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About Us

Operating out of our Pukalani Studio, Kula Elementary School, and Montessori of Maui,

we are Maui's premiere provider of mindfulness, martial arts, and self-defense training for children. Our classes are grounded in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Our adults Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is the most inclusive, safety-conscious, and boasts the highest technical Jiu-Jitsu instruction of any on the island.

Are We Right For You?

Do you want your child to be more mindful, considerate, and capable of self-regulation? Do you want to connect them with an activity they'll love, that will help them to be more focused, disciplined, confident, physically fit, and capable of defending themselves, while making great friends?

Or are you looking to find a solid workout routine that sticks? Are you interested in the idea of training with other awesome adults, learning the world's most powerful, effective, and intellectually-engaging martial art? Do you want something that will be a fun and worthwhile challenge for both your body and mind?

Next Steps

If you're interested, simply Express Interest below to learn more and get a free trial. There's less than 20 spots available in each class, so act now to reserve your spot. We're excited to get to know you!

For Students at Montessori or Kula School

Montessori students click here and Kula School students click here to learn more and sign up for our next series of classes on-campus!

Kids Programs

What if, in a matter of just weeks, you could witness your child's focus, discipline, confidence, self-defense skills, and resilience markedly improve, guaranteed? 

Our Pukalani Studio:

Ages 4+, Mon-Thu, Jiu-Jitsu

Learn More & Book Trial


Grades 1 - 6, Thursdays, Jiu-Jitsu

Learn More & Register. Starts Mar 28, '24

Kula School:

Grades K - 6, Tuesdays, Jiu-Jitsu

Learn More & Register. Starts Apr 2, '24


Adults Jiu-Jitsu

The fastest and most powerful way to get the workout, confidence and self-defense skills you are looking for is right here.

Learn some of the world's most effective techniques within a safety-conscious environment, from a multi-time World Champion.


Learn alongside like-minded students within a welcoming community.

For ages 15+, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, in Pukalani.

Express Interest to learn more and get a free trial.

Women's Self Defense

Build your confidence and gain the skills you need to feel and stay safe!


Learn and practice effective self-defense techniques in a supportive, Women's-only environment from a World Champion instructor!


Offered 4x each year. Express Interest below to learn more and get notified about future courses.

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Beautiful & Convenient Upcountry Location

Classes are offered at our beautiful and conveniently located studio at 95 Makawao Avenue in Pukalani, near First Hawaiian Bank, right next to Kojima's Restaurant.


Joanna Power, Nov '23

“Maui is VERY blessed to have Gabe and his staff running such a solid place for young people!"

Claire Byler, Oct '23

"My son loves Mindful Martial Arts! He has a small class and gets really great attention..."

Amanda Willis, Oct '23

“Penny is incredible. If you've ever been curious about Jiu-jitsu or Self Defense, I highly recommend..."

Express Interest


Click Send And:

  • Immediately get more info & a free trial

  • Please reply to the confirmation text message

  • Get a personalized reply from us within 3 business days

  • Your info won't be shared with others



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"My 5yo son has had a wonderful experience... He loves the guided opportunities for safe play, learning new skills, friendship among peers."

Aria Thomases M.Ed., Director of Maui Homeschool Hale

How are we doing?

Text us at 808-400-4185, Contact us via our contact form, or write us a review at any of the links below. Thank you!

In The News!

The Maui News wrote this piece:

"Ever feel like you’re drowning in life’s distractions?


And that you need to slow down, take a deep breath and be fully present in the moment?

Kids do, too..."

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2024 Calendar

We offer 4 weeks of classes every month, and 12 months of classes every year. This means we offer 48 weeks of classes each year, and have four 1-week breaks each year. Check out our calendar above for more details.

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Mon - Thu: 3pm - 7:30pm

Classes offfered year-round

Kula School

Tue: 2:15pm & 3:15pm

Classes offered in 4-6 week series throughout the school year.

Phone Support

Mon - Wed: 10:30am - 1:30pm

Text Messages & Phone Calls



Thu: 3PM

Classes offered in 4-6 week series throughout the school year.



I have lived with several Zen masters — all of them cats.

-Eckhart Tolle

This is a live-updated class availability chart. Reach out with any questions!

Please contact us for availability. 

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