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Rarely does an athlete make such an impression on his peers, that it leads to his induction into a Hall of Fame. When it does happen, it is a once in a lifetime achievement (usually). One US martial artist has attracted worldwide attention because of his extraordinary martial arts career and methods of teaching, such that he has been voted to receive this honor 15 different times from different national and international Halls of Fame since 1998. He was also voted as the 2004 Instructor of the Year, and the 2001 International Instructor of the Year.


W. Dan Hausel of Gilbert, Arizona has also been inducted into two Halls of Fame for his contributions to geology. He has received more than 100 national and international awards for his two professions, as well as honors for his artwork and public speaking.


He claims his success is that he knows how to focus his energy and to build affirmations. "My greatest achievements are my students who have become more confident, respectful of others, and confidently humble. I have students all over the world who write to tell me about their experiences, careers, martial arts training, and families. This is what martial arts is really about. We are all one big family. My students include professors, geologists, chemistists, astrophysicists, linguists, engineers, doctors, nurses, police officers and teachers - what more could a martial artist ask of his students?”.


His achievements in martial arts are numerous. He received a Sokeship (Grandmaster)in 1999, and certification for the highest available rank in Okinawa karate – a 10th Dan red belt in 2004. He was also recently inducted into Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and recently agreed to head a martial arts group at ASU. But his dream still eludes him. He has a dream of building a martial arts research center witn a Zen garden where people from all around the world can train and become better and more respectful people.



Over the past 4 decades, Soke Hausel of Gilbert, Arizona has been presented and selected for several awards including:


  • 2018 Selected for Albert Nelson Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2017 Inducted into AWAA Who's Who in the Martial Arts Hall-of-Fame, Washington, DC.
  • 2017 Awarded Best Martial Arts teacher in Phoenix.
  • 2017 Who's Who in Martial Arts Legends
  • 2017 Who's Who Legends Award
  • 2016-17 Who's Who in Science & Engineering (12th Edition)
  • 2015 Selected for Cambridge Certificate for Outstanding Professional Achievement in Martial Arts and Geological Sciences, IBC, Cambridge, England.
  • 2015 Who's Who in America (70th Edition)
  • 2015 Who's Who in the World (32nd Edition) 
  • 2015 Selected for DaVinci Award as a Polymath of martial arts, art, writing, astronomy, geology, & public speaking.  
  • 2015 Dojo (Arizona School of Traditional Karate) selected as Best in Mesa 2015 
  • 2015 Selected for Top 100 Professionals of 2015.
  • 2015 Presented Golden Anniversary in Martial Arts award by the Students of Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai.
  • 2014 Nominated for Honorary Doctorate of Letters  & Research Professor of Distinction. 
  • 2014 Who's Who in America (2014-15) 
  • 2014 Who's Who in the World (2014-15). 
  • 2014 Dojo (Arizona School of Traditional Karate and Arizona Hombu selected as Best of Mesa 2014
  • 2013 Awarded 'Meijin Wa Jutsu'. Highest honorary title in martial arts. 
  • 2013 Dojo (Arizona School of Traditional Karate) selected as Best of Mesa 2013.
  • 2012 Inducted into the Shinja Martial Arts University Hall of Honors as Grandmaster of the Year
  • 2012 Awarded Junidan (12th dan) by Juko Kai International
  • 2012 Inducted into Action Martial Arts Magazine's Hall of Honors (Outstanding Contributions to Martial Arts).


  • 2011 Thumbtack's Top-Rated Karate Classes in Phoenix Valley.
  • 2009 Nominated for Hall of Fame for Distinguished Accomplishments, Washington DC.
  • 2009 Juko Kai International Honor Award "One Who Points the Way".
  • 2008 USHOFMAA International Hall of Honor, Maryland. 
  • 2008 Appointed to Supreme Elite Warriors Council.
  • 2008 Appointed to International Examiners Committee, Seishinryoku Kai.
  • 2008 Appointed International Representative and Advisor for IOSKDKA, Athens, Greece.
  • 2008 Appointed World Sokeship (Grandmaster) Council, Seishinryoku Kai.
  • 2008 Lifetime member International Okinawa Seishinryoku Karate-Do Kobudo Association.
  • 2007 Appointed United States Soke Council.
  • 2006 USHOFMAA International Hall of Honor Inductee, Maryland. 
  • 2006 Awarded Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy of Japanese Martial Arts Sciences.
  • 2005 World Martial Arts Black Belt Hall of Fame Inductee, Malaysia. Grandmaster of the Year.
  • 2004 Awarded Judan (10th dan), Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo, World Organizer of Martial Arts and Soke Head Council of Japan, Soke M. Tianero.
  • 2004 Awarded Judan (10th dan) in Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo, Juko Kai International, Dai Soke R. Sacharnoski.
  • 2004 World Head of Society Hall of Fame Inductee, Philippines. Honorable Grandmaster & Lifetime Member.
  • 2004 American Karate Association Hall of Fame, Cincinnati Ohio. Instructor of the Year.
  • 2004 US Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • 2004 Lifetime member, World Organizer of Martial Arts, Dept. of Martial Arts Affairs, Delaware.
  • 2004 Awarded 'Honorable Grandmaster', Okinawa Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do, World Organizer of Martial Arts, Philippines.
  • 2003 Latin America Martial Arts Society Worldwide Hall of Fame Inductee, Puerto Rico. International Grandmaster of the Year.
  • 2002 Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame, Orlando, Florida. Founder of the Year.
  • 2002 World Martial Arts Hall of Fame, Springdale, Ohio. Grandmaster of the Year.


  • 2001 North American Black Belt Hall of Fame, Lakewood, CA. International Instructor of the Year. 
  • 2001, Lifetime Member, Okinawa Shorin-Ryu Kokusai Kempo-Karate-Do & Kobudo Federation.
  • 2001 Appointed to World Soke Council board.
  • 2000 Top Juko-Kai International affiliated 'Soke of the Year'.
  • 2000 World Karate Union Hall of Fame, Tannersville, Pennsylvania. Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • 2000 ABI's Millennium Hall of Fame. Lifelong Contributions to Martial Arts & Geological Sciences.
  • 1999 Headmaster of Top-Rated JKI Martial Arts School (University of Wyoming Shorin-Ryu Karate).
  • 1999 Awarded Sokeship of Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai
  • 1998 KB Karate Hall of Fame Pocono, Pennsylvania. Grandmaster Instructor of the Year.
  • 1997 Awarded Kyoju (Professor of Martial Arts).
  • 1996 JKI Samurai (more than 4 black belts in different JKI arts).
    Ranks and Certificates
    12th dan, Seiyo Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo (awarded in 2014 by Dai Soke Sacharnoski, Juko Kai International)
    Soke Shodai (grandmaster) Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai (awarded in 1999 by Zen Kokusai Budo Bugei Renmei)
    5th dan, Seishinroku Karate-do (warded by Soke Spiridon Nasiakos, Greece)
    10th dan, Shorin-Ryu Karate (awarded by Soke M.I., Tianero, Phillipines)



  • 2016    Selected for Honorary Professor of Science, Cambridge, England.
  • 2016    Who's Who in Science and Engineering (12th Edition).  
  • 2015    Inducted in Who's Who in America (70th Platinum Ed).
  • 2015    Inducted in Who's Who in the World (32nd Ed). 
  • 2015    Selected as Da Vinci Award recipient as a Polymath. 
  • 2015    Selected for Honorary Doctorate of Science, IBC, Cambridge, England.  
  • 2014    Inducted in Who's Who in the World
  • 2014    Selected for Decoration of Achievement in Science.
  • 2014    Selected for Honorary Doctorate of Letters. 
  • 2013    Inducted in Who's Who in America (67th Edition) 
  • 2013    Inducted in Who's Who in the World. 
  • 2012    Inducted in Who's Who in America (66th Edition)
  • 2012    Inducted in 30th Pearl Edition of Who's Who in the World (2013) 
  • 2011    Who's Who in Science & Engineering 2011-2012 (11th edition)
  • 2011    Who's Who in America
  • 2011    Who's Who in the World
  • 2011    Selected for Man of the Year 
  • 2010    Who's Who in the World
  • 2010    Who's Who in America 
  • 2010    Selected - DaVinci Diamond Award for Lifelong Achievements.
  • 2010    Selected for the Einstein Award for Scientific Achievement,
  • 2010    Selected ABIs Magna Cum Laude (Cambridge, England).
  • 2009    Presented Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada Thayer Lindsley Award for discovery of Donlin Creek gold deposit, Alaska.
  • 2008-09 2000 Outstanding Scientists
  • 2008    Top 2000 Scientists of 2007-08, International Biographical Centre (IBC), Cambridge England.
  • 2007    Leading Educators of the World IBC laureate.
  • 2007    Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering.
  • 2007    Nominated for IBC Cambridge Blue Book.
  • 2007    21st Century Achievement Award in Science, Martial Arts & Writing, IBC.
  • 2006    Archimedes Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Geological Sciences, Cambridge University.
  • 2004    Wyoming Geological Association, Distinguished Service Award.
  • 2003    Colorado Mining Association, Elected Member.
  • 2003     Honorary member of International Order of Ragged Ass Miners, Colorado Chapter.
  • 2001    Wyoming State Gem & Mineral Society Honorary Lifetime Member.
  • 2001    Wyoming Prospectors Association, Honorary Member.
  • 2001    Inductee, National Rock Hound & Lapidary Hall of Fame.
  • 2001     Education Award, National Rock Hound & Lapidary Hall of Fame.
  • 1998    University of Wyoming Department of Geology & Geophysics, Distinguished Lecturer.
  • 1998    Rocky Mountain Prospectors & Treasure Hunters, Colorado, Prospectors Best Friend Award.
  • 1998    Inductee, American Biographical Institute?s Millennium Hall of Fame.
  • 1994    Laramie Lyceum, Distinguished Speaker.
  • 1992    Energy Minerals Division, American Association of Petroleum Geologists President's Certificate. 
  • 1992    Wyoming Geological Association, Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Endeavors & Contributions.
  • 1989    Geological Survey of Wyoming, Award for Outstanding Service & Contributions.
  • 1985    Geological Survey of Wyoming, Award for Outstanding Service & Contributions.
  • 1980    Instructor's Award - University of Wyoming, Wyoming Mining Association & Casper College.
  • 1971    U.S. Army School of Artillery, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma Honor Graduate.
  • Inductee, Who's Who in the World
  • Who's Who in the West 
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America
  • Who's Who in the 21st Century
  • Men of Achievement
  • 2000 Notable American Men
  • 5,000 Personalities of the World
  • Who's Who in Science & Engineering
  • Living Science
  • Great Minds of the 21st Century
  • Dictionary of International Biographies
  • 2000 Outstanding Scientists of the 21st Century




Soke Hausel has been inducted into 14 different Halls of Fame, primarily as an outstanding instructor.










2000 JKI National Black Belt Clinic - Soke Hausel with Ron Smith, Jason Gies and Wade Stenger


JKI National Black Belt Clinic - 1997 Kentucky


University of Utah - 1970 (Hausel demonstrates yoko tobi geri)




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