|And you think its hot in Arizona? Try training with Okinawan kama and learn what hot is.|
In traditional martial arts, students & faculty learn all aspects of karate along with
kobudo (martial arts weapons).
|Extreme body hardening. Professor |
Hausel accepts full-force kick to ribs by
Sensei Donette Gillespie, 3rd dan
|Don't try this at home. Professor|
Hausel takes full-force kick in groin
(unprotected) at half-time at a University
of Wyoming basketball game and smiles
Traditional martial arts are combat arts (jutsu) and many traditional arts include guidance for self-improvement (do). You will never see a trophy in a traditional martial arts school as competition and tournaments are considered antipathetic to progress in martial arts.
In sport karate, one gears up with protective pads, cups, body armor, etc. In traditional karate, one learns how to accept full force strikes to vital body parts without any protective equipment. Most of our ladies are not into body hardening, so most skip this part of training as do several of the men - and it is not required.
|Dai Shihan Neal Adam (6th dan) defends attack with gama|
from Sensei Bill Borea (3rd dan) with bo, during kobudo
classes at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate.
So, this summer, why not take a slice out of the heat and join our adult and family traditional martial arts school at 60 W. Baseline Road on the border of Mesa and Gilbert. Stop in and see why our martial artists are enjoying themselves and why everyone in the school are good friends. And why you are at it, we will teach you how to use the kama, other kobudo arts, samurai arts, self-defense and traditional karate. You can follow the progress of our students on our facebook page for Arizona School of Traditional Karate and also Arizona Shorin-Ryu.
|Adam Bialek practices with wooden gama and Neal Adam with bo during kobudo classes|
at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate in Mesa, Arizona.