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Master Pedro Sauer Seminar and Three New Black Belts!

With over 75 in attendance, 10 Black belts on the mat and travelers from across the globe, Master Sauer’s 2016 Seminar series didn’t not disappoint! This year Professor took on all questions using a Q&A format and delivered another great seminar.


Technics Jiu-Jitsu had the honor of graduating three Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts in the presence of Master Sauer. These students have committed a lifetime’s worth of training and learning with a combined experience of over 50 years between them.

Technics Jiu-Jitsu would like to Congratulate Neal Tomimatsu, Matt Isoda and Pono Pananganan for earning the rank of Black Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu!


Pedro Sauer Honolulu Seminar 2016

On November 5 & 6 the Technics Jiu-Jitsu Academy is pleased to host Master Pedro Sauer for his annual Honolulu seminar series. Regarded as one of the most technical instructors in the world, Pedro brings simplicity and finesse like none other. Don’t miss the chance to learn from a true modern day master of Jiu-Jitsu. Please call Technics Jiu-Jitsu at 808-834-2550 for information and registration.


October 2016 Schedule Changes


Dear Members, Please take some time and review our new SCHEDULE active as of October 23, 2016. We are excited to offer you more classes and modify our class times to provide a better academy flow.

If you any questions, feel free to contact us! Thank you for your continued support!

New or Modified Classes

Jiu-Jitsu Program
6:00PM – 7:00PM – Fundamental Jiu-Jitsu – New class added

6:00PM – 7:30PM – Advanced Jiu-Jitsu – Extended class time / Gi required
8:00PM – 9:00PM – Fundamental Jiu-Jitsu – Modified start time

6:00PM – 7:00PM – Fundamental Jiu-Jitsu – New class added

6:00PM – 7:30PM – Advanced Jiu-Jitsu (No-Gi Fight Class) – Extended class time
8:00PM – 9:00PM – Fundamental Jiu-Jitsu – Modified start time

10:00PM – 11:00AM – Fundamental Jiu-Jitsu (Fight Class) – New class added – MMA Gloves Req
11:15PM – 12:45PM – Advanced Jiu-Jitsu – New class added

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Program
5:00PM – 6:00PM – Kids Jiu-Jitsu Advanced (Coaches Approval)Removed from the Schedule

9:45AM – 10:45AM – Kids Jiu-Jitsu Advanced (Coaches Approval) – Modified class time / Class duration extended

Muay Thai Program
6:30PM – 7:30PM – Beginner Muay Thai – Modified class time
8:00PM – 9:00PM – Advanced Muay Thai – Modified class time


6:30PM – 7:30PM – Beginner Muay Thai – Modified class time
8:00PM – 9:00PM – Advanced Muay Thai – Modified class time

All Advanced Members
10:30A – 12:00PM – Technics MMA Program – New class added

10:30AM – 12:00PM – Technics MMA Wrestling – New class added

1:00PM – 2:30PM – Technics MMA Striking – New class added

UFC 203 results: Yancy Medeiros finishes Sean Spencer in second round

Late in the first round of his welterweight matchup against Sean Spencer on Saturday, Yancy Medeiros rocked Sean Spencer with a head kick.

Spencer survived that attack, but it simply turned out to be a preview of things to come.

Early in the second, Medeiros dropped Spencer with another head kick, pounced, and soon thereafter earned the submission victory. The opening matchup of UFC 203 was waved off at the 29-second mark and Medeiros became the winner via rear-naked choke of the first UFC bout ever held in Cleveland.

“This is me, this is my weight and I’m here,” said the Hawaiian, who jumped up to 170 pounds for the fight.

Medeiros’ late head kick toward the end of the first was likely the decisive blow in a round which was otherwise close, as both carefully picked their spots. Medeiros pounced at the outset of the second round, never letting Spencer get back into the fight.

Medeiros (13-4, 1 NC) won for the second time in his past three fights and record his 10th career finish. Spencer (12-6) has dropped three straight and four of his past five.




August 2016 Belt Promotions

Congratulations to our students who were promoted today!

Blue Belt
Candice Nakamura
Christian Bautista
Pedro Casas
Peyton Navarro
Reid Nagata
Ron Libarios

Purple Belt
Mike Cyr
Rod Isa

Brown Belt
Lance Lizares