Relson Gracie Jiu Jitsu
Ronn Shiraki Academy
Ronn Shiraki Academy
Real Self-Defense. Psychological and Athletic Development.
Testimonial from a Parent
Background: RSA Teaching Philosophy
RSA cares for our youngest members by helping them develop and thrive socially, mentally, and emotionally. We train students to pursue mastery through deliberate practice and dedication for internal rewards rather than using external validation through easy badges or belt colors. We adhere to the notion that the ever increasing number of belt ranks in the Jiu-Jitsu community reinforces an instant gratification mindset that is prevalent in today’s “now” and “more is more” culture.
Hard Work, Patience and
At RSA we teach children Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in its purest form and practice with a focus on developing character and perseverance. Our mission is to instill within students the confidence and fortitude that arises from within themselves through hard work, patience and discipline. Because we use these standards and format, admittedly, some students quit before ever really understanding the art and the unforeseen abilities they could one day possess.
The Dip and the Reward: Parents
Members of our kid’s program have the opportunity to grow in confidence, self-mastery and a solid understanding of basic technique and principles necessary for Jiu-Jitsu mastery. However, along with our teaching staff, parents are a vital part of the equation: nudging their child through the discouraging times or as author Seth Godin calls it, “the dip,” that window of hardship which precedes advancement or a change of course to another activity.
We’ve seen kids who had very little natural talent, low interest and ability struggle for a long period of time. Yet, after years of dedication and the support of engaged parents, these same individuals have developed into some of the toughest members of our school exhibiting a new sense of self-confidence and excitement at practice which is carried over into their lives outside of class and often result in more positive social interactions at school and at home.
Again, there are no short cuts but with the right mindset - in coaches, students and parents - effort is compounded and success inevitably achieved. In short, if you’re looking for a program with a quick rewards system, RSA will not be a good fit.
Classes are taught by Fifth Black Belt Ronn Shiraki along with a team of handpicked Assistant Instructors. Widely known as one of Relson Gracie’s top students, Ronn Shiraki has obtained his knowledge directly from the master and passes his training experience to all his students. RSA strives to maintain an intimate class environment while exposing students to all levels of experience and skill.
Classes are limited in size as we believe a lower instructor to child ratio is one of the most important parts of a martial-arts program for kids.
At RSA we are committed to providing training to all dedicated members regardless of financial background. Help is available for members who are experiencing financial hardship. We do not use contracts or long-term agreements to lock members into paying tuition. Please contact us for a free introductory class.
Testimonial from a parent
Testimonial from parents