|Karate classes at the Arizona Hombu focus on kata and self-defense applications from those kata.|
|Classes at the Arizona Hombu.|
We highly recommend all women learn martial arts because they never know when they might be attacked. While at the University of Wyoming, Soke Hausel's karate and kobudo classes included about 35% women. In addition, he taught clinics to campus sororities, women's church groups, women's clubs and offered women's self-defense classes on campus simply because authorities report 1 in every 4 women on campus will be sexually assaulted during their college attendance.
So, instead of being a victim, some people in Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix and Apache Junction are learning self-defense and karate at the Arizona Hombu in Mesa, Arizona. Recently, some of Grandmaster Hausel's classes have included as many as 60% women who want to be armed with self-defense knowledge. This is simply because when you are trained in self-defense, you don't have to be concerned about how to get to a gun or pepper spray when someone grabs or restricts your arms.
Soke Hausel refers to cases where his students successfully defended themselves. In one situation, a handicapped student was run off the road in Mesa, Arizona by another driver simply because the karate student was driving too slow - road rage is a not so uncommon occurrence in the Phoenix valley. In another case, one of Soke's students was physically attacked by a male essentially twice her height and weight. He later called the police for assistance after being severely