Saturday, June 1, 2013

Self-Defense Clinics Can Be A Real KICK!

Welcome to our honorable dojo (martial arts school) in the East Valley of Phoenix where we offer special two-hour personal self-defense clinics to the general public, women's clubs, private companies and other groups. These clinics are designed to teach basic self-defense concepts such as how to use your elbows, knees, feet, hands, legs, balance, just in case you are attacked. Our clinics even introduce you to common, everyday weapons such as car keys, magazines, books, coins, purse, belt or anything else you might be carrying on your person - even a Duck Commander duck call which we call a Louisiana kuboton. And these clinics are taught by the 2004 Instructor of the Year and 2001 International Instructor of the Year Hall-of-Fame martial artist who is a noted public speaker. The clinics are designed to be entertaining and introduce you and your friends to self-defense. All it takes is minimum of ten people, each paying a fee comparable to what you would pay at a movie theater - but you can walk out of this theater feeling more confident about yourself. So, find nine or more friends, and schedule a clinic at our martial arts school in Mesa that services Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix and Tempe.

One of many self-defense clinics held at universities across the country and
taught by Hall-of-Fame martial artist, Soke Hausel.
Imagine - you are in a public library on a Friday evening and stalked by an illegal alien: how would you defend yourself if you were attacked? You are surrounded by books with pointed edges, you have car keys - how about that pen in your purse? How heavy is your purse?  You have many weapons in addition to your feet, knees, hands, elbows, fingers, thumb. Why not learn how to use these? Imagine, you are in a pub, and some drunk redneck grabs your wrists and drags you out the back door? What are you going to do with your elbows? Your knees? Your feet? How do you escape? Or what do you do when walking on the ASU, MCC, CGCC, AT Still, Grand Canyon University or University of Phoenix campus and two thugs run into you. You turn around, say something not too pleasant, and one responds by attacking you on your right, the other on your left. 
These are real life situations that are all too common. Phoenix has a crime rate that is higher than the national average and you cannot always get to a gun even if you have one.

We have very inexpensive community self-defense clinics as well as weekly self-defense classes taught by a Hall-of Fame martial arts instructor and former professor of martial arts at four universities where he instructed students, faculty, community members in self-defense, karate, kobudo (martial arts weapons), jujutsu and samurai arts. Check out our sites at Arizona Karate, Seiyo Shorin-Ryu and Self-Defense training for more information.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Arizona Martial Artists Learn Self-Defense

Jessica Ricks learns Geology 101 the hard way at a seminar at the University
of Wyoming taught by Soke Hausel from Mesa, Arizona.
Students at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate, also known as the Arizona Hombu, as well as members from around the country learn the basics of karate and kobudo (martial arts weapons) along with a variety of other martial arts that few outside of Okinawa and Japan have the opportunity to learn. These include samurai arts, body hardening, as shitai kori, rock breaking, kobudo (weapons), self-defense, and more.

During classes, martial artists from Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Tempe, Phoenix, Scottsdale and from other states in the US learn to take away guns and clubs as well as defend against knife attacks - something all too common on the streets of Phoenix.

Hanshi Andy Finley, 7th dan, learns body hardening while being choked by
Shihan Kyle Gewecke, 4th dan, at a clinic in Gillette, Wyoming taught by
Soke Hausel, 12th dan, from Mesa, Arizona.
Hands Up!  Ryan defends against a mugger with gun at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate, Mesa and Gilbert.


Ryan takes rifle from Amanda at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate in Mesa.


Sarah practices defending against a mugger (Patrick) with gun.
Knife Attack!  Kyle Linton, 3rd dan, from Colorado defends against knife attack by Hanshi Finley, 7th dan, from Casper Wyoming during a clinic at the University of Wyoming taught by Soke Hausel, 12th dan, from Gilbert, Arizona