As of September 9, 2020 RSA has removed all social media accounts.
The misuse of this technology by advertisers, data miners, corporate owners and end users with a lack of regulation or change surrounding the destructive social and psychological impact on people gave strong impetus for this decision and position.
This decision wasn’t made overnight but after a long period of deliberation and lingering cognitive dissonance and seemed like the natural and right thing for our organization - as we are more than just a small business with marketing needs.
In no way do we discredit or judge anyone using this platform (who are we to soap box billions of users). However, we stand by our conviction until alternative means of digital connection free from pernicious activity is created or discovered, if ever.
Please check the news page regularly once we start up classes again when the turmoil and conditions surrounding the pandemic takes a turn for the better.
For more information on our social media perspective, please check out the following sources:
Documentary on Netflix:
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.