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.

Image: Grandmaster Red Belt Relson Gracie
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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 Difference is Everything

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, Mickey Mouse ranking systems, free this or that, but rather just the highest levels of training available, period. 

Mens Program: Strong Team Atmosphere
Members train within a strong team atmosphere, a brotherhood 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 men 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 Hawaii 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 Honolulu 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.

Suggested link: Kids Schedule 

The Essence of Jiu-Jitsu

The following video is of Grandmaster Relson Gracie's younger brothers Master Royler Gracie and Master Rickson Gracie in Japan demonstrating the pure essence of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. The RSA is dedicated to advancing this unique form of Jiu-Jitsu and over the years have seen it's positive influence in all of our members. RSA student, Bobby Le, put it simply when he said, "Jiu-Jitsu changed my life" as it continually does for each and every person who gathered the faith and courage necessary to walk through the academy door for the first time.

"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

Activating Your RSA Membership

Once you have been accepted and joined the team (see How to Join page) you will need to activate a schedule for tuition payments. This is not a contract but rather a method for making the tracking of student tuition easier for members and the RSA administration.

Activate RSA membership Here