- Jan. 15, 2014
-- Professor Hausel of Gilbert and Mesa Arizona recounts 50 years of martial arts in 2014. In 1964, he was a member of a teenage rock n’ roll band when all four band members elected to sign up for self-defense training at a local karate school. “The training was brutal”, he recounted, “probably more brutal than we would have received from thugs on the street”. After a few months, only Hausel elected to continue training in martial arts and stuck with it.
After 50 years, the Grandmaster continues training every day and teaches nine classes in traditional Okinawan martial arts every week. His abilities and accomplishments led to his induction into 16 Halls-of-Fame around the world in including the North American Black Belt Hall-of-Fame and the World Martial Arts Black Belt Hall-of-Fame. As a professor of martial arts at the University of Wyoming for three decades, he taught classes in Martial Arts History, Self-Defense, Karate, Kobudo (Okinawan weapons), Samurai Arts, and Jujutsu to a few thousand students.
In 1999, he reached the highest level in martial arts when certified as grandmaster (Soke) of Shorin-Ryu Karate (Seiyo Kai).
Grandmaster Hausel teaches martial arts at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate (aka Arizona Hombu) on the border of Gilbert and Mesa.