Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Secrets of Traditional Karate in Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, Tempe Arizona

Old 1984 to 85 photo of Sensei Hausel standing on 1.4 billion year old Sherman Granite.
It's 2014 and our students are learning valuable secrets of Okinawan martial arts. Next time you watch a martial arts demonstration and you see students breaking boards or rebreakable plastic boards - think of the Arizona School of Traditional Karate and all members of Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai. Our students learn a little geology along with karate. We keep it simple and cheap and head to the hills for rocks to break. Rocks cost nothing and provide a good opportunity on teaching the principals of breaking and a little about geology (but don't try this at home).
Soke Hausel teaching rock breaking to students of the Campus Shorin-Ryu
Karate and Kobudo club.
Each year, members of Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu karate kobudo kai break rocks for an evening of entertainment.

In additon to breaking, there are many other martial arts taught at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate that you will not see in most martial arts schools. One is shitai kori - body hardening. This is a difficult martial art to learn, but takes only time and effort and proper instruction. We don't recommend it for everyone - only those who are interested in testing themselves.
George Chakmakian, shodan, breaks rock.
 
Jessica Ricks breaks limestone during training, Laramie, Wyoming
 
Donette breaks limestone with her hand.
Shitai Kori - Kyle Gewecke (4th dan) kicks Andy Finley (7th dan) full force. Andy is wearing no protection.
Elena Finley accepts full force kick from Dr. Flo Teule during Karate Training, Mesa, Arizona
 
A punch in the throat. Another karate secret - don't ever try this without proper training.

Sarah breaks basalt with her hand during karate class in Mesa Arizona.