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Arizona Martial Arts Instructor Recognized By Students
Following 50+ years of martial arts training and teaching, Gilbert Martial Artist recognized by students around the world.
By: Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai
The class began at 6:45 pm with a traditional Japanese ceremony followed by warm-up exercises and stretching. Soke Hausel stood aside and gave the floor to Sensei (instructor)
Sensei Bill Borea began by acknowledging that the first time he had ever heard of "karate" was in 1968, four years after Soke Hausel has already begun training in Karate as a teenager. Sensei Paula Borea acknowledged she was aware of karate as a teen since she was born in Japan, but knew little about karate. Sensei Bill Borea also went on to tell the Arizona students that the karate he had trained in while serving in the US Air Force in Japan was the same as taught by Soke Hausel, with all of the traditions, Japanese commands and terminology, and emphasis on power, body hardening, forms and practical applications. He emphasized this was the real thing that included an entire curriculum that was even unmatched by most Japanese schools.
On behalf of Soke Hausel's students scattered around the world, Sensei Borea presented a 'Certificate of Achievement for Dedication and Devotion to the Martial Arts over 50 years (1964 to 2014)' to Soke Hausel. It was noted that Soke Hausel has touched many lives through teaching of martial arts at four major universities (Arizona State University, University of New Mexico, University of Utah and University of Wyoming), and many private schools. Over the years, Soke was inducted into several Halls of Fame scattered around the world and was awarded three of the highest possible achievements in martial arts.
It was noted that Soke Hausel, who is outstanding in many things including geology, public speaking, writing and art, was recently inducted into Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World for lifetime accomplishments.