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Award Winning Martial Artist

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Black Belt Magazine, November, 1999 Buzzline writes:

"W. Dan Hausel, Professor of Martial Arts at the University of Wyoming, was appointed Soke Shodai (grandmaster)/kudan (9th degree black belt) of Seiyo Shorin-Ryu Karate/Kobudo by the Zen Kokusai Soke Budo/Bugei Renmei commission at the Juko Kai International headquarters in North Carolina on September 26th, 1999. Soke Hausel was also recently honored in 1998 by induction into two hall of fames, honored as instructor of the year by two international associations, and highlighted in several Marquis, American Biographical Institute, and International Biographical Center Who's Who documents for accomplishments in martial arts, geological sciences, public speaking, writing and art."


As an instructor of traditional martial arts, I teach techniques, history, meditation and philosophy emphasizing development of self-respect, self-esteem, and respect for others. I've trained in the martial arts for more than 40 years and hold certifications in more than a dozen martial arts. I am the world head & grandmaster of Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate-Kobudo Kai and hold the highest rank attainable in Shorin-Ryu (Okinawan) karate. My achievements have led to my induction into several Halls of Fame.



• Soke Shodai (Head-founder, Grandmaster), Seiyo no Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai, certified on September 23rd, 1999.

• Honorable Grandmaster, Okinwan Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do. Certified on March 25th, 2004.

• 10th Dan (Judan), Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo. Certified by WOMA on February 22nd, 2004.

• 10th Dan (Judan), Seiyo Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo. Certified by JKI on June 6th, 2004.

• Certifications for 7 other black belt ranks in Shorin-Ryu, Shotokan, Kempo and Kobujutsu as well as certifications in 10 other martial arts.



• 2006 Inducted into the USHOFMAA International Hall of Honor, Maryland.

• 2006 Honorary PhD Philosophy of Japanese Martial Arts Sciences.

• 2005 Inducted into the International Black Belt Hall of Fame, Malaysia.

• 2004 Honorable Grandmaster & Lifetime Member, World Head of Society (International Council of Masters and Grandmasters) Hall of Fame.

• 2004 Inducted into the American Karate Association Hall of Fame, “Instructor of the Year” Cincinnati, Ohio.

• 2004 Inducted into the US Martial Arts Hall of Fame, Nashville, Tennessee.

• 2004 Lifetime member, World Organizer of Martial Arts, Department of Martial Arts Affairs, Wilmington, Delaware, February 20th, 2004.

• 2003 Inductee, Latin America Martial Arts Society Worldwide Hall of Fame, “International Grandmaster of the Year”, Puerto Rico.

• 2002 Inductee, Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame, “Founder of the Year”, Orlando, Florida.

• 2002 Inductee, World Martial Arts Hall of Fame, “Grandmaster of the Year”, Springdale, Ohio,

• 2001 Inductee, North American Black Belt Hall of Fame, “International Instructor of the Year”, Lakewood, California.

• 2000 Top Juko-Kai International (JKI) affiliated Soke of the Year.

• 2000 Inductee, World Karate Union Hall of Fame, “Lifetime Achievement Award”, Chateau Resort, Tannersville, PA..

• 2000 Inductee, American Biographical Institute’s Millennium Hall of Fame for lifelong contributions to martial arts.

• 1999 - Headmaster of the JKI Top-Rated Club of the Year (UW Campus Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo Club).

• 1998 Inductee, KB Karate Hall of Fame “Grandmaster Instructor of the Year”, Pennsylvania.

• Member, World Soke Council.

• Inductee, Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, Who’s Who in the 21st Century, and several others.

• Listed in ABI’s Men of Achievement, 2000 Notable American Men, Ten Thousand Personalities of the World, and others.

• Kyoju (Professor of Martial Arts).

• JKI Samurai.



• Juko-Kai International.

• Seiyo no Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Renmei

• Zen Kukusai Soke Budo/Bugei Renmei

• World Organizer of Martial Arts

• Okinawa Shorin-Ryu Kokusai Kempo-Karate-Do & Kobudo Federation

• Okinawa Karate Federation

• World Soke Council

• US Soke Council



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