|Torii gate to Shinto shrine in Japan (photo courtesy of Heather From).|
Following the tests, one small group of martial artists from Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix and Tempe were certified in hanbojutsu by Soke Hausel, grandmaster of Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo.
|Sensei Paula Borea defends hanbo grab by Sensei Bill Borea. In back-|
ground, Scott Pritchett defends against Adam Bialek.
|Sensei Thadd Barrowes from the Utah Shorin-Kai applies ashi barai (Foot sweep) to Sensei Bill Borea at the Arizona|
Hombu in Mesa during annual Arizona-Utah clinic taught by Soke Hausel.
|Ouch! Sensei Bill Borea smashes toes of Ryan Harden|
during hanbo training at the Arizona Hombu.
|Members of the Arizona Hombu in Mesa test for certification in Hanbojutsu in Mesa Arizona. L-R Sensei Ryan Harden,|
Adam Bialek, Ben Moeur, Sensei Patrick Scofield, Sensei Bill Borea, Sensei Scott Pritchett, Sarah, and Gavin Skarphol