Dan Hausel

Dan Hausel – Soke Seiyo Shorin-Ryu

Professor Hausel developed a hybrid style of Okinawn Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo that was recognized by Zen Kokusai Soke Budo Bugei Renmei (an international governing organization of martial arts grandmasters) as a legitimate martial art and was awarded Soke Shodai (1st generation grandmaster) of this art. He is a member of more than a dozen Halls-of-Fame including the North American Black Belt Hall of Fame, the World Martial Arts Black Belt Hall of Fame and others. In 2004, he was awarded Judan (10th degree black belt; the highest rank possible in Okinawan/Japanese karate) and is the only known martial artist to ever be awarded this rank in Wyoming.[