Aloha Ohana! That phrase has a deeper meaning for us at Ohana Martial Arts Academy. Aloha means hello or goodbye and is the essence of being -- love, peace, compassion, and a mutual understanding of respect.
Ohana means family, but it doesn't extend to only those related to you. Ohana is your family of relatives, friends, and neighbors that are bound together.
When we say Aloha Ohana, we pay homage to the Hawaiian roots of our International Kenpo Karate Jujitsu system while making a statement about who we are.
Our Academy centers our learning environment on the importance of family and developing life skills.
To us, martial arts are a great way to learn self-defense and grow in confidence. Not only is your family learning greater control over your bodies, but you're also developing principles like integrity, discipline, patience, kindness, honesty, and humility that will help guide you through the rest of your life.