Maui Sports

Places to Train on Maui

March 31, 2011, 4:00 PM HST
* Updated April 2, 2:02 PM
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Maui Martial Arts, photo courtesy of Lisa Teichner

By Lisa Teichner

Whether you are looking to get in shape, expand your cultural awareness or become a professional MMA fighter, the island of Maui is rich with possibility. From Japanese and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to Soo Bahk Do, you can find the right type of training to fit your lifestyle.

Maui Now undertook the great task of contacting a long list of Martial Arts schools to find out which ones were still in operation after the recent economic blow to local businesses. There were unfortunately many casualties, however, some of the great schools are still going strong. Below is a list of some of the schools currently operating on the island along with their corresponding style of training and contact information. If you have a training facility that is not listed below, please email at [email protected] and we will be sure to include you on future lists. Thank you!

Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Maui
Head Instructor: Christian Kennedy Grandi
11 Ulupono unit #B-3 Lahaina Hawaii, 96761
(808) 298-8265
Facebook Page: Carlson Gracie Jiujitsu Maui
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Central Maui Judo Club
Head Instructor: Marvin Burrows
Maui High School Gym
660 Lono St. Kahului, Hi  96732
(808) 357-2692
[email protected]


Kekino Kickboxing & Grappling Development
Head Instructor: John (Ernest) Kekino
530 E Uahi Way Unit 200 Wailuku, HI 96793
(808) 298-1946
[email protected]
Kickboxing, Grappling, MMA


Kendall Grove’s Straight Rootless Jiu-Jitsu
Head Instructor: Kendall Grove
130 Mamane Place Unit#1
Wailuku (Waikapu), HI 96793

Kiffmann Tae Kwon Do & Fitness Center
Head Instructor: Gunter Kiffmann
111 Hana Highway, #201 Kahului, Hawaii  96732
(808) 877-4311 Kahului
(808) 572-2709 Pukalani
[email protected]
Tae Kwon Do

Maui Chinese Martial Arts
Head Instructor: Steve Catugal
678 Hilinai St. Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
(808) 244-9613
Tao-Ga Kung Fu, Tai Chi Chuan, Chinese Lion Dance


Maui Grappling Academy/Brazilian Freestyle Jiu-Jitsu
Head Instructor: Keith Inouye
270 Lalo Street, Suite 106 Kahului, Hawaii 96732
(808) 463-4310
[email protected]
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Wrestling

Maui Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Head Instructor: Luis “Limao” Heredia
North Shore Movement Arts
Haiku Market Place Cannery
810 Haiku Road # 230 Haiku, HI 96708
(808) 575-9930
[email protected]

Maui Jiu-Jitsu Central (Affiliate)
Head Instructor: Ted Lloyd
130 Mamane Place Unit#1
Wailuku (Waikapu), HI 96793
(808) 344-6904
[email protected]
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Maui Ki-Aikido Shunshinkan Dojo
Shinichi Suzuki
194 S. Market Street
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
(808) 244-5165

Maui Komei Juku
Head Instructor: Robert W. Montgomery
Maui Okinawa Cultural Center
688 Nukuwai Place
Wailuku (Waiehu), Hawaii 96793
Tel: (808)573-1965
Fax: (808) 572-6047
[email protected]
Japanese swordsmanship, Iaijutsu

Maui Martial Arts
Head Instructor: Ermin Fergerstrom
830 Kolu Street Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
(808) 333-2980
[email protected]
Facebook Page Name: Maui Martial Arts
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Dirty Boxing, MMA, Judo, Yoga

Maui Soo Bahk Do M.D.K.
Head Instructor: Richard Wilcox
392 Mokuahi St Makawao, Hawaii 96768
(808) 250-3375
[email protected]
Facebook Page Name: Maui Soo Bahk Do M.D.K.
Soo Bahk Do, Moo Duk Kwan

Maui Taekwondo & Hapkido Center
Betty Silvira-Donald, James Donald
41 E. Lipoa Street, #24 Kihei, Hawaii 96753
(808) 875-7499
[email protected]
Taekwondo, Hapkido

Ohana Martial Arts
Head Instructor: Paul Main
255D Alamaha Street Kahului, Hawaii 96732
(808) 877-5435
Taekwondo, Sport Karate, Wing Chun, Escrima

Sera’s Kajukenbo
Head Instructor: Trent Sera
Binhi at Ani Community Center
780 Onehee Avenue Kahului, Hawaii 96732
Pukalani Elementary School Cafeteria
2945 Iolani Street, Pukalani, HI 96788
(808) 205-9133
[email protected]

Wailuku Hongwanji Judo Club
Herbert Kogasaka
1828 Vineyard Street Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
(808) 877-3551
[email protected]

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