From the merchant: Adult & family traditional karate, kobudo (MA weapons), self-defense & samurai arts: 50 years experience.
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About A Chat with Arizona Hombu Dojo
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Experience & knowledge! More than 50 years of experience (Seiyo-ShorinRyu.com). Your instructor is Hall-of-Fame inductee and certified Grandmaster - Soke Hausel (Google us to find out more).
What equipment is provided? Is there anything visitors need to bring?
Members dress appropriately - comfortable gym clothing or traditional karate gi (uniform).
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I've been a martial artist nearly all my life. After leaving the University of Wyoming in 2007, my wife and I decided to make Arizona our home. I had no intention of giving up martial arts, so we opened the Arizona Hombu dojo so I could continue teaching as I did for 30 yrs at UW.
What do you love most about your job?
Seeing the excitement in people's eyes when they discover they can defend themselves & use martial arts weapons effectively. Traditional Karate is about improving oneself and showing respect. It is about self-defense rather than winning points in competition.