Aloha and Welcome to Honolulu's
Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu - Ronn Shiraki Academy

The Relson RSA is a private Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school that caters to the serious martial artist - those who possess a clear desire for personalized and detailed instruction, camaraderie, fitness and unfettered artistic expression. We provide a pure "art" and soul martial arts environment for you, where all distractions are eliminated and each and every student is carefully guided by top local Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts. We highly recommend that you take the time to thoroughly read through the different parts of this website to gain a full understanding on how the RSA can benefit your life. Then, after you have carefully studied all of your options and determined that our BJJ academy is the right place for you, take the first step by completing our simple Online Application Form. Read testimonials about the RSA Here.

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Nainoa Abreu and Coach Vinny practicing an advanced pass.

Our Training Facility

Our private facility comes complete with 1,350 sf of main mat space, designated locker room, outside corridor for spectators, 350 sf private instruction / warm up room, bathroom, private hot water shower and ample parking (see parking map)

The Way is in Training

Hawaii's Most Award-winning BJJ Association
Students are part of The Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Association - Hawaii's most award-winning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu team since 1988. You will immediately see that we are not about frills but rather just the highest levels of training available, period. 

Mens Program: Strong Team Atmosphere
Members train within a strong team atmosphere, a house of welcoming and friendly athletes, where some of Hawaii's best Jiu-Jitsu athletes arrive and thrive (including high school wrestling state and national champions and coaches, experienced Judo Black Belts, celebrities, world-class competitors and the everyday person looking to grow physically and mentally). Our selective admission process ensures team cohesion and entrance to persons of integrity and character.

First-Class Teaching Staff
The RSA offers the highest quality training with some of the most experienced and stylistically diverse instructors around: featuring one of Grandmaster Relson Gracie's top Black Belts, Ronn Shiraki.

Tuition Covers Everything
Our mens team Tuition covers full and complete access to all classes. There are no class limitations and you may participate in any course/training session at any time. (Not applicable for the all kid's or all women's class).

Jiu-Jitsu Mastery
Students learn quickly and consistently in a Helio Gracie tradition-based school (modeled after the manner of which Helio Gracie intended) focusing on Jiu-Jitsu mastery, technical advancement, spiritual growth, and camaraderie. 

Improved Lifestyle
Students gain a noticeable confidence and physical prowess that carries throughout every facet of their lives. 

Synonymous with Excellence
New members are fully vested with all academy resources and are guided and molded toward reaching their fullest potential - they are not just a number - they are family.
RSA is synonymous with excellence and dignity and will never sacrifice its integrity for meaningless evaluation methods or superficial instruction.

Additional RSA Benefits

Clean and Positive Environment
Those at the Ronn Shiraki Academy train in a clean, relaxed and positive environment that is tucked away in the heart of Kapahulu with practices that are closed to the general public to maintain privacy. Please contact us for more information or apply online. We do not accept walk-ins.

Hot Water Shower
RSA has a hot shower to clean up after training. 

Our Promise
If after your first month you are not satisfied for any reason, we will give you a full refund no questions asked. This is our promise to you.

"The culture of the Ronn Shiraki Academy (RSA) possesses a strong camaraderie amongst its students and instructors which provides a positive environment to practice Jiu Jitsu. I’m very pleased with joining RSA and would like to thank Ronn and his instructors for their teachings. I would also like to thank the RSA members for their support and encouragement to learn and train hard."

- Baba Mahoe 
Battalion Chief, Honolulu Fire