Few martial arts weapons can match the power and diversity of the hanbo. The hanbo (basically a half-bo) can be taken anywhere and its techniques can be applied to a bo, jo, cane, expandable baton and other weapons. This site discusses the origins, characteristics, and uses of the hanbo as taught by Soke Hausel at the Arizona Hombu in Chandler, Gilbert and Mesa, Arizona.
Members from the Utah Shorin-Kai Karate Club in Murray Utah and from the Arizona School of Traditional Karate in Mesa, Gilbert and Chandler, Arizona, trained in Hanbojutsu techniques using a 3 foot stick at the Arizona Hombu in Mesa. The clinic was taught by Soke (Grandmaster) Hausel between April 12th to 14th, 2012. The clinic included training in Shorin-Ryu Karate and also iaido (sword) and kenjutsu (samurai sword applications).