Monday, August 29, 2011

Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo Clinic at University of Wyoming

Preparations for the annual Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo clinic were scheduled along with a free Public Self-Defense clinic sponsored by ASUW, University Housing, & the University of Wyoming Campus Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo Club at the University of Wyoming in September. In past years, the University of Wyoming invited Hall-of-Fame Grandmaster Hausel to teach Shorin-Ryu clinics to members of Shorin-Ryu schools in Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming and Utah as well as to the UW Campus Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo Club. Many alumni traveled from various towns around Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Utah and Arizona to train at this clinic.
UW Campus Shorin-Ryu Karate Club about 1999. Shown in the front center
wearing the traditional red belt of a grandmaster, is Soke Hausel, 10th dan. 
As part of this program, a Friday evening clinic for the general public and university faculty and staff was scheduled. These clinics provide valuable self-defense education as well as entertainment for the attendees.

UW Campus Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo Club around 2000, with Soke Hausel kneeling in front with traditional red belt of a grandmaster of Shorin-Ryu Karate. Many of the students graduated with bachelors, masters and doctors degrees at the University and the membership also included some faculty members.

Grandmaster Hausel traveled from the Seiyo Shorin-Ryu Hombu dojo (Seiyo Kai International Hombu) in Mesa, Arizona to teach these clinics in Laramie. After Soke Hausel retired from the University, he moved the Hombu to Arizona.