2018 Japan Trip

Kyla Suan, Eli Suan, and Kyler Ching traveled to Tenri, Japan for the Tenrikyo Children’s Pilgrimage and youth tournament. Kyler Ching traveled on the same trip two years ago (see our Adventures in Japan post) and also traveled alone with his mom, Sophie Ching, last year to compete in the same tournament. This year, we…

2018 Jr. Olympics Results

Spokane, Washington June 22-24, 2018 Ronson Murillo, Draezyn Tanaka, Eli Suan, Logan Lau, Noa Frasco, and┬áKeane Escaba traveled to Spokane, Washington to compete in the 2018 Jr. Olympics National Competition. Day 1 | Friday, June 22, 2018 Eli fought in the male, intermediate 2, 31 kilogram division. Eli had a 27 minute long first match…

May 2018 Local Tournament

50th State Local Tournament Sunday, May 20, 2018 First Place Noa Frasco Chayce Delto Lawsen Reed Noah Miller Draezyn Tanaka Kota Hase Eli Suan Kainoa Young Emi Matsumoto Kyla Suan Second Place Braeden Fukuda Curren Tagami Angel Lee Ronson Murillo Marina Koida Jaaron Sato Third Place Cole Fukuda Hayden Kaichi

2018 Pan American Open

Cole Chandler won a bronze medal in the 66 kg men’s division at the 2018 Pan American Open. Congrats Cole!

HHSAA 2018 Judo Championships

Hawaii High School Athletic Association 2018 Boys and Girls Judo Championships Saturday, May 5, 2018 Amanda Higa (Moanalua) – 115 lbs, 1st Place Kyara Tagami (Kalani) – 122 lbs Emily Paulino (Kalani) – 129 lbs, 2nd Place Phoebe Pineda-Abaya (Kalani) – 129 lbs, 3rd Place CJ Pascual-Tabuyo (Mid Pac) – 139 lbs, 2nd Place Noelle…

April 2018 Local Tournament

50th State Tournament Sunday, April 22, 2018 | Salt Lake District Park First Place Diamond Kekahuna (F B2 51) Caroline Porras (F NOV 06 47) Jaaron Sato (M B2 51) Dylan Buelow (M B2 59) Adrien Justiniano (M NOV 08 56) Kota Hase (M I1 84) Ronson Murillo (M I1 57) Second Place Marina Koida…

2018 San Jose Buddhist Tournament

San Jose, CA February 11, 2018 Kainalu Matthews and Czarina Pineda-Abaya competed in the San Jose Buddhist Tournament, a senior-level tournament. Kainalu competed in both the brown-belt and black-belt division at 100 kg and Czarina competed in the black-belt division at 57 kg. Kainalu won the brown-belt division at 100 kg and went 1-3 in…

Inoue Clinic

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 We had the privilege of hosting a clinic by Kosei Inoue, an Olympic Champion and three-time World Champion. Throughout the clinic, Inoue demonstrated his favorite techniques of uchimata, ouchi gari, and osoto gari. He emphasized the key aspects of each throw, how to use them effectively as combinations, and how to…

December 2017 State Tournament

50th State Tournament Sunday Dec. 3, 2017 | Salt Lake District Park First Place Diamond Kekahuna Adriana Daoang Charlotte Campbell Caelin Balansag Makena Abe Jessica Dixon Keiso Hirohata Ronson Murillo Cohl Otsuka-Bence Kota Hase Joshua Frias Logan Lau Ramos Suzuki Robert Frias Second Place Cole Fukuda Phoenix Lee Jaaron Sato Angelina Daoang Kyler Ching Kou…