Women’s class contact person:
Contact Angela Yamashita
[Women’s Team assistant coach]
All future and current women class members should communicate with Angela via phone call [preferred] or text message regarding any questions or concerns.
Phone: (808) 286-7654
100% Professional Instruction
Our professional instructors represent integrity and helpfulness in a relaxed class format that ensures a positive and safe learning environment.
The RSA Women's Team is for women who don't want to learn commercialized self-defense techniques in a cookie cutter program but rather learn in a fluid environment focused on reality based confrontation while being guided with respect to one’s specific level of experience. We strongly believe that our training system dissolves any and all possibilities of false confidence - as feedback regarding one’s true ability occurs in each class.
Our students are serious about learning. We are actively aware of each and every member and their experience level and current ability: we adapt individual training in each class for every member as needed.
Privacy and Safety: Women Only
There are some who are not comfortable with the idea of rolling around with random men [or their partner doing so] which makes the RSA all women classes a favorable option to consider.
RSA adult women students also have the opportunity to attend the mixed men and women classes listed on the schedule if so inclined.
Our unique school ethos is centered around a professional environment; active training that pushes the body mind and spirit; authenticity; flexibility; and fun. We hold our male instructors to the highest code of conduct. Period. There is absolutely no fraternizing or dating between coaches and students.
Other Special Benefits
Jiu-Jitsu at the Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu - Ronn Shiraki Academy has many benefits that include:
- Convenient location in Kapahulu
- On and off site parking
- Effective self-defense
- Truly experienced instructors
- True to the art grappling sparring
- Healthy lifestyle
- A safe and clean environment
- Peace of mind
Classes are run like other normal RSA classes with assistant instructors handapicked and approved by Ronn Shiraki.
- Black Belt Dave Futa (RSA instructor and HPD Sergeant)
- Black Belt Reyn Morimoto (RSA instructor)
- Brown Belt Kalani Pacyau (RSA instructor
- Blue Belt Angela Yamashita (RSA assistant coach)
Note: Rashguard or t-shirt beneath the Gi is required.
Ronn and his instructors are patient, encouraging, and committed to their students. I appreciate the efficient and effective techniques along with the dedication to the purity of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. One of my favorite aspects of the RSA is the supportive and comfortable environment. Every member of the Academy is invested in each other’s progress and growth, not just their own. It is an environment that emanates the meaning of ‘ohana. To genuinely understand you must come, leave the self-pride at the door, and experience it yourself. I am truly honored to have such exceptional teachers and to be a part of the RSA family."
When attending safety instructor training on the mainland, many female tactical instructors want to improve in the Jiu-Jitsu part of the federal curriculum. Unfortunately, many of these same instructors are intimidated in their search for a gym (or they find the wrong gym) and stop after either getting hurt by an overly aggressive person or sparring partner lacking control. "