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I GOT TO TEACH JIU-JITSU TO ANTHONY BOURDAIN!!!

On Superbowl (49) Sunday February 1st, 2015 I taught television star Anthony Bourdain a private class in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. He is a Renzo Gracie 4th degree white belt that trains regularly in New York. On this day we worked on some basic guard techniques and sparred a little. The next day we…

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Added by Todd Tanaka on February 5, 2015 at 11:26pm — No Comments

GEORGE KOTAKA KICKS THE DUMMY!!!



On July 30th, 2012 we decided to test out the Title Brand body shield against the kicks of World Karate Champion George… Continue

Added by Todd Tanaka on March 27, 2014 at 4:34pm — No Comments

CHIN NUTS!!!



Since it's Throw Back Thursday and I was bored at home I decided to upload this old video of some of my friends having fun… Continue

Added by Todd Tanaka on March 20, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAY!!!



Remembering our brother Jay Veltri on his birthday September 9th. Some footage of him at The Shack Hawaii…

Added by Todd Tanaka on September 9, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

CONGRATULATIONS BLAINE "PABLO" SATO & JAYMEE DURAZO!!!

My boy Blaine Sato aka Pablo proposes to his girlfriend Jaymee live on the radio (WPGC). Congratulations you two!

Added by Todd Tanaka on September 6, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

ADVICE FROM UNCLE STU [VIDEO]

Uncle Stu gives his nephew some advice on women... Click here to view…

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Added by Todd Tanaka on July 23, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

HAWAIIAN SUNSET VIEW FROM MAGIC ISLAND 10/2/2012



Watch the sunset from Magic Island Park on the Island of Oahu in the city of Honolulu, Hawaii. Video by Todd Tanaka on October 2nd,… Continue

Added by Todd Tanaka on October 3, 2012 at 1:07am — No Comments

ZACK PANG RESPONDS TO NEAL'S CHALLENGE [VIDEO]

Zack Pang responds to Neal Tomimatsu's challenge and offers his own counter challenge. See the video VIDEO HERE…

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Added by Todd Tanaka on August 14, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

NEAL'S MESSAGE TO ZACK PANG [VIDEO]



Neal Tomimatsu is like a stray cat, once you feed it it will just keep coming back for more. He's trying to replace our team animal Zack "OranguPang" Pang.



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Added by Todd Tanaka on August 7, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

LIZA AND KELSIE'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE: ST. LOUIS HIKE [VIDEO]



On December 30th, 2011 Kelsie, Liza, and me decided that St. Louis trail would be our last hike to end the year. Probably boring to watch if you don't know us, but this hike was fun had some… Continue

Added by Todd Tanaka on June 10, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

ROCK CLIMBING WITH @STARLETSHAY [VIDEO]



On March 9th, 2012 my friends Chris and Sherry invited me to go rock climbing with them at Volcanic Rock Gym in Waipahu. This is a new hobby of their's and what a lot of Jiu-Jitsu guys are starting to do to strengthen their grips.



I invited Kelsie and Shay to join me on my first rock climbing experience. Luckily for us Shay had her camera because my broke while we were there. I have some footage but have been too lazy to edit it. So here is a video from… Continue

Added by Todd Tanaka on April 1, 2012 at 10:15pm — No Comments

WHEN PIGS FLY!!! ROSS VS SCOTT [VIDEO]





Tonight after practice we got to witness a pig fly! Ross 220 lbs. VS Scott 135 lbs. March 20, 2012



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Added by Todd Tanaka on March 22, 2012 at 1:33am — No Comments

THE BAY POUNDERS PERFORMING AT THE WISTERIA 1999

The Bay Pounders performing at the Wisteria back in August 30, 1999 for Kevin Okuhara, Lee Itokazu, & Yotaro Ishikawa's going away party. The band members are Aaron Miura, Teren Young, Kevin Takaki, Roger Wong, Kevin Ifuku, Yotaro Ishikawa, Marc Nishiguchi, & Jody Kaimisato of Heart & Soul before he was local famous.



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Added by Todd Tanaka on March 21, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

PETE ULATAN OF NAKAMA BRAND DE LA RIVA GUARD SWEEP [VIDEO]



Pete Ulatan of Nakama Brand visits Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Team HK and shares a De La Riva guard sweep on Billy Pacheco. Make sure to go pick up some gear at NakamaBrand.com



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Added by Todd Tanaka on March 19, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

JODY KAMISATO'S KOKO HEAD CHALLENGE [VIDEO]



Jody Kamisato (Heart & Soul) calls us up and gives us 20 minutes notice to meet him at Koko Head to do the hike. We all know that Jody has been hiking this trail a lot because of all of the pictures he has been posting on Facebook. Here is what happened on January 21st,…

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Added by Todd Tanaka on March 15, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

THE TAKEOVER!!!



Coach Keanu forgot his camera in the restroom at the dojo today so he can't make a Day 72 vlog for his channel. So I'm calling this episode "The Takeover", hosted by… Continue

Added by Todd Tanaka on March 12, 2012 at 10:55pm — No Comments

HAWAII WEATHER REPORT MARCH 8TH, 2012 [VIDEO]



Kelsie always had a dream of being a weather girl so I made her dream come true ha ha. Here is Kelsie's weather girl and acting… Continue

Added by Todd Tanaka on March 8, 2012 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

TODD CAN'T COOK EPISODE: SHAR'S BROWNIES [VIDEO]



In this episode of Todd can't Cook Shar makes us her awesome brownies and shows us how she breaks it down in Dance Dance on the Wii. This episode was shot on January 2nd,…

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Added by Todd Tanaka on March 6, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

INVERTED TRIANGLE CHOKE ESCAPE [VIDEO]





Todd Tanaka and Scott Suzuki show you how to escape the Inverted Triangle Choke. February 15, 2012



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Added by Todd Tanaka on February 21, 2012 at 10:21pm — No Comments

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII FIRE [VIDEO]





Small video clip of the fire at… Continue

Added by Todd Tanaka on February 12, 2012 at 1:18pm — No Comments

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HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!!

The Academy will be closed today for Father's Day. Classes will resume Monday the 19th.

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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