Grappling Unlimited

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Grappling Unlimited was founded by Egan Inoue in 1993. It originated as a place for him to train as he prepared for the Jiu Jitsu World Championships. He attracted a strong and loyal following as he progressed through the Jiu Jitsu rankings, winning the World Championship titles in the Blue Belt and Purple Belt divisions.

Grappling Unlimited quickly evolved into the premier MMA school in Hawaii when Egan decided to transition into Mixed Martial Arts competition. He went on to win 5 World Championships in MMA. Grappling Unlimited went on to produce some of the best competitors out of Hawaii.

Now that Egan has retired from professional fighting, Grappling Unlimited has returned to its roots in Jiu Jitsu. We provide programs for children, women and men. We focus on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Self Defense and Full-Body Conditioning.

 

 The Program

 

HAJIMARUHAJIMARU

“commence or begin”

This is our beginner program for adults. In this program, you will learn our core techniques in a fun, safe, and cooperative environment. You can start this program at any time and participate in any class without previous experience and, since safety is our number one concern, there is no competitive sparring in this program. Upon successful completion of the HAJIMARU program you can test for promotion to a Grappling Unlimited Blue Belt and you will qualify for advancement to the SENSHI program.

Our instructors conduct all classes in a cooperative training environment and they ensure that your experience is enjoyable and informative regardless or gender, age or ability.

WOMEN’S HAJIMARUWOMEN’S HAJIMARUGU-women

This is the basic Grappling Unlimited introduction program for women. You can start the program at any time and participate in any class without previous experience. This program follows the same curriculum as our regular HAJIMARU program, but it is taught in a women’s only environment. Any woman in this program can also attend the co-ed regular HAJIMARU classes. Once you complete this program you can test for promotion to a Grappling Unlimited Blue Belt and you will qualify for advancement to the SENSHI program.

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“warrior or fighter”

Grappling Unlimited SENSHI consists of hundreds of advanced techniques organized into our unique curriculum for blue belt and beyond.

If you’ve achieved the rank of blue belt or higher, and you would like to continue on the path to black belt in a safe, structured, and friendly learning environment, the SENSHI program is for you!

Each class begins with a review and warm-up period. Previous lesson and techniques will be reviewed and this is your time to practice your skills and ask questions. Then the class will move into the technical instruction period where you will learn 2-3 new techniques. You will practice the techniques with a partner until the movements become natural. Live sparring will occur at the end of class. This will give you a chance to test your skills against a variety of training partners. Safety is of primary concern and any students who do not train in a safe and cooperative manner will not be allowed to participate. This live sparring is completely voluntary and for SENSHI program students only.

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If you’re interested in instilling your child with unshakable confidence while reinforcing positive values and good character, our children’s programs are for you! We focus on non-violent self defense techniques through basic jiu jitsu lessons and games.

Our program is also very useful if you child is being bullied at school. We use leverage based control holds to neutralize threats without violence. This program will prepare your child to defend themselves against bullies and gain self confidence and discipline.

Our program reinforces character development through monthly themes. Each month we focus on a different character trait and the instructors will spend time talking with them about it during class. We use a unique rewards based point system where each student can earn points for attendance and positive participation. Only those who earn enough points during each quarter qualify to attend our Grappling Unlimited Ninja Game Day. This is a fun, 2-hour game day that can be successfully used as a powerful incentive during class and at home to exhibit positive behavior.

KEIKI NINJA (ages 3-5)

The KEIKI NINJA program is for beginners (normally ages 5-7). Using fun, interactive games we teach them basic self-defense techniques while instilling the foundational principles of leverage and control. The trainers are skilled at making the games so fun that the children thoroughly enjoy the learning process. Once they successfully master all the techniques in the KEIKI NINJA program, they advance to the Jr. Grapplers program.

JUNIOR GRAPPLERS (ages 6-12)

This program is for the intermediate or advanced student (normally ages 8-13). In the Jr. Grapplers program, we focus on advancing their skills in jiu jitsu and self defense. If they would like to compete in tournaments, the instructors will work with them to prepare for competition. All skill levels are welcome, but unlike the Keiki Ninja program, this program dives deeper into the technical aspects of jiu jitsu. Each class will commence with warm-up and review. Then they will progress into technical instruction and the class ends with an interactive game in which they use their new skills.

Download Grappling Unlimited Class Rules (PDF)

MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT SUN
Movement Class
10:00am-11:00am
All Skill Levels BJJ (GI)
11:30am-12:30pm
All Skill Levels BJJ (NOGI)
11:30am-12:30pm
All Skill Levels BJJ (GI)
11:30am-12:30pm
KEIKI BJJ (GI)
9:30-10:30am
ADULTS BJJ (GI)
10:30-11:30am
KICKBOXING (Gloves Required)
10:00am-11:00am
KEIKI BJJ (GI)
4:00-4:45pm
AIEA KEIKI BOOTCAMP 3:30-4:15pm
HONOLULU KEIKI NO GI BJJ
4:00-4:45pm
AIEA KEIKI BOOTCAMP 3:30-4:15pm
HONOLULU KEIKI NO GI BJJ 4:00-4:45pm
HONOLULU KEIKI BJJ GI
4:00-4:45pm
WOMENS OPEN MAT (Rotating Locations)
11:30am
OPEN MAT – All Skill Levels
11:30am
All Levels BJJ (GI)
6:45-9:00pm
All Levels BJJ (GI)
6:45-9:00pm
All Levels BJJ (GI)
6:45-9:00pm
All Levels BJJ (GI)
6:45-9:00pm
All Levels BJJ (GI)
6:45-9:00pm