Compare our club with any other school in the valley, let alone the nation. You should see the following differences: (1) First, we focus on adults and families, but go much further. We are a traditional style of karate and kobudo that accepts members as friends.
(2) We teach a very powerful form of Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate that includes Kobudo, Self-Defense, Jujutsu, Body Hardening, and Samurai Arts. No other school in the valley that we've seen offers as much. Many people do not realize, but karate was created on Okinawa hundreds of years ago as a method of self-defense and self-improvement. It was never intended to be a sport.
awarded many honors that include regional, national and international awards for teaching. These translate into much better and competent students.
head instructor is a grandmaster of Shorin-Ryu Karate. Before moving the Seiyo Kai International Hombu to Arizona, he was a Kyoju (Professor of Budo) at the University of Wyoming. Soke Hausel taught a few thousand students in the arts of karate, kobudo, jujutsu, self-defense, iaido, kenjutsu, sojutsu, naginatajutsu, hanbojutsu and other samurai arts, nearly all of his classes were filled to capacity - some with more than 100 students. He found these large classes made it very difficult to communicate to all of his students, thus today, he keeps his classes to a minimum of students - typically less than 25, following the philosophy of most Okinawan schools. This way he can focus on all of his students techniques.
(5) We have a group of very high-quality instructors and seniors in our dojo who, in total, have more than a century of experience.
(6) We do not compete in tournaments and instead follow the philosophy of all of the great Okinawan masters - we focus on basics, kata, kobudo, bunkai (applications), traditions and philosophy. Nearly all of the great Okinawan masters have stated that kata is more pragmatic (realistic) than kumite.
(7) Finally, we offer some of the lowest prices for classes in Arizona - and NO contracts.