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At Team Papakolea Jiu-Jitsu (TPJJ) we've created a friendly and safe environment to provide the highest quality instruction of Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) and self defense in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Whether you have never tried a martial arts sport or have been doing jiu-jitsu for years, all levels and types of students are welcome at TPJJ.

TPJJ opened under Master Relson Gracie 5th Degree Black Belt Kaleo Auwae in January of 2005. Born and raised in Papakolea, Kaleo has been training under Master Relson Gracie since September 1994 in Hawaii during the early days and birth of the UFC.  Since then he has produced multiple champions with his teachings in all ranks and weight classes in both kids and adults divisions. He is also a champion himself being a NAGA (North American Grappling Association). 

From humble beginnings in 2005 as the Papakolea Fight Club, TPJJ was established to provide a positive influence and help both children and adults in the Papakolea area to improve not only their heath and fitness, but also to provide a positive alternative to stay on the right path. TPJJ has since grown to two locations in the heart of Honolulu: the Papakolea location at the Papakolea Community Development Center and the Kakaʻako location one block from SALT Kakaʻako. We are a close knit community of students, parents, and families who share a love for the art of jiu-jitsu. Whether you are just starting your journey or have been training for years, we invite you to see our facilities, meet the team, and try us out for a free week.

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