Thursday, August 18, 2011

Traditional Okinawa Martial Arts Center in Mesa and Gilbert

Welcome to our international martial arts center on the southern border of Mesa & northern border of Gilbert at the NE corner of Baseline & McDonald (between Country Club & Mesa Drive).

Adult Classes are minimal sized to provide individual attention to our new students by our Grandmaster and other instructors so you can accelerate your learning of traditional Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo: the original form of karate.

When you sign up, you can jump right into any of our evening adult and family classes or day time family classes and we will put you with one of our instructors one-on-one to accelerate your learning and help you catch up with the other students. Our head instructor, Soke Hausel, is a Hall-of-Fame grandmaster who taught at four universities and is recognized as a professor of budo (martial arts). Before opening the martial arts center in Mesa, he taught karate, kobudo, self-defense, samurai arts and jujutsu at the University of Wyoming for 30 years.

We primarily teach adults and families. However, we do have one kids class that is restricted. These kids learn traditional karate, kobudo and self-defense while our adult and family members train in self-defense, kata, kobudo, samurai arts, as well as the secrets of Shorin-Ryu karate. 

Kobudo (martial arts weapons) class (Thursday evenings) recently finished tonfa-jutsu, and now the class is focusing on sai-jutsu. And yes, you can join anytime as we will give you your own personnel instructor to help you catch up with the rest of the class.

Advanced Kobudo Class which follows our Open Kobudo Class reviews other weapons including bo-jutsu, nunchaku-jutsu. Wednesday night's self-defense class includes empty hand defenses and hanbo-jutsu.