The 8 AM morning class will be on hold for the entire month of August as the head instructor, Orlando, will be on vacation. Please adjust your schedule accordingly and keep in mind that the 11:30 am class will run as usual. Safe travels Orlando.
Instapressed has some of the best tasting fresh squeezed [cold pressed] juice using local produce found right here in Hawaii. I am a firm believer in the health benefits of drinking fresh plant juice on a daily basis for weight loss and an overall sense of wellbeing. Check um out!
Just a reminder to all RSA students to keep in mind that ripstop gi pants become translucent when damp so we require students to wear shorts/compression shorts while using this type of material. Alejandro Alvarez, in the below pic will perform a demonstration upon request.
RSA will be closed on July 4th in observance of Independence Day [Wednesday]. Please have a safe and relaxing holiday!
Special Limited Run
We had great feedback on our last RSA/DayxDay Collaboration “water” gi regarding its quality ultra-light weave, premium cotton pants and clean design [with contributions from members and instructors].
However, there were many who were bummed out when, for one reason or another, missed the preorder deadline.
But, we are very happy to announce another collaboration gi sentimentally named the Relson Gracie Edition. Dedicated to the Grandmaster. The smooth woven tags and patches will bear the name of Ronn’s mentor and friend, Relson Gracie, made with deep red color threading to represent the highest rank of Red Belt. It is also symbolic of the blood Relson has poured into the training and development of his students here in Hawaii as well as remembering how he tirelessly traveles around the world to share his knowledge to both the novice and expert and 0-100% creontes alike.
Relson Gracie’s dedication to passing on his Father’s vision and legacy is priceless and the many lives he has literally transformed by his technique and unique personality is definitely worth commemorating.
Orders are now being taken until June 30. Please call or email RSA Admin for out of state orders.
Special thanks to AJ Mendoza and Day by Day Jiu-Jitsu, Eric Manongo and Vince Krause for assisting with graphic arts and the RSA women for their design input.
Our latest RSA adult memeber shirts designed by Justin Nihei and available in two colors are ready for purchase. Preorders will be taken between 6/14 to 6/21. Cost is 25.00 per shirt or two shirts for 45.00. To reserve a shirt, please place money in an envelope and indicate size and color and place it in the metal tuition box. Please sign name on sheet only after payment has been made. As usual, design will be a limited one time run.
Congratulations goes out to Mitchell [Gold - Brown Belt and Brown Belt Absolute], Kaihi [Gold - White Belt Kids], Zane [Gold - White Belt Adult], Caleb [Gold - White Belt Adult] and special recognition to Cisco for winning his first match in a Jiu-Jitsu tournament by submission. Great job fellas.
We would like to thank Orlando for his generous contribution of a new refrigerated water fountain to the school. Also, thank you goes out to Virgil for installing the unit against the makai side of the main mat which will provide convenient hydration for all of our memebers. We also added a GE water filter [takes out chlorine, microbes and more] so everyone can enjoy clean and cold water during practice; making lugging around a hydroflask, well, optional. Stoked!
Starting on June 1st, the RSA women’s class will practice No Gi Jiu-Jitsu every first Friday of each month. Please wear a rash guard or standard t-shirt with shorts or gi pants to practice. See you soon!
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.