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No (Regular) Classes Next Week & OTHER BIG NEWS :-)

Updated: Aug 22, 2023

Hello Mindful Martial Arts Families,

We hope this newsletter finds you well and grounded in the midst of life's currents. As we navigate through the upcoming weeks, we have some important updates and exciting announcements to share with you.

Important Dates:

No Regular Classes Next Week, August 27th to September 2nd:

We invite you to take a moment of pause and enjoy this brief break. While there won't be regular classes during this time, we'll be offering special make-up classes due to the recent fires.

For Kids Classes:

Class Canceled => Make-Up Class Offered

Wed Aug 9 => Wed Aug 30

Thu Aug 10 => Thu Aug 31

For Adults Classes:

Tue Aug 1 => Wed Aug 30 @ 6PM (Update: with Professor Penny).

Thu Aug 10 => Thu Aug 31 @ 6PM

There’s no need to register for these classes if you missed the canceled classes noted above.

As a reminder, we have one-week breaks periodically throughout the year, but there are still always 4 weeks of classes offered each month. How? Check out our calendar for deets (

New Adult BJJ Class:

More Adults Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!

Professor Rob Marchese is a BJJ Arizona State Champion and a BJJ black belt whose style is friendly and playful, and also being very technically accurate.

I have been thrilled to work alongside him for the past few months and am excited that he has agreed to start teaching Adults classes.

Hobbyists, competitors, and self-defense enthusiasts will all gain a ton from his teaching.

Wednesday’s at 6pm, starting Sept 6th.

Curious? Register for a free trial!:

Women's Self Defense Class:

Empowerment awaits in our upcoming Women's Self Defense class! Starting September 5th at 5pm, World Champion BJJ Black Belt Professor Penny Thomas will guide you through a transformative experience.

Secure your spot for this life-enhancing opportunity, which includes a bonus 1-month trial membership.

The total value, $198, is now available for $123, along with a bonus 1 month free trial membership valued at $75.

Spread the word and bring along friends and family to join the journey.

Kula Elementary and Montessori Expanded Class Offerings:

We're delighted to share that we'll be offering classes at Kula Elementary and Montessori of Maui.

Perhaps one of these locations would be more convenient for you or someone you know?

Kula: Grades K-6, Tuesdays, Starts Sep 5th,

Montessori: Grades 1-6, Thursdays, Starts Sep 7th,

Team Updates:

Thursday Classes:

While Coach Gabe will be away on Thursdays at the Montessori school, please know we are bringing in top talent to keep our Thursday classes at the studio top-notch. Our commitment to your child's growth and well-being remains unwavering.

Calling Coaching Assistants:

Are you or your child (age 9+) interested in exploring coaching and learning valuable skills?

We're on the lookout for coaching assistants and youth student assistants to join our team on a regular basis or as needed (on-call). We have volunteer positions, tuition-reduction positions, and paid positions available.

If you or someone you know fits the bill, please reach out. Your support is invaluable!

Community Engagement:

Sharing the Love:

Your feedback matters greatly to us!

We cherish your reviews and insights. Please consider leaving a review to share the joy of your child's journey with Mindful Martial Arts.

Your words help us spread our mission of cultivating mindfulness, self-defense skills, and developing outstanding, mindful citizens here on Maui.

Share your thoughts at any of the following places:




Fire Support:

One of our amazing parents has been volunteering at Buzz’s Wharf and has said the following:

“If you feel comfortable, would you be open to letting people know we still need donations, mostly water, electrolyte beverages/powder, and camping supplies especially camp stove fuel canisters plus any volunteers for our respite center/donation station @ Buzz's Wharf in Maalaea Harbor?”

Maybe you can help? May those affected by the fires get all the support they need.

Mindful (re)Minder:

In these challenging times, remember that the practices of mindfulness and martial arts can be sources of strength and resilience for both our children and ourselves. We're here to support you and your family on this path.

With gratitude and aloha,

Coach Gabe and Admin Kellie

Mindful Martial Arts


P.S. We're just an email or a phone call away. If you have any questions, concerns, or simply want to connect, don't hesitate to reach out. Our community is built on the foundation of caring and connection.

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