Friday, September 16, 2011


Grandmaster Hausel of Gilbert, Arizona, demonstrates rare Hakutsuru Shorin-Ryu karate (White Crane Karate) at Chinese New Year Celebration at the University of Wyoming.
Arizona Karate Instructor, Soke Hausel of Gilbert, Arizona, a member of several Halls of Fame, will now be included in the 29th edition of Marquis Who’s Who in the World (2012). The Hall of Fame instructor from Mesa, Arizona was contacted by Fred Marks, editor-in-chief of Marquis Who’s Who in the World  indicating that they have elected for inclusion in their prestigious biographical reference on the more productive people in the world. Soke appeared in Who’s Who in the World 2011 as well as Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.

The Grandmaster was selected because of accomplishments as a polymath that include  martial arts, geology, public speaking, astronomy, art, and author. As a martial artist, he was promoted to Grandmaster of Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo (Seiyo Kai) in 1999. In 2004, he was promoted to 10th dan black belt (red belt) In the past, he taught martial arts at four universities before opening the Arizona School of Traditional Karate and Seiyo Kai Hombu at 60 W. Baseline in Mesa.

In the past, the grandmaster was inducted into several Halls of Fame including the North American Black Belt Hall of Fame, World Martial Arts Black Belt Hall of Fame (Malaysia), World Head of Society Hall of Fame (Philippines), Latin America Martial Arts Hall of Fame (Puerto Rico), World Karate Union Hall of Fame (Pennsylvania) and American Karate Association Hall of Fame (Ohio) for martial arts and the National Rock Hound and Lapidary Hall of Fame and Millennium Hall of Fame for geological sciences, teaching and writing.

He has been awarded teaching achievements by international martial arts associations including Instructor of the Year, International Instructor of the Year and Grandmaster Instructor of the Year.

Early photo of then Sensei Hausel at the University of Utah with geophysicist Tim Smith, demonstrating yoko tobi geri (flying side kick).  Soke Hausel jokes that he flew so fast that much of his hair fell out and turned gray.
Soke began training in karate in 1964 and has since taught at four differnt universities and several health clubs. He currently operates the Hombu for Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo Seiyokai in Mesa.

Soke Hausel poses at the Utah Gasuku in East Canyon Resort, Utah.

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