September 2011 Blog Posts (22)

THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-DEFENSE IN GRACIE JIU-JITSU

This past weekend a former student of mine was assaulted by multiple attackers while he was leaving a casino. Here is the story and a picture of what happened.



Todd,



In the early morning hours of September 24, 2011, I was at an Indian casino with some friends for a bachelor party, I left early to walk back to our place and was approached by a group of guys asking if "i won any money in there?" I knew it was trouble. told them "I wasn't gambling" and one said "yeah we'll… Continue

Added by Todd Tanaka on September 29, 2011 at 10:38am — No Comments

HOW TO WIPE YOUR OKOLE BY KYLE SATO [VIDEO]



Here is a video on how to wipe your okole by using only 3 sheets of toilet paper by my friend Kyle. I personally think thats pretty gross to only use 3… Continue

Added by Todd Tanaka on September 27, 2011 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

KYLE MAYNARD VISITS RELSON GRACIE JIU-JITSU TEAM HK [VIDEO]



On September 23rd 2011 Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Team HK was honored to have Kyle Maynard come by and train with us. This video contains footage of Kyle training with brown belt Daynin Dashefski and he shares his favorite techniques.



Kyle is an awesome guy and I'm glad I had the pleasure to meet him. Thank you to my friends Steven and Daynin for bringing him by.



You can check out more on Kyle at his website… Continue

Added by HK Fun on September 24, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

AARON'S 34TH BIRTHDAY PARTY CELEBRATION



We celebrate Aaron's 34th birthday starting off at Wine The Experience, then eat dinner at The Fat Greek, followed by more drinking at Club Tsunami, and then finish the night eating again at Solrabol. Good… Continue

Added by Todd Tanaka on September 23, 2011 at 8:47am — No Comments

TUF SEASON 14 EPISODE 1 RECAP

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Added by Todd Tanaka on September 21, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

COOKIN' W/ SNOOK EPISODE: FRIED NOODLES



On this episode of Cookin' w/ Snook the angry chef Snooki cooks some fried… Continue

Added by Todd Tanaka on September 20, 2011 at 5:35pm — No Comments

MAYWEATHER VS ORTIZ [VIDEOS]

 In case you missed the fight and haven't seen what went down. Here are a couple of videos.



Some people say that Mayweather had no class in doing what he did but in my opinion, he did exactly what a real warrior would do. If you fight in a sport with rules and then break those rules be ready to fight for your… Continue

Added by Todd Tanaka on September 18, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

JASON MAYHEM MILLER ON JIMMY FALLON [VIDEO]



In case you missed it. Here is the clip of my buddy Jason "Mayhem" Miller on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Congrats Jason! Proud of you…

Added by Todd Tanaka on September 16, 2011 at 4:39pm — No Comments

KAISER HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1994 10 YEAR REUNION PART 2



Here is part 2 of my 10 year class reunion at Dave and Busters. I can't remember what the exact date was. Hope you guys enjoy! Don't forget to watch Part… Continue

Added by Todd Tanaka on September 15, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

KAISER HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1994 10 YEAR REUNION PART 1 [VIDEO]



Here is part 1 of my 10 year class reunion at Dave and Busters. I can't remember what the exact date was. Hope you guys enjoy! Now you know why I always video stuff, memories. Don't forget to watch Part… Continue

Added by Todd Tanaka on September 15, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

MARYLAND - PHILADELPHIA DAY 4 [VIDEO]



Today Stuart and me drive Relson to Philidelphia to do a seminar at Phil Milagrese's Balance Studio. After the seminar we Phil took us to Pod restaurant.





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Added by Todd Tanaka on September 15, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

TOWSON, MARYLAND DAY 10 [VIDEO]





Today is the 1 year anniversary of Team Maryland BJJ owned by Stuart Ramos and Nick Tissue. Relson Gracie is here with the help of some of his association leaders to teach a seminar to over 60 students.



We have footage of some of the… Continue

Added by Todd Tanaka on September 13, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

TOWSON, MARYLAND DAY 9 [VIDEO]



Friday September 9th, 2011. As soon as I arrive in Baltimore Maryland we head straight to Team Maryland BJJ HK's dojo to meet up with Relson, Stuart, & Nick. Relson teaches a kid's seminar and I talk a little about bullying. …



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Added by Todd Tanaka on September 13, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

WYLIE, TEXAS DAY 8 [VIDEO]



It's Thursday September 8th, 2011 and I'm almost done with my Texas seminar tour. I spend my last few hours in Tyler riding Drew's ATV before he drives me over to meet Scott Philips in… Continue

Added by Todd Tanaka on September 12, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

TEXAS TYLER DAY 7 [VIDEO]



On day 7 Christy drives me over to meet up with Drew Arthur. The drive between Austin to Tyler took about 4.5 hours all together with out traffic. Later that evening I teach a seminar at Drew's school. At the end of the night The gang took me over to Genghis Grill (Relson & Rhalan's favorite restaurant here in Tyler, Texas).…

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Added by Todd Tanaka on September 8, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

TEXAS CEDAR PARK DAY 6 [VIDEO]



It's day 6 in Texas and I'm headed over to Cedar Park with Lance Yager to do a seminar at his school. They have a huge facility and a lot of different martial arts programs going on. The staff here is really nice.…

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Added by Todd Tanaka on September 8, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

AUSTIN, TEXAS DAY 5 [VIDEO]

I did absolutely nothing yesterday and just relaxed on Sunday. Today is Labor Day Monday and I went to the open mat in the afternoon at Christy Thomas's gym in Austin Texas. Then I taught a seminar that night. Tomorrow I'll be going over to Cedar Park, Texas and doing a seminar at Lance Yager's gym.…



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Added by Todd Tanaka on September 7, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

RELSON GRACIE TALKS KIMONOS, INSTRUCTORS, & BELTS

Master Relson Gracie is interviewed by the Valente Brothers and shares his views on Jiu-Jitsu Kimono colors, Instructor's Programs, &… Continue

Added by Todd Tanaka on September 6, 2011 at 11:13am — No Comments

SEGUIN, TEXAS DAY 3 [VIDEO]

Today I spent my last morning in San Antonio, Texas watching the kid's class and teaching a private class to Ben & Kiyoshi. 

Ben, me, & Kiyoshi

After that Josh & me drive over to Seguin, Texas to King Webb's gym to teach another seminar. 

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Added by Todd Tanaka on September 6, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

SAN ANTONIO TEXAS DAY 2 [VIDEO]



I slept all day today because I stayed up all last night. Woke up just before we had to head to the academy for my seminar. Sorry don't have much footage today. All I have is a picture and a short video.







Thank you to everyone who came to support me at the seminar. I hope… Continue

Added by Todd Tanaka on September 2, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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KAMEHAMEHA DAY 2017

We will be closed on Monday June 12th, 2017 in observance of Kamehameha Day. All classes will return to regular schedule on Tuesday June 13th. The Women's self-defense class make up will be held on Tuesday night at 6pm. Thank you for your understanding.

RELSON GRACIE JIU-JITSU BLACK AND PURPLE BELT PROMOTIONS!!!

Today we had a promotion ceremony and I had the pleasure of promoting my long time student Lee Sakai to the rank of Black Belt. Lee was my right hand man when he lived here in Hawaii. He now lives in Las Vegas and runs his own school under the Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Team HK flag. Congratulations…

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