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Arizona Hombu Dojo

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

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


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

  • Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
    Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Daniel san, be like water (ArizonaKarate.webs.com)
    Daniel san, be like water (ArizonaKarate.webs.com)
  • Arizona Hombu Dojo, Mesa, Arizona
    Arizona Hombu Dojo, Mesa, Arizona
  • Dr. Teule defends with backfist strike during karate class at the Arizona Hombu
    Dr. Teule defends with backfist strike during karate class at the Arizona Hombu
  • Sensei Harden trains with bo (6-foot staff) during Thursday's Kobudo class at the Arizona Hombu.
    Sensei Harden trains with bo (6-foot staff) during Thursday's Kobudo class at the Arizona Hombu.
  • Ben and Gavin train with kama
    Ben and Gavin train with kama
  • Sensei Borea, 2nd dan, born in Japan and descendant of samurai, wears kimono at Hombu Christmas party.
    Sensei Borea, 2nd dan, born in Japan and descendant of samurai, wears kimono at Hombu Christmas party.
  • 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
    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
  • Sensei Harden trains with Sensei Pritchett
    Sensei Harden trains with Sensei Pritchett
  • Adam, an accountant, trains with Sai
    Adam, an accountant, trains with Sai
  • Suzette practices katana
    Suzette practices katana
Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona

Home of National Black Belt Hall-of-Fame & World Black Belt Hall-of-Fame martial arts instructor Soke Hausel

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


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

A Hombu dojo is unique in Okinawan martial arts since the Hombu is the administrative dojo (training center) of a martial arts style or system. Hombu are occupied by legitimate Soke (grandmaster/president) of a particular martial arts association. Thus, the Arizona Hombu Dojo is the home of the grandmaster of Shorin-Ryu Karate - Seiyo Kai, who teaches essentially all classes & clinics at the Hombu of Seiyo no Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai.

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 and we will answer questions about martial arts and leave it up to you if you want to join our group. Please compare our experience with anyone in Arizona - our instructors at the Arizona Hombu Dojo have more than a century of combined martial arts experience! 
                                                    God Bless!
  • Arizona Karate Instructor inducted into the World Martial Arts Black Belt Hall of Fame in Malaysia
    Arizona Karate Instructor inducted into the World Martial Arts Black Belt Hall of Fame in Malaysia
  • Arizona Kobudo (Seiyo-ShorinRyu.com)
    Arizona Kobudo (Seiyo-ShorinRyu.com)
  • Soke w/ Uchi Deshi Heather From
    Soke w/ Uchi Deshi Heather From
  • Dai Shihan Dr. Neal Adam
    Dai Shihan Dr. Neal Adam
  • Soke celebrates Halloween in Gilbert
    Soke celebrates Halloween in Gilbert
  • Hanshi Andy Finley from Casper Wyoming poses with Hanshi Tadashi Yamashita from Okinawa.
    Hanshi Andy Finley from Casper Wyoming poses with Hanshi Tadashi Yamashita from Okinawa.
  • Sensei Borea trains with Rich during bunkai (Self-defense)
    Sensei Borea trains with Rich during bunkai (Self-defense)
  • 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 receives Shihan lineage from Dai Soke Sacharnoski. Dai Soke Sacharnoski has been Soke Hausel's personal instructor for more than 2 decades.
  • Soke Hausel inducted into another Hall of Fame for Martial Arts.
    Soke Hausel inducted into another Hall of Fame for Martial Arts.
  • Ben with bo at Arizona Hombu Dojo
    Ben with bo at Arizona Hombu Dojo
  • Class at the Hombu 2016
    Class at the Hombu 2016
  • Gavin trains in Bo Kata
    Gavin trains in Bo Kata
  • Training in Kata Bunkai at the Arizona Hombu Karate School in Mesa
    Training in Kata Bunkai at the Arizona Hombu Karate School in Mesa
  • World Martial Arts Karate Hall of Fame for Arizona Martial Artist
    World Martial Arts Karate Hall of Fame for Arizona Martial Artist
  • Members of the Utah Shorin Kai train at the Arizona Hombu dojo karate school in Mesa, Arizona
    Members of the Utah Shorin Kai train at the Arizona Hombu dojo karate school in Mesa, Arizona
  • University of Wyoming photo of karate demonstration - Soke Hausel accepts full force strikes to neck, ribs and then to the groin.
    University of Wyoming photo of karate demonstration - Soke Hausel accepts full force strikes to neck, ribs and then to the groin.
  • Soke Hausel with Dai Soke Sacharnoski at the Juko Kai International Hombu in Dallas, Texas
    Soke Hausel with Dai Soke Sacharnoski at the Juko Kai International Hombu in Dallas, Texas
  • Soke Hausel and Hanshi Tadashi Yamashita at the University of Wyoming in 2003
    Soke Hausel and Hanshi Tadashi Yamashita at the University of Wyoming in 2003
  • 2016 karate class at the Arizona Hombu
    2016 karate class at the Arizona Hombu

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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