Friday, December 16, 2011

Arizona's Karate and Kobudo Classes, Schools and Instructors

Nunchaku training in Seiyo Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai. Photo shows (from
Left to Right) Dr. Adam, Sempai Scofield, Sensei
Borea and Sempai Lang.
Traditional Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate training also involves training in kobudo (the ancient art of traditional weapons), jujutsu, shitai kori (body hardening) and much more. At the Arizona School of Traditional Karate in Mesa (also known as the Hombu for Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai in Gilbert and Chandler) our adult students learn to effectively use their hands and feet as well as use their garden hoes and other gardening equipment and tools for weapons of self-defense.

Classes also teach students to use a variety of modern weapons - including books, back packs, car keys, coins, pens, etc.  As an example of what people can use for weapons, katas and bunkai have been developed by both Soke Hausel and Shihan Adam to teach people to use their common everyday tools for self-defense.
shitai kori (body hardening)
Dr. Adam poses after demonstrating use of common everyday tools for self-defense for
a typical nerd. In this demo, he used pens, classes, belt and even his trousers as weapons.
Dr. Adam demonstrated the use of the Corn Huskers tools as self-defense
weapons. He stand here with a corncob pipe, farmers hat, corncob chuks
handkerchief, and suspenders, all potential weapons.
Been to the library lately? Soke Hausel teaches clinic to Chandler librarians on common tools
for self-defense that included cell phones, car keys, PC computers and even books.

Dr Adam hooks back of Rich's knee during bunkai training with kuwa (garden hoe) and
bo (6-foot staff) at the Arizona School of Traditional karate in Mesa, Arizona

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