About our Academies:

BFJJ Manoa Academy

The Brazilian Freestyle Jiu-Jitsu (BFJJ) / Manoa Academy was founded in 1994 under the guidance of Professor Romolo Barros. The BFJJ / Manoa Academy is located on the grounds of the UH Manoa Campus, and is recognized as an official Registered Independent Organization (RIO) by the University. In the heart of Honolulu, and just a few minutes from Waikiki Beach, the Manoa Academy provides convenient access, plenty of parking, and a vibrant atmosphere.


Location:    University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus                     

                   Athletic Complex, Studio #2,                              

                   2nd Floor near Stan Sheriff Center                        

                   Lower Campus Road                                           


Times:        Monday & Friday (Studio #4) @ 8:00 - 10:00 pm 

                   Wednesday (Studio #4) @ 7:30 - 9:00 pm


Uniforms:    JUSTAP Jiu-JItsu Gi's are available through Instructor, Romolo Barros


To Join:      Come and visit with us at one of the designated class times, to observe a class and meet our students and staff.

                   Download the "New Student Registration Form" , complete and turn-in at your introductory class.


Contact:      Romolo Barros 808-392-8330 / Email: barroshawaii@hotmail.com


Instructors:      Romolo Barros (Black Belt)                 Asst. Instructors:     Jilson Souza (Brown Belt)

                         James Tanaka (Black Belt)                                               Michael Grande (Purple Belt)

                                                                                                                 Eric Alves (Purple Belt)

                                                                                                                 Hiroshi Tominaga (Purple Belt)


DIRECTIONS TO UH ACADEMY: Lower Campus Road is located at the intersection of Dole Street and University Avenue. From Dole Street  turn makai (towards ocean) on Lower Campus Road and follow to the Athletic Complex parking structure. We are located in Studio #2 or #4, on the 2nd floor, just past the Stan Sheriff Center. Parking fees at the Athletic Complex are $3, with a refundable grace period for drop-offs. Free parking is also available outside the makai gate of the Athletic Complex, just outside the UH Swimming Pool. To access the makai gate, exit on Varsity Place from University Avenue.







                   250 Alamaha Street, Suite N-3

                   Kahului, Maui  96792                                               


Times:        Adult Classes

                  Monday through Saturday 7:30-9:30 PM /Saturday 12:30 PM (Open Mat)


                  Kids Classes

                  Wednesday & Friday 5:30-6:30 PM

                  Saturday 11 AM - 12 PM


Uniforms:    JUSTAP Jiu-JItsu Gi's are available through Instructor, Romolo Barros


Contact:      808-871-2877 / Email: mauisd1@cs.com / Website: www.PeakPerformanceMaui.com


Instructors:         Ermin Fergerstrom (Black Belt)           Asst. Instructors:      Dylan Clay (Brown Belt) 

                                                                                      Leandro (Brown Belt)

                                                                                                                   Lisa Teichner (Purple Belt)


BFJJ Waipahu Academy / HKF Martial Arts Center


Location:     HKF Martial Arts Center

                    Director: Wallace Salazar Jr.

                    94-295 Pupuole Street, 2nd Floor  

                    Waipahu, Hawaii 


Times:         Adult Classes

                   Tuesday & Thursday @ 8:00 - 10:00 PM



                   Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 PM



Uniforms:    JUSTAP Jiu-JItsu Gi's are available through Instructor, Romolo Barros


To Join:      Follow identical instructions noted in the University of Hawaii Academy section.  


Contact:      Ryan Young 808-371-7786 or HKF Martial Arts Center  808-256-9325 / Website: HKF Martial Arts Center


Instructors:      Romolo Barros (Black Belt)                 Asst. Instructors:  Michael Grande (Purple Belt)

                                                                                                              Ryan Young (Purple Belt)

                                                                                                              Ahmed Diallo (Purple Belt)


Rickson Gracie International Jiu-Jitsu Association

* As members and supporters of the Rickson Gracie International Jiu-Jitsu Association (RGIJJA) and in an effort to help further the teachings and philosophy of Rickson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, we recommend all students and staff maintain an active membership in RGIJJA. For more information on Rickson Gracie, his Association and mission, and to download an application, please visit www.Rickson.com. Checks payable to the Rickson Gracie Intíl Jiu-Jitsu Association. See BFJJ staff for photo taking & processing instructions.