RSA’s new Tuesday night Strength and Conditioning and Gi class headed by Justin Nihei was a success with over 30 students participating. Thank you to all the instructors and students who came out.
Beginning on Tuesday, December 4th, No Gi will change to a mixed level Gi class [for both men and women of all ranks].
Tuesday night activities are as follows:
6:15-6:45 Strength and Conditioning *New [overlapping with beginner class]
6:45-7:15 [30 minutes] Gi instruction *New
8:15 clean up
We want to welcome Dan Phoenix from Boston back to the islands. Dan has been a good friend of RSA, visiting periodically throughout the years and generously sharing his experience with our members. He has a great technical awareness and understands the different approaches of sport and self defense Jiu-Jitsu training. He competes and studies under Professor Patric Barbieri of Mass BJJ in Boston.
Dan will be instructing on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11:30 AM. We also invited him to share some knowledge with our women’s class on Wednesday night. Come and check him out. Thank you Mr. Phoenix.
Aloha Mike J
We also want to send some Aloha to Mike J from Australia who trains regularly whenever he’s in Hawaii. Solid guy. Solid Jiu-Jitsu. Shaka and safe travels.
Tonight was a very special night with a packed Relson Gracie seminar and two of our longtime students obtaining the monumental rank of Black Belt - a significant milestone on the never ending path of Jiu-Jitsu mastery.
Phil and Justin have proven themselves in competition and teaching throughout the years as well as embodying the Helio Gracie standards of character required to be a Black Belt at the RSA [Dedication to the art, Respect, Honor and the list goes on]. We are fortunate to have these guys added to our reservoir of Black Belt teachers and want to congratulate them wholeheartedly. You guys are awesome.
We want to welcome Mitchell Johnson to the RSA family of Black Belts.
Mitchell began training in 2003, and has been one of our top competitors [winning multiple belts at NAGA, the Hawaii Triple Crown and two champion cups at Hawaii Allstars of Jiu-Jitsu].
After an intensive Black Belt examination by Grandmaster Relson Gracie, Mitchell passed with little mistakes.
Mr. Johnson is a great example of how dedication to the art can change a person in mind, body and spirit for the better as well as becoming an excellent practitioner of Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Congratulations Mitchell.
Ceremonial lashing is tomorrow at 4:00
Relson Gracie Seminar Information
RSA members are invited to attend a special Relson Gracie seminar to be held on Tuesday October 2, 2018 starting at 6:45 PM. Cost is $40.00 for association members and $80 for visitors.
Kids Class Update
Intermediate and Advanced kids will have No Gi practice on the First Thursday of every month. Please be sure to have your kids wear a rash guard or t-shirt and gi pants or surf shorts to class.
While visiting Russia with his wife Olya, Orlando was invited to teach a class at a local martial arts school. He was also featured in the local news spreading the good news of Jiu-Jitsu. Pretty cool.
Early Risers class will resume on Thursday September 6.
Kids class is on at 5:15 pm
Adult class will switch to an open mat format at 6:45 pm
Have a great Labor Day!
RSA will be closed on:
Thursday Evening [Kids and Adult classes]
and All day Friday.
As of Friday afternoon [posted on our social media outlet] we will close through Saturday and resume classes on Monday.
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Ronn Shiraki Academy
The Relson Gracie Ronn Shiraki Academy (RSA) is a small, low-key but highly advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school located in the heart of Honolulu, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. We are dedicated instructors who strive to provide a pure "art" and soul martial arts environment with a focus on traditional methods of training.