O2 News


6/9/13
Sunday’s (June 9th) Kids Classes will feature Cedric Yogi!
All three kid’s classes on Sunday will be taught by Cedric Yogi.  He will be teaching wrestling so please wear a shirt and shorts for those classes.

6/4-6/13
Cedric Yogi Teaching Wrestling at 3 Night GJJ Classes (June 4-6th)
O2’s Wrestling Coach Cedric Yogi will be covering the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8-10PM Gracie Jiu-Jitsu classes.  He will be teaching wrestling and helping to up our take down game.  Please wear no gi attire for those three night classes.

5/30/13 – 6/2/13
Kyle Snyder-Olivares Competing at the Worlds on June 1st!
World BJJ Championships
The Pyramid, University of California at Long Beach
O2’s brown belt stud Kyle Snyder-Olivares will be going for the gold in Long Beach and the team is excited to see him perform because it is tearing it up at the academy.

5/27/13
O2’s Annual Memorial Day Picnic at Bellows!
Bellow’s Air Force Base Beach
10AM-7PM
Potluck
It seems like almost the entire academy and their families came out to enjoy the sun, surf and food at Bellow’s Air Force Base Beach.  We had a great time boogie boarding and body surfing, playing volleyball and football and just relaxing after a tough weekend at NAGA.  A huge thanks to Cedric and Lei Yogi for planning the entire picnic!  Everyone had a great time.

5/25-26/13
NAGA: Pacific Grappling Championships
Radford H.S. Gym
An army of O2’s GJJ team went out and dominated!  The adults tore it up on Saturday and the kids followed suit on Sunday.  Four awesome NAGA belts were won and we took home a ton of medals.  A big thanks to the coaches who helped out and of course congratulations to every competitor that laid it on the line and represented O2!

O2 Martial Arts Academy will be closed Saturday – Monday (5/25-5/27) due to the NAGA tournament and Memorial day.  Please make up your classes on any of the other days.

5/4/13
Lacola, Parilla & Womack Win Their Triple Threat Matches!
Mad Skillz
Waipahu Filcom
Congratulations to Matt “Ice” Lascola (RNC in Round 3), Donovan “World Champ” Parrilla (Triangle in Round 3), Verdis “Fast Twitch” Womack on winning their Triple Threat matches!

4/27/13
Matt Lascola Wins Kickboxing Debut!
Star Elite Cagefighting: The Foundation
Aloha Tower Waterfront
Congrats to Matt “Ice” Lascola for making a successful kickboxing debut!

4/13/13
Hawaiian Open Championship
Kaiser H.S. Gym
O2’s GJJ team sent out a small, but effective team and made us proud at the first jewel of the Hawaii Triple Crown tournament.

4/13/13
Denny Prokopos Seminar @ O2 Martial Arts Academy
Eddie Bravo’s first black belt and the definitive source of Bravo’s rubber guard will be sharing some of his techniques of 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu. 
9AM-11AM
$50

3/23/13
Donovan Parrilla Wins At Man Up Stand Up
Waipahu Filcom
Donovan “World Champ” Parrilla returned to action and represented O2 successfully in a kickboxing match.

3/20/13
David Kama Seminar
David is a local boy and was the second American to ever receive a black belt from Rickson Gracie.  We are honored to have him share his knowledge.
O2 Martial Arts Academy
8-10PM
$50

2/16/13
Mayhem At The Mansion: Kauai Cage Match 14
Kilohana Carriage House, Lihue, Kauai
O2’s PJ Dean, Chris & Mike Onzuka helped lend their judging skills to Kauai’s premier MMA event.  We had a great time and want to thank our always awesome hosts, Vance Pascual and Randy Ortiz!

2/3/13
Diego Moraes Seminar at O2 Martial Arts Academy
11AM-1PM
$50
Diego has returned to Hawaii and agreed to share his cutting edge techniques at O2.  Diego and his brother, World Jiu-Jitsu Champion Daniel Moraes started training at the ICJG (Iate Clube Jardim Guanabara) gym that was the first academy opened by Relson Gracie.  Both brothers started as kids and we first met them in Brazil in 1997.  They received their black belts from Relson’s brother, Royler Gracie and are the Jiu-Jitsu instructors for the RoufusSport gym, which features UFC fighters; Anthony Pettis, Alan Belcher, Scott Jorgenson, and Ed Koch.

2/2/13
World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship: Hawaii Trials
McKinley High School Gym
The O2 Army jumped in and kicked off 2013’s first tournament collected a ton of medals!  This tournament starts off another great year of performance of the O2 GJJ team!  The comraderie and support from the entire team was felt and appreciated by all.

2/1/13
IBJJF Referee Clinic at O2 Martial Arts Academy
7PM-9PM
$60

12/8/12
O2MAA Annual Christmas Party
We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Celebrate with us at our annual Christmas party.  All students and their families are invited to join us for so fun, frolic and prizes.

It will take place at O2 Martial Arts Academy and starts promptly at 5PM.

11/24/12
Hawaii Triple Crown: Aloha State Championship of BJJ
McKinley High School Gym, Honolulu

Congratulations to all of our O2 competitors for representing!

11/10-11/12
Eternal Submission Tournament
Kauai Resort, Lihue, Kauai

Congratulations to Mathew “Matty Ice” Lascola, our sole representative in this tournament who left with an impressive first place finish in the no gi division and a second place finish in the blue belt division. A big thanks to Kyle Snyder-Oilvares, who coached him.

11/1/12
Hawaii News Now Reporter featured a story on cauliflower ear at O2

The beautiful Stephanie Lum featured the beasts of O2; Kyle Snyder-Olivares, Mike Onzuka, Justin Konia, Kris Sakuma, Dr. Byron Izuka and Dr. Jim Scoggins.

Hawaii doctors warn about the health risks associated with ‘cauliflower ear’. Stephanie Lum reports on the growing sports injury that’s not just for pros.

Report on Hawaii News Now:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhjR4xpr3j8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Written report on Hawaii News Now website:
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/19983031/hawaii-doctors-warn-about-the-health-risks-associated-with-cauliflower-ear

10/20-21/12
NAGA Hawaii
Radford High Sschool Gym

O2’s army came out and performed to the standards that we knew they could and more importantly, to the level they expected of themselves to not only keep O2 Martial Arts Academy on top, but to boost the Relson Gracie team along with all of our other Team Relson brothers to capture the overall team title once again!

10/7/12
Worlds Master Senior Championship
The Pyramid, Long Beach, CA

The O2 road show came up to Cali in spades and represented the old guard and showed the young boys how to do this on the world stage. O2 walked away with great results. We are proud of the great performances from everyone and more importantly the comradery of the team. This definitely sparked the team to train even harder and make a bigger impact on the mainland.

1st Place Andres Sepulveda, Blue belt Seniors 3 Open Division
3rd Place Alika Wong, Blue belt Masters Featherweight Division
3rd Place Greg Reed, Blue Belt Meio Pesado Division
3rd Place Andres Sepulveda, Blue belt Seniors 3 Meio Pesado Division

9/2/12
O2MAA Labor Day Picnic on Sunday ***Academy will be closed Sunday (9/2) and Monday (9/3)***

What: O2MAA Labor Day Picnic
Where: Bellows Air Force Base Beach, Waimanalo (On the military base side, past the guard shack)
Date: Sunday, September 2nd
Time: 9AM – 5PM
Other: Potluck (please bring a dish $15 or more)

Please email us your name, make, model, & license plate of your car so we can put you on the guest list to gain access, unless you havea military ID or sticker that allows you to get onto base. We will have beach volleyball at 12PM and kids games at 1PM.

9/1/12
O2MAA Hosts A Relson Gracie In-School Tournament
O2MAA invites all the other Relson Gracie schools to compete in an in-school tournament to help prepare the team for the upcoming NAGA tournament, gain more touranment experience or just get your feet wet in a tournament environment in a friendly arena. Please help spread the word.

Where: O2 Martial Arts Academy
98-019 Kamehameha Hwy, #208A, Aiea, HI 96701
Date: Saturday, Sept 1st
Time: 5:00-7:00PM
Cost: $20

If you have not pre-registered, please arrive prior to 4PM so we can start on time. You may mail in your registration form and $20 entrance fee to the address above. This tournament is open for kids and adults that are current members of the Relson Gracie Team.

8/18/12
O2MAA wishes Kaleo Kwan all the best on his new endeavor
Kaleo

7/26/12
O2MAA wishes Kaleo Kwan all the best on his new endeavor
Kaleo opened up his own gym on the eastside of the island and the demands of work, family, and the new gym made it difficult to meet his obligations at O2 so it was decided to allow Kaleo to focus 100% of his new gym. Kaleo’s dream is to reach out and make a difference to the youth in his community and we wish him all the best realizing that dream.

7/28/12
All Army Combatives Competition
Fort Hood, Texas
Congratulations to one of our newest young lions on a great performance, competing against many competors who have trained full time for this tournament.

Alex Santana won his first two matches but was edged out in the quarter finals.

7/7/12
Grapplers Quest – Las Vegas, NV
Congratulations to our two traveling competitors who were in the area and just jumped in the tournament.

Eamon Jimenez – 2nd Place (Kids White – Orange, 8-10 years old)

Romel Salamat – 3rd Place (Adult Mens White Belt)

6/17/12
State of Hawaii Championship 2012 – Kids & Adult No-Gi
Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, Honolullu, Hawaii

6/16/12
State of Hawaii Championship 2012 – Adult Gi
Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, Honolullu, Hawaii

White Belt 137-149lbs
2nd Place: Matthew Lascola

White Belt 177-189lbs
1st Place: Sean Aona
2nd Place: Eliot Sirca-Hansen

Blue Belt 137-149lbs
3rd Place: Kris Sakuma

Black Belt 4-Man Tournament
2nd Place: Kyle Synder-Olivares

6/15/12
Man Up & Stand Up Results
Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, Honolullu, Hawaii

130
CANAAN KAWAIHEA vs MAURICE PHILLIPS
Draw

135
BRYER NAGAHAMA def. JAYDEN RAPAUL
Decision

160
JOHN PAULO def. JOSH BENNETT
Decision

155
MICHAEL ULIBIS def. JOE HOPPS
Decision

160
DARIUS LANDO def. MATT FISHER
Decision

125
KALAI KWAN def. CHANTE STAFFORD
TKO via Referee stoppage in Round 2

152
BRYSON LUM JUSTIN KAHALEWAI

SHW
ERIC EDWARDS def. DAMON APPLEBAUM
TKO via Referee stoppage in Round 1.

146
TONY RODRIGUES def. ISAAC HOPPS
KO in Round 3.

Team Results
O2 Martial Arts Academy 68
Team Papakolea Jiu-Jitsu 54
Uptown Jiu-Jitsu 12
Kapolei Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 9
Team HK 1

White Belt – Kids division – 5-6yrs old
39lbs
1st Place: Joshua Cortez (TPJJ)
2nd Place: Darriyn Kuwana (Uptown)

White Belt – Kids division – 5-8yrs old
50lbs
1st Place: Michael Munger (O2MAA)
2nd Place: LJ Paison (TPJJ)

White Belt – Kids division – 5-8yrs old
130-167lbs
1st Place: Hoku Annaydo (TPJJ)
2nd Place: Chance Ingalis (Kapolei BJJ)

White Belt – Kids division – 8-10yrs old
54-57lbs
1st Place: Ty Kaneshiro (O2MAA)
2nd Place: Joe-Xiah Rapozo (O2MAA)

White Belt – Kids division – 8-9yrs old
73-84lbs
1st Place: Ben Chee (O2MAA)
2nd Place: Jaymar Lanoza (O2MAA)

White Belt – Kids division – 7yrs old
73-89lbs
1st Place: Darrion McGrew (TPJJ)
2nd Place: John Lanoza (O2MAA)

White Belt – Kids division – 10-11yrs old
70lbs
1st Place: Keneke Rosa (O2MAA)
2nd Place: Davan Sagara (O2MAA)

White Belt – Kids division – 9-14yrs old
84-90lbs
1st Place: Dillon Wong (TPJJ)
2nd Place: Jordan Arasaki (O2MAA)

White Belt – Kids division – 11-13yrs old
94-110lbs
1st Place: Chazton Luangrath (O2MAA)
2nd Place: Laylee Pasion (TPJJ)

White Belt – Kids division –12-15yrs old
116-125lbs
1st Place: Paki Cadd (TPJJ)
2nd Place: Jade Sagvedra (TPJJ)

White Belt – Adult division
129-154lbs
1st Place: Justin Fukunaga (Uptown)
2nd Place: Richard Yi (TPJJ)

White Belt – Adult division
188lbs
1st Place: Blake Buckner (O2MAA)
2nd Place: Sean Aona (O2MAA)

White-Yellow Belt – Kids division – 8-10yrs old
50lbs
1st Place: Eamon Jimenez (O2MAA)
2nd Place: Zane Whitney (TPJJ)

Yellow Belt – Kids division – 13-14yrs old
89-127lbs
1st Place: Jasper Cantorna (O2MAA)
2nd Place: Kayla Whitney (TPJJ)

White Belt – Adult division
188lbs
1st Place: Blake Buckner (O2MAA)
2nd Place: Sean Aona (O2MAA)

White-Blue Belt – Adult division, Female
135-168lbs
1st Place: Chanel Kaneshiro (Uptown)
2nd Place: Kapena Jose (Kapolei BJJ)

Blue Belt – Adult division
119-140lbs
1st Place: Chasen Auwae (TPJJ)
2nd Place: Ross Miyasato (Uptown)

Blue Belt – Adult division
150-165lbs
1st Place: Chad Kam (TPJJ)
2nd Place: Kris Sakuma (O2MAA)

Blue Belt – Adult division
218-250lbs
1st Place: Wayne Manning (TPJJ)
2nd Place: Greg Reed (O2MAA)

Beginner No Gi – Kids division – 5-6yrs old
39lbs
1st Place: Joshua Cortez (TPJJ)
2nd Place: Darriyn Kuwana (Uptown)

Beginner No Gi – Kids division – 5-8yrs old
50lbs
1st Place: Michael Munger (O2MAA)
2nd Place: Ariana Ramones (TPJJ)

Beginner No Gi – Kids division – 7yrs old
73-89lbs
1st Place: John Lanoza (O2MAA)
2nd Place: Darrion McGrew (TPJJ)

Beginner No Gi – Kids division – 5-8yrs old
130-167lbs
1st Place: Hoku Annaydo (TPJJ)
2nd Place: Chance Ingalis (Kapolei JJ)

Beginner No Gi – Kids division – 8-10yrs old
54-57lbs
1st Place: Ty Kaneshiro (O2MAA)
2nd Place: Joe-Xiah Rapozo (O2MAA)

Beginner No Gi – Kids division – 8-9yrs old
73-84lbs
1st Place: Ben Chee (O2MAA)
2nd Place: Jaymar Lanoza (O2MAA)

Beginner No Gi – Kids division – 10-11yrs old
70lbs
1st Place: Davan Sagara (O2MAA)
2nd Place: Keneke Rosa (O2MAA)

Beginner No Gi – Kids division – 9-14yrs old
84-90lbs
1st Place: Devin Bruggeman (Kapolei BJJ)
2nd Place: Dillon Wong (TPJJ)

Beginner No Gi – Kids division – 11-13yrs old
94-110lbs
1st Place: Chazton Luangrath (O2MAA)
2nd Place: Allyson Kuwana (Uptown)

Beg-Int No Gi – Kids division – 8-10yrs old
50lbs
1st Place: Eamon Jimenez (O2MAA)
2nd Place: Austin Whitney (TPJJ)

Beginner No Gi – Kids division –12-15yrs old
116-125lbs
1st Place: Paki Cadd (TPJJ)
2nd Place: Jade Sagvedra (TPJJ)

Beginner No Gi – Adult division
129-154lbs
1st Place: Daniel Lee (TPJJ)
2nd Place: Justin Fukunaga (Uptown)

Beginner No Gi – Adult division
188lbs
1st Place: Sean Aona (O2MAA)
2nd Place: Blake Buckner (O2MAA)

Beg-Int No Gi – Adult division, Female
135-168lbs
1st Place: Kapena Jose (Kapolei BJJ)
2nd Place: Chanel Kaneshiro (Uptown)

Intermediate No Gi – Adult division
119-140lbs
1st Place: Chasen Auwae (TPJJ)
2nd Place: Scott Suzuki (Team HK)

Intermediate No Gi – Adult division
150-165lbs
1st Place: Chad Kam (TPJJ)
2nd Place: Kris Sakuma (O2MAA)

Intermediate No Gi – Adult division
218-250lbs
1st Place: Greg Reed (O2MAA)
2nd Place: Wayne Manning (TPJJ)

5/5/12
O2 Martial Arts Academy hosts
The Relson Gracie Association In-School Gi & No Gi Tournament

The Tournament will be held at: O2 Martial Arts Academy
98-019 Kamehameha Hwy #208A, Aiea, Hawaii 96701
(Between Best Buy & Cutter Ford Aiea, Above Goodwill)

Saturday, May 5, 2011
Starts at 5:00PM
Cost: $20 Entry Fee
Open to all Relson Gracie associations

Tentative schedule
Kids Gi & no Gi
Purples belts and above Gi & No Gi
Blue belts Gi & No Gi
Women’s Gi & No Gi
White belts Gi & No Gi

Click here for the Registration form

Please try & pre-register by Friday, May 4th by 9PM, registrations will be accepted on the day of the tournament, but may delay the start of the tournament, so please register early.

International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rules (points & advantages) (http://www.ibjjf.org/rules.htm)
Sorry, this is not a spectator event due to space constraints.

For more information call Mike (808) 381-9530 or Chris (808) 381-5959 or email info@onzuka.com
or mail your registration form & check to:
O2 Martial Arts Academy, 98-019 Kam Hwy #208A, Aiea, Hawaii 96701

King Of The Cage Hawaii Presents: King Of The Ring Results
Waipahu Filcom Center, Waipahu, Hawaii
May 4, 2012

The kickboxing team did it again! Another stellar performance by the our young lions.

Competition
Darius Lando (O2 Martial Arts Academy) Defeats Cody Young via Decision
Joseph Hopps (O2 Martial Arts Academy) and Cranston Takayama Draw
Kalai Kwan (O2 Martial Arts Academy) Defeats Ranson Ranchez via Decision
Isaac Hopps (O2 Martial Arts Academy) Defeats Bronson Mohika via Decision

5/4/12
King of the Ring
Waipahu Filcom, Waipahu
May 4, 2012
Doors open at 6:00 PM
Event starts at 7:00PM

King of the Cage Hawaii is preparing for their first of many Mixed Martial Art’s Event’s. King Of The Ring will have some of Hawaii’s top Mixed Martial Art’s Fighter’s from 11 different Schools, and a total of 11 Fight’s all under one roof. In the night’s Main Event 808 Top Team’s Bronson Mohika will be taking on 02 Martial Arts Academy’s Issac Hopps. In the Co-Main Event it will Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Desi Minor taking on K-Pal’s Mahiai Naihe, and these are just two of the night’s fight’s. Other fighter that will be in action that night will be Toby Misech, Bradda Copper, Kalai Kwan, Brianne Jhun, Tristin Kamaka, Tofi Mika, and many more of Hawaii’s Rising Stars. This event will take place at the Waipahu Filcom, Doors open at 6:00 PM, and fight’s starts at 7:00 PM. King of the Cage Hawaii is dedicated to helping out Hawaii Fighter’s showcase their talent in a safe and well run event. All fight’s are tentative and subject to change.

MAIN EVENT
BRONSON MOHIKA (808 TT) VS ISAAC HOPPS (O2MAA)

(SEMI MAIN)
DESI MINOR (TRILOGY) VS MAHIAI NAIHE (K-PAL)

(125LBS WOMENS)
WANDA WERNER (SOMMA) VS JOREEN MARU (HOLY FIRE)

(175LBS)
DUKE SARAGOSA (808TT) VS ROBERT BANIS (TCK)

(155LBS)
BRADDA COOPER (808FF) VS JAMES REYES (BHB)

(135LBS)
JOEY SCHIPPER (808 FF) VS STU JONES (TCK)

(135LBS)
BRENON NASH (FIVE-0) VS ANTHONY REYES (BHB)

(125LBS)
RANSON RANCHEZ (808TT) VS KALAI KWAN (O2MAA)

(125LBS WOMENS)
BRIANNE JHUN (808TT) VS MYSHA MONTIRA(BHB)

(125LBS)
ALPHOSO MARTINEZ (808TT) VS ANU SAPLA (SOMMA)

(155LBS)
CODY YOUNG (K-PAL) VS DARIUS LANDO (O2MAA)

(145LBS TT)
JACOB LEE (808FF) VS JAMES TRUMAN (TCK)

(135LBS)
KAI KAMAKA (808FF) VS THOMAS REYES (BHB)

(HVY TT)
ALVIN KANEHAILUA (FREE) VS ERIC GONSALVES (HMC)

(215LBS TT)
NATE HENDERSON (808FF) VS KALAI IRVINE (HMC)

(160LBS)
CRANSTON TAKIYAMA (FIVE-O) VS JOSEPH HOPPS (O2MAA)

65lbs
RAVEN TAMPOS (FIVE-O) VS. CHANCE CENO (TCK)

(KIDS 65LBS 1 KICK)
GODDHEY JACALNE (FIVE-O) VS LOPAKA CENO (TCK)

(KIDS 45LBS)
DANTEN KAHEAKU (FIVE-0) VS DESI FIATOA (FREELANCE)

4/28/12
Destiny: Unleashed
The Waterfront, Aloha Tower, Honolulu

170 lbs Amateur Title 3-3 minute rounds
Jason Rivera (Wanderlei Silva Gym, Las Vegas, NV) def. Justin Konia (HMC/02 Martial Arts Academy)
TKO :56 in the third round

Congratulations to Justin Konia who fought hard, but came up short at Destiny. We are proud of you and know you will come back stronger. Takestiny: Unleashed that long deserved break and see you back at O2!

4/14/12
2012 HAWAIIAN CHAMPIONSHIP OF BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU RESULTS
PART 1 OF TRIPLE CROWN SERIES
KAISER HIGH SCHOOL GYM, APRIL 16, 2012

The O2 Jiu-Jitsu instructors are extremely proud of the team! We brought 8 competitors and we led the Relson Gracie team to win the team title once again. Great job Team O2 and the rest of the Relson Gracie Team. As usual, we came together as a team and brought it!

MEN’S GI WHITE BELT
MIDDLE HEAVY
1ST – SIMEN RAUDSTEIN Ultimate Fight School 5
2ND – KRISTIAN AQUINO Gracie Barra University 3
3RD – MIKE COOPER N/A 1
3RD – ELLIOT SIRCA-HANSEN Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 1

MEN’S GI BROWN BELT
OPEN
1ST – KYLE OLIVARES Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 5
2ND – DESMOND THAIN Relson Gracie – Ronn Shiraki Academy 3
3RD – BRONSON ACDAL Nova Uniao Eight Sixxx 1

MIDDLE HEAVY / HEAVY
1ST – JAVIER MARTINEZ North Shore Jiu-Jitsu 5
2ND – KYLE OLIVARES Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 3
3RD – ALIOUNE DIOP 36 Chambers 1
3RD – NICHOLAS LEE Relson Gracie – Ronn Shiraki Academy 1

WHITE BELT
KID’S GI
7-8 YRS 47-65 LBS
1ST – EAMONN JIMENEZ Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 5
2ND – VICTORIA LEE N/A 3
3RD – TANNER AOKI Alliance BJJ 1
3RD – TY CLARK Relson Gracie – Waikiki 1

8 YRS 80-90 LBS
1ST – BENJAMIN CHEE Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 5
2ND – ADAM SABATINI N/A 3

11 YRS 75-82 LBS
1ST – NAKELA SNYDER Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 5
2ND – MAKANA SRVIONGSANA Brazilian Freestyle Jiu Jitsu 3
3RD – BO STONE North Shore Jiu-Jitsu 1
3RD – GRIANLUCA BATTLES Sunset Beach Jiu Jitsu 1

11-12 YRS 94-110 LBS
1ST – CHAZTON LUANGRATH Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 5
2ND – ALLYSON KUWANA Brazilian Freestyle Jiu Jitsu 3
3RD – NICHOLAS OSHIRO Relson Gracie – Team HK 1
3RD – STORMY ENRIGHT Maui Jiu-Jitsu 1

12-13 YRS 87-99 LBS
1ST – BRYZEN CADIZ Powerhouse Kauai JJ 5
2ND – JASPER CATORNA Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 3
3RD – HONOLUA BLOMFIELD North Shore Jiu-Jitsu 1
3RD – RALPH EDADES Gracie Technics 1

NOVICE
KID’S NO-GI
10-11 YRS 175-200 LBS
1ST – XAVIER WILDY Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 5
2ND – ISAAC AHAEE Grappling Unlimited 3

INTERMEDIATE
KID’S NO-GI
7-9 YRS 52-54 LBS
1ST – EAMONN JIMENEZ Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 5
2ND – ETHAN JOHNSTON Relson Gracie – Waikiki 3
3RD – TY CLARK Relson Gracie – Waikiki 1
3RD – RAINE YOSHIDA Alliance BJJ 1

11 YRS 68-70 LBS
1ST – CHAI CAPILI Central Oahu Jiu Jitsu 5
2ND – NAKELA SNYDER Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 3
3RD – KEA RODRIGUES Central Oahu Jiu Jitsu 1

12-13 YRS 87-102 LBS
1ST – JASPER CATORNA Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 5
2ND – BRYZEN CADIZ Powerhouse Kauai JJ 3
3RD – SOFIA LIZARES Gracie Technics 1
3RD – CHAZTON LUANGRATH Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 1

SCHOOLS POINTS
TEAM POINTS
1ST – Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 196
Relson Gracie – Ronn Shiraki Academy
Relson Gracie – Team HK
Relson Gracie – Papakolea Jiu-Jitsu
Relson Gracie – Kauai Technical Institute
Relson Gracie – Hawaii Kai
Relson Gracie – Main Academy
Relson Gracie – Uptown
Relson Gracie – Waikiki
Relson Gracie – Kapolei Jiu-Jitsu
Relson Gracie – Waterfront

2ND – Sunset Beach Jiu Jitsu 96
Mad Tiger Jiu-Jitsu

3RD – Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Kailua 95
Central Oahu Jiu Jitsu
Trilogy Jiu-Jitsu

SCHOOL POINTS
Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 51
Relson Gracie – Ronn Shiraki Academy 26
Relson Gracie – Team HK 29
Relson Gracie – Papakolea Jiu-Jitsu 10
Relson Gracie – Kauai Technical Institute 10
Relson Gracie – Hawaii Kai 6
Relson Gracie – Main Academy 5
Relson Gracie – Uptown 7
Relson Gracie – Waikiki 35
Relson Gracie – Kapolei Jiu-Jitsu 17
Relson Gracie – Waterfront 1

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Kailua 47
Central Oahu Jiu Jitsu 13
Trilogy Jiu-Jitsu 35

Gracie Barra Honolulu 1
Gracie Barra University 26
Gracie Barra Aiea 1
Gracie Barra 1

Brazilian Freestyle Jiu Jitsu 30
Maui Grappling Academy 33
Maui Martial Arts 3
Kaiser High School

Sunset Beach Jiu Jitsu 72
Mad Tiger Jiu-Jitsu 24

Grappling Unlimited 25

North Shore Jiu-Jitsu 61

Ka-mole Jiu-Jitsu 5

Nova Uniao Eight Sixxx 52
Nyza Jiu-Jitsu 12
Combat 50 / Nova Uniao

Gracie Technics 14

South Oahu MMA 5

Powerhouse Kauai 8

Ultimate Fight School 18

Alliance BJJ 19

Maui Jiu-Jitsu 21

Pure Jiu Jitsu 10

BJ PENN 10

South Oahu MMA 5

36 Chambers 1

Team Garage 4

Makule Jiu Jitsu 3

3/3/12
O2 Goes 4-0 at Vendetta 3

The boys fought hard and fought well, representing their instructors and their team in fine fashion showing heart, determination and honor. We are very proud of you and thank you to the team for preparing the warriors for battle!

Kickboxing
Bryer Nagahama def. Thomas Reyes (Reyes Dojo) via decision

Triple Threat
Verdis Womack def. Mike Pu’u (Edwards MMA) via submission via triangle in Round 3.

Kickboxing
Eugene Anguay def. Anthony Reyes (Reyes Dojo) via decision

Kickboxing
Kalai Kwan def. Jonavan Pitre (Total Control) via decision

2/4/12
O2 Martial Arts Academy Kickboxing Team Goes 4-0 at Man Up & Stand Up

Kalai Kwan, Andymar Renon, Damon Applebaum and Bryson Lum dominated their opponents to win their kickboxing matches. Three won via decision and Andymar “The Smiling Assassin” Renon finished his opponenht in the 2nd round. Bryson Lum ended the night by defeating Nui Wheller to take the Middleweight belt. Great job boys! And a big thanks goes to the team who contributed to their victories.

1/15/12
O2 Martial Arts Academy Jiu-Jitsu Team Dominates at the Polynesia BJJ Tournament

The entire kids team and couple of adults that competed all medaled in the first tournament of the year, The Polynesia BJJ Tournament helped prove that our team is ready for IBJJF tournaments. Congrats to all the competitors!

12/17/11
O2 Martial Arts Annual X-Mas Party on Saturday, December 17, 2011 starting at 5:00 PM
Saturday GJJ Class is cancelled due to party

It’s that time of year for our O2 annual Christmas Party! As usual we will have some videos, some Wii competition, raffles, and other things. This is a Potluck so please bring a small dish (somewhere between $10-15, not more please) and we will have a ton of food. If you cannot afford to bring food, please come anyway! This is a family friendly event so bring the wifey/husband and kids or girlfriend/boyfriend to meet the team. We are asking everyone to come BEFORE 6 pm so that we can say grace and start eating at 6:00 pm so that the kids are not starving. Don’t worry if you have to leave early or come late because we usually go until the wee hours. Last year we ended up with the adults going against the kids playing dodgeball at 2:30 am. Lol! Hope to see you all there.

12/11/11
O2MAA’s Kickboxing Team Goes 4-3 at Man Up & Stand Up
Waipahu Filcom
Saturday, December 10

The O2 Kickboxing team performed exceptionally well, however the results do not do us justice. The fights we losts were razor thin and a couple were baffling. Either way we will keep our heads held high and work harder, continue to improve and try to take it out of the hands of the judges. 4 of the boys were awarded belts and Isaac Hopps successfully defended his title. Great job to the fighters and the coaches! And a big Mahalos to the O2 family for coming to support the boys!

Grudge Match: 175
DARIUS LANDO (O2 Martial Arts Academy) def. Lombard Madalora (Team ONe Speed)
By Decision (Darius get Grudge Match belt)

135 Super Light Weight Title
ELIAS VELASCO (Body Head Bangahz) def. NALU KAWAILIMA (O2 Martial Arts Academy)
By Decision

160 Title
WALTER WALKER (Up N Up) def. JUSTIN DULAY (O2 Martial Arts Academy)
By Decision

130 Title
ISAIAH PASCUA (Ringsport) def. EUGENE ANGUAY (O2 Martial Arts Academy)
By Decision

146 Title Defense
ISAAC HOPPS (O2 Martial Arts Academy) def. CHAZ KANAE (Freelance)
By Decision

SHW Title
DAMON APPLEBAUM (O2 Martial Arts Academy) def. BEN BOYCE (Freelance)
By Decision

Grudge Match: 150
BRYSON “FO REAL” LUM (O2 Martial Arts Academy) def. JON MENDONSA (Combat 50)
By KO in Round 1 (Bryson get Grudge Match belt)

11/23/11
O2 Martial Arts X-Mas Party is set for Saturday, December 17 starting at 5:00 PM

It’s that time of year for our O2 annual Christmas Party! As usual we will have some videos, some Wii competition, raffles, and other things. This is a Potluck so please bring a small dish (somewhere between $10-15, not more please) and we will have a ton of food. If you cannot afford to bring food, please come anyway! This is a family friendly event so bring the wifey/husband and kids or girlfriend/boyfriend to meet the team. We are asking everyone to come BEFORE 6 pm so that we can say grace and start eating at 6:00 pm so that the kids are not starving. Don’t worry if you have to leave early or come late because we usually go until the wee hours. Last year we ended up with the adults going against the kids playing dodgeball at 2:30 am. Lol! Hope to see you all there!

If you want to break tradition and actually RSVP with what type of food you are going to bring, please email us by clicking here and we will post it here so that we do not have 10 noodle dishes like last year. lol.

11/22/11
O2 Classes are cancelled on Friday (the day after Thanksgiving)

The kids and adult classes have been canceled due to the holiday on Friday. This will give you time to recover from that early morning shopping! Have a great Thanksgiving!

11/6/11
Zachary Kaina-Kokubun & Nakela Snyder both won in the no-gi divisions on Day 2 so they are the Gi & No-Gi Champs!

Awesome job guys, O2 Brown Belt and Triple Crown Champ Kyle Snyder-Olivares and his Dad, Ryan “Scoops” Olivares were on hand to see the boys tear it up on the mat. Kyle’s foot cast is off so he will be slowly getting back in shape for a strong 2012! Right now he is looking like his Dad, which is scary…

11/5/11
O2 Is On A Tear This Weekend!

In California:
Greg “Pressure” Reed Is the No Gi World BJJ Champ!
Greg captured the title in the Blue Belt Senior 1 Super Pesado division in Long Beach, California

BLUE BELT SENIOR 1
SUPER HEAVY
FIRST Gregory Reed Relson Gracie
SECOND Heriberto Cordero Clark Gracie JJ
THIRD Robert Hill Nova União

On Kauai:
Zachary Kaina-Kokubun & Nakela Snyder both won their divisions in the gi on Day 1.

Eternal Fighter Brazilian Gi & NoGi Tournament
Kauai Beach Resort, Kauai
November 5th & 6th, 2011

Zachary Kaina-Kokubun & Nakela Snyder both won their divisions in the gi and are resting for tomorrow’s no gi’s divison. Great job boys!

10/23/11
Team O2 Tears It Up At NAGA!

NAGA Hawaii
Radford High School, Honolulu, Hawaii
October 22, 2011

Mens NO-GI Beginner Welter Weight
1st Place Tenzin Pasang Maui Grappling 70
2nd Place David Seghorn United MMA 50
3rd Place Verdis Womack Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 30
Mens NO-GI Beginner Light Heavy Weight
1st Place Elliot Sirca-Hansen Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 70
2nd Place Shaun Henderson Mad Tiger Academy 50
Mens NO-GI Intermediate Heavy Weight
1st Place Justin Moniz Fight for Life 90
2nd Place james kauila Gracie Barra 70
3rd Place Gregory Reed Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 50
Mens NO-GI Directors Intermediate Heavy Weight
1st Place Michael Bates Carlson Gracie 90
2nd Place Andres Sepulveda Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 70
3rd Place Roy Onomura Relson Gracie 50
Mens NO-GI Directors Expert Heavy Weight
1st Place Kaleo Hosaka Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 120
2nd Place Robert Ostovich, Sr. Jesus is Lord 90
3rd Place Sean Starn Grappling Unlimited 70
Masters NO-GI Novice Light Weight
1st Place Michael Rosner Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 50
2nd Place Christopher Parker 30
3rd Place Harris Tran Relson Gracie 20
Masters NO-GI Beginner Light Weight
1st Place Erik Snyder Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 70
2nd Place Patrick Sullivan Alliance 50
3rd Place Daniel Phoenix Spa City BJJ 30
Masters NO-GI Intermdiate Middle Weight
1st Place Chris Templo Relson Gracie 90
2nd Place Rommel Salamat Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 70
3rd Place Alfredo Baliba Gracie Barra 50
Masters NO-GI Novice Light Heavy Weight
1st Place TC Buffett Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 50
2nd Place Reynold Kam Team Cat 30
3rd Place Shane Treu Carlson Gracie 20
Masters NO-GI Intermediate Light Heavy Weight
1st Place Stephen Thai Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 90
2nd Place Kimo Galon Gracie Technics 70

Mens GI White Belt Light Heavy Weight
1st Place Elliot Sirca-Hansen Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 50
2nd Place Shaun Henderson Mad Tiger 30
3rd Place Jacob Medeiros Maui Grappling Academy 20
Mens GI White Belt Cruiser Weight
1st Place Travis Smith New Breed Kawai 50
2nd Place Dom Joavanni Cueva Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 30
3rd Place Brandon Laflin Independent 20
Mens GI Blue Belt Light Weight
1st Place Clinton Dela Cruz Gracie Barra 70
2nd Place Kristopher Sakuma Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 50
3rd Place Rodney Asentista Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 30
Mens GI Masters White Belt Light Weight
1st Place Lance Owings Charles Gracie Big Isl. 50
2nd Place Klaylan Burchett Charles Gracie Big Isl. 30
3rd Place Erik Snyder Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 20
Mens GI Masters White Belt Light Heavy Weight
1st Place Anthony Knight Kailua Gracies 50
2nd Place Keenan Eckel Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 30
3rd Place Sean Aona Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 20
Mens GI Masters Blue Belt Middle Weight
1st Place Chris Templo Relson Gracie 70
2nd Place Rommel Salamat Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 50
3rd Place Nicholas Lee Relson Gracie 30
Mens GI Directors White Belt Heavy Weight
1st Place Michael Bates Carlson Gracie Maui 50
2nd Place Roy Onomura Relson Gracie 30
3rd Place Andres Sepulveda Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 20

Kids NO-GI Beginner 49.9 lbs & under 8 & 9 yr olds
1st Place Bradford Chaves Maui Jiu Jitsu 70
2nd Place Bradin Nitahara Maui Jiu Jitsu 50
3rd Place Eamon Jimenez Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 30
Kids NO-GI Novice 50 to 59.9 lbs 8 yrs old
1st Place Benjamin Kuhaulua Gracie Barra 50
2nd Place Joe-Xiah Rapoza Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 30
3rd Place Dylan Tomita Grappling Unlimited 20
Kids GI Beginner 50 to 59.9 lbs. no subs 8 yrs old
1st Place Titan Rodrigues North Shore JJ 50
2nd Place Joe-Xiah Rapoza Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 30
3rd Place Benjamin Kuhaulua Nova Uniao 20
Kids NO-GI Expert 60 to 69.9 lbs 11 & 12 yr olds
1st Place Casey Nitta Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 120
2nd Place Alec Ralph Cleber Jiu Jitsu 90
3rd Place Colby Hanley, Jr. 70
Kids NO-GI Expert 60 to 69.9 lbs 8 & 9 yr olds
1st Place Kade Ruotolo A-Team Jiu Jitsu 120
2nd Place Zachary Kaina-Kokubun Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 90
Kids GI Expert 60 to 69.9 lbs 8 & 9 yr olds
1st Place Tye Ruotolo A-Team Jiu Jitsu 120
2nd Place Zachary Kaina-Kokubun Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 90
3rd Place Erickson K. Manuel Alliance 70
Kids GI Expert 60 to 69.9 lbs 11 & 12 yr olds
1st Place Colby Hanley, Jr. 120
2nd Place Casey Nitta Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 90
3rd Place Alec Ralph Cleber Jiu Jitsu 70
Girls NO-GI Beginner 70 to 79.9 lbs
1st Place Jahena Miguel Maui JJ 70
2nd Place Kyrah Kuratani Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 50
Kids NO-GI Beginner 70 to 79.9 lbs 9 & 10 yr olds
1st Place Nakela Snyder Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 70
2nd Place Micah Jaena Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 50
3rd Place Ty Kaneshiro Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 30
Kids GI Beginner 70 to 79.9 lbs 10 yrs old
1st Place Nakela Snyder Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 70
2nd Place GianLuca Battles 50
3rd Place Ty Kaneshiro Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 30
Kids GI Beginner 70 to 79.9 lbs 8 & 9 yr olds
1st Place Rocky Jose-afuvai Central Oahu Jiu Jitsu 70
2nd Place Micah Jaena Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 50
Kids NO-GI Beginner 80 to 89.9 lbs 12 & 13 yr olds
1st Place Rawelo Alcos Gracie Humaita/Central Oahu 70
2nd Place Jasper Cantorna Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 50
3rd Place Tyler Cieskowski Gracie Jiu Jitsu 30
Kids NO-GI Beginner 80 to 89.9 lbs 10 & 11 yr olds
1st Place Samuel Fisher Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 70
2nd Place Chazton Luangrath Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 50
3rd Place Rowdy Grover North Shore JJ 30
Kids GI Beginner 80 to 89.9 lbs 10 & 11 yr olds
1st Place Chazton Luangrath Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 70
2nd Place Saje Nelson Sunset Beach 50
3rd Place Rowdy Grover North Shore JJ 30
Kids GI Beginner 80 to 89.9 lbs 12 & 13 yr olds
1st Place Lawelo Alcos Gracie Humaita/Central Oahu 70
2nd Place Jasper Cantorna Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 50
3rd Place Dillon Wong Papakolea 30
Kids GI Beginner 80 to 89.9 lbs 11 yrs old
1st Place Ralph Edades Gracie Technics 70
2nd Place Samuel Fisher Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 50
Girls GI Beginner
1st Place Madyson Pena Gracie Jiu Jitsu 70
2nd Place Shyla Kuratani Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 50
Girls NO-GI Beginner
1st Place Bailey Lum Longman 70
2nd Place Christine Andres Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 50
3rd Place Tehani K.M. Mata DJJ 30
Girls NO-GI Intermediate 8 & 9 yr olds
1st Place Tayzia Kuikahi Mad Tiger 90
2nd Place Anjelynn Baron Central Oahu Jiu Jitsu 70
3rd Place Malia Mason Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 50
Girls NO-GI Intermediate 11 yrs old
1st Place Sofa Lizares Gracie Waikiki 90
2nd Place Shyla Kuratani Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 70
Kids NO-GI Expert 100 to 114.9 lbs. 12 yrs old
1st Place La’akea Joy Goshin Tsugiashi Do 120
2nd Place Mykah Kuratani Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 90
Kids NO-GI Novice 115 to 129.9 lbs 10 & 11 yr olds
1st Place Ty Bantes Carlson Gracie 50
2nd Place Xavier Wildy Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 30
Girls GI Intermediate 115 to 129.9 lb
1st Place Shyla Kuratani Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 90
2nd Place Nami Daugherty Sunset Beach 70
Kids GI Expert 115 to 129.9 lbs 11 to 13 yr olds
1st Place Ka’ehu Keawe Gracie Barra 120
2nd Place Mykah Kuratani Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 90
Kids GI Beginner 150 to 179.9 lbs
1st Place Ty Bantes Carlson Gracie 70
2nd Place Xavier Wildy Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 50
Kids GI Beginner Girls 11 & 12 yr olds
1st Place Domique Battles Sunset Beach 70
2nd Place Jaya Belyeu Sunset Beach 50
3rd Place Christine Andres Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 30
Teen NO-GI Expert Light Weight 16 & 17 year olds
1st Place Kolby Chow Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 120
2nd Place Reinton Kawamae HMC 90
Teen GI Expert Light Weight 16 & 17 year olds
1st Place Kolby Chow Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 120
2nd Place Reinton Kawamae HMC 90
Teen NO-GI Novice Middle Weight 16 & 17 yr olds
1st Place Clifford Yu Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 50
2nd Place Josh Thompson 30
Teen GI Intermediate Girls
1st Place Anjelynn Baron Central Oahu Jiu Jitsu 90
2nd Place Tayzia Kuikahi Mad Tiger 70
3rd Place Malia Mason Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 50
Teen NO-GI Expert Girls
1st Place Harmony Pacheco Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 120
2nd Place ? ? 90
Teen GI Expert Girls
1st Place Harmony Pacheco Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 120
2nd Place Angela Enos Relson Gracie 90

10/8/11
O2 Goes 5-1 at Man Up And Stand Up!

Man Up And Stand Up
Waipahu Filcom Center, Waipahu, Hawaii
October 7, 2011

Kickboxing: 135 lbs
BRYER NAGAHAMA DEF. NATHAN WOODS

Kickboxing: 135 lbs
NALU KAWAILIMA DEF. NEVADA HARRISON

Kickboxing: 160 lbs
JUSTIN DULAY DEF. JOSEPH ENAENA

Kickboxing: 155 lbs
ANTHONY RIVERA DEF. JOE HOPPS

Kickboxing: 175 lbs
DARIUS EL MATADOR LANDO DEF. LEE OLIVERAS

Kickboxing: 115 lbs
KALAI KWAN DEF. KAIKANE QUIZON

9/4/11
Australian Fighting Championships 2
Melbourne Aquatic & Sports Complex, Melbourne, Australia
September 3, 2011

MMA: 155lbs
Marcin Held def. Kaleo Kwan (O2 Martial Arts Academy)
Submission via heel hook in Round 1.

9/3/11
O2 Kickboxing Team Goes 5-1 At Man Up And Stand Up!

Man Up And Stand Up
Waipahu Filcom Center, Waipahu, Hawaii
September 2, 2011

140
DEREK MIN Def. OLA LUM (O2 Martial Arts Academy)
Via decision

145
ISAAC HOPPS (O2 Martial Arts Academy) Def. CORY ESTRAD
Via decision

125
NALU KAWAILIMA (O2 Martial Arts Academy) Def. KALEI AIWOHI
Via decision

215
DAMON APPLEBAUM (O2 Martial Arts Academy) Def. AARON ROSE
Via decision

150
BRYSEN “4 REAL” LUM (O2 Martial Arts Academy) Def. LANCE BELL
Via decision

105: Exhibition
ANGELO DEAN-BONGO (O2 Martial Arts Academy) vs. Def. MAKOA DESANTOS

175
DARIUS LANDO (O2 Martial Arts Academy) Def. LOMBART MALEDONA
Via decision

140
BRANSON TADAKI (O2 Martial Arts Academy) Def. NOA KAMELAMELA
Via decision

July-August
Congratulations to the following O2 students! Their hard work and dedication has earned them the following promotions:

Blue Belt
Elvin Bumanglag
Jubal Nabong
Andres Sepulveda
Stephen Thai

Blue Stripes:
Chris Nakasato – 1st stripe
Darin Nakasato –1st stripe
Greg Reed – 1st stripe
Sean Shinjo – 2nd stripe
Jence Kona – 4th stripe
Mike Dorman 4th stripe

Purple Belt
Justin Sato

Purple Stripes:
Chris Major – 1st stripe
Les Gantan – 2nd stripe

Brown Belt
Terence Matsuno

Brown Stripes:
Bobby Moss – 2nd stripe
Neal Tomimatsu – 2nd stripe
Kyle Olivares – 3rd stripe

Kids Promotions
White Belt Stripes:
Christine Andres – 1st stripe
Jasper Cantorna – 1st stripe
Ben Chee – 1st stripe
Michelle Fujita – 1st stripe
Malia Fujita – 1st stripe
Ty Kaneshiro – 1st stripe
Kyrah Kuratani – 1st stripe
Micah Jaena – 1st stripe
Eamon Jimenez – 1st stripe
Dylan Pagente – 1st stripe
Davan Sagara – 1st stripe
Davan Sagara – 2nd stripe
Keneke Rosa – 2nd stripe

Yellow Belt Stripes:
Zachary Kaina-Kokubun – 1st stripe
Jessa Khan – 1st stripe
Malia Mason – 1st stripe

Orange Belts:
Mykah Kuratani
Liam Mason
Casey Nitta

7/8/11
Chozun-1
The Waterfront at Aloha Tower, Honolulu, Hawaii
July 8, 2011

Kickboxing: 3 Rounds x 2 Minutes
Isaac Hopps (O2 Martial Arts Academy) drew Paul Boter

7/8/11
Rener Gracie Seminar at O2
O2 Martial Arts Academy
98-019 Kam Hwy, #208A, Aiea, Hawaii
Cost $65 per person
7:00-9:00PM

The seminar is going to focus on Triangle chokes, but will have some time for a question and answer session with one of the best Gracie Jiu-Jitsu instructors.

7/6/11
Congratulations to O2 Martial Arts Academy’s newest Blue, Purple and Brown Belts and Others!
O2MAA had the pleasure of visiting Team Papakolea Jiu-Jitsu and sitting in on Kaleo Auwae’s formal award of his black belt certificate in front of his students and family with Relson Gracie providing the presentation. Relson Gracie Black Belts Todd Tanaka, Jeff Furuta as well as the O2 team of Relson black belt instructors, Shane Agena, Kaleo Hosaka, and Chris and Mike were in attendence.

Right after we headed back to O2 to perform the black belt certificate presentations to Kaleo Hosaka and Jeff Furuta and also held our in school promotions as well.

Congratulations to everyone that got promoted tonight especially Terence Matsuno who was promoted to brown belt, Justin “Batman” Sato who received his purple belt, and Elvin Bumanglag, Jubal Nabong, and Andres Sepulveda who received their blue belts!

Chris and Shane were also promoted to their first stripe and Mike was promoted to his second stripe.

After the congratulatory whippings for our new purple and black belts, we were all treated to a great seminar by Relson.

7/5/11
Black Belt Promotional Ceremony for Kaleo Hosaka, Kaleo Auwae & Jeff Furuta And Relson Gracie Seminar!
O2 Martial Arts Academy
98-019 Kam Hwy, #208A, Aiea, Hawaii
8:00-10:00PM
All Relson Gracie students are welcome

This ceremony is for family and friends that missed their promotions. They will be presented their black belt diplomas by Master Relson Gracie. After the O2 Martial Arts Academy promotions and the black belt ceremony, Master Relson will conduct a free seminar sponsored by the O2 Martial Arts Academy. Please bring your gi’s and belt for the ceremony, but we are planning on a no gi seminar.

7/2/11
O2MAA’s Team Results at Man Up & Stand Up!
The boys did an excellent job tonight, fought their hearts out and made up all proud.

Man Up & Stand Up
Waipahu Filcom, Waipahu, Hawaii
July 1, 2011

Kickboxing with leg kicks: 3 Rounds
Damon Applebaum(O2 Martial Arts Academy) def. Cyrus Komolo (UpNUp) via decision after 3 rounds.

Kickboxing: 3 Rounds
Jairo Bautista (O2 Martial Arts Academy) def. Kylie Nakagawa (Son Son Progressive) via decision after 3 rounds.

Submission Grappling: 5 minutes
Walter Walker (UpNUp) def. Jence Kona (O2 Martial Arts Academy) via points

Kickboxing with leg kicks: 3 Rounds
Solomon Lord (O2 Martial Arts Academy) def. Jef Perkins (Freelance) via decision after 3 rounds.

Kickboxing with leg kicks: 3 Rounds
Tony Rodrigues (Team Legends) def. Justin Dulay (O2 Martial Arts Academy) via decision after 3 rounds.

7/1/11
Man Up & Stand Up
Waipahu Filipino Community Center (Filcom)
Waipahu, Hawaii
July 1, 2011
Starts at 6PM

The O2 Kickboxing team heads into battle tongiht along with one of our ace grapplers doing a submission grappling match. Good Lcuk team!

6/20/11
Hawaiian Triple Crown: Hawaiian Open Tournament Results
Neal BlaisdellCenter, Honolulu, Hawaii
June 18-19, 2011

Team Relson Gracie dominates led by the O2 Martial Arts Academy! Below are the divisions that O2 team members have placed in. Congratulations to everyone that competed and represented our school!

2011 HAWAIIAN CHAMPIONSHIP OF BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU
PART 2 OF TRIPLE CROWN SERIES
NAME SCHOOL points
MEN’S GI WHITE BELT
FEATHER
1ST – Joshua Peacott-Ricardos Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 3
2ND – Justin Gauthier Leandro Nyza Jiu-Jitsu 2
3RD – Torey Sanchez Mad Tiger Academy 1
3RD – Kimo Finneran Gracie Kailua Humaita 1

MIDDLE
1ST – Justin Ermintanio Gracie Barra – University 3
2ND – Antonio Santiago Gracie Barra – University 2
3RD – Verdis Womak Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 1
3RD – Jose Diaz Gracie Technics 1

MIDDLE HEAVY
1ST – Stephen Thai Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 3
2ND – Christopher Elphik Relson Gracie – Kaneohe Team 2
3RD – Keoni Goo Gracie Barra – Honolulu 1
3RD – Rich Stover Brazilian Freestyle Jiu-Jitsu 1

SUPER HEAVY
1ST – Skye Viernes Gracie Barra – University 3
2ND – Andy Starn Grappling Unlimited 2
3RD – Dom Joavanni Cueva Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 1

MEN’S GI BLUE BELT
LIGHT
1ST – Ricky Wallace Gracie Technics 3
2ND – John Rita Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 2
3RD – Jason Jung Grappling Unlimited 1
3RD – Daniel Bachmann Sunset Beach Jiu-Jitsu 1

MIDDLE HEAVY / HEAVY
1ST – Nicholas Lee Relson Gracie – Ronn Shiraki Academy 3
2ND – Bryan Phillips North Shore Jiu-Jitsu 2
3RD – Casey Mattos Fight For Life 1
3RD – Romulo Veroza Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 1

HEAVY
1ST – Augie Padakin 8Sixxx BJJ/Nova Uniao 3
2ND – Bronson Edralin Gracie Barra – Honolulu 2
3RD – Ridge Blackburn Gracie Kailua Humaita 1

ULTRA HEAVY
1ST – Justin Sato Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 3
2ND – Ridge Blackburn Gracie Kailua Humaita 2
3RD – Rex Hazuka Maui Jiu-Jitsu Academy 1
3RD – Augie Padakin 8Sixxx BJJ/Nova Uniao 1

MEN’S GI PURPLE BELT
LIGHT
1ST – Kawika Bennett Gracie Barra – Honolulu 3
2ND – Jonathan Katayama Gracie Barra – Honolulu 2
3RD – Kelvin Wong Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 1
3RD – Ezra Sitt Sunset Beach Jiu-Jitsu 1

MEN’S GI BROWN BELT
OPEN
1ST – Kyle Snyder-Olivares Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 3
2ND – Desi Minor Trilogy Jiu-Jitsu 2
3RD – Matt Mancuso North Shore Jiu-Jitsu 1
3RD – Dean Lista Nova Uniao 1

MEN’S GI WHITE /BLUE BELT MASTER’S
MIDDLE HEAVY
1ST – Carlo Prado Sunset Beach Jiu-Jitsu 3
2ND – Rick Stover Brazilian Freestyle Jiu-Jitsu 2
3RD – Keenan Eckel Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 1

MEN’S NO-GI NOVICE
FEATHER
1ST – Joshua Peacott Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 3
2ND – Edward Robinol Relson Gracie – Ronn Shiraki Academy 2
3RD – Merrill Aningat Maui Grappling Academy 1
3RD – Cru Suratt Sunset Beach Jiu-Jitsu 1

MIDDLE
1ST – Verdis Womack Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 3
2ND – Darnell Mason MMA Hawaii 2
3RD – Nick Mitsumori 8Sixxx BJJ/Nova Uniao 1

MIDDLE HEAVY
1ST – Stephen Thai Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 3
2ND – Christopher Elphick Relson Gracie – Kaneohe Team 2

SUPER ULTA / HEAVY
1ST – Dom Joavanni Cueva Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 3
2ND – Davin Mendiola BJ Penn academy 2

MEN’S NO-GI INTERMEDIATE
LIGHT
1ST – Ricky Wallace Gracie Technics 3
2ND – Jon Wilson Grappling Unlimited 2
3RD – Jason Jung Grappling Unlimited 1
3RD – Jensen Kona Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 1

HEAVY
1ST – Justin Nihei Relson Gracie – Ronn Shiraki Academy 3
2ND – Romulo Veroza Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 2

OPEN
1ST – Justin Nihei Relson Gracie – Ronn Shiraki Academy 3
2ND – Daniel Bachmann Sunset Beach Jiu-Jitsu 2
3RD – Jensen Kona Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 1
3RD – KJ Kama Trilogy Jiu-Jitsu 1

MEN’S NO-GI ADVANCED
MIDDLE
1ST – Kyle Snyder-Olivares Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 3
2ND – Dean Lista Leandro Nyza Jiu-Jitsu 2
3RD – Ka’ula Watson Leandro Nyza Jiu-Jitsu 1
3RD – Marcus Wilson Grappling Unlimited 1

MEN’S NO-GI ADVANCED MASTER’S
MIDDLE
1ST – Victor Bell War Horse Strength / 808 3
2ND – Kelvin Wong Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 2

KIDS GI WHITE
6-7 YRS 44-52 LBS
1ST – Ethan Johnston Relson Gracie – Waikiki 3
2ND – Karter Nitahara Relson Gracie – Waikiki 2
3RD – Eamonn Jimenez Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 1
3RD – Zane Whitney Relson Gracie – Papakolea JJ 1

9-10 YRS 70-72 LBS
1ST – Cyrus Francisco Gracie Barra – Honolulu 3
2ND – Nakela Snyder Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 2
3RD – Billy Victorino Jr. Powerhouse Jiu-Jitsu 1
3RD – Gianluca Battles Sunset Beach Jiu-Jitsu 1

8-9 YRS 80-85 LBS
1ST – Benjamin Chee Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 3
2ND – Nicholas Belen Mad Tiger Academy 2

11-12 YRS 80 LBS
1ST – Jasper Cantorna Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 3
2ND – Saje Nelson Sunset Beach Jiu-Jitsu 2

12-13 YRS 99-104 LBS
1ST – Tanner Fernandez Relson Gracie – Papakolea JJ 3
2ND – Keinan Nakamura Homestead Academy 2
3RD – Tyler Trim Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 1
3RD – Brad Johnston Relson Gracie – Waikiki 1

KIDS GI COLOR

8-10 YRS 48-55 LBS
1ST – Jordan Medeiros Carlson Gracie 3
2ND – Anjelynn Baron Central Oahu Jiu-Jitsu 2
3RD – Malia Mason Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 1
3RD – Jessica Khan Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 1

8-9 YRS 67-75 LBS
1ST – Shayna Kamaka Homestead Academy 3
2ND – Zachary Kaina-Kokubun Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 2

10-11 YRS 62-66 LBS
1ST – Liam Mason Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 3
2ND – Ariel Goo Mad Tiger Academy 2
3RD – Taeven-Lee Bates Homestead Academy 1
3RD – Christian Tavares Nova Uniao 1

10-12 YRS 73-86 LBS
1ST – Lokahi Morante Central Oahu Jiu-Jitsu 3
2ND – Casey Nitta Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 2
3RD – Chassic Tanavares Nova Uniao 1
3RD – Justin Niimi Gracie Barra – Honolulu 1

12-13 YRS 90-98 LBS
1ST – Shayden Quevedes BJ Penn academy 3
2ND – Cullen Slavens Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 2
3RD – Vincent Starn Grappling Unlimited 1
3RD – Madison Leanio Powerhouse Jiu-Jitsu 1

13 15 YRS 120-148 LBS
1ST – Canaan Kawaihae Rabaino Gracie Kailua Humaita 3
2ND – Makana Indreginal Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 2
3RD – Matt Fujiwara Mad Tiger Academy 1

KIDS NO-GI NOVICE
6-7 YRS 44-48 LBS
1ST – Dylan Ramos No School 3
2ND – Eamonn Jimenez Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 2
3RD – Danny Tauyan Central Oahu Jiu-Jitsu 1
3RD – Mikie Chanthabouasith Central Oahu Jiu-Jitsu 1

10 YRS 61-70 LBS
1ST – Kea Rodrigues Central Oahu Jiu-Jitsu 3
2ND – Cyrus Francisco Gracie Barra – Honolulu 2
3RD – Nakela Snyder Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 1

11-12 YRS 80 LBS
1ST – Classic Tavares Nova Uniao 3
2ND – Jasper Cantorna Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 2

14-15 YRS 120 LBS
1ST – Makana Indregenal Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 3
2ND – Keawe Long Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 2
3RD – Kanoa Ano 8Sixxx BJJ/Nova Uniao 1
3RD – Landon Arita Relson Gracie – Ronn Shiraki Academy 1

KIDS NO-GI INTERMEDIATE
7-8 YRS 48-56 LBS
1ST – Malia Mason Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 3
2ND – Ethan Johnston Relson Gracie – Waikiki 2
3RD – Zane Whitney Relson Gracie – Papakolea JJ 1

9 YRS 51-55 LBS
1ST – Jessica Khan Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 3
2ND – Jordan Medeiros Carlson Gracie 2
3RD – Anjelynn Baron Central Oahu Jiu-Jitsu 1
3RD – Kamaha’o Kang Homestead Academy 1

9 YRS 67-70 LBS
1ST – Christian Tavares Nova Uniao 3
2ND – Zachary Kaina-Kokuban Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 2
3RD – Billy Victorino Powerhouse Jiu-Jitsu 1

11 YRS 62-65 LBS
1ST – Liam Mason Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 3
2ND – Ariel Goo Mad Tiger Academy 2
3RD – Taeven-Lee Bates Homestead Academy 1

13-15 YRS 105-113 LBS
1ST – Cullen Slavens Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 3
2ND – Kyri Paranada Homestead Academy 2
3RD – Andrea Miller Mad tiger Academy 1
3RD – Shae Eugenio Homestead Academy 1

KIDS NO-GI ADVANCED
11-12 YRS 73-85 LBS
1ST – Shayden Quevedo BJ Penn academy 3
2ND – Lokahi Morante Central Oahu Jiu-Jitsu 2
3RD – Casey Nitta Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 1

SCHOOL
Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Arts Academy 88
Mad Tiger Jiu-Jitsu 41
Central Oahu Jiu-Jitsu 35
Gracie Barra – Honolulu 33
Sunset Beach Jiu-Jitsu 32
Homestead Academy 30
Grappling Unlimited 26
Relson Gracie – Ronn Shiraki Academy 22
8Sixxx BJJ / Nova Uniao 22
BJ Penn Academy 21
Powerhouse Jiu-Jitsu 19
Relson Gracie – Waikiki 17
Gracie Barra – University 17
Maui Grappling Academy 15
Brazilian Freestyle Jiu-Jitsu 14
Trilogy Jiu-Jitsu 13
Gracie Technics 13
Nova Uniao 12
Leandro Nyza Jiu-Jitsu 11
Relson Gracie – Papakolea 10
Kendall Goo Jiu-Jitsu 10
Gracie Kailua-Humaita 9
Maui Jiu-Jitsu Academy 6
North Shore Jiu-Jitsu 6
South Oahu MMA 6
Carlson Gracie 5
No School 5
Relson Gracie – Kaneohe Team 4
Relson Gracie – Team HK 3
Relson Gracie Main Academy 3
War Horse Strength / 808 3
Kamole JJ 2
MMA Hawaii 2
Radford High School 2
Relson Gracie – UpTown 1
Longman Jiu-Jitsu 1
Absolute MMA / Behring JJ 1
Combat 50/Nova Uniao 1
Fight For Life 1
I & I Jiu-Jitsu 1

TEAM POINTS SCHOOLS POINTS
1ST – Relson Gracie Association 148
O2 Martial Arts Academy, Ronn Shiraki Academy, Team HK, Papakolea Jiu-Jitsu
Waikiki, Main Academy, Uptown

2ND – Mad Tiger Jiu-Jitsu & 73
Sunset Beach Jiu-Jitsu

3RD – Gracie Humaita 58
Central Oahu Jiu-Jitsu, Trilogy Jiu-Jitsu
Gracie Kailua-Humaita, Longman Jiu-Jitsu

6/19/11
O2MAA Is Closed due to the Hawaii Triple Crown Tournament

Due to the tournament being held all day and the instructors will be at the tournament supporting our competitors, we will close the academy. Please feel free to attend one of the other kid’s classes to make up the class.

Thank you for your support. Go team!!!

6/17/11
Ola and Eugene Win Big at UpNUp!

UpNUp: On The Rise
Neal Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
June 16, 2011

O2’s Kickboxing’s team was well represented by Eugene Anguay winning a 3 round decision. He mixed it up well, utilizing a variety of his weapons. Then it was one of O2’s top guns, Ola Lum taking on the always game Nui Wheeler. Both warriors battled it out for all 3 rounds with Ola winning it in the end. O2 Kickboxing Team goes 2-0 for the night.

5/31/11
O2 Memorial Day Picnic
We wanted to thank everyone that was able to come down and have fun with us at the picnic and especially wanted to thanks all those to helped to make it the best picnic ever! From the early crew, who helped set up, to all the parents that took turns watching not only their kids, but everyone else’s and made sure no kid felt left out or didn’t have a great time, to all the great volleyball players on both teams, to those that helped run the kids games and finally those that stayed into the dark to help clean up and make sure everyone packed up all their things and got out of there.

For those that missed it, you have to make sure to make it to the next one. Thanks to our extended family at Team Papakolea Jiu-Jitsu and Team HK that made it too. We had a blast and we hope everyone had a great time too! Don’t forget to email us any pictures that you have at info@onzuka.com.

Thanks again!

Scrappler Fest Results

We just received the official results from the Scrappler Fest tournament in Kauai that our Jiu-Jitsu brother Pono Pananganan and the KTI team put on in Kauai. Here are the results from the two O2 students that went up to represent!

Scrappler Fest 3
Island School, Puhi, Kauai
May 21, 2011

Kids Gi 10 & above Exhibition Match
1 Colby Barth Power House
2 Cullen Slavens O2 Martial Arts Academy

Kids No Gi 10 & above 101-118Lbs
1 Cullen Slavens O2 Martial Arts Academy
2 Jade Saavedra TPJJ
3 Alexander Trujillo Power House

Blue Belt 131-Below
1 Bobby Castle Power House
2 Michael Ishibashi Team HK
3 Donovan Parrilla O2 Martial Arts Academy

5/30/11
O2 Martial Arts Academy Picnic

The academy is closed for Memorial day, but we are having a picnic to relax and enjoy the holiday. All O2 students and their families are invited! It is a potluck and starts at 8AM. The volleyball games starts at 11:30AM. Please bring your family down and spend some quality time outside of the acacdemy. We will be at Site 25, which is between the keyhole (circular parking lot, west of the tennis courts) and the concessions stand. It is supposed to be right in front of the lawn bowling field.

5/25/11
Congratulations To Those Promoted!

Chris, Mike, Shane, Kelly & Andrew promoted some well deserving students in our day class.

Congratulations to:
Darin Shinagawa – Promoted to Blue belt
Pono Moises – 1st stripe on Blue belt
Dale Balsis, Chris Nitta, & Ryan Yanagihara – 2nd stripe on Blue belt
Mark Hasegawa – 1st stripe on Purple belt

They have all shown a ton of dedication and put in a ton of hard work to earn their promotions. The other day class instructors, Robert Moss, Grant Arakawa and Lester Gantan unfortunately could not get out of other obligations to be there, but wanted to express their congratulations.

5/22/11
O2’s Results at Scraplafest 3

Donovan Parilla did a great job, coming in 3rd palce in gi. This was his first tournament since earning his blue belt. And Cullen Slavens, another one of our young lions also came in 3rd in the kids gi, but shined in the no gi, taking 1st place, all by submission! He also had a great exhibition with a younger kid, allowing the younger kid to get another match. They represented themselves and O2 well and we are proud of them!

5/21/11
Scraplafest 3

Mike flew up with some of the O2 Team to support our brother school, Pono Pananganan’s Scraplafest BJJ & Submission Grappling tournament at the Island School, Puhi, Kauai, Go get ’em!

4/23/11
No Class on Easter Sunday!

Just a reminder that we do not have any class on Easter Sunday!

Come Support our Kickboxing Team Tonight at the Waipahu Filcom!

We have a ton of guys fighting tonight so come down and support the team! Wear your black and white Rhino Shirt!

4/16/11
Congratulations to O2’s Kaleo Kwan and O2’s Jiu-Jitsu Team on a busy weekend!

We are proud of one of O2’s head kickboxing instructors, Kaleo Kwan, who fought a war on Friday, but came up short and lost a split decision on Friday night at the Aloha Tower Waterfront on the 808 Battleground/Destiny MMA event where he was attempting to defend his Destiny Lightweight Title. We have a rematch in the works to get the title back!

Also, congratulations to all the competitors that represented Team Relson Gracie and O2 at the Triple Crown at Kaiser High School! You all showed incredible technique and heart. We brought home a ton of hardware and impressed everyone! Scrappler’s Fest in Kauai is coming up in May so please let the instructors know if you plan on going up for this road trip to support Pono and KTI! It should be a blast!

3/27/11
Congratulations to Kaleo, Bobby, and Rhalan!

O2 Martial Arts Academy Brown Belts Kaleo Hosaka took 2nd Place and Bobby Moss took 3rd Place in their weight classes at the Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championships today. Bobby also entered the absolute and ended up submitting his first two opponents before losing by a close 2 points in his third match.

Rhalan Gracie lost his first match 6-2 because while going for a toe hold, his opponent got his back. Congratulations to Rhalan for going for the submission!

Congratulations to the guys representing the Relson Gracie Team and Kaleo and Bobby representing O2 Martial Arts Academy!

We are all proud of you guys!

Congratulations to Al Napoleon!

O2 Martial Arts Academy’s Albert Napoleon won his triple threat match by decision in a tough fight against Vinnie Fowler of Jesus is Lord last night at the Mad Skills event.

Congratulations!

Dominating performances by O2 at the HUAWA Fila Submission Wrestling Tournament!

Kyle Snyder-Olivares and Jence Kona submitted all their opponents to win the weight classes and to close to absolute! Chris Kansaki also entered, but injured his knee in his first match. Hopefully he is doing ok.

Liam and Malia Mason and Casey Nitta dominated in their kids weight classes as well to win their divisions!

We are proud of all of you the dominated on Saturday at Mililani High School!

2/22/11
O2 Martial Arts Academy Promotion Days

Congratulations to all the students that were promoted especially Makana Indreginal who received his yellow belt, Donovan Parilla, Quinnton Bolosan, and Rommel Salamat who received their blue belts, PJ Dean who received his purple belt, and Chris Slavens who received his brown belt!

2/19/11
Congratulations Kicboxers!
Congratulations to Isaac Hopps, Justin Dulay, and Ola Lum who all fought hard at the Man Up & Stand up this Saturday at the Waipahu Filcom. Isaac lost a close decision, Justin dominated his way to a victory, and Ola unfortunately kicked his opponent in the twig and berries with his first kick which the guy could not go on ending in a no contest.

2/21/11 (Monday) and 2/22/11
O2 Martial Arts Academy Promotion Days

We will be conducting promotion on these two days during the night classes. Please be sure to come to support the team! We will be setting the time and day for the day classes very soon! Hope to see everyone there.

2/12/11
Relson Gracie Seminar

Relson conducted a seminar tonight during the night class from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. We will bring him back soon in case you missed it. Sorry, this was put together very quickly because Relson has been traveling a lot.

3/24-27/11
Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championships

We will be taking a team up to the Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championships at the University of California Irvine, Irvine, California from March 24-27. Brown belts Kaleo Hosaka and Bobby Moss will be competing amongst others. If you are interested in flying up with us, please email us at info@onzuka.com to get the itinerary, etc. We are still booking some of our flights so it is not too late.

2/20/11
Pan Kids Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Some of our awesome O2MAA kids competition team will be flying up to California to test themselves against the best at the Pan Kids Jiu-Jitsu Championship. It is being held on February 20th at California State University, Dominguez Hills. 1000 E. Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747. If you are interested in flying up, please email us at info@onzuka.com so we can give you information on it.

2/12/11
Relson Gracie Seminar at O2!
Cost is $20 per person

Our instructor, Relson Gracie, 8th Red-Black belt, will be holding a seminar at the O2 Martial Arts Academy on Saturday, February 12 from 7:00-9:00PM. The cost is $20 per person. We encourage everyone to attend! Don’t miss a chance to train with a legend. If you normally take the Saturday class, please feel free to come into another class during the week to make up the missed class.

2/5/11
Mayhem At The Mansion II
Kilohana Mansion, Puhi, Kauai
February 5, 2011

Ola Lum showcased an excellent combination of head and body blows, hammering a tough and game Marcus Vierra on Kauai on route to a unanimous decision. One of the hammers and leaders of the O2 Kickboxing team represented the team in an impressive fashion.

Amateur Kickboxing: 3 Rounds – 2 Minutes
Ola Lum (O2 Martial Arts Academy) def. Marcus Vierra (Kauai Pankration)
Unanimous decision after 3 rounds

1/30/11
O2MAA Goes 3-1 at Man-Up & Stand-Up

Congratulations to Eugene Anguay, DJ Caseria & Justin Dulay for winning their matches via decision and a shout out goes to Andymar Renon, who fought his heart out and lost a close decision. Great job boys!

1/29/11
Man-Up & Stand-Up Today!
Waipahu Filcom Community Center, Waipahu, Hawaii
January 29, 2011

Awwhhhh yeah! Man –up & Stand-up is back for all you bangaz that like to stay away from the ground game. 2010’s end of the year show blew the roof off of the filcom. New champions were made but overall every fighter that night put on a champion effort-as always. 2011 will produce new fighters that will probably be fighting for titles at the end of the year because that’s how its done here on Man-up & Stand-up.

The main event for the first show of the year will feature 2010”s fight of the night (possible fight of the year). Robert Banis and Justin Dulay will meet again in the ring to see if the first fight was a fluke. If you didn’t get to see this fight than you missed out on some major damage. Both these guys were lighting each other up as if New Year’s came two months earlier. It was dead even the first round with shots being fired from both sides. There was intense fire with neither man backing down. The opening of the second round, both fighters came out swinging a big roundhouse kick on each other with Robert’s landing first and sending Justin down to receive a standing 8 count. Justin got back up and was in attack mode again but Robert wouldn’t let him return the favor. Both sides punished each other the second round. The third round bell rang and it was on like mochi crunch and popcorn (nah). Justin chased Robert down and delivered unwanted mail to Robert’s face but Robert like a true westsider, received it and returned it to sender. All of the judges had Justin winning the third round but it was just a little to late and Robert Banis walked away with the gold around his waist. Some say the standing 8 count was what decided this fight. But this is a new year for new beginnings and Justin is looking to begin the new year with some redemption. Be there when Man-up & Stand-up dim the lights low and watch these two guys light the filcom up. Das Right

Another fight that will send fans jumping out of their seats is when Dennis “Da Meanest” Montira meets Julio Moreno. These two little hammaz will prove to everyone that you should never take a lightweight lightly. 10 ounces, kicks, knees, heads, etc., will be flying when the bell goes ding. Dennis worked his way up the kickboxing scene with the greatest of ease, taking out everyone from 110-120. Now he has stepped up to fight for the 129# title against Oahu’s favorite cholo Julio Moreno. Julio who is well-known in the mma scene will try to secure a spot in the Man-up & Stand-up world. These two bangaz can give and take cracks so get the medic, get the cutman, get the smelling salts, get your tickets cause these guys are gonna battle til someone falls or til the bell rings. Beleev dat

Another fight that will showcase two fighters chasing the dream is Jared Ferreira and Joseph Enaena. Jared started last year at 190 and will be meeting another relentless fighter by the name of Joseph at 170#. Both of these guys are an inspiration to the show. They do not let any obstacle stand in their way of the goal that they want to achieve. Joseph has the wild, I dont give a f*#k style of fighting. But his ammo comes all the way from Maui so it may work to Jared’s tight defense, I’ll throw when you’re not ready style of fighting. Bombs will be thrown in this match but lets see if Jared can dismantle the bombs and throw some of his own. May the best man win. Be there

Man-up & Stand-up would like to thank all of you who support this show every year. And whoever couldn’t get on this show. As it was said, You’ll definitely have a place on the Feb 19th show. Our word is gold and it cant be sold. Das Right

MAIN EVENT
JUSTIN DULAY
155
ROBERT BANIS

DENNIS DA MEANEST MONTIRA
125
JULIO MORENO

CHRISTIAN DAYEDON
205-210
ANDYMAR RENON

ISRAEL LOVELACE
125
ELIAS THE KIDD VELASCO

KONA
60
STANFORD AQUINO

ISAIAH PASCUA
145
AUSTIN CALDERON

BLAKE MAMALIAS
145
MIKE MORALES

DARRYLL DANO
130
KALEI HIGA

ROB JOSEPH
175
ROB CONNELL

JARED FERREIRA
170
JOSEPH ENAENA

LAWRENCE HINOJOSA
160
WALKER

MAKANA WIGGLESWORTH
150
CHAZ KANAE

KANOI
250
TYLER LAUIFI

DJ CASERIA
125
RYOTO TEZUKA

BRYSON AIONA
190
MIRACLE MCKENZIE

CHANTE STAFFORD
125
EUGENE ANGUAY

JARNARD MATA
75
SHAYSTON REDOBLE

MAHINA MELANEISH
100
JADA PEREIRA

CHARLES COLONA
120
ALIKA KUMUKOA

SHANE BEVIN
135
NEVADA HARRISON

KALVIN BAGOYO
135
KAYLEN STAFFORD

MICAH LOVELL GONZALES
95
RADROGER RAZWELL

LAAKEA KAHOOKELE
155-160
ETHAN KERFOOT

JOSHUA NAELI
170
CHRISTIAN BAUTISTA

JACOB CARTER
55
KEONA CHAVEZ

PAUL BOTER
145
MIKE UEMOTO

All matches & participants are subject to change.

Source: Derrick Bright

12/4/10
O2 Martial Arts Academy Annual Christmas Party!

O2 Family:We set the O2 Martial Arts Academy’s Annual Christmas Party for Saturday, December 4 starting at 5:00 pm to take place at O2 Martial Arts Academy (so you all should know the directions, lol). We hope by setting it early in December, it will miss most of the other X-mas parties like family and work so you all can make it. This is a family friendly party so please bring your family, especially your kids. We plan to have movies, a Wii tournament, possible UFC showing, and much more. We ask that every family/student that comes bring a small dish that is $10 or less. If we all bring a little, we will have a lot of food. If you have any suggestions or want to help in any way, please let us know. We would love your input to make our already fun filled X-mas parties even better! We look forward to seeing you there! Thanks! O2MAA Instructors

10/24/10
2010 NAGA Hawaii Grappling Championships
Results

9/10/10
Man-up & Stand-up 2010 part IV

What: Man-up & Stand-up 2010 part IV (kickboxing)
When: Friday September 10, 2010
Doors open @ 6pm
Where: Waipahu Filipino Community Center

The main event will feature the young but hungry O2 rising star who goes by the name of Isaac Hopps. This young boy has just been getting better with every fight that he has taken. He will now face the confident but cautious Soljah boy “Nui Wheeler”. Nui will be defending his welterweight title for the fourth time. He took a break after losing his super lightweight belt in the beginning of the year but “he’s back”. He hopes to show this young boy that you must first pay your dues to fill his shoes. But it seems as if Isaac has no intentions of paying his dues or becoming journeyman. Isaac is looking to take his spot as THE BOSS. Oh $h!t, Nui ain’t gonna stand for that. As of right now, the ring is Nui’s office and when Sep 10 arrives, we’ll see who is getting demoted or who is still taking care of business. Be there when Nui meets Isaac, west meets east, boss meets apprentice. NUI WHEELER 146 ISAAC HOPPS – das right – its on.

Another fight that will be a showstopper is the Dennis Montera vs Alika Kumukoa match. Dennis is the younger of the two but don’t count this youngster out. Brada has skills and that’s why he has the 115# title. Dennis will be defending his title against an older and relentless fighter who will do anything for that title. Both fighters are very technical and can hit. Dennis has been in kickboxing for a while now and has faced some of the best teenagers at 115# beating mostly everyone his skills made contact with. Alika on the other hand has also faced some well named fighters at 115# to 135# doing fairly well. But Alika will finally get to fight someone at his walking weight on Sep 10. Be there when these two lightweights LIGHT each other up. Das right
Another lightweight fight that promises to be action packed is the Shawn Desantos vs Israel Lovelace. Shawn has beaten most of his opponents and is looking to beat one more that one of his Wahiawa originals failed to do on the last man-up. Israel on the other hand fights as if he has no worries in the world. With the skills that these two bangaz have, they should have no worries. Shawn is wanting to bring this win back to Wahiawa with him but so is Israel, well not to Wahiawa but to the Wesside. Will another Wahiawa boy end up on the canvas from the confident Wessider. Sep 10 – be there.

There will be more exciting matches but Man-up & Stand-up always like to say a few words for the up and coming. If you don’t believe that there will be some major fireworks. Check out this line up

MICHAEL 150 MAKANA WIGGLESWORTH

CODY 160 RODNEY BARONA

MIKAL PEYTON 135 ISAAN HATTORI

NUI WHEELER 145 ISAAC HOOPS

JON MENDONSA 145 BRYSON LUM

JON PAALIMOO 135 KALIN STAFFORD

JOSE TOLETA 135 KAINOA COOK

JOEY SODENO 115 DJ CASERIA

BJ SANTANA 130 MICAH SHIGETA

RONNIE VILLAHAMOSA 155 JUSTIN DULAY

D FERREIRA 190 DANIEL SANTOS

SCOTT ENDO 170 BARAK HOLT

DENNIS MONTIRA 115 ALIKA KUMUKOA

AARON VILLAHMOSA 125 KALANI JOHNSON

JUSTIN FONOTI 215 BRYSEN DELACRUZ

TAISEN KEY 125 CARLOS MASUNGSON

KAHALE DELIMA SHW JARREN KAWALU

TODD PARK 160 ROBERT BANIS

BLAKE VILLANEDA 150 JORDAN RITA

IKAIKA TAMPOS 145 VERN KAPOI

ANDYMAR RENON 225 MATT STONE

PAUL AUSTRIA 130 CHASE TANTOG

BOBBY BARTELL 145 GARY DEPERALTA

SHAWN DESANTOS 120 ISRAEL LOVELACE

RICKY FARJARDO 120 DONOVAN CALLURUDA

CHANTE STANDFORD 115 KAIMI SURREL

ETHAN KERFOOT 165 DYLAN VENEGAS

JOSEPH CARTER 145 ISAAC SABALA

All matches & participants are subject to change

Source: Derrick Bright

8/21/10
X-1 World Events
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Blaisdell Arena

X-1 TO PRESENT BIGGEST TITLE FIGHT IN HAWAIIAN MMA HISTORY ON SEPTEMBER 11TH AT “HEROES”
Second round of light heavyweight title tourney to commence

Honolulu, HI (USA): Top Hawaiian fight promotion X-1 World Events today announced the full fight card for its next incredible event, entitled “HEROES.” This exciting fight card will feature a main event of X-1 World Middleweight Champion Falaniko Vitale putting his belt on the line against devastating KO artist Kala “Kolohe” Hose. Also taking place at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena that night will be the much-anticipated second round of the X-1 World Light Heavyweight title tournament, as the pairings have been set. Russia’s Vitaly Shemetov, coming off a brutal KO victory over Japanese MMA pioneer Shungo Oyama, will battle Hawaii’s own Poai Suganuma. Also coming off a big KO win is South Korea’s Sang Soo Lee, who will lock horns with California’s Roy Boughton, an undefeated submission specialist. “HEROES” will also showcase two world title fights, as well as a world kickboxing championship match.

Tickets for this incredible event will go on sale on August 7th at the Blaisdell Box Office at 9 AM, as well as all Wal-Mart, Kailua Sports Gear outlets, and on Tickemaster.com, or by calling (800) 745-3000. Prices are $200.00 for 1st row/cageside seats , $150.00 for 2nd row seats, $100.00 for floor seats, $50.00 for the risers/lodges, and $35.00 for the upper bowl. Tickets for all military, law enforcement, fire department, and EMT’s are available with ID at the Blaisdell Box Office for $10 off of the $50 and $35 seats, and $25 off the $200 floor seats, $150 2nd row seats, and $100 floor seats.

Falaniko Vitale (27-9, fifteen submissions) is one of the most respected Hawaiian combatants fighting today. An experienced athlete who recently celebrated ten years as a professional fighter, Vitale proudly represents the 808 Fight Factory, one of the toughest fight gyms on the Islands, and has fought for some of the most well-known promotions in the world. Fans of King of the Cage, Rage in the Cage, SuperBrawl, Icon Sport, the IFL, StrikeForce, and the UFC have all seen his skill set exhibited. In his most recent bout, he defended his coveted X-1 strap against former UFC competitor Kalib Starnes, finishing his controversial opponent via submission in the process. Niko, as he is known, has taken on top names in the sport, including “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler, former StrikeForce Middleweight title challenger Jason “Mayhem” Miller, MMA pioneer Jeremy Horn, StrikeForce/UFC veteran Trevor Prangley, and UFC fighter Frank Trigg. He has beaten notable fighters such as UFC vet Aaron Riley, former UFC Middleweight Champion Dave Menne, UFC middleweight contender Yushin Okami, and the aforementioned Lindland.

Kala “Kolohe” Hose (7-3, seven KO/TKOs) is known for his devastating knockout power, and has garnered a reputation as one of the toughest Island fighters today. He claimed the ICON Middleweight title in August of 2008 with an exciting TKO victory over current UFC fighter Phil Baroni that was lauded by Island fight fans for its great action. Also a veteran of Superbrawl and EliteXC, Hose will look to add the X-1 Middleweight belt to his list of accomplishments. During his career, he’s faced UFC veterans such as Baroni, “Mayhem” Miller, and Reese Andy. He will face what is probably the toughest opponent of his career in Vitale.

In addition, the second round of the heralded X-1 World Light Heavyweight tourney will commence at this event, as former EliteXC headliner and Hawaii native Poai Suganuma (10-3) will match up with “The Dancing Russian” Vitaly Shemetov (7-7), who brutalized respected veteran Shungo Oyama in the first round of the tournament en route to a KO victory. Suganuma, for his part, defeated Greg Schmitt via unanimous decision on his way to advancing. The other semifinal matchup will feature Gracie-trained submission specialist Roy Boughton (4-0, four submissions), who tapped out Adam Akau with a first round guillotine choke to garner a place in the second round of the tournament, as he faces extremely tough South Korean SpiritMC veteran Sang Soo Lee (14-9). Lee knocked out Daniel Madrid with a beautiful right hand in order to move on in the tourney. Also featured will be a 145 lb. World Championship bout between Dave Moreno and Ricky Wallace, as well as a 135 lb. World Championship fight between Bryson Hanson and Russell Doane.

“I am very excited about this incredible card. Having two great Island fighters like Niko and Kolohe fight for the belt, along with the second round of the tournament, and throwing in two other title matches…what a card!” exclaimed Mike Miller, Owner/Promoter of X-1 World Events. “It’s going to be an amazing night of fights.”

The full fight card is as follows:

Main Event: 185 lb. World MMA Championship: Falaniko Vitale vs. Kala “Kolohe” Hose
Light Heavyweight MMA Championship tournament (second round):
Poai Suganuma (HI) vs. Vitaly Shemetov (Russia)
Sang Soo Lee (S. Korea) vs. Roy Boughton (California)
145 lb. World MMA Championship: Dave Moreno vs. Ricky Wallace
135 lb. World MMA Championship: Bryson Hanson vs. Russell Doane
160 lb. World Kickboxing Championship: Danilo Zanollini vs. Kaleo Kwan
155 lbs. – Bryson Kamaka vs. Herman Santiago
135 lbs. – Adrianna Jenkins vs. Kat Alendai
135 lbs. – Eddie Perrells vs. Mark Tajon
135 lbs. – Raquel Paaluhi vs. Sarah D’Alelio
170 lbs. – Anthony Torres vs. Thomas Sedeno
145 lbs. – Dustin Kimura vs. Chris Williams
185 lbs. – Caleb Price vs. Collin Mansanas
135 lbs. – Van Shiroma vs. Kazuki Kinjo

8/16/10
O2’s Jiu-Jitsu Team Dominates at the Triple Crown and leads the Relson Gracie Team to another Team Championship!

2010 HAWAIIAN CHAMPIONSHIP OF BRAZILIAN JIUJITSU
PART 2 OF TRIPLE CROWN SERIES
Kaiser High School Gym, Honolulu, Hawaii
August 16, 2010

MEN’S GI WHITE BELT
MIDDLE
1ST – William Wilson Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 3

MEN’S GI BLUE BELT
LIGHT
1ST – Jensen Kona Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 3
2ND – Xavier Seueira Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 2

SUPER HEAVY
2ND – Justin Nihei Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 2

FEATHER
3RD – Kara Takasaki Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 1

LIGHT / MIDDLE
3RD – William Wilson Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 1

FEATHER
1ST – Jensen Kona Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 3
3RD – Xavier Seueira Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 1

SUPER HEAVY
1ST – Justin Nihei Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 3

KID’S GI WHITE BELT
5-7 YRS 35-44 LBS
2ND – Malia Mason Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 2

6-8 YRS 50-60 LBS
3RD – Jessamine Khan Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 1

8-10 YRS 65-79 LBS
1ST – Ty Kaneshiro Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 3
2ND – Zachary Kaina-Kokuban Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 2

11-13 YRS 120-125 LBS
1ST – Makana Indreginal Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 3

14-15 YRS 135-155
1ST – Quinton Bolosan Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 3

KID’S GI COLOR BELT
10-12 YRS 100-105 LBS
2ND – Mykah Kuratani Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 2
3RD – Shyla Kuratani Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 1

12-14 90-95 LBS
2ND – Cullen Slaven Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 2

15 YRS 102 116 LBS
1ST – Cody Kaneshiro Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 3

14-15 YRS 120-135 LBS
1ST – Bobby Kim Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 3

KID’S NO-GI NOVICE
6-8 YRS 50-60 LBS
2ND – Jessamine Khan Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 2
3RD – Malia Mason Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 1

9-10 YRS 65-75 LBS
2ND – Keneke Rosa Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 2
3RD – Ty Kaneshiro Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 1

10 YRS 100 LBS
1ST – Shyla Kuratani Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 3

14-15 YRS 135-155 LBS
1ST – Quinton Bolosan Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 3

KID’S NO-GI INTERMEDIATE
12-14 YRS 95-102 LBS
2ND – Cullen Slaven Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 2

14-15 YRS 102-110 LBS
1ST – Cody Kaneshiro Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 3

KID’S NO-GI ADVANCED
11-12 YRS 102-105 YRS
2ND – Mykah Kuratani Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 2

14-15 YRS 120-135 LBS
1ST – Bobby Kim Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 3

TEAM POINTS SCHOOLS POINTS
1ST – Relson Gracie – O2 Martial Art academy, Main Academy, Team HK, Team Papakolea Jiu-Jitsu, Hawaii Kai, Kaneohe Team 125

2ND – Brazilian Freestyle Jiu-Jitsu, Maui Grappling Academy, Fight For Life-Maui, Combat 50 Nova Uniao, Nova Uniao = 67

3RD – Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Kailua, Mad Tiger Jiu-Jitsu, Cetral Oahu Jiu-Jitsu 31

Team Relson Gracie – 125
Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 66
Relson Gracie – Main Academy 8
Relson Gracie – Hawaii Kai 4
Relson Gracie – Kaneohe Team 9
Relson Gracie – Team HK 12
Relson Gracie – Team Papakolea Jiu-Jitsu 26

7/31/10
Congrats to Robbie Kim Jr, Justin Nihei, Everette Nakahara & Bob Hennesey on their promotions!

The New Hope Jiu-Jitsu class promoted Robbie Kim Jr. to his orange belt, and striped Justin, Everette & Bob. Congratulations on well deserved promotions!

7/17/10
The O2 Jiu-Jitsu Kids Team Wins Big At The Maui Jiu-Jitsu Open

Maui Jiu-Jitsu Open
Maui War Memorial Gym, Wailuku, Maui
July 17, 2010

The kids team consisting of Harmony Pacheco, Liam Mason, Kaizen Nino, Zachary Kaina-Kokubun & Malia Mason did a phenomenal job at the Maui Jiu-Jitsu open, coming home with 7 medals and having a blast!

Harmony Pacheco – 2nd place orange belt boys (even those she is a yellow belt)
Liam Mason – 2nd place yellow belt gi, 1st place intermediate no gi (Liam & Kaizen closed out both classes)
Kaizen Nino – 1st place yellow belt gi, 2nd place intermediate no gi (Liam & Kaizen closed out both classes)
Zachary Kaina-Kokubun – 3rd place gi & no gi
Malia Mason – 1st place white belt gi, 2nd place beginner no gi

On the same night, O2’s Kickboxing Team was being well represented by Big Dave Cordeiro.

Unfortunately for Bryson and Andymar, their matches fell through at the last minute, so Dave was the last man standing. Congratulations to Dave Cordeiro on his kickboxing debut. Dave’s debut ran the gambit of emotions, after performing flawlessly in the fight, he dislocated his shoulder in the 1st round, popped it back in and continued fighting. His shoulder popped out a couple more times in the fight until in the third, it was too much and the fight had to be stopped.

MAD SKILLS
99 Market Center, Mapunapuna

200lbs: Kickboxing
Dave Cordeiro (O2 Martial Arts Academy) vs ?

7/4/10
Happy 4th of July!

The O2 Martial Arts Academy will be closed on Sunday, July 4th, in honor of our country’s independence day. Students can come to any other class offered at O2 Martial Arts Academy to make it up.

We will be open on Monday, holding classes at the usual times

7/2/10
The New Hope Jiu-Jitsu (NHJJ) class on Saturday, July 11th at 6:30 – 8:30PM will be CLOSED.

The class will be closed so the team can perform Gracie Jiu-Jitsu demonstrations at New Hope Church at Farrington High School after Saturday night services and Sunday morning services.

Please spread the word and we would love to see if everyone can make it!

Service times are:
Saturdays 5PM & 7PM
Sunday 7AM, 9AM, 11AM

Students can come to any other class offered at O2 Martial Arts Academy to make it up.

6/26/10
Congrats to Issac Hopps who continues his winning streak!

Garden Island Cage Match 9
Kilohana Carriage House, Gaylord’s Mansion, Kauai, Hawaii
June 26, 2010

3-2 min 145 lbs (Kickboxing)
Isaac Hopps (O2 Martial Arts Academy) def. Geary Udagawa (HMC)
Unanimous decision after 3 rounds.

6/11-12/10
3rd Annual Pacific Submission Championships
Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, Honolulu, Hawaii

The O2 Jiu-Jitsu team had a lot of great matches and performed once again, bringing home more medals! Congrats to the team for a job well done!

5/22/10
Destiny Uprising: A Night of Finishes
O2 Martial Arts Academy’s Kaleo Kwan Finishes Tim Moon After the First Round!

Main Event:
-155lbs (state title match)
Kaleo “Lights Out” Kwan (O2 Martial Arts Academy) def. Tim “Majik” Moon
TKO due to Tim Moon not answering the 2nd round.

In the main event of the evening, Kaleo Kwan took on the always entertaining Tim Moon. As many expected, this was your classic Striker vs. Grappler match up. Kaleo started the fight with nice head movement and good angles. Tim was hesitant to follow Kaleo when he would back up. When Tim did chase Kwan with a punch, he would not get away clean. Kaleo used his hand speed to land whenever he could. The turning point of the fight came when Tim tried for a takedown and did not get it. He ended up on the mat reaching. That is not a good situation for anybody when Kaleo Kwan is throwing bombs. He was caught by several powerful shots that had him shook. It was only a matter of time at that point. When he managed to get back to his feet, Kaleo just picked him apart with shot after shot. After the first round it was clear that Tim could take no more. But you have to give Tim props for having the heart that he does. Many would have just tapped to strikes but he hung it out throughout the entire first round. Kaleo defended his title and keeps his nickname relevant!

As I said before, great fights from top to bottom. Thanks to Destiny for putting on such a great show once again. Thank you to all the fighters and all of the fans who came out and made the atmosphere what it was. I cannot stress enough that I wish there was enough space and time to outline every single fight because of how many stars shined. Next Destiny event, everyone needs to come out in support and see it first hand. Amazing night with fantastic fights.

Source: MMA Hawaii

5/15/10
Scrappla Fest 2: Relson Gracie KTI Jiu-Jitsu Tournament
Island School, Lihue, Kauai

The O2 JJ team brought a small group of kids and PJ Dean and Daryl Delima represented our adults to team up with Relson Gracie Kauai’s head instructor and joining up with the Ronn Shiraki Academy, KTeam and Team HK schools to dominate the tournament and capture the team title.

PJ Dean – 1st Place Men’s Gi, 2nd Place No Gi
Liam Mason – 1st Place Yellow Gi & Intermediate No Gi
Kaizen Nino – 1st Place Yellow Gi & Intermediate No Gi
Harmony Pacheco – 1st Place Yellow Gi, 2nd Place Intermediate No Gi, 1st Place Intermediate/Advanced No Gi, 2nd Place Yellow/Orange Gi.

3/20/10
Hawaiian Championships of BJJ
Kaiser H.S. Gym, Honolulu, Hawaii

3/14/10
Hawaiian Kimono Combat
PCHS Gym, Pearl City, Hawaii

This was a small tournament, but provided many of our students an opportunity to jump into competition for the first time and we were very proud of their performances! No one disappointed and every one fought like lions! Congrats team!

2/27/10
New Hope JJ Class Cancelled Tonight

Due to the Tsunami, New Hope JJ decided to cancel class because everyone’s schedule is probably messed up after today’s statewide shutdown.

2/5/10
Man Up & Stand Up
Waipahu Filcom, Waipahu

2/1/10
O2 Starts New Payment Structure, Check In System and Class Schedule Today!

If you have not set up your account on the O2MAA main site link, please do so immediately to make sure there are no delays when you come to class. Send us an email and we will forward you detailed instructions to set up your online account and payment plan. We are really excited about this change and the improvements that we plan to initiate because of this!

1/23/10
Shane Agena, Isaac Hopps & Royal Kaua Represent O2 on Kauai!

Kauai Knockout Championship Total Domination
Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall, Lihue, Kauai
January 23, 2010
5:00PM doors open
6:30PM event starts

Submission Grappling 155 Lbs 1×7 Min Rnd
Shane Agena (02 Martial Arts Academy) Vs Luke Hacker (Longman Jiu-Jitsu)

Kickboxing 160 Lbs
Royal Kaua (O2 Martial Arts Academy) Vs Duane Silva (Disciples Of Puhi)

Kickboxing 145 Lbs
Isaac Hopps (O2 Martial Arts Academy) Vs Erickson Abalos (Disciples Of Puhi)

1/17/10
Ola Lum & Royal Kaua Represent O2 Tonight!

X1 World Events “Showdown in Waipahu”
Waipahu High School Gym, Waipahu, Hawaii
(Part of the Proceeds will benefit the Waipahu High School Athletic Dept.)
January 17, 2010
Doors Open at 4 p.m. fights at 5 p.m.

Undercard – Mixed Bouts

135 lbs. – KB – Ola Lum (O2MAA) vs. Carlos Lave (Hakuilua)

155 lbs. – TT – Royal Kaua (O2MAA) vs. John Giron (Hakuilua)

12/31/09

O2 Classes are Cancelled 12/31(Thursday) to 1/2 (Saturday)

Classes are cancelled on New Years Eve, New Years Day and the day after for the Day and Night classes. Classes will resume on Sunday 1/3.

Please feel free to make up any classes by coming to any one of the other classes that are offered!

We hope everyone has an awesome and safe New Years!

Thanks!

12/23/2009

O2 Day Class is Cancelled Today (Wednesday)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

O2 Day class will be cancelled today due to a seminar at Oahu TKD. Please spread the word.

We are CLOSED Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as well as New Years Eve and New Years Day for the Day and Night classes.

11/22/2009

O2’s X-Mas Party is Set! Saturday, December 12th at 5PM

O2’s Annual Christmas party will be:
Where: O2 Martial Arts Academy
When: Saturday, December 12th
Time: 5:00PM starts

Please be prompt so we can start everything on time

This is a family party, so please bring your spouses and kids. It will be a potluck, so please bring a dish or dessert if you are able. If you are not able to bring anything, please come by anyway. You don’t need to go crazy, something around $10 will be fine, we always have a lot.

If you want to email us what you are bringing, we will add it to this associated page.

Here is the tentative schedule:

5:00PM – Party starts

6:00PM – Starting eating

7:00 – Games start (Wii tournament, movies for the kids, etc)

We hope to see everyone there!!!

11/10/2009

Congratulations to O2’s Newest Blue & Purple Belts!

We had a number of promotions tonight with many stripes and some blue and purple belts.

We would like to congratulation all of the guys that were promoted tonight!

We would specifically like to recognize the following on the change in color of their belt.

Purple Belts:
Aaron Kawada
Jay-Ar Sagario
Chris Major

Blue Belts:
Sean Shinjo

11/9/2009

Congratulations to O2’s Don Cabinian!

O2’s Don Cabinian fought a war on Friday night in an MMA match at the Up&Up event at Kapolei High School gym. His opponent was game and gave Donnie some great shots that Don took like a champ and never faultered. It was a close and grueling fight, but Don won the unanimous decision!

Congratulations to Don for representing O2 so well!

Congratulations to O2’s Al Napoleon!

O2’s Al Napoleon fought a triple threat match this past Saturday at the Mad Skills event at the Waipahu Filcom, but came up short losing a decision. He impressed everyone with his technique and heart. Congratulations to Al for putting it on the line and challenging himself! We are all proud of him.

10/19/2009

Congratulations to the O2 NAGA Competitors!

Congratulations to the team for showing up in force and showing excellent technique at all levels. I think many of the guys surprised themselves. The instructors have been telling some guys that they will do good, but some of them had to prove it to themselves and boy did they!

Even though all our competitors did not win, they all showed incredible heart by competing as well as displayed a ton of technique that all the instructors got a lot of comments about from the instructors of other schools.

Thanks to everyone that rushed and bought the Relson Gracie/O2 team shirt. We would like everyone in the academy to own one and if possible, all your family and friends that support you at the tournaments. We will keep the price at a very low $10 so that everyone can afford to outfit the entire clan to show support to the Relson Gracie team!

10/11/2009

Congratulations to the O2 Kickboxers!

Congratulations on the boys for great performances last night at Man Up & Stand Up at the Waipahu Filcom! They all showed great technique and heart! All three head kickboxing & boxing instructors were there to prep and corner the troops (Kaleo Kwan, PJ Dean, and Chris Slavens).

Isaac Hoops – won by decision

Bryson Lum – Loss by TKO referee stoppage in the second round, but was dominating.

Ola Lum – Win by vicious over hand right, remeniscent of his Uncle Kaleo Kwan’s KO at the Beatdown in Hilo.

Justin Dulay – Lost by decision in a very close and exciting fight

Koa Lyu – Lost by decision in another barn burner

Larry Walker – Lost by decision although I personally thought he won.

Andymar Renon – Lost by TKO, popped his knee.

9/20/2009

O2 Students Represent at the Hawaiian Championships of BJJ!

Thanks for all of the O2 students that competed, placed, and also was in the gym helping our teammates prepare for this tournament. Let’s build on this momentum and roll this over in to the upcoming NAGA tournament on October 18 at Pearl City High School!

SUPER HEAVY +
1ST – Bud Stonebraker Relson Gracie – Hawaii Kai
2ND – Joseph Kahawai Longman Jiu-Jitsu Kona
3RD – Justin Nihei Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy
3RD – Chance Walsh Gulf Beach Fitness

MIDDLE HEAVY
1ST – Jensen Kona Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy
2ND – Sy Kageyama Brazilian Freestyle Jiu-Jitsu
3RD- Michael Koa-Texeira Pure Jiu-Jitsu Kauai

HEAVY/ SUPERHEAVY
1ST – Justin Nihei Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy
2ND – Rod Baker Up & Up

MIDDLE HEAVY
1ST – Chris Cisneros Nu Era Jiu-Jitsu
2ND – Steven Burroughs Advanced Kempo
3RD – Jensen Kona Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy

KIDS GI COLOR BELT

7-8 YEARS LIGHT
1ST – Liam Mason Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy
2ND – Triston Baron Central Oahu Jiu-Jitsu
3RD – Kaizen Nino Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy
3RD – Trajan Satta-Ellis Longman Jiu-Jitsu Kona

9-10 YEARS 55-63
1ST – Teniya Alo N/A
2ND – Casey Nitta Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy
3RD – Christian Dumaoal Central Oahu Jiu-Jitsu
3RD – Makana Perez Gracie Barra Honolulu

10-12 MIDDLE 90-95
1ST – Canaan Kawaihae Rabaino Gracie Kailua / MMAD
2ND – Conrad Parks BJ Penn Academy
3RD – Derek “DJ” Chinen Jr. Relson Gracie – Kaneohe Team
3RD – Mykah Kuratani Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy

11-13 YEARS 75-89
1ST – Teshya Alo N/A
2ND – Tyler Rushworth Robert Drysdale BJJ – Las Vegas
3RD – Joshua Leonard Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy
3RD – Kiana Lau Grappling Unlimited

13-14 YEARS 127-140
1ST – Bobby Kim Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy
2ND – Shannon Paaaina Gracie Barra Honolulu
3RD – Kade Yamada Gracie Barra Honolulu

KIDS NO-GI INTERMEDIATE
7-8 YEARS 53-56
1ST – Kaizen Nino Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy
2ND – Liam Mason Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy
3RD – Anjelynn Baron Central Oahu Jiu-Jitsu
3RD – Trajan Satta-Ellis Longman Jiu-Jitsu Kona

7-9 YEARS 55-70
1ST – Makana Perez Gracie Barra Honolulu
2ND – Casey Nitta Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy

10-12 MIDDLE 83-91
1ST – Teshya Alo N/A
2ND – Kiana Lau Grappling Unlimited
3RD – Mykah Kuratani Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy

12-13 LIGHT 80-95
1ST – Conrad Parks BJ Penn Academy
2ND – Jada Perreira Waianae
3RD – Derek “DJ” Chinen Jr. Relson Gracie – Kaneohe Team
3RD – Joshua Leonard Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy

13-14 LIGHT
1ST – Bobby Kim Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy
2ND – Chanson Auwae Relson Gracie – Team Papakolea Jiu-Jitsu

TEAM POINTS SCHOOLS POINTS
1ST – Relson Gracie Academies 94
2ND – Brazilian Freestyle Jiu-Jitsu, BJ Penn Academy, Nova Uniao, HMC, Nu Era BJJ 88
3RD – Gracie Barra Honolulu, University, Phoenix 68

SCHOOLS
Relson Gracie – 02 Martial Arts Academy 31
Relson Gracie – Hawaii Kai 12
Relson Gracie – Kaneohe Team 14
Relson Gracie – Team HK 32
Relson Gracie – Team Papakolea Jiu-Jitsu 3
Relson Gracie – Kahalu’u Jiu-Jitsu 2

8/24/2009

O2’s Kaleo Kwan Destiny Fight Video

Someone was cool enough to post the video of Kaleo’s fight to watch.

Rd 1

Rd 2

Rd. 3

8/23/2009

O2’s Kaleo Kwan Wins Destiny State Championship!

Kaleo put on a stand up MMA clinic on Saturday night as he won an unanimous decision over an extremely tough Eddie Rincon on the Destiny Show in the Maui War Memorial. He probably only got hit about 10 times through the three round decision. All the techniques that Kaleo and the other instructors at O2 were on display this night and executed to perfection.

Congratulations to Kaleo on an incredible performance and thanks to the entire team that helped him prepare for this tough bout!

New Hope Jiu-Jitsu Video Shoot This Saturday!

We are asking that all students see if they can make it down to the Saturday New Hope Jiu-Jitsu Ministry class this Saturday because head instructor Gye Nitta has arranged for the New Hope Church video crew to come down and video the class.

We are specifically asking all the advanced belts, but we would like to pack the house so that we can help spread the word on our unique and great class that we are running on Saturdays!

Chris and I will be on Maui at the tournament and Gye could not push back the video shoot so please help us out and show up to support O2 and New Hope!

O2MAA
Saturday, Aug 29
6:30 – 8:30 PM

8/15/2009

O2MAA Goes 1-2 at Mad Skills

3 of our students competed at Mad Skills last night held at the Filcom Center. We were happy with their performances and they made all of their coaches proud.

Justin Dulay won via decision
Albert Napoleon lost via decision (He took the fight the day before)
Koa Lyu lost via decision

The fights were very close, but Al’s and Koa’s opponents were just a little better last night, but all three fighters fought their hearts out and had a good time.

7/22/2009

Mike Gets a Stripe!

Relson came by tonight to present Sam Mahi and Mike with the new standard diplomas. Both of them had the older style and while there Relson promoted Mike one strip.

Relson also taught a great street fighting half guard and cross side from the bottom class.

The plan is that Todd Tanaka will get his black belt at the Queen St academy tomorrow night. Relson will give a class there from 6 to 7 pm and then the promotion will be at 7 pm. Please come to support Todd on this huge night!

6/17/2009

Congratulations to O2’s Newest Purple & Yellow Belts!

Too Live Stu Kam and the Amazing Jonathan Testutani received their purple belts on Monday night. Both have been tearing up the mats for a while now and all the higher belts are very glad that they are now purples so it does not look that bad when they are all over them like a cheap suit.

We look forward to them helping to bring up the next wave of our stars of the academy.

Congratulations also to our top team of kids. Kaizen Nino, Casey Nitta, Liam Mason, and Kapena Fitzgerald were awarded their yellow belts on Sunday (Kapena on Monday night)! These kids are just unbelieveable with the amount of technique they show at such a young age.

6/15/2009

O2 Day Classes Have Moved

Oahu Tae Kwon Do has moved locations hence, our day classes has moved as well.

The day classes are not located on Moanalua Road right near Buzz’s Steakhouse, the Golf Driving Range, Maui Off Road, Pizza Hut, and Grace’s Drive Inn. I believe the driveway is right across the street from the drive way to go in to Safeway.

Here should be an Oahu TKD sign on the street so please look for that. I do not have the address yet, but will post it as soon as I get it.

See you in class!

5/25/09

Relson Gracie In-School Tournament Today!

O2’s normal classes are closed today and we will be having a Relson Gracie In-School Tournnament starting at 5 pm today. If you have not pre-registered, please come at 4 pm so that we can get the tournament started as close as possible to 5 pm.

Entry is only $20. See you later today!

4/10/09

O2 Will Be Closed for Easter (Sunday)

O2 is closed this Sunday in observance of Easter. See you all Monday!

4/5/09

Congratulations to O2’s Grant and Nicole on their baby Boy!

Grant and Nicole just welcomed their beautiful baby boy, Ezekiel, in to this world yesterday. They are such great people that we all know that they will make phenomenal parents.

By the way, with the name Ezekiel, you can be sure that he will have an insane sleeve choke! lol!

Congratulations to O2’s Newest Purple John Watanabe

John is a guy that would easily fall through the cracks because he is so soft spoken and humble, but is very loyal and technically sound on the mats. John always jumps at the opportunity to assist in every way he can and it is our pleasure to promote a much deserving technician like John to purple belt!

3/16/09

Kickboxing & Boxing on Wednesdays Starting in April!

Since our kickboxing and boxing classes have been flooded, we are expanding to Wednesdays as well from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Kaleo Kwan and PJ Dean will be the head instructors for the classes on this new day.

Now we will have Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights for kickboxing and boxing from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

Try a class out! I’m sure you will be hooked (pun intended).

2/11/09

Congratulations to Chris and Shane

Chris Onzuka and Shane Agena finally received their black belts from Relson tonight at O2 Martial Arts Academy. Now O2 has four Relson Gracie Black Belts on our teaching staff as well as a huge number of brown and purple belts.

Chris matched me and went bare back for his dog crawl through the belt whipping line while Shane decided to keep the skin on his back somewhat intact and went with the gi. Both guys took their beatings like men as they graduated to their black belts.

Thanks to all the guys from the other schools and our O2 team that came to support Chris and Shane on this important night!

2/4/09

Promotions Tonight is On!

Please come by at about 8 pm to O2 tonight (February 4, Wednesday) to be there for the promotions of Chris and Shane to black belt.

The tentative schedule is we will do a 30 min warm up as usual followed by Relson teaching for about 30 minutes, and then we will go in to the promotions.

This will be a free class for all so don’t miss it!

Relson had a last minute emergency and could not make the promotion so we scheduled it for next week Wednesday on 2/11/09.

1/29/09

Promotions on 2/4 & 2/6 in Hawaii May be Postponed

It is will great sadness that we mourn the passing of the Grandmaster.
Due to the Grandmaster’s passing, the promotions may be postponed. Will update everyone as soon as we get more information.

Master Helio Gracie has passed away
Jiu-Jitsu loses its icon

It is with great sadness that GRACIEMAG.com announces the passing of Grandmaster Helio Gracie. At 95 years of age, the great icon and one of those most responsible for Jiu-Jitsu’s success in Brazil and the world died this morning, at Beneficencia Portuguesa Hospital, in Petropolis, mountain region of Rio de Janeiro.

“I created a flag from the sport’s dignity. I oversee the name of my family with affection and nerves of blood,” said the Professor, as his last worlds.

The Master will be buried this Thursday afternoon, at 5 pm, at the Chapel of the Petropolis municipal cemetery.

Helio Gracie’s last public appearance occurred in December of last year, during a belt-promotion ceremony held by Gracie Humaita at the Guanabara Yacht Club.

In October, Helio Gracie celebrated his 95th birthday at the Gracie Humaita academy, in Rio de Janeiro. Click here to see how the party went.

In one of his most famous interviews, published in the special 100th issue of GRACIEMAG, the professor had declared: “I’ve already told my sons that when I die I want there to be a party. No drinking, no debauchery.”

All workers at Gracie Publishing, the company responsible for GRACIEMAG, NOCAUTE and GRACIEMAG.com are in mourning and express their condolences and sadness to the bereaved family, his wife Vera, sons Rorion, Relson, Rickson, Rolker, Royler, Royce, Rherica, Robin and Ricci.

We will be back with more information shortly.

Source: Gracie Magazine

Master Hélio Gracie has passed away
By Guilherme Cruz

It’s with great sadness that TATAME.com informs that great Master Hélio Gracie, the creator of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu along his brother Carlos Gracie, who had completed 95 years old in 2008, has passed away this morning in his house at Itaipava, Rio de Janeiro. Father of some of the best fighters in the Jiu-Jitsu and MMA history, like Rickson, Rorion, Royce, Rolker and Relson, Hélio’s funeral will be today, at 5p.m., at Petrópolis’ cemetery. Stay tuned in TATAME, we will bring more news as soon as available.

Source: Tatame

GRAND MASTER HELIO GRACIE PASSES AWAY AT 95

Helio Gracie, legendary patriarch of the Gracie family and father of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, has passed away at the age of 95, according to a report by GracieMag.com.

Gracie passed in his sleep early Thursday in Itaipaiva, Rio de Janeiro, said another report on Sherdog.com, after he had been admitted to a local hospital a few days prior for stomach problems.

Gracie was recognized worldwide for his accomplishments in the sport of jiu-jitsu, as well as crossing over into other formats, while also serving as father to legends like Royce, Rickson, and Rorion Gracie, who helped found the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

A 10th degree red belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Helio was a national hero in Brazil. His family name has carried on for generations of some of the best grapplers in the entire world, with their style defining a sport.

Last October, Gracie celebrated his 95th birthday. He will be remembered throughout time as the man who helped build this generation of fighters and grapplers that compete worldwide.

Known for many matches throughout his life, Gracie took on fighters from numerous different disciplines to help promote the jiu-jitsu legacy. One fight that attracted thousands of fans and even the president of Brazil was a match pitting Helio against Japanese judoka Masahiko Kimura.

The two warriors battled it out and in the end it was Kimura who applied a shoulder and arm lock that actually broke the arm of Helio, although he refused to tap. From that point on the hold known as the “reverse ude-garami” was forever referred to as the “Kimura,” a move still used in jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts today.

In an interview with GracieMag.com, Gracie said about his death, “I’ve already told my sons that when I die I want there to be a party. No drinking, no debauchery.”

The world has one less legend today after the passing of Grandmaster Helio Gracie.

Source: MMA Weekly

1/25/09

O2 Martial Arts Academy is Relson Gracie Hawaii Association Picnic Volleyball Champs!

A great day of fun was had by most of the Relson Gracie schools and the Queen Street academy, Team Papakolea Jiu-Jitsu, Kaneohe Team and O2MMA attended and brought their teams for a fun tournament and a ton of great food. It was great to see members of each academy mingle and catch up with all the kids running around.

1/24/09

1st Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Picnic

We want to build team unity amongst the Relson Gracie team and what better way than to relax amongst friends and family, eat some good food, play some games and just hang out with everyone from all of the academies! Bring your academy banners if you have a way to hang them so everyone can find the area, which will be impossible to miss.

Here are the specifics:

When: Saturday, January 24, 2009

Time: 8:00AM to 6:00PM

Where: Ala Moana Beach Park, Site #27 (Ewa side of park, on the boat harbor side)

Who is invited: All Relson Gracie students and your families.

RSVP: To your academy’s instructor via email or phone.
What to bring: This will be a potluck so let your academy’s instructor know what you plan on bringing so we can try to not duplicate too many dishes. You don’t have to go hog wild with stuff and spend too much money. If you bring the equivalent of a $10 dish or so, we will have a ton of food. We want this to be an inexpensive, fun time to share with the team and our families.

– Please feel free to bring tents, tables, mats to sit on.
– Please also bring your own beverages.

Featured Events!
Academy Team Volleyball Contest with Trophy – Each academy is encouraged to create a volleyball team of members only (active academy student), no ringers or guests to compete against each other to win a trophy with a plate on it that says 1/24/09 Volleyball Champs to be kept at their academy for bragging rights until the next picnic.

Kids Games – We will have various games for the kids.

We are open to any other ideas that you may have, but please suggest something quick so we have time to set it up and get the things that we need to make it happen. As always, we welcome all the help that you can provide!

Please RSVP as soon as possible by email or phone with who is coming and if you are bringing your kids to your academy’s instructor. Each academy will coordinate their attendees.

12/9/08

O2MAA’s Annual Christmas Party’s Date is Set

O2MAA Annual Christmas Party
Saturday, December 20, 2008

Potluck
Bring your family

Venue – O2 Martial Arts Academy
Time: 6:00 pm (please be prompt)

11/19/08

New Kids’ Jiu-Jitsu & Adult Wrestling Class Starts Friday, December 5!

O2’s technical genius, Shane Agena, will teach a kids class starting Friday, December 5 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. If this class does well, we may open a class on Mondays in the future. With Shane’s excellent teaching style and techniques, he will take our kids program to new heights!

We are blessed to have none other than Competitor Supreme, Dave Chew, teaching an adult wrestling class starting Friday, December 5 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. This class will be free for students taking two or more classes a week. Dave is an excellent teacher as well as competitor and he will also be showing wrestling techniques in our normal Jiu-Jitsu classes. We are already seeing the benefits of Dave’s techniques on the mats.

Please spread the word!

8/27/08

Congratulations to all that was promoted including our two new brown belts!

O2MAA had one of our mass promotion nights tonight. Probably two of the most significant was that Bobby Moss and Neal Tomimatsu were promoted to their brown belts after many years of training.

There were a ton of guys that were promoted and we are very proud that they all stuck it out long enough under our strict standards to get promoted.

Congratulations to all the students that were promoted.

Relson is Teaching Class Next Tuesday at O2!

Make sure you come to next Tuesday to take class from our instructor, Relson Gracie who will be making a teaching appearance at O2! Class starts at 8:00 pm.

8/26/08

New Hope Jiu-Jitsu Ministry at O2MAA 1 Year Anniversary!

The Gracie Jiu-Jitsu class that was opened as a Ministry for New Hope members at O2 Martial Arts Academy celebrates 1 year of existence. Gye Nitta and Grant Arakawa have done a great job of building a a fellowship amongst the students. They have helped introduce New Hope members to Jiu-Jitsu and Jiu-Jitsu practitioners to New Hope. Congratulation on 1 year and many more!

8/19/08

New Hope Jiu-Jitsu Ministry at O2MAA’s First Promotion

Normally we won’t post all the promotions (altough we should), this is different as this in the first time some of the New Hope Jiu-Jitsu Ministry students were promoted to Blue Belt. Chris & Mike Onzuka, Shane Agena, Terence Matsuno and Chris Slavens were on hand to support the promotions of Jesse Durham, Rob Kim & Rob Kim Jr.. Congratulations guys and from the skill level of this class, there will be more promotions shortly.

7/6/08

Jeff Glover Seminar at O2 CANCELLED!

Jeff had a mix up with flight plans and actually leaves on Wednesday so his seminar at O2 this Wednesday night is CANCELLED. We will book him when he is in town next time.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

7/1/08

Jeff Glover Seminar at O2!

Jeff Glover who is one of the best young American Black Belts is going to have another seminar at O2 Martial Arts Academy. That last one was one of the best seminars that we ever had and we have some some incredible seminars at our place.

Wednesday, July 9th
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: $35 (Cash please)

The seminar will be all no-gi.

You can pay in advance if you would like or just show up. Either way is ok, but if we are too packed, you will be left out to the people who sign up first.

6/24/08

Relson at O2 Tonight!

Relson Gracie will be teaching class tonight so show up at 8:00 pm sharp!

Mike and Chris on Channel 9 Early Show

Mike and Chris will be on the early morning show at about 6:15 or 6:30 am demonstrating techniques with Uproar Magazine. I know most of you are probably not up at that time, but if you are, tune in.

6/18/08

Congratulations to Our New Brown Belts!

Long time O2 students Bernard Villanueva, Gye Nitta, and Kyle Snyder-Olivares were awarded their brown belts last night. All three are technically excellent and leaders at our academy.

Kaleo Auwae, who heads Team Papakolea Jiu-Jitsu, was awarded his first stripe on his brown as well. Kaleo has been our right hand man for years as well as our best friend and incredible grappler and teacher.

5/19/08

O2MAA BBQ at Waipio Gentry (Central Oahu Regional Park) For Memorial Day!

O2 Martial Arts Academy is hosting a BBQ at Waipio Gentry (Central Oahu Regional Park) and all of 02MAA as well as all the Relson Gracie Schools are invited.

It will be on Monday, May 26 and will be atWaipio Gentry (Central Oahu Regional Park) across the street from Jack in the Box. There are bathrooms and a kid’s jungle gym. We will try to set up camp right there.

It will be potluck as usual so bring a small dish and hang out with the team. Brush up on your volleyball skills because we will be playing!

Bring the family for a day of fun and get some time to talk story with the entire team.

Hope you can make it!

If you are not getting a blast email from us, please email us by clicking here so that I can put you on our distribution list!

O2MAA In School Tournament a Success!

We had a great turnout from all the schools and had some great matches to keep the Relson Gracie team sharp as a couple of large tournaments are coming up soon!

Thanks to all the competitors that supported the tournament and to all the guys that helped out to make it run smoothly. We banged out the tournament in less than 3 hours which was great being that it was a Sunday!

5/4/08

Friday Classes are Back to the Gi!

Shane Agena has decided to go back to training with the gi on Fridays. This will start this Friday, May 9th so please remember to bring your gi.

See you in class!

5/3/08

Womens and Kids’ Kickboxing Class was a Great Success!

Kaleo Kwan and Chris Slavens lead an army of women and kids in our first kickboxing class! We had many of the kids from our kickboxing class continue on to take our kickboxing which we hoped they would. We also had a few mothers take the class with their kids to get a great work out in and get to spend some fun time with their kids!

Please encourage any women of any age to come and try out the Sunday class! Everyone got a great workout while learning some legitimate kickboxing techniques!

5/3/08

Congrats to Big Neal & Kim!

The O2 Martial Arts Academy family grew by one more! Congratulations to Neal and Kim who had a new addition last night! Neal is in trouble now because he just had a beautiful baby girl!

Congrats to Team Papakolea’s Koa

One of the young lions from Team Papakolea Jiu-Jitsu Team, Koa Asperilla just reported that he won the Advanced Teen No Gi Division at Grappler’s Quest. Now he is the champ for Grappler’s Quest and NAGA in the same division and has two belts to show for it! One of Koa’s teammates Joe took 3rd!

Great job representing in Vegas boys!

5/1/08

O2MAA’s Kaleo Kwan and PJ Dean to Fight on the EliteXC Card!

Kaleo Kwan will be fighting BJ Penn’s Mike Aina which is probably the best fight on the entire card. Both are considered the top kickboxers in the state and both are coming off impressive performances. Kaleo and Mike both are very solid on the ground, but I think everyone will agree that this will be a stand up war.

PJ Dean has just been inked to fight HMC’s Dean Lista. Dean is a very solid and experienced opponent and we look forward to a great fight. PJ wants to continue his winning and will train like a madman for this fight.

Good luck to two of our studs in their upcoming wars!

O2MAA’s Ryan and Don Cabinian to Fight at the next HFC!

Two of our top grappling studs, Ryan and Don, will be fighting in an MMA match at the next HFC at Dole Cannery on May 9th. Please come and support two of our closest friends and fierce competitors.

4/30/08

Women and Kids’ Kickboxing Classes Start Sunday, May 4!

O2MAA will now be offering women and kids kickboxing classes immediately following our kid’s BJJ classes on Sunday from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. This will be a non-competitive, fun environment where kids and women can safely learn legitimate kickboxing techniques, get a great workout before the long work and school week, and have fun!

The kickboxing classes will be held at O2 Martial Arts Academy!

O2’s Kaleo Kwan, who is the best kickboxer in the state will be the head instructor. Kaleo is a great person and I guarantee that you will enjoy yourselves and get a great workout.

This is a great opportunity for mothers and sons and daughters to do something together!

Prices are $40 a month for women and kids taking just this class. If kids are adding on the kickboxing class and taking the Jiu-Jitsu class, then the tuition is only $60 for both the BJJ kids class and kickboxing classes!

These classes are only open to new students and existing Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu students. We do not allow students from other BJJ schools to take these classes. Sorry!

4/27/08

2008 O2 Martial Arts Academy
In-School Gi & No Gi Tournament
2008 O2 Martial Arts Academy
In-School Gi & No Gi Tournament
Sunday, May 18, 2008 @ 6:00PM
Pre-register if possible. Walk ins ok!

OPEN TO ONLY RELSON GRACIE SCHOOL STUDENTS!

You can come in at 4:00 pm to register. We will have our classes running
so we will try to possibly keep the registrations outside.

The tournament will be held at:
O2 Martial Arts Academy
98-019 Kamehameha Hwy, #208A
Aiea, Hawaii 96701
(Between Best Buy & Cutter Ford Aiea, Above Goodwill)

Belt Divisions (Gi/No Gi) Time Limits
White/Novice 5:00 Min
Blue/Intermediate 6:00 Min
Purple/Advanced 7:00 Min

Weight Divisions*
Up to 150lbs
150 – 175lbs
176 – 200lbs
200 and over

For more information call Mike (808) 381-9530 or Chris (808) 381-5959 or email info@onzuka.com

· Gain much needed tournament experience.

· Test your conditioning & try out new techniques.

· Build team loyalty with other affiliate schools.

· This will help you enter the next big tournament with more confidence!

4/24/08

O2MAA Day Classes Coming Soon!

The day classes will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Prices are:
$40 for once a week for a month
$80 for twice a week for a month
$100 for three days a week for a month

You can also mix day and night classes with your tuition!

The day classes will be held in the Oahu Tae Kwan Do academy on the second floor in the building directly behind us which is Makai (Ocean side) of the bike path facing the Ocean. The facility is very nicely equipped with Swain/Zebra type mats and air conditioning which makes it very comfortable to train during the day all year round! We are excited to finally offer day classes to our students new and and old that have shifting schedules or changed jobs that can only train during the day!

The classes will be taught by Sam Mahi who is one of Relson Gracie’s first black belts and he will be assisted by a number of purple belts that will be shifting in and out as their schedule allows.

Please spread the word about the day classes! Sam is an excellent teacher with incredible technique so we know that you will love his classes!

4/23/08

Team Papakolea Jiu-Jitsu Camping Trip

May 9 – 11th (Friday – Sunday)
Team Papakolea Jiu-Jitsu, an O2MAA association, has organized a camping trip and has invited O2 students to join the fun!

The location is a beach house with huge yard. You need to bring your own tent to sleep in and there is a sign up for food to bring with Auntie Emma. There are bathrooms and showers that you can use in the house, but we have to sleep outside.

Beach House
68-603 Crozier Drive

Waialua, HI 96791-9305

637-4612 house phone during these days if you get lost.

Directions from Sam’s Club Pearl City to Beach House:

1: Start out going WEST on KAMEHAMEHA HWY/ HI-99 W toward ACACIA RD.
Continue to follow KAMEHAMEHA HWY. 0.8 mi

2: Take the I-H2 N ramp toward MILILANI/ WAHIAWA. 0.5 mi

3: Merge onto INTERSTATE H2 N. 7.6 mi

4: INTERSTATE H2 N becomes WILIKINA DR. 3.7 mi

5: WILIKINA DR becomes KAUKONAHUA RD/ HI-803. 4.0 mi

6: Stay STRAIGHT to go onto FARRINGTON HWY/ HI-930. Pass through 1 roundabout. 2.7 mi

7: Turn RIGHT onto OLOHIO ST. 0.4 mi

8: Turn LEFT onto CROZIER DR. 0.1 mi

9: End at 68-603 Crozier Dr, Waialua, HI 96791-9305

Estimated Time: 31 minutes Estimated Distance: 19.96 miles

Hope to see you there!

4/10/08

RIP Lars Chase

O2MAA student Lars Chase passed away earlier this week. He was a great friend who always put people in a good mood and was a fierce competitor on the mats. When you rolled with Lars, you better bite down, prepare for a battle, and hope for the best. He represented our school many times in competition and we were honored that he came to our school and that we had a chance to meet him.

His funeral services are this Friday (4/11/08) from 10:30 am to 2:00 PM at the Moanalua Community Church and burial will be held at Punchbowl cemetary at 3:00 pm.

We are asking that the guys from O2 that attend wear their green O2MAA t-shirt in honor of the training that Lars did at the school

Moanalua Community Church
4867 Bougainville Drive, Honolulu Hawaii 96818
The church is located on the street that is between the NEX and the Golf Course right near Moanalua Shopping Center (more Makai).

4/9/08

O2MAA Has Two New Purple Belts!

Congratulations to long time students Chris Slavens and Kelly Pahio who were awarded their purple belts last night. Both gentlemen have excellent technique as well as are true leaders for our school. Chris Slavens co-instructs our boxing and kickboxing classes with Kaleo Kwan and always helps out with every aspect of the school Kelly is known as the question man and always is searching for the inner working of the techniques and also is a major contributor to the school.

Congratulations to Chris and Kelly!

4/6/08

O2MAA will be Offering Day Classes!

We always wanted to offer day classes to our students, but our lease agreement does not allow us to run day classes at our location. We have found a new location to run these day classes in the same area!

It would not be right of us to say to our students that if you want to remain loyal to us and to the Relson Gracie team and can only train during the day to not offer day classes.

That being said, we are proud to announce that we are offering day classes beginning Friday, May 2. The classes will be taught by none other than Sam Mahi, one of the first Relson Gracie Black Belts and one of the founders of O2MAA (formally known as the Relson Gracie Aiea Academy & Academia Casca Grossa de Jiu-Jitsu)

The day classes will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

The day classes will be held in the Oahu Tae Kwan Do academy on the second floor in the building directly behind us which is Makai (Ocean side) of the bike path facing the Ocean. The facility is very nicely equipped with Swain/Zebra type mats and air conditioning which makes it very comfortable to train during the day all year round! We are excited to finally offer day classes to our students new and and old that have shifting schedules or changed jobs that can only train during the day!

Please spread the word about the day classes! Sam is an excellent teacher with incredible technique so we know that you will love his classes!

4/3/08

Rex has Left the Relson Gracie Team

Long time Relson Gracie Student and assistant instructor at O2MAA, Rex Barnum, has left the Relson Gracie Team and has opened a new school for Gracie Barra which is a rival school to the Relson Gracie Team.

Relson’s rules are very simple. All Relson Gracie students can only train at Relson Gracie schools and no other BJJ student can train at one of his schools. MMA schools are exempt from this rule because they do not compete in Jiu-Jitsu tournaments. Obviously, the MMA schools that are aligned with a BJJ team is included the schools that Relson Gracie students CANNOT train at or have their members train at Relson’s schools. This stems from teaching students directly or indirectly that will compete against a Relson Gracie student and not represent the Relson Gracie Team. How would you feel if you taught someone a technique that they used against one of our team members in a tournament while representing a different team or vice versa? Also, by letting practioners that do not compete, but still train at their own school come an take classes, they will teach their home team the techniques to use against us, which I refer to indirectly teaching other schools to compete against us.

Rex did not want to comply to this rule as well as felt he needed a change so he left the team. We tried our best to talk him back in to the team, but he decided to leave.

We ask that all Relson Gracie students DO NOT train at Rex’s school. He has been telling some of the guys at our school to come over to train because he has an open door policy. This is AGAINST the rules of the Relson Gracie Team. If you would like to train with other guys, you are welcome to train at the other Relson Gracie Associations (other than O2MAA on different days) such as Team Papakolea Jiu-Jitsu, Team HK, Kaneohe Team, Queen St. Academy, Hawaii Kai, Gracie Kahalu’u, and Kauai Technical Institute and these are all schools just in Hawaii so there are many options for our teach to get some fresh bodies to roll with and still stay within the team. Relson has many schools on the mainland as well that you will be welcomed with open arms.

Please spread the word if you bump in to other students.

1/28/08

O2MAA will be Open on Super Bowl Sunday!
I have confirmed with Chris that he will be teaching next Sunday which is a national holiday (at least as far as I am concerned). The kids classes will be run as normal and there will be open mat for our students.

Team Papakolea Jiu-Jitsu BBQ at Ala Moana Beach Park!

Team Papakolea Jiu-Jitsu is hosting a BBQ at Ala Moana Beach Park and all of 02MAA is invited.

It will be on Saturday, Feb 9 and will be at Ala Moana Beach Park on the Ewa End of the park. The site number is 27.

It will be potluck as usual so bring a small dish and hang out with the team. Brush up on your volleyball skills because we will be playing!

Hope you can make it!

1/26/08

Relson Gracie Seminar at O2 Martial Arts Academy
8:00 – 10:00PM
Tuesday, 2/26/08

All O2MAA students are welcome attend. This will count as a regular class.

1/25/08

Congratulations to 2 O2MAA Members!

Bo Suh has been a fixture at our academy, but moved back to New York after getting out of the military and returned to training with Team Renzo Gracie. Bo was just awarded his purple belt by Nick Serra. Congatulations brother, you deserve it!

And our O2MAA family has grown by one more member. Jan Combs recently delivered a bouncing baby boy. Tanner Kala Combs was born on Monday, 1/21/08 at 5:18 am. This kid is going to be part of our heavyweight team because he weighed in at a healthy 7lbs 13oz. Congratulations to Garry and Jan and their beautiful baby!

12/16/07

O2 Martial Arts Academy In-School Gi & No Gi Tournament
Today!

Sunday, December 16, 2007 @ 5:30PM
Pre-register by Wednesday, Dec 12 (if possible).

Walk ins ok!

The tournament will be held at:
O2 Martial Arts Academy
98-019 Kamehameha Hwy, #208A
Aiea, Hawaii 96701
(Between Best Buy & Cutter Ford Aiea, Above Goodwill)

Open to ALL Relson Gracie affiliates
$20 Entry fee

Weight Divisions*
Up to 150lbs
150 – 175lbs
176 – 200lbs
200 and over

Belt Divisions (Gi/No Gi) Time Limits
White/Novice 5:00 Min
Blue/Intermediate 6:00 Min
Purple/Advanced 7:00 Min

International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rules (points & advantages)

*Kids divisions will be determined at time of event by amount of entrants

Sorry, this is not a spectator event due to space constrictions.

– Gain much needed tournament experience.
– Test your conditioning & try out new techniques.
– Build team loyalty with other affiliate schools.
– This will help you enter the next big tournament with more confidence!

For more information call Mike (808) 381-9530 or Chris (808) 381-5959 or email info@onzuka.com

11/29/07

O2 Martial Arts Academy Needs Help Moving In!

We will need some guys help moving the mats and other items in the new space and also installing the wall mats. We are planning on starting work on Saturday, December 1st at 8 AM. If you can come by and help, that would be great! I am sure we could use the man power.

Here are the list of things to do:
Install wall mats (if you have a screw gun/drill or screw driver, please bring it)
Move floor mats in to new space
Install the wall fans
Install the door hardware
Move the desk, refrigerator, chair, benches, etc
Move the lockers and roller shelves
Install the wall mirrors
Install the eye hooks in the beam and the heavy bags
Install the puzzle floor mats (what we have now which we will need to get more).

Sorry for the late notice, but we are trying to rush to get everything done and have been working to 2 and 3 am almost every night since Friday.

11/19/07

O2 Martial Arts Academy In-School Gi & No Gi Tournament

Sunday, December 16, 2007 @ 5:30PM
Pre-register by Wednesday, Dec 12 (if possible).

Walk ins ok!

The tournament will be held at:
O2 Martial Arts Academy
98-019 Kamehameha Hwy, #208A
Aiea, Hawaii 96701
(Between Best Buy & Cutter Ford Aiea, Above Goodwill)

Open to ALL Relson Gracie affiliates
$20 Entry fee

Weight Divisions*
Up to 150lbs
150 – 175lbs
176 – 200lbs
200 and over

Belt Divisions (Gi/No Gi) Time Limits
White/Novice 5:00 Min
Blue/Intermediate 6:00 Min
Purple/Advanced 7:00 Min

International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rules (points & advantages)

*Kids divisions will be determined at time of event by amount of entrants

Sorry, this is not a spectator event due to space constrictions.

– Gain much needed tournament experience.
– Test your conditioning & try out new techniques.
– Build team loyalty with other affiliate schools.
– This will help you enter the next big tournament with more confidence!

For more information call Mike (808) 381-9530 or Chris (808) 381-5959 or email info@onzuka.com

11/18/07

O2 Martial Arts Academy X-mas Party!

Please spread the word to anyone else in class because we are probably missing a bunch of people.

You are cordially invited to our annual O2 Martial Arts Academy X-mas party!

Here are the specifics:

When: Saturday, December 8, 2007

Time: 6:00 pm to ?

Where: Mike’s House (email us for directions)
381-9530 Mike’s Cell/40434 Mike’s Nextel Private ID
381-5959 Chris’ cell

Who is invited: All O2MAA students and your families.

What to bring: This will be a potluck so let us know what you plan on bringing so we can try to not duplicate too many dishes. You don’t have to go hog wild with stuff and spend too much money. If you bring the equivalent of a $10 dish or so, we will have a ton of food. Last year, we had plenty of food. We want this to be an inexpensive, fun time to share with our team and our families.

Schedule:
6:00PM – Party starts
7:00PM – Announcement by Chris & Mike and dinner is served!
8:00-8:30PM – Grazy Times movie starts?
8:30PM – $1 Bingo Starts
9:30PM – PS2 Tournament Starts
We will play it by ear on the schedule as usual.

What we have planned so far (everything is tentative at this point)

1. Grazy Times – An annual videography of the past year compiled by award
winning video producer and videographer Gye Nitta. (Hopefully Gye has been working on this!)

2. PS/2 tournament. $5 entry fee with all the money being distributed to the top three placers. The top three placers will be immortalized on our Kick Ass Tournament Trophy! Don’t worry for those who don’t play, we handicap the experienced players to make it fair.

3. Bingo for cash! $1 a game or so and the winner gets the pot. We did this last year and it was a blast.

We are open to any other ideas that you may have, but please suggest something quick so we have time to set it up and get the things that we need to make it happen.

Please RSVP as soon as possible by email (preferably, info@onzuka.com or just reply to this email) or phone with who is coming and if you are bringing your kids.

10/13/07

2007 Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling Champ Rani Yahya Seminar at O2 Martial Arts Academy This Wednesday 11/14!

Thanks to Burton Richardson, who has arranged a No Gi Submission Wrestling seminar with the best submission grappler in the world and active MMA fighter, Rani Yahya. Rani has a myriad of titles in submission grappling, but is most known for coming out of no where after living and training with Rickson Gracie to win the Brazilian Abu Dhabi trials only to come short that year (2005). However 2007 was going to be different and Rani dethroned multiple time champ Leo Vierra to capture the title and bragging rights of being the world’s best submission grappler. Rani has also been regularly competing in MMA and was featured on WEC Wreckage competing in MMA, most notably beating UFC veteran, Mike Hominick.

Here are the details of this once in a lifetime seminar!

What: 2007 Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling Champion, Rani Yahya
No Gi Submission Wrestling Seminar

When: Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Time: 6:00 – 8:00PM

Where: O2 Martial Arts Academy
98-019 Kam Hwy, #206A (second floor)
Aiea, Hawaii 96701
(between Best Buy and Cutter Ford Aiea)

Cost: $40 per person

10/23/07

Kaleo & Mike Leave Wednesday for ShoXC

O2MAA and Eastsidaz’s Kaleo Kwan leaves Wednesday for Santa Inez, California for his fight on ShoXC against the Muay Thai fighter Malaipet. The fight will be an MMA event and the first of his three fight contract with EliteXC.

Mike, Shelden Saiki, and Koa Ramos from O2MAA will be there to support Kaleo and Mike, along with Mike Malone will corner Kaleo. Eastsidaz that will be coming as well include Kimo Wolfel and James.

Also coming is Kaleo’s wife, son, two nephews, and their friend. He will have a good sized cheering section with all of us there.

Please say a prayer for Kaleo that he performs to the level that we all know that he can and defeats Malaipet in this event which will be aired nationally on Showtime.

There will be a viewing at Tsunami’s on Keeaumoku and at the Icon Gym on Kalanianaole for those interested in seeing the fight.

Good luck Kaleo!

10/22/07

Hawaiian kickboxer joins Kau Inoa, places his name
Written by Public Information Office
Friday, 19 October 2007

Native Hawaiian MMA fighter Kaleo Kwan, right, signed papers yesterday placing his name in the Kau Inoa registry. Kwan also agreed to help spread the word about Kau Inoa. At left is Kwan’s trainer, Mike Onzuka. Lisa Asato photo.

Hawaiian kickboxer joins Kau Inoa, places his name

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Hawaiian Governance Hale announced yesterday a new partnership formed with professional boxer, kickboxer and mixed-martial arts (MMA) fighter Kaleo Kwan. Kwan is of Native Hawaiian ancestry, born and raised in Waimanalo.

Po’alima, 26 ‘Okakopa 2007, Kwan will be fighting in Las Vegas, Nevada for ShoXC. Kwan’s fight will be aired on the Showtime national network, where he will be wearing Kau Inoa gear.

“This is a great opportunity for us to embark on new territory and gather more Hawaiians from across the US,” said Kaelene Nihipali of Hawaiian Governance Hale. “Please help us in welcoming Kaleo to the OHA ‘Ohana, and show your support for him in his upcoming ventures.”

Kwan has also agreed to promote Kau Inoa by appearing in a television commercial urging Hawaiians to “place their name” on the Kau Inoa rolls.

Native Hawaiian MMA fighter Kaleo Kwan, left, greeted OHA Hawaiian Governance Hale Director Theresa Bigbie yesterday. Lisa Asato photo.

Kwan is the second Native Hawaiian MMA fighter to partner with OHA.

Earlier this year, fighter BJ Penn agreed to support the Kau Inoa effort. He is currently appearing in a multimedia campaign that includes print ads, radio spots and television commercials.

Penn fought for the UFC lightweight title in 2001, but lost in a close decision. In subsequent fights, he went up a division to welterweight and won the belt, only to have it stripped later when he left the UFC.

Next month, Penn gets another shot at the UFC lightweight title belt.

Kaleo Kwan and Mike Onzuka with the OHA Hawaiian Governance Hale group, yesterday. Lisa Asato photo.

For more information on Kaleo Kwan, please see http://www.proelite.com , or on his trainer Mike Onzuka’s site at http://www.onzuka.com .

For more information on ShoXC, see http://www.elitexc.com .

For more information on BJ Penn, please see http://www.bjpenn.com .

For more information on Kau Inoa, please see http://www.oha.org

Source: Oha.org

9/10/07

Ryan Cabinian Dominates at HFC!

O2MAA family member Ryan Cabinian dominated defending champ Donald Gonzales of BJ Penn’s MMA on Saturday night at the Hawaii Fighting Championships. Ryan executed perfect strategy and used his unstoppable wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu technique to dominate the match from start to finish. Ryan and Donald did trade and Donald hit Ryan with some good shots, but was unable to hurt him. Donald has been knocking out everyone as of late and has one punch knockout power so it was a huge step up in competition for the debut of Ryan.

Congratulations to Ryan on his win and we appreciate him and his family always supporting O2 Martial Arts Academy and us!

9/10/07 & 9/11/07

Kimo Kreis Returns to the O2 Martial Arts Academy!

Relson Gracie Black Belt Kimo Kreis will be teaching this Monday (9/10) 6:30PM class and Tuesday (9/11) 8:00PM class at O2 Martial Arts Academy. Kimo is a black belt under Relson Gracie, but started his Jiu-Jitsu career at O2MAA back when it was known as the Relson Gracie Aiea Academy. Kimo is in town for a couple of weeks before heading to California to open a Relson Gracie association there.

9/3/07

No Class Monday!

In observance of Labor Day, O2MAA will be closed. We will re-open on Tuesday!

In case you did not see it, the holiday schedule is posted on the window (both inside and out).

8/26/07

O2MAA and Relson Team World Championship Update!

Kron Gracie (son of Rickson) beat Hawaii’s own Rylan Lizares (who took 3rd place) by choke and choked his opponent from the mount in the finals to take the brown belt championship in his weight class.

Kyle Snyder-Olivares loss by 3-0 (guard pass) in the open weight purple belt.

Kaleo Hosaka lost by 6-0 from a hip heist to mount with 1 min left.

Roger Gracie is in the finals of the absolute and his weight class of the black belt division.

Jake Mapes of Maui JJ won his first match and then was submitted by arm bar in his weight class and was submitted in the first round of the absolute. I think I got that right.

8/24/07

O2MAA and Relson Team World Championship Update!

Mikey Bright of Kaneohe Team lost his first match by 2 points.

Dave Chew from the main academy won his first match 8-0, but lost his second match by 9-4.

Pono Panangaran that runs Relson’s Kauai school lost by armbar in the purple belt division, but was doing well.

Kyle Snyder-Olivares won his first match 2-0 in the purple belt, but lost his second match 6-0 off a BS takedown and while rushing to get the takedown back slipped to his back and his grips were shot.

8/23/07

O2MAA and Relson Team World Championship Update!

Jensen Kona lost by 6 points in his first match. He was down by 2 advantages and had to try for a last minute take down. Rex Manglicmot lost his first match by armbar.

Robert “Les” Felipe’s registration got screwed up so he could not compete.

Lindsey Arcangel lost by 5 or 7 points, but had his opponent in a tight triangle at the end of the match.

Assistant Instructor Kyle Snyder-Olivares was reunited with the team after moving to California. He is competing in a day or two and is about 180 lbs and solid.

Pono Pananganan from Kauai, Dave Chew from the main academy, and Mikey Bright from Kaneohe Team is up there with Chris and the team.

8/5/07

Promotion Days!

We always say that we are terrible motivators using belt promotions. We are concentrating so much on getting all of you better by our teaching methods, drills, and sparring that usually belt promotions are one of the last things we think of. Also, we want to keep the integrity of the belts so that if you get a belt promotion, you can compete at the World Championship level. Some people take longer than others, but that is because some people are just more athletically inclined, have past experience that helps them absorb Jiu-Jitsu faster like wrestled or played judo previously, and/or have more time to invest in training which will naturally produce faster results.

We will be having two big days of promotions on Monday, August 20 and Tuesday, August 21. If you train on Mondays and Fridays, please try to make it on Aug 20 and if you train any of the other days (Tue – Thurs), please come on Aug 21.

Please help us spread the word and don’t worry, you will not influence us to give you a belt or stripe by showing up or helping spread the word. You will get a promotion if you deserve it. We do not do charity work. We always say that a white belt is the last belt that you buy and that it is our honor to promote the students that train with us and invest their time and hard earned money with us. It would be a crime for us to give someone a belt that does not deserve it because we would be providing a false sense of security which could be life threatening. Our jobs are to teach you self-defense, build self-confidence, and self-worth as well as influence you to be an overall moral and ethical person by leading by example. Belt promotions based on taking a certain number of classes do not ensure that you have absorbed the material and can apply it properly. This can only be determined on a personal level for each student. Just enjoy Jiu-Jitsu, pay attention in class, and try the techniques while sparring. You will get better.

Our feeling was always that a student should never ask for a promotion because it cheapens the entire system of belt promotions. In fact, the guys who ask to be promoted usually get put in the back of the line.

See you all on Aug 20th and 21st!

7/31/07

The Boys have a Blast in Maui!

As expected, we did some male/team bonding during this trip. We get to learn a lot about each other when you have to stay with about 10 guys within 3 rooms and a living room. We also learned that if you plan on going out, you should not let a Tomimatsu participate in a drinking game called quarters. Now Kevin’s name is “Crash and Burn” Tomimatsu. Please feel free to call him that. He’ll understand. Another life lesson for the guys is never, ever fall asleep early with the other guys up. For all of you that did not come, you may want to make sure you make it to our annual X-mas party where we wil probably have our resident video editing guru, Gye Nitta, make a special “Adult” version of a video where it will show what happens to the boys that take a light nap. We have a special way of waking them up that I’m sure you will enjoy. We did.

We had mixed results, but all the boys did well and showed a lot of technique which is what is important. Shane had a fluke injury at about 1-1/2 minutes in to his match with Kaleo Lopez of Kamole. While they were jocking for position standing, Kaleo’s thumb accidentally went right in to Shane’s eye and cause a decent cut on his eye lid right near his eye. I made the call to pull Shane out of the match because I did not want him to risk further injury. He was bummed of course, but for the guys who don’t know, I am blind in my right eye. I am forever worried that if I lose sight in my left eye, I am screwed for life and my money making skills are gone. I would never put anyone in this position if I could help it and I could definitely help it with Shane so it was a no brainer to pull him out. He trained his ass off, but I always say that you judge a man by his character and character is developed by how you handle disappointments and losses. Shane will bounce back and is itching to get back to training. Just do me a favor and keep him from sparring for at least 2-3 weeks until that cut heals so he can get back to 100%.

For those who missed this tournament, we set an all time record by finishing the tournament a little after 5 pm! The tournament ran extremely smooth with at least 4 matches going at one time and some times 6 matches going on during the Kid’s division. The staff did a great job at keeping the tournament moving and the competitors put on a great show for everyone!

Don’t miss next year’s event!

Results

Team Competition Standings

1st Place Maui Jiu-Jitsu 68 Points
2nd Place Relson Gracie 44 Points
3rd Place Longman 38 Points
Brazilian Freestyle 22 Points
New Life Martial Arts 8 Points
KG Jiu-Jitsu 7 Points
Ka Mole Jiu-Jitsu 6 Points
Fight For Life 3 Points
BJ Penn 3 Points
Gracie Kailua 3 Points

Keiki

6-8yrs

1st Place Josiah Patao (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)
2nd Place Makoa Dasilva (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)

1st Place Maven Walker (Relson/Papakolea)
2nd Place Journey Enosara (Relson/Papakolea)

1st Place Wailani Villas-Boas (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)
2nd Place Imehana Villas-Boas (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)

9-10yrs

1st Place Micah Vanatta (Relson/Papakolea)
2nd Place Blake Cramer (KG Jiu-Jitsu)

1st Place JD Walker (Relson/Papakolea)
2nd Place Noah Yap (Brazilian Freestyle Jiu-Jitsu)

1st Place Micah Vanatta (Relson/Papakolea)
2nd Place Sunnie Saffery (Relson/Papakolea)

1st Place Jeremiah Patao (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)
2nd Place Blake Cramer (KG Jiu-Jitsu)

10-11yrs

1st Place Slayden Lloyd (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)
2nd Place Forrest Elmer (New Life Martial Arts)

10-12yrs

1st Place Bobby Castle (KG Jiu-Jitsu)
2nd Place Edward Ai (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)

1st Place Neysha Laumatia (Relson/Papakolea)
2nd Place Sam Warren (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)

12-13yrs

1st Place Kaile Heredia (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)
2nd Place Kobi Price-Bisera (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)

1st Place Bryan Peralta (Relson)
2nd Place Rex Hazuka (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)

13-14yrs

1st Place Hunter Hazuka (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)
2nd Place Paul Pestana (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)

14-16yrs

1st Place Braden Rapozo (Ka Mole)
2nd Place Kainalu King (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)

15yrs

1st Place Aldene Sumic (New Life Martial Arts)
2nd Place Jacob Birch (New Life Martial Arts)

Adult

White Belt

Super Feather Weight (141 lbs.)

1st Place Chris Aubrey (Longman Kona)
2nd Place Brandon Finley (KG Jiu-Jitsu)

Feather Weight (154 lbs.)

1st Place Chris Kono (Relson/Papakolea)
2nd Place Austin Rapozo (Ka Mole)

Light Weight (167.5 lbs.)

1st Place Darin Ho (Brazilian Freestyle Jiu-Jitsu)
2nd Place Luke Dumaran (Fight For Life)

Middle Weight (181 lbs.)

1st Place David Tirado (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)
2nd Place Sulu Kahele (Longman Kona)

Med/Heavy Weight (194.5 lbs.)

1st Place Fredrick Puou (New Life)
2nd Place Aaron Moskua (Fight For Life)

Med/Heavy Weight Masters (194.5 lbs.)

1st Place Sage Spalding (Relson)
2nd Place Gilberto Castro (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)

Heavy Weight (207.5 lbs.)

1st Place Kris Lieber (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)
2nd Place August Zilisch (Fight For Life)

Super Weight (221 lbs.)

1st Place Anthony Chang (Longman)
2nd Place Richard Agdeppa (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)

Open

1st Place Anthony Chang (Longman)
2nd Place Andrew Francisco (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)

Blue Belt

Super Feather Weight (141 lbs.)

1st Place Daniel Morales (Brazilian Freestyle Jiu-Jitsu)
2nd Place Kevin Kennedy (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)

Feather Weight (154 lbs.)

1st Place Brian Pate (Brazilian Freestyle Jiu-Jitsu)
2nd Place Regi Morales (Brazilian Freestyle Jiu-Jitsu)

Feather Weight Masters (154 lbs.)

1st Place Robert Nagao (Relson/Kauai Technical Inst.)
2nd Place Sergio Lussich (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)

Light Weight (167.5 lbs.)

1st Place Lindsey Arcangel (Relson/O2 Martial Arts Academy)
2nd Place Colin Messer (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)

Middle Weight (181 lbs.)

1st Place Kawika Stewart (Longman)
2nd Place Brooks Navares (Gracie Kailua)

Med/Heavy Weight (194.5 lbs.)

1st Place Gavin Pamarang (BJ Penn)
2nd Place Lars Chase (Relson/O2 Martial Arts Academy)

Super Heavy (221 lbs.)

1st Place Blane Dorton (Relson/O2 Martial Arts Academy)
2nd Place Russel Morita (KG Jiu-Jitsu)

Absolute (222+ lbs.)

1st Place Sam Streep (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)
2nd Place Kelly Kobayashi (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)

Open

1st Place Blane Dorton (Relson/O2 Martial Arts Academy)
2nd Place J oel Bouhey (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)

Women Open

1st Place Danyel Chirico (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)
2nd Place Nancy Kapiko (Relson/Papakolea)

Purple Belt

Feather Weight (154 lbs.)

1st Place Jake Scoval (Longman)
2nd Place Alfredo Vilas-Boas (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)

Light Weight (167.5 lbs.)

1st Place Jonathan Moeller (Longman)
2nd Place Chris Andrion (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)

Middle Weight (181 lbs.)

1st Place Pono Pananganan (Relson/Kauai Technical Inst.)
2nd Place Daniel Espinoza (Gracie Kailua)

Med/Heavy Weight (194.5 lbs.)

1st Place Alan Forsyth (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)
2nd Place Kawika Ganancial (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)

Open

1st Place Jake Scoval (Longman)
2nd Place Jonathan Moeller (Longman)

Brown Belt

Light Weight (167.5 lbs.)

1st Place Luke Hacker (Longman)
2nd Place Kaleo Lopez (Ka Mole)

Med/Heavy Weight (194.5 lbs.)

1st Place Jake Mapes (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)
2nd Place Ermin Fergerstrom (Brazilian Freestyle Jiu-Jitsu)

Open

1st Place Gilson De Souza (Brazilian Freestyle Jiu-Jitsu)
2nd Place Chris Nardi (Maui Jiu-Jitsu)

Black Belt Exhibition match

Jeff Glover (Las Vegas) defeated Aaron Moeller (Longman Kona)

6/21/07

Dan Henderson Seminar at O2 Martial Arts Academy!
Current Pride Lightweight & Middleweight Champion

When: Sunday, July 8, 2007

Time: 4:30-7:30PM

Where: O2 Martial Arts Academy
(between Best Buy & Cutter Ford Aiea)
(2nd floor above Small Engine Clinic)
98-019 Kamehameha Highway, #206A
Aiea, Hawaii 96701

Cost: $50

Space is limited so pre-pay to reserve your spot with the only man to hold championships in two categories in Pride at the same time and possibly could be the next UFC Light heavyweight champ! No spots will be held on verbal requests.

6/20/07

Upcoming Tournaments

Hawaiian Championships of BJJ
This Saturday, June 23
UH Manoa Gym 1

Maui Jiu-Jitsu Tournament
July 29
Maui War Memorial
Let us know by signing up at the academy if you are interested in competing.

6/18/07
Relson Gracie Class at O2MAA Re-Scheduled

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007
8:30 – 9:30 PM (after the warm ups)
Cost: A normal class to O2MAA Students
(just the cost of your normal class, we will take care of the rest)

6/17/07
Jeff Glover Seminar Today!

Jeff Glover – BJJ Champion, ADCC Competitor
Today, Sunday, June 17, 2007
4:30 – 6:30 PM
Cost: $35

6/9/07
Upcoming Seminars at O2MAA

Relson Gracie
Tuesday, June 26th, 2007
8:30 – 9:30 PM (after the warm ups)
Cost: A normal class to O2MAA Students
(just the cost of your normal class, we will take care of the rest)

Jeff Glover – BJJ Champion, ADCC Competitor
Sunday, June 17, 2007
4:30 – 6:30 PM
Cost: $35

Mike Swain – Judo Olympian
Sunday, July 1, 2007
5:30 – 7:15 PM
Cost: $30, need to pre-pay to save your spot. Limited to 30
(Details below)
_____________________________________________________________________________

Mike Swain Seminar at O2 Martial Arts Academy
When: Sunday, July 1, 2007
Time: 5:30 – 7:15 pm
Where: O2 Martial Arts Academy
98-019 Kam Hwy Unit 206A
Aiea, HI 96701
Cost: $30 (Must pay to reserve your spot)
Questions? Email: info@onzuka.com

Directions to O2MAA:
We are located in the building between Best Buy and Cutter Ford Aiea on the second floor facing Shiro’s.
We are above Goodwill, Small Engine Clinic and the Bike Shop on the second floor.

We are limiting the seminar to the first 30 people who sign up and PAY! No holding spots. The invitation to this seminar is open to ALL SCHOOLS!
You can also pay online by going to: http://www.2takedown.com/

Bio of Mike Swain:

Mike is the first man from the Western Hemisphere, to win a gold medal at the World Championships, since its inception in 1956. The World Championships is a very prestigious tournament held only once, every two years. As a World Champion, 4 – time Olympian (bronze medalist in the Seoul Games) and 1996 Olympic Coach, Mike has gained a phenomenal amount of valuable knowledge and experience.

Throughout his many years of competition and coaching, Mike has traveled the world competing against and analyzing hundreds of different styles and techniques. His knowledge of standing techniques and ground work is unsurpassed.

Mike Swain

Born: 12/21/60 (Elizabeth, NJ), Height 5’ 9″, Weight 71 kg
Sport: JUDO – Fifth Degree Black Belt (Godan)
Business: Swain Sports International 408-286-5836
Wife: Chie Swain (1992 – 61kg Olympian – Brazil)
Father-in-law: Chiaki Ishii (1972 – 95kg Olympic Bronze Medalist – Brazil)
Books: Ashiwaza II (book), Mike Swain’s Judo (video), Championship Newaza (video)

U.S. WORLD AND OLYMPIC HONORS

1977 Barcelona, Spain (World Team)
1980 Moscow, Russia (Olympic Team)
1983 Moscow, Russia (World Team)
1984 Los Angeles (Olympic Team)
1985 Seoul, Korea (World Team)
1987 Essen, Germany (World Team)
1988 Seoul, Korea (Olympic Team)
1989 Belgrade, Yugoslavia (World Team)
1992 Barcelona, Spain (Olympic Team)
1996 Atlanta (Men’s Olympic Judo Coach)

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL MEDALS

GOLD

1987 World Championships – Essen Germany (Only American Male to ever win)
1987 Pan American Games – Indianapolis
1991 US Open
1988 Italian Open
1984 Czechoslovakian Open
1984 Belgian Open
1982 Dutch Open

SILVER

1989 World Championships – Belgrade, Yugoslavia
1985 World Championships – Seoul, Korea
1991 Sungkok Cup – Korea
1991 Pacific Rim Championships – Hawaii
1990 Goodwill Games – Seattle
1987 Shoriki Cup – Japan
1986 Kano Cup – Japan
1985 Matsumae Cup – Austria
1985, 1983 US Open
1977 Pan American Championship – Argentina

BRONZE

1988 Olympic Games – Seoul, Korea
1989 Pacific Rim Championships – China
1987 German Open
1985 Pacific Rim Championship – Japan
1984 German Open
1983 Pan American Games – Venezuela
1983 Pacific Rim Championships – Japan
1981 Dutch Open
1981, 1980 US Open

NATIONAL HONORS

5 – Time National Champion
4 – Time National Collegiate Champion
5 – Time Olympic Sports Festival Champion

6/9/07

Triple Crown BJJ Tournament date has been changed!

It has been changed to June 23 and will be held at UH Gym #1. All other information remains the same.

The 2nd leg of the Triple Crown series, 2007 HAWAIIAN OPEN OF BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU, has been confirmed. Due to circumstances beyond their control, Triple Crown organizers have been forced to change the tournament date to Saturday, June 23, 2007, at the University of Hawaii Gym #1 (next door to Klum Gym). Event organizers made every effort to maintain the original date, but after an exhaustive search through public, private and military facilities, little options were available and the

5/19/07

Relson Gracie Academies In-School Tournament Results!

Gi Results

Kids White Belt 50 lb
1st Place: Maven Walker
2nd Place: Sunnie Saffrey

Kids White Belt 100 lb
1st Place: John Hommel
2nd Place: Devin Lee

Kids Open Belt
1st Place: Charnae Scott
2nd Place: Noah Cronin

Kids Open Belt 170 lb
1st Place: Seth Kapoi
2nd Place: Brandon Lopez

Adult White
Under 150
1st Place: Mathew Tapia
2nd Place: Jimenez Cortez

151-175 lbs
1st Place: Chris Templo
2nd Place: Joe Wigfall

176-200 lbs
1st Place: Ryan Matsuyama
2nd Place: Albert Napoleon

201 and over
1st Place: Vince Higa
2nd Place: Noah Canter

Adult Blue
151-175 lbs
1st Place: Xavier Seguiera
2nd Place: Travis Kashiwa

176-200 lbs
1st Place: Mika Johnson
2nd Place: Ryan Baqui

No-Gi Results

Kids White Belt 50 lb
1st Place: Sunnie Saffrey
2nd Place: Maven Walker

Kids White Under 100
1st Place: Noah Cronin
2nd Place: Devin Lee

Adult White
Under 150
1st Place: Seth Rodenbaugh
2nd Place: Neil Dacanay

151-175 lbs
1st Place: John Tetsutani
2nd Place: Jensen Kona

176-200 lbs
1st Place: Ryan Mastsuyama
2nd Place: Chaz Gomes

201 and over
1st Place: Robert Fisher
2nd Place: Noah Canter

Adult Blue

151-175 lbs
1st Place: Xavier Seguiera
2nd Place: Scott Inatsuka

176-200 lbs
1st Place: Tyson Seto-Mook
2nd Place: Lars Chase

5/14/07

O2 Martial Arts Academy Memorial Day Picnic!

We will be having a long overdue picnic on Sunday, May 27, 2007 at Ala Moana Beach Park. This used to be a tradition for our academy on all three day weekends, but we let a few long weekends fall through the crack.

Here are the quick specifics:

What: O2 Martial Arts Academy Picnic
(Other Relson Gracie Academy students are always welcomed!)
When: Sunday, May 27, 2007
Time: 8:00 am to ? (usually all day and after the sun goes down)
Where: Ala Moana Beach Park (we usually try for the key hole in the middle of the park so we will be around that area)
What to bring: As always, it is a potluck so bring what ever you want. We usually tell everyone to keep the dishes to about $10-15 to keep it inexpensive. If everyone brings a little bit, we will have a lot of food. We always do.

We picked Sunday because Memorial day (Monday) is usually incredibly packed and this gives us time on Monday to relax and rest up for work on Tuesday.

If you just happen to be in the area on that day, just stop by. Don’t worry about having to bring something. It’s more about the companionship than anything else.

We will probably play volleyball and what ever else comes to mind.

Hope to see you there!

Class will be closed that day so that everyone can come to the beach!

5/6/07

Relson Gracie Academies In-School Tournament!

On Saturday, May 19th at 6:00 pm, we will be hosting another Gracie academy in-school tournament to prepare our team for Brazilian Freestyle’s upcoming tournament on June 28. It will be held at the O2 Martial Arts Academy and the same deal applies as the last time:

– This time we will be doing gi and no gi.
– Please do not bring spectators because of the limited space.
– $20 to enter
– Try your best to register before the tournament date so that we can prep as much as we can to start on time.
– This is a no pressure tournament so if you have never competed before, this is a great opportunity to compete on a smaller scale and test yourself. For the guys who love to compete, this is another opportunity to hone your craft and see where your cardio is for the big upcoming tournament.
– This is a great team building opportunity so that you are familiar with the guys from the other schools so that we all can support each other at all the tournaments.
– We are doing on a Saturday this time so that Friday night traffic is not an issue.
– We will break up the weight classes as much as possible, but want want to give guys a lot of matches.
– We will be using CBJJ rules which is the international rules that are used in the Pan Ams and the World Championships. The main difference between the international rules and Brazilian Freestyle’s (BFJJ) rules are there are no advantages in the BFJJ tournaments.

Everyone from a Relson Gracie Academy or Association are welcome to compete. No outside academies can compete.

The weight classes are:
Under 150
151-175
176-200
201 and over
This applies for gi and no gi.
Kids divisions will be determined when we have all the kids registered and will match them based on age and weight (the best we can).

We would welcome people to help us run the tournament. We would like three timekeepers/score takers and three guy to run the keys. If we have more, we can cycle the guys out to give them a rest. We ask that the purple and brown belts help with the refereeing. Even if you have not ref’d before, this is a good opportunity to get your feet wet. We will be there to coach you.

O2 Martial Arts Academy
98-019 Kam Hwy Suite 206A
Aiea, HI 96701
We are on the second floor of the building between Best Buy and Cutter Ford Aiea right on Kam Hwy. Park on the Diamond Head (Best Buy) side of the building and walk up that stairwell. Please do not park in front of any roll up door.

Thanks and hope to see you there!

4/19/07

Scott Devine Teaching Tonight!

Relson Gracie Black belt and one of the Relson Gracie Aiea Academy founders Scott Devine is in town and will be teaching tonight from 8:00 to 10:00 pm. Scott is a very close friend and one of the first guys who we studied to learn how to teach Jiu-Jitsu from.

4/4/07

Daniel & Diego Moraes Seminar at the
Relson Gracie Main Academy!
Tonight!

BJJ Black belt and Mundial Champion Daniel and his brother Diego Moraes are set to share some of their best techniques at the Relson Gracie Main Academy on April 4th. Here are the details:

Daniel & Diego Moraes Seminar
Relson Gracie Main Academy
844 Queen Street, 2nd Floor
(Above Capone’s Auto Detailing)
April 4, 2007
7:00-9:00PM
$40.00

Relson Gracie Belt Promotion The Same Night!

Also on the same night a huge belt promotion will take place at the Relson Gracie Main Academy! For the Relson Gracie Team and especially the O2 Martial Arts Academy, this will be a huge one and we will be shutting down our classes that night so everyone can attend. We are encouraging all O2 MAA students to attend!

The promotions will take place from 6:30-7:00PM.

4/1/07

Congratulations to PJ!

PJ had a tough fight at Icon Sport and gutted out three rounds against a very good wrestler. Although he lost, he showed great technique with his guard recovery, defense from the guard, and also was very active in the guard. He hurt his opponent a couple times during the fight and at the end of one round, his opponent actually walked to our corner. His opponent, Scott Anderson, was unknown to us because he was a last minute replacement because PJ’s original opponent had to pull out because he blew out his knee. PJ was banged up prior to the fight, but there was no way he was going to pull out. He sucked it up and fought a tough fight. We are very proud that PJ represented our academy and he is looking forward to fighting again soon.

3/21/07

Icon Sport Tickets for Sale!

Icon Sports promoters have dropped off some special school rate tickets for us to sell. They are in the “O” section in the risers on row 7 and 8. They are $50 which are a $5 discount and no handling fee. Please contact Mike and Chris immediately if you are interested by shooting us an email. We are going to hold the tickets until early next week and then give them back to the promoters so that they can sell them for the event.

O2MAA’s own PJ Dean will be fighting on the card so come support him on 3/31/07 at Blaisdell Arena.

3/20/07

Congratulations to O2MAA’s Kickboxing Instructor Kaleo Kwan!

This past Saturday at X-1, O2 Martial Arts Academy’s kickboxing instructor, Kaleo Kwan, won a unanimous decision over 6 time world kickboxing champion and one of the most successful kickboxers from Hawaii, Danny Steele. Kaleo executed perfect strategy by staying outside of Danny’s lethal leg kicks, only to come in to strike and tie up. Kaleo used his superior hand speed and movement to consistently tag Steele and was hardly hit during the three round fight.

2/12/07

Chris Slavens will Guest Instruct for Kickboxing on Thurs!

Long time student and chief recruiter for the school for a number of years, Chris Slavens, just happens to be an incredible boxer and a phenominal teacher. He blew us all away the last time he taught with his ability to break everything down to the vital components in regards to stance, defense, and offense.

Don’t miss this class!

2/10/07

In School Tournament is Coming Soon!

Flyer/Registration forms have been delivered to the main academy and some left for Ronn Shiraki to take to the Kaneohe Team. I delivered a bunch to Kaleo Auwae for the Team Papakolea Jiu-Jitsu and Bernard Villanueva delivered some to Team HK. Hopefully every school has a bunch of people coming to enter the tournament so that the entire Relson Gracie Team is thoroughly prepared for Romolo’s tournament on March 10th.

We are now accepting registrations and payment for the upcoming tournament. Anyone that wants to weigh in the week of the tournament will be allowed to do so as long as they are walking around at a weight that is comfortably within the boundaries. All O2 students should weigh themselves Wed (2/21) or Thurs (2/22) so that we do not waste time weighing people in on the tournament day. Any other academy that wants to stop by to weigh in is encouraged to do so as well. We want to hit the ground running on Friday so that we can get out of there at a decent hour.

O2 Martial Arts Academy In School Gi Tournament
When: Friday, February 23, 2007
Cost: $20
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: O2 Martial Arts Academy
98-019 Kam Hwy Unit 206A (Second Floor)
Aiea, HI 96701
We are in the building between Best Buy and Cutter Ford Aiea (for all the other schools that are coming)
Weight Classes:
Under 150
151 – 175
176 – 200
201 and above

We want to maximize the amount of matches for the competitors, get tournament experience, test your cardio, build team loyalty, get comfortable with your teammates and instructors from the other academies.

We look forward to seeing you at the tournament!

2/9/07

A Huge Thanks to Nakano-san & Kasahara-san!

Thanks to Mark Kurano for bringing his friends from Japan, one of whom just happen to be a world class Judoka to the O2 Martial Arts Academy last night. He taught some fundamental throws, but he taught them the way he performs them at the world class level. Due to this class alone, he helped to totally revamp most our theories and practical aspects of our Judo and introduced the elite level of Judo to the whole academy.

Shintaro Nakano is a member of the All Japan Judo Team, first competing at 60kg and then moving up in weight to perform even better at the 69kg division. I believe he is currently ranked 5th in Japan.

Takeyuki Kasahara also accompanied Nakano-san. Kasahara is sponsored by Secon (a Japanese securities firm) and a Chuo University player. He was a master of the uchimata and was catching everyone with it, with total control. Everyone, especially me, appreciated the soft landing due to his skill level performing this throw.

These guys were awesome to learn from and they took on all comers in randori (sparring), often causing the whole academy to gasp, then cheer all the while being thoroughly impressed.

2/8/07

Triple Congratulations!

Just last night at about 2 am, one of our best friends and the God parents to my son, had their second baby girl. Congratulations to Ian and Jocelyn Beltran! Ian teaches our Escrima (Filipino Stickfighting) classes at our school, O2 Martial Arts Academy. Mother and baby are doing well and resting at Queens Hospital. I’m sure that big sister Sage is in for a rude awaking now that she is not the only child in the house. heh heh.

Congratulations also to another one of our best friends and assistant instructor Rex Barnum had a baby girl around a month ago. He came back to class the other night and everyone is doing well.

Lastly, a huge promotion for us at O2 was our latest brown belt was awarded to Brandon Bernardino who is Shane, Chris, and my right hand man and has been ripping up the mats as usual. We could not hold him back any longer. Relson came by to teach a class on Tuesday night and awarded him his brown belt.

2/7/07

Relson at O2

Relson Gracie stopped by at O2 and taught a class to a packed house of about 45 students. He taught the step up to his guard, submissions, and some sweeps. Everyone loved it. We will try to bring him back once every couple months so that our guys can get a chance to learn from the man who taught us.

1/24/07

Kickboxing at O2 has Officially Begun!

We are excited to start boxing and kickboxing classes on Thursday, February 1, 2007. We have none other than Kaleo Kwan as the head instructor. Kaleo is a numerous boxing and kickboxing champion as well as a successful MMA competitor. The classes will be from 6:30-8:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. In order to have a better time for the kickboxing class, we are pushing back our Tuesday Jiu-Jitsu classes to 8:00-10:00 pm so that Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will now all have consistent class times. If you missed the two seminars that Kaleo gave, you missed out. The payment for his classes will be like any other Jiu-Jitsu or Escrima class and you can take any combination of the three classes so the multiple class discount applies. He is a great instructor and very personable. We have known him and have been friends with him for years so we guarantee that you will thoroughly enjoy his classes!

Check out the new schedule!

1/23/07
O2 and Team Papakolea Jiu-Jitsu Team up for BBQ

We are having a picnic at the Beach for our school as well as our brother school, Papakolea Fight Club. PFC is celebrating their 2nd anniversary and we have not had a BBQ at the beach for a while so we decided to combine the affair so that everyone gets to meet each other from the different schools to bring the schools closer together. I believe the spot is space 27 and it is located on the Ewa end of the beach park on the mauka (mountain) side of the park just as you make your first bend after entering the park from the Ewa end entrance. It is a potluck so bring something small and make sure you bring your family for a day of fun at the beach. We will be playing volleyball, among other things and just hanging out. Please try to make it because we are sure that you will enjoy yourself!

Where: Ala Moana Beach Park, Lot 27
When: This Saturday, Jan 27
Time: 8:00 am to ?
What to bring: Potluck and your family!

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