Who We Are

Just follow the map to our martial arts school!

At the Arizona School of Traditional Okinawan Martial Arts, we are focused on providing martial arts training with the highest level of expertise. This is the home of Soke Hausel, world head of Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai and 16-time hall-of-fame inductee including Instructor of the Year, International Instructor of the Year and Grandmaster of the YearHis students testify to his high-quality of instruction.

We have a comfortable peanut gallery in our dojo, so don't be a stranger and feel free to stop in to watch a class. 

Soke Hausel, Grandmaster of Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai and operator of the Arizona School of Traditional Okinawa Martial Arts on Baseline Road, Mesa - Gilbert. His students include productive individuals including many PhDs, engineers, scientists, social scientists, doctors, lawyers, priests and more. Prior to opening the Arizona Hombu, Soke taught martial arts at four major universities including ASU, U of U, UNM and for 3 decades at UW and was inducted into 16 different Halls-of-Fame for martial arts instruction, scientific achievements, and communication.

Soke has black belt ranks and certifications in several martial arts and is a world class martial artist. His is students learn a variety of arts with a core of Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo.



Why Us?

Traditional martial arts are taught in Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Arizona as they have been for centuries. Karate is about self-defense & self-improvement rather than sport. Our instructors have >100 combined years experience in martial arts.

Soke Hausel, Grandmaster, 12th dan red belt. The highest ranked martial artist in Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo (Seiyo Kai) with more than 4 decades of experience teaching at four major universities. Member of several halls-of-fame, Who's Who in the World.

Dai-Shihan Adam. Dr. Adam, 6th dan, has been training in martial arts for more than 3 decades. He is a science professor at a University in the Phoenix valley.

Sensei Bill Borea, 2nd dan, has considerable experience in martial arts and trained in Japan prior to joining the Arizona School of Traditional Karate.

Sensei Paula Borea, 2nd dan, is from Japan and of samurai lineage. She is not only a karate and kobudo instructor, but also our staff Samurai.

Our Senpai include Dan Graffius (2nd dan), Victoria Davis (1st dan), Ryan Harden (1st dan), Patrick Scofield (1st dan) & Adam Bialek (sankyu)