7th Annual Hawaiian
Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 2005
Saint Louis School Gymnasium
UH Head Football Coach, June Jones, checking-out the action and
on-hand to support a member of his coaching staff, Lopaka Ornellas
(Brazilian Freestyle Jiu-Jitsu).
Romolo conducting rules clinic.
Few members of the Brazilian Freestyle Jiu-Jitsu Competition Team:
Fabio, Paul, Charlie, Lopaka and Greg.
Chris West always ensuring safety first for our keiki competitors.
Ryan Young and Jeff Tsuzuki keeping the matches and brackets running
Paul Champlin (left) tying-up.
Lopaka defending a guard assault.
Fabio in prime form.
Dan Pandaru looking for the takedown.
Baret Yoshida always willing to compete -- anywhere, anytime,
Ermin Fergerstrom gutting-out Baret's twister submission. Ermin is
another Jiu-Jitsu competitor that is always willing to put it on the
Gi Open Finals: Baret Yoshida vs. Ron Shiraki
Ahmed Diallo --da Hawaiian "Terere"
Martial arts demonstration by Japa and Senzala Capoeira.
The Grande's patiently checking-out the action -- kudos to the
wives, cause they always get dragged to these testosterone-filled
11-year old Sage Yoshida with another Gold medal.
Tyler Barros -- like father, like son.
The Most Technical Competitor Award/Prize is normally reserved for
adult athletes -- not this year, 8-year old Makoa Gaughan, from
Ron Shiraki's Kaneohe Academy, took it hands-down. Makoa's prize was
nearly as big as he was.
Scott Miyamoto setting-up the pass.
Clash of the titans.
Paul Champlin -- gi or no gi, always a game competitor.
Mike Onzuka & Shane Agena
Chris Onzuka, Ron Shiraki and the boyz.
School Awards: Relson Gracie Academies/1st Place; Gracie Kailua/2nd Place; Brazilian Freestyle/3rd Place.
It's guys like these that are always on-hand to help support and advance Jiu-Jitsu
in the islands -- they do it for nothing more than the love of the sport
and the art of Jiu-Jitsu.