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GRANDPARENTS & PROFESSOR earn black belts in Mesa

Many karate instructors and students congratulated Bill and Paula Borea of Gilbert and Dr. Adam of Phoenix for successfully passing advanced black belt exams. All three underwent 10 days of exams in Traditional Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo in Mesa. The group was required to demonstrate advanced forms (known in Japanese as kata), Okinawan weapons (known as kobudo) and Samurai Arts, and had to defend against a variety of attacks including assailants knives, guns and rifles. Dr. Adam also developed new forms including kata for hanbo (baton) and kata using a variety of modern tools including ruler, pens, glasses and belt. All three were successful and were promoted at a celebration Thursday evening (September 8th, 2011) at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate at the north end of Gilbert and south end of Mesa.

Bill and Paula stand with Soke Hausel. Both Bill and Paula were promoted to 2nd degree black belt (nidan) in Shorin-Ryu karate and kobudo at the Hombu dojo in Mesa. 

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Traditional Okinawan Karate in Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler Arizona

Traditional martial arts are different from sport martial arts and MMA. The purpose of traditional martial arts is self-improvement, self-confidence, learning to respect martial arts, karate instructors, students, and in particular, to pay homage to our God. Traditional martial arts also focus on self-defense, traditions, lineage and developing positive affirmations. A positive characteristic about learning these attributes is a person can gain good health while learning a valuable art.  Remember the 1984 movie ‘The Karate Kid’. There were  two opposing philosophies depicted in the movie: (1) sport (Cobra Kai) karate & (2) traditional Okinawa Karate (Miyagi Ryu). We hope most sport karate schools are not as aggressive as the Cobra Kai, but it should give you a general idea of the differences. At the Arizona Hombu Dojo –  TRADITIONAL Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate is taught – just like Mr. Miyagi's karate. 
"No such thing as bad student. Only bad teacher." -Mr. Miyagi

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WHY train under a HALL-of-FAME martial artist with more than 4 decades of teaching experience?

A martial artist awarded: 

(1) the 2001 International Instructor of the Year by the North American Black Belt HALL-of-FAME, 

(2) the 1998 and 2004 Instructor of the Year,

(3) the 2000 Top JKI-Affiliated Soke of the Year,

(4) the 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005 Soke (Grandmaster) of the Year (all awarded by unrelated martial arts associations and Halls-of-Fame).

(5) An inductee of Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in Martial Arts, Who's Who in the 21st Century, 2000 Notable American Men, 10,000 Personalities of the World and others.

Well, Why Not?

Classes in Traditional Shorin-Ryu Karate, Kobudo (Martial Arts Weapons), Self-Defense and Samurai Arts at theTOP-RATED MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOLin the Phoenix Valley by the TOP-RATED INSTRUCTOR: Arizona School of Traditional Karate (Seiyo Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai).

Traditonal Shorin-Ryu KARATE & Kobudo

Traditional Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo taught at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate is designed to build self-confidence while learning self-defense, martial arts history and traditions.

It is important all individuals learn to defend themselves using their feet and hands. Why? Because you can't always get to a gun or escape in the event of an aggressive attack. So, at the Arizona School of Traditional Karatein Mesa and Gilbert in the East Valley of Phoenix, we focus on training our students in self-defense as well as in the traditions of karate. Learn to use your hands and feet as weapons of self-defense.

Karate has proven to be the most successful method of hand to hand combat self-defense in the world for several hundred years. When one trains in 'TRADITIONAL' karate, they are taught pragmatic self-defense, respect for others, ethics, and are taught the time honored method ofmushin. Mushin is basically teaching your muscles to think while your brain takes a break.…