class, Mesa, Arizona
    Soke celebrates Halloween in Gilbert
  • Hanshi Andy Finley from the Casper, Wyoming dojo visits Kodokan dojo in Okinawa with Soke Tadashi Yamashita
    Hanshi Andy Finley from Casper Wyoming poses with Hanshi Tadashi Yamashita from Okinawa.
  • Bill Borea trains with Rich in karate classes at the Arizona Hombu dojo, Mesa
    Sensei Borea trains with Rich during bunkai (Self-defense)
  • Soke Hausel with his two, favorite people at the Arizona karate school
    Two of our favorite Arizona Sensei
  • Soke Hausel receives important certificate from Dai Soke Sacharnoski at the Juko Kai International Hombu dojo
    Soke Hausel receives Shihan lineage from Dai Soke Sacharnoski. Dai Soke Sacharnoski has been Soke Hausel's personal instructor for more than 2 decades.
  • Soke Hausel recognized for Hall-of-fame karate teaching methods, Mesa, Arizona
    Soke Hausel inducted into another Hall of Fame for Martial Arts.
  • Ben Moeur demonstrates bo at the Arizona Hombu karate school, Mesa, Arizona
    Ben with bo at Arizona Hombu Dojo
  • Blocking knife attack using nunchaku at the Arizona Hombu karate School, Gilbert Chandler Mesa, Arizona
    Karate and Kobudo - Sensei Pritchett trains with Sensei Harden
  • 2016 Class photo at the Arizona Hombu karate school, mesa, Arizona
    Class at the Hombu 2016
  • Training in bo kata at the Arizona Hombu karate school, Mesa, Arizona
    Gavin trains in Bo Kata
  • Martial arts classes at the Arizona Hombu dojo, Gilbert, Mesa, Arizona
    Training in Kata Bunkai at the Arizona Hombu Karate School in Mesa
  • Grandmaster Hausel recognized for his Hall of Fame karate instruction, Mesa, Arizona
    World Martial Arts Karate Hall of Fame for Arizona Martial Artist
  • Members of the Utah Shorin-Kai train at the Arizona Hombu Karate School, mesa, Arizona
    Members of the Utah Shorin Kai train at the Arizona Hombu dojo karate school in Mesa, Arizona
  • Self defense classes at the Arizona Hombu Karate School, Mesa, Arizona
    Self-defense class in Mesa, Arizona
  • Karate Demonstration at the University of Wyoming by Grandmaster Hausel from the Arizona Hombu karate school, Mesa, Arizona
    University of Wyoming photo of karate demonstration - Soke Hausel accepts full force strikes to neck, ribs and then to the groin.
  • Soke Hausel and Dai-Soke Sacharnoski (white pants) pose with black belt members of Juko Kai International, Dallas, Texas
    Soke Hausel with Dai Soke Sacharnoski at the Juko Kai International Hombu in Dallas, Texas
  • Soke Hausel with O' Sensei Tadashi Yamashita at the University of Wyoming Karate Clinic
    Soke Hausel and Hanshi Tadashi Yamashita at the University of Wyoming in 2003
  • Martial arts group photo at the Arizona Hombu Karate School, Mesa, Arizona
    2016 karate class at the Arizona Hombu
Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai, Mesa, Arizona
Photo by Shihan Ken Knight, Casper, Wyoming

Proudly affiliated with Juko Kai International (JKI), Zen Kokusai Soke Budo-Bugei Renmei , Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate & US Soke Council. Soke Hausel is a long-time personal student of Dai-Soke R. Sacharnoski (considered by some to be the greatest living martial artist in the world).

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