Todd Tanaka is a well respected instructor in  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Todd is an extremely honorable and sincere person who teaches with those very same values.
He has just begun classes for children for the very first time and I cannot think of anyone better suited to instruct kids in this martial art.

Sensei Mitchel Shimamura – Roku Dan (6th  Degree Black Belt)

Shinden Shorin-Ryu Karate

Truly one of the nicest human beings you will ever meet, Sensei Mitchel learned the Matusbayashi-Ryu system and then Shinden Shorin Ryu, under the tutelage of reknownked Morita Sensei (Tommy Tomotsugu Morita 1919-2000).  Mitchel achieved the rank of Roku Dan or 6th Degree Black Belt and after initally teaching at the Nuuanu YMCA Dojo, opened his own school located at the former YBA, now known as Hongwanji Mission School’s Dojo’s.

The School’s address is 1728 Pali Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96817.

Mitchel is also a licensed chiropractor so if you also need work on your sacroiliac, give him a call.

For more details and info on the classes or even your chiropractic needs, call Mitchel at 847-8087.


Hawaii Betsuin Aikido Club

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Hawaii Betsuin Aikido Club first started in 1984, the dojo was originally known as Young Buddhist Association (YBA) Aikido Club. The club later took on the name of Hawaii Betsuin Aikido Club (HBAC). HBAC is part of the Hawaii Aikido Federation (HAF) that is an affiliate of Aikikai Hombu Dojo, Tokyo Japan.

HBAC has been lead by Chief instructor, Gayne Sogi, 7th dan. He provides leadership for the club as he has from when the club first opened over 25 years ago.

Classes are taught on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

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or call: 532-0522

Adult Classes

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Saturday 1pm – 2pm

Adult Advanced Classes

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Saturday 2pm – 2:30pm

Children Classes

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:30pm – 6:15pm

Saturday 1pm – 2pm

Children Advanced Classes

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Saturday 2pm – 2:30pm

Brandon Ho, co-founder of the Asian Lion Dance Team, has over thirty years of martial arts and lion dance experience. Great with kids, Brandon teaches the correct way in which Gung Fu and Lion Dance go hand in hand. There are many (too many actually) schools out there that just teach Lion Dancing without the martial art aspect which means you are missing a vital ingredient.
Check out his website

Call him at 277-8231

Watch a video of his team: