TAO OF TODD

THE TAO OF TODD


In 1996 I started Team HK Jiu-Jitsu. The HK stands for Hiroi Kokoro, which means Open Minded. This principle is the foundation of my way (Tao). Hiroi Kokoro is the foundation of my life philosophically, and provides the base for the rest of my beliefs.


HIROI KOKORO


One of Bruce Lee's famous quotes is "Empty your mind, be formless, Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend." Bruce, a philosophy student took and old Chinese proverb and made the foundation of his art. In a similar fashion Hiroi Kokoro is my foundation.


TRADITION AND SHARING


A goal in my life is to pass on the tradition of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. One might think that this is a conflict with Hiroi Kokoro, but it is not. In my Academy I pass on the traditions of the art that the Gracie Family has passed on to me, but I do so with an open mind. I teach the traditional techniques, and pass on the traditional philosophies behind the art, but I also teach, and demonstrate, how the art has evolved. The art has evolved not only because of the passage of time, and the advent of MMA, but also the art has evolved as a result of different body types, and different cultures.


THE WHOLE


There are many schools, and instructors, that teach one thing. There are, for example, schools that focus on MMA, and others on sport Jiu-Jitsu. I believe in passing on all the aspects of the art from self-defense, to sport Jiu-Jitsu, while incorporating a significant strength and conditioning routine.
Our curriculum embodies the whole and specific classes, and parts of the classes, are the parts that make up the whole. Our normal classes are 1 hour with an hour after class made available for open mat/training.


TEAM AND FAMILY


Team HK is both a team, and a family. The individuals, that are a part of Team HK, are on their own paths to achieving their personal goals through the art of Jiu-Jitsu, and the philosophy behind Team HK binds us all together.

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UPDATES FOR THE MONTH OF MAY & MEMBERSHIP!!!

I hope all of you are doing good, staying healthy, and safe. Team HK Jiu-Jitsu will continue to be closed until May 31st as ordered by the State of Hawaii. As mentioned in a previous post, this is how we are conducting classes in the time being. If you are a current member and have questions about your billing please read the bottom of this post.

Online lessons have been available to our members since April 1st using the …

TEAM HK BOOT CAMP ONLINE LESSONS ADDED!!!

TEAM HK BOOT CAMP!
Starts tomorrow morning! Free for you and your immediate family members! I know that some of you and your family members are going crazy at home not being able to workout. To help you out, we have teamed up with Body Outliers (HK member Alexander Rogers) to bring to you Boot Camp classes twice a week. All members have been emailed the Zoom…

ONLINE LESSONS!!!

Team HK Jiu-Jitsu will be doing online lessons starting April 1st using the ZOOM.US app. Please download the app on your computer, laptop, tablet, iPad, cell, or whatever works for you. This app will allow us to interact with one another and provide you with better services. (Click link Zoom.us app. here) We will still continue to post videos to our Face Book…

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