Hawaii Judo Academy

Building Champions for Success at All Levels in Life Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced and Competition Classes Available. Accepting New Students!

For more info, please contact: [email protected] Or Visit: www.hawaiijudoacademy.com Classes Available: - Kids Beginner: White Belts, Ages 4-8- Kids/Youth Intermediate: Yellow, Orange, Blue Belts, Ages 5-13- Youth Beginner: White Belts, Ages 9-13- Youth Advanced: Purple Belts and Above, Ages 9-13- Adult Beginner: White, Yellow, Orange Belts, Ages 14 and above - Adult Intermediate/Advanced: Blue and Above, Ages 14 and above- Competition*: All Ages; *Must meet competition requirements and be authorized by Instructor - Open Mat – Sparring: All ages

Aloha HJA Ohana,⁣⁣
First of all, we would like to thank you all for being a part of the HJA Family. It’s the members that truly make HJA a special place to train. With that being said, your well being and safety is our utmost priority. ⁣⁣
As you all know, COVID-19 has been spreading throughout the islands. We as instructors constantly preach the ideals of selflessness, obedience to authority, social responsibility, and caring for others. It is only right that we lead by example; the decision to heed the governments advice and stop business for a couple of weeks was extremely difficult. We pride ourselves in providing our members with the best instruction and training no matter what the circumstances may be. However, once the safety and well-being of our members are jeopardized, we have no other option but to close the gym for a few weeks and see how this pandemic unfolds. Starting tomorrow Friday, March 20th, ALL classes will be postponed and tentatively scheduled to resume on Friday, April 3rd. Should we have to extend the closure, all memberships/ tuition payments scheduled for April 5th will be put on hold until we are able to safely resume classes. ⁣⁣
The trials and tribulations that we overcome in Judo, BJJ, and Wrestling day in and day out are the closest equivalent to the struggles that everyday life presents. COVID-19 is a real life test for all of humanity and we as grapplers are bread to overcome the toughest of situations. The destruction COVID-19 will leave behind will be felt for months to come. However through unwavering mental fortitude that grappling has taught us, along with teamwork and a mindfulness of ones social obligation we will defeat COVID-19. ⁣⁣
The entire HJA staff is truly grateful for your cooperation and understanding during these difficult times. We sincerely appreciate your unwavering support for the Academy. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or (808)347-9708. ⁣⁣
With great appreciation, ⁣⁣
HJA staff

Congratulations to HJA students Tristan, Nalu, Tyler, and Brenden who competed today at the OIA Judo Novice/Open Tournament at Aiea!! ⁣⁣
Great job everyone!! 👏👏👏 Well done!! ⁣

Congratulations to all the HJA Jiujitsu competitors: Bella, Leonidas, Dane, Jona, and Joel, who competed this weekend!! Great work everybody!!⁣

Thanks to Professor Chris for coaching all day!! ⁣

Special thanks to Teammate Katrina for taking great photos!! 📸 ⁣

Congratulations to Scotty Dikilato, who took 5th place (Boys 220) at the State Wrestling Championships!!

Tuesday night joint practice with students from Hawaii Tenri Judo. Getting ready for Youth Nationals in March.

Congratulations to all the judo students who received their belt promotions Friday night!!

Judo: Kids Intermediate Class⁣
Tuesdays & Fridays 6:15pm⁣

Congratulations to Randy and Joel on their promotions to blue belt Thursday night!! Great work guys!! HJA Jiu-Jitsu!!

Sensei Taylor, with fellow Olympians, Ford Kanno, Sonny Tanabe, and Kevin Asano, being honored today at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii’s 27th Annual New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival.

Check out the jiu-jitsu classes at HJA!! ⁣

Tuesday 6pm Gi⁣
Wednesday 6pm No-Gi⁣
Thursday 6pm Gi⁣
Friday 6pm Gi⁣
Saturday 11:30am Gi⁣

Happy holidays from our HJA ohana to yours!

Congratulations to all the competitors at today’s State Championship!! 😀🥋⁣

1st - Jasen, Tyler, Nalu, Thor, Caden, Maverick⁣
2nd - Skyler, Brendan, Jake⁣
3rd - Anthony, Brewce⁣
DNP - Kenichi, Trevor, Mathias ⁣

HJA Wrestling with Coach Sean Kim.⁣

Intermediate/Advanced Class:⁣
Fridays 5pm - 6:30pm⁣
Sundays 9am - 10:30am ⁣

Coach Sean Kim is a 4x National Champion (2x Freestyle, 2x Greco-Roman ) and a USA Wrestling Certified Coach. ⁣

Good luck to Professor Chris and Professor Mike who will both be competing at fight2win tomorrow night!!

Sensei Taylor teaching the Teens/Adults Class.

Tuesdays & Fridays 7:30pm - 9pm

Congratulations to Kaito and Layla who won T-Shirts for “Best Fighting Spirit” at last Friday’s in house tournament!!
Thanks to all who participated!!
😀 👏👏

Tiny Tots Schedule Change in November:
Saturday, 11/9 & 11/16- Combined Class (Tiny Tots I & II) at 9:00am; Wednesday, 11/13- Combined Class at 4:30pm

Congratulations to all the HJA Jiujitsu competitors at NAGA this weekend!! There were 11 competitors from HJA Jiujitsu!! Great job to all of you!! 👏👏👏⁣⁣
Thanks to Professor Chris for putting in 10 hours of coaching that day!! ⁣

Happy World Judo Day!

Good luck to Katrina leaving to New York City today! 🤗 We wish you all the best!! Thanks for all the training!! We’re so happy that you started jiu-jitsu here at HJA with Professor Chris. ⁣

Joint Practice with Hawaii Tenri Judo and Hawaii Kaikaku Judo Club. Thanks to everyone who came and trained!! 🥋 😀 🥋

Coach Sean Kim working with students on the first day of wrestling at HJA. 👏👏🤼‍♀️🤼‍♂️😀⁣

Come and checkout the new wrestling program at HJA!! ⁣ (Ages 5+)⁣

Intermediate/Advanced Class:⁣
Fridays 5pm - 6:30pm⁣
Sundays 9am - 10:30am ⁣

Greco-Roman Class:⁣
Every other Sunday 10:30am -11:30am ⁣
Beginning Class: ⁣
Mondays: 4:30pm - 5:15pm⁣
Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:15pm⁣
[Beginning Class will start soon. Please sign up now to reserve your spot!] ⁣

⁣Coach Sean Kim is a 4x National Champion (2x Freestyle, 2x Greco-Roman ) and a USA Wrestling Certified Coach. ⁣

[HJA friends please share this post and help us get the word out about our new Wrestling program and Coach Sean Kim!!]

Learn wrestling from a National Champion!! Wrestling classes start this week with Coach Sean Kim. (Ages 5+)⁣

Intermediate/Advanced Class:⁣
Fridays 5pm - 6:30pm⁣
Sundays 9am - 10:30am ⁣

Greco-Roman Class:⁣
Every other Sunday 10:30am -11:30am ⁣

[Beginning Class will start soon. Please sign up now to reserve your spot!] ⁣
Beginning Class: ⁣
Mondays: 4:30pm - 5:15pm⁣
Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:15pm⁣

Coach Sean Kim is a 4x National Champion (2x Freestyle, 2x Greco-Roman ) and a USA Wrestling Certified Coach. ⁣

HJA’s second floor is ready to go for wrestling! 🤼‍♂️🤼‍♀️⁣

😀 Kids Intro Class⁣

Tuesday & Friday 4:30pm - 5:00pm⁣

Judo kids 🥋🧒👦🥋

Congratulations to all the students who received their belt promotions tonight!! 👏👏😊

No Competition classes this Monday, September 2nd.

😀 Have a great Labor Day Weekend!!

Tiny Tots
Wednesday 4:30pmー5:15pm
Saturday 10amー10:45am

HJA team members: Nalu, Tristan, Monica, and Thor with Sensei Neil Adams at his Judo Clinic in here in Hawaii.

Congratulations to Trigg Salvador who was just promoted to brown belt! 👏👏⁣

Thank you Adrien and Tyson for stopping by today😁

Pedro's Judo Center

Excellent advice from Jimmy Pedro!
Watch the video!


"Hey mom, I think I want to stop doing ____________."

How many times have we heard those dreaded words from our kids? Here is some advice from Pedro's Judo Owner and Olympian Jimmy Pedro on how to navigate through this tough time.

There is a valuable lesson learned when people push through those dark times. Watch this video and arm your child for success in life!

Thanks to the three visiting Sensei from Japan! They gave the Competition Class great details on Osoto Gari and Ouchi Gari.

Friday night Jiu-Jitsu at HJA!! 😀 ⁣

Come check out the Jiu-Jitsu classes at Hawaii Judo Academy!!

Kids Jiu-Jitsu: Thurs. 5:30pm⁣
Kids Jiu-Jitsu: Sat. 11:30am⁣
Teen/Adult Jiu-Jitsu: Tue. 6pm⁣
Teen/Adult (No-Gi) Jiu-Jitsu: Wed. 6pm⁣
Teen/Adult Jiu-Jitsu: Thurs. 6:30pm⁣
Teen/Adult Jiu-Jitsu: Fri. 6pm⁣
Teen/Adult Jiu-Jitsu: Sat. 12:30pm⁣

Hawaii Judo Academy will be closed on the Fourth of July. ⁣⁣
No Jiu-Jitsu or Tai Chi classes this Thursday, July 4th.⁣⁣
Happy Independence Day!! 🇺🇸🎉⁣

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Hawaii Judo Academy Car Wash Fundraiser June 15, 2019
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Bow Out
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