Soke Hausel: Considered one of the Top Martial Arts Instructors in the World


University of Wyoming Campus Shorin-Ryu Karate Club with Soke Hausel, red belt, 6th from left in front row.
Soke Hausel (center) with Kyoshi Rob Watson (left) and Renshi Todd Stoneking at the Utah Shorin Kai Gassuku in East Canyon, Utah.

At our Traditional Martial Arts School in Mesa, we have some of the better martial arts instructors in the region including one considered as one of the top martial arts instructors in the world. We take martial arts instruction serious!
Soke fits into the best of the best category for martial arts instruction with more than 40 years experience teaching karate and kobudo. Along with karate he is an instructor of jujutsu, self-defense and kobujutsu (samurai arts).
While a Kyoju of Budo (Professor of Martial Arts) at the University of Wyoming, he taught classes and university-affiliated clubs in karate, kobudo (Okinawan weapons), samurai arts and self-defense. He also taught numerous clinics in martial arts to staff, faculty, students, other martial arts instructors, law enforcement, military, women’s groups, sororities, the general public, EMT, scientific groups and others. During his tenure at the University of Wyoming, the school had one of the better established martial arts programs in North America in which a few thousand students from all over the world took part. Soke is a member of Juko Kai International, known as one of the premier traditional martial arts associations in the world and has a reputation for producing many of the toughest martial artists in the world (see Part I and Part IIvideos).

Soke is a
grandmaster and 10th dan red belt holds other black belt ranks in other martial arts. a member of several Halls-of-Fame including the North American Black Belt Hall of Fame and World Martial Arts Black Belt Hall of Fame. 2001 International Instructor of the Year 1998 & 2004 Instructor of the Year 2005, 2003, 2002 and 2000 Grandmaster of the Year Professor of Martial Arts and taught martial artsat four universities.

Dr. Neal Adam, Shihan/5th dan, at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate in Mesa, Arizona.

Other instructors at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate include Dr. Neal Adam, a professor at a local university in the Phoenix valley, who is ranked as Shihan (master instructor) with 5th degree black belt. Dr. Adam has a few decades of martial arts experience.
These two are complemented by Sensei (teacher of martial arts) Paula Borea (2nd dan) and Bill Borea (2nd dan). The Boreas spent considerable time in Japan training in martial arts and Paula, is of Samurai Lineage. Thus we have our own staff samurai!
Our Senpai (other black belts at the dojo) include Sarah Kamenicky (2nd dan), Dan Graffius (2nd dan) and Dan Lang (1st dan).

Sensei Paual Borea, Japanese Samurai, at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate in Mesa near Gilbert and Chandler, Arizona
Sensei Bill Borea with Senpai Dan Lang and Shihan Neal Adam in background at the Arizona School of
Traditional Karate in Mesa at Border with Gilbert and Chandler
Dr. Teule (1st dan), visiting senpai from Utah State University, trains with Dan Graffius (2nd dan), Senpai from Mesa, Arizona

Senpai Sarah works with Amber during kobudo class
Sensei Paula Borea of Japanese Samurai Lineage show naginata during samurai arts class at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate in Mesa, Arizona

Soke Hausel celebrates Halloween in Gilbert, Arizona. Soke also has certification as JKI Samurai

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