Thread: Wahiawa Hawaii

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    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
    Wrestling and Boxing

    Wahiawa Hawaii

    I moved to Oahu last summer and immediately deployed to Iraq. I should be home before Christmas. I want to train in either Filipino Martial Arts or Kajukenbo. I live in Wahiawa on Wheeler Air field and do not want to spend most of my time commuting around the Island. I have been on the Onzuka site countless times but I am hoping for some reviews or strong recommendations for a school of choice.

    One of my goals is to occasionally train with Burton Richardson.

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    ChenPengFi's Avatar
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    Aug 2005
    Hung Gar, Choy Lay Fut
    Burton lives near me, or he used to anyhow.
    I'm all the way on the other side of the island though.
    Bullshido member Meex is in your area, he certainly has some Kaju connections.
    Member Patfromlogan is an old time Kaju guy too iirc.
    Be careful what you wish for though, lol.

    I've done some Pedoy's Escrima, good folks.
    The main branch is in Waipahu, not too far from you.

    Main Branch
    Pedoy’s Escrima Training Center
    94-529 Ukee St., #103
    Waipahu, HI 96797
    Ph. (808) 216-3211

    Filcom Center
    94-428 Mokuola St.
    Waipahu, HI 96797
    Ph. (808) 680-0451

    Moncado Branch
    Pedoy’s School of Escrima
    1519 Kalaepaa Dr.
    Honolulu, HI 9681

    North Shore and Wahiawa have some really good BJJ.
    Mike Fowler teaches out of the Boar's Nest at "V-Land" but this location is closer for you.
    Central Oahu Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy
    Royler Gracie Association (Gracie Humaitá)
    Kai “Borg” Garcia
    Thomas Dumaoal
    455 Kilani Avenue
    Wahiawa, Hawaii 96786
    (808) 782-3963
    Email: [email protected]

    Welcome haole!

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    patfromlogan's Avatar
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    Sep 2002
    Hilo Island of Hawaii
    Kyokushinkai / Kajukenbo
    You got some choices! I sent you a message with Meex's email - he knows everyone and will probably help out. I was a member for several years of Universal Kempo Karate Schools ( - the Kalihi and Kailua school are taught by Professor Eric S. Guiang, who is a great teacher and makes his schools welcoming and supportive. I don't know about the other branches but they are probably good.

    Schools like Universal are "local," and will really help you in getting familiar with Hawaiian culture and people.

    KSDI I reviewd on BS. It's more hardcore and is really high level improvisational self defense training.
    "Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez


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