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
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.