Our students and faculty at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate travel from Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Phoenix, Tempe and even Scottsdale, Queen Creek and Apache Junction to train in Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo. As a certified Juko Kai Samurai, Kyoju (Professor) of martial arts at the University of Wyoming and now world head of Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai, I still look forward to teaching. The reason is the art that is taught is authentic traditional (non-sport) Okinawan Karate and Kobudo and all of our students are friendly. I've been very lucky in this regard because after teaching for more than 40 years, I've only had 2 or 3 problem students out of 5,000 students.
|Senpai Sarah trains with Adam Bialek using|
manrikigusari (rope or chain).
|Jujutsu was important in the samurai arts - it taught samurai|
how to defend against an armed and armored attacker.
Here, Sensei Kati restrains Sensei Kris Urbanek at the
University of Wyoming.
|All tied up and no place to go. Samurai of old were trained in hojojutsu - the art of restraining. Hanshi Andy |
Finley, 7th dan at the Casper, Wyoming dojo, is tied up during samurai arts classes.
|Sojutsu arts - Our samurai train with the yari (Okinawan spear)|
|Soke Hausel demonstrates the classical Halloween art of pumpkin carving in Gilbert, Arizona|
|Senpai Ben Corley trains with tanto (knife) at the University of Wyoming|