Hausel attended an international diamond conference in the Western Australian outback and accepted a challenge from some Japanese geologists-martial artists to break the tops off of silicified termite mounds using the classical karate chop known as 'shuto'. In Alaska, training was challenging. At night, he would return to camp and practice kata until mosquitos covered him from head to toe. Luckily, he was never harassed by bears - but one of the other geologists was treed by a bear that ran off when another of the camp geologists shot it between the eyes with a .357 magnum. The bear left with a red streak and headache and came back for more the next day when one of the Eskimo samplers finished the bear with a 30-06.
|Hall of Fame martial arts instructor, Soke Hausel|
teaching students the proper way to break rocks