Our mission is to give students the skills, energy and confidence to pursue their dreams and make a difference in the world.
Yes, you will learn how to kick and punch. You will learn how to fall properly, how to escape from holds, and how to defend yourself. The likelihood of your getting in a fight is actually quite small. But if it happens, we will make sure you’re prepared to recognize danger, diffuse it, and ultimately avoid it.
Paradoxically, you will learn how to fight so you won’t have to fight anymore. We are more impressed by the fights you’ve avoided rather than the fights you’ve ‘won.’
As a result of your martial arts training, you will eventually become more focused, disciplined, and confident. You will walk taller, feel better about yourself, and succeed both inside and outside the dojo. You will learn to overcome self-doubt, domineering people, apathy, tough challenges and unexpected set-backs.
You will be a winner in life.
Drop in anytime for a free class. No reservations are required. Meet the teachers. Meet the students. See for yourself how we are a very different and very special martial arts school. Looking forward to seeing you in class!
has 35 years experience in the martial arts and has served as an AAU (American Athletics Union) certified martial arts coach and tournament judge. James has a 5th degree black belt in Hapkido
and a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo
. James owns SuperGeeks.
Join him for chess every Wednesday 6:30-8:30 pm at Kahala Mall's food court. The club is called Kahala Chess
. Bring the whole family.
was born and raised in Los Angeles California where he began practicing Tae Kwon Do at the age of four. He’s been at it on and off ever since, including competing in and winning several tournaments. He also had his first opportunity to teach at his home school under Grand Master Vincent Rodericks as he would allow him to run the children's class on occasion. He received his first Dan black belt at 16 years old and continued his training in L.A until he graduated high school and moved to Hawaii in 2005. Sensei Kevin is now a 2nd degree black belt.
Since the Noble family began training in Taekwondo in 2001, Shiela has earned her 3rd Dan Black belt, in Taekwondo and 1st Dan Black Belt in Hapkido. Shiela is a silver medalist in Poomse and Sparring at the 2008 Jimmy Kim International tournament. She has judged Poomse at the Pacific Open Taekwondo Championship as well as Poomse and Sparring at the U.S Open Elite Taekwondo Championship in 2012. Shiela had the honor of testing in front of esteemed members of the Kukkiwon of Seoul South Korea, for her 3rd Dan Kukkiwon Certification.
More than 12 years of teaching experience with special emphasis on children with learning and social challenges. “To teach is to learn twice” is Shiela’s philosophy, as she delights in watching people of all ages, blossom into confident martial artists. Teaching not only reinforces what one has learned, but also allows the instructor to come along side the student on their journey. Shiela has been honored to train with Master Dan Paulson as well as Grand Master Hwang Ki Baik and is excited to continue learning and teaching with the amazing people of Hawaii.
grew up in Michigan and started studying TaeKwonDo at age 11 under Grand Master Kwang K. Yi. At 14 she received her 1st Dan black belt and began leading classes. In 2011 she competed in the World Hapkido Championships taking 2nd place in Adult, Women's black belt forms. In College she studied Film/Advertising as well as Shoalin Long Fist Kung Fu, under Steve Matchett, in her free time. Being one of the only females in the club at the time, she was chosen to be president of the Kung Fu club the last 2 out of the 4 years of her training. Today she is a 3rd Dan black belt in TaeKwonDo with a specialty in forms, spear, bow staff, and nunchaku. When she is not kicking, Jackie is actively pursuing a career in music as an MC or is out on the course playing a round of golf.
has been training in Taekwondo since 2006 where she has attained her 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo and 1st degree black belt in Hapkido. She has also trained in Mixed Marital Arts including Boxing, Judo, and Jujitsu. Scarlett went on to win a silver medal for sparring and a bronze medal for Poomse at the 2006 and 2007 Jimmy Kim International Taekwondo Tournaments. Scarlett is an advocate for the healthy lifestyle through a plant-based diet and exercise. When she is not teaching Martial Arts, she is playing her guitar or discovering delicious new vegetable juicing recipes.
was born in San Mateo California and raised in Williamsburg VA and from there she has live just about everywhere.
She began to study Martial Arts at a very young age with her entire family with the goal that all achieve black belt status under Master Bob Zacharias of American Tea Kwon Do (ATA).
She achieved her first degree black belt with her two older sisters at age 11. Martial Arts has enabled her to believe first in herself and secondly to place no self-imposed bounds on the possibilities in anything in life. She is not one to accept the arcane but rather expose that all is possible with hard work and integrity. She believes in leading by example and equally excel at the challenge of learning.
She has been teaching children since She was 13, from Martial Arts to Gymnastics, Dance, and competitive Cheerleading. "Kids are awesome, their simple and carefree with such innocent creative spirits." She thinks teaching and being around them brings out her inner child which she love. Everyone is a kid at heart.
is a Second Degree Black Belt, and has been with Smart Karate for over 10 years. He especially likes Okinawan weapons and has competed successfully in many Karate and Kobudo tournaments. Layne is a proud member of the Roosevelt High School Class of 2016. He plays Clarinet in the Band, and is a starter on the Varsity Judo Team. Layne’s best subjects are Math and Science. When not studying or training, he blows things up on Minecraft or vanquishes bad guys in League of Legends.
has studied Martial Arts for over 10 years and is currently one away from black belt. She has her BFA in Dance and Theatre from the University of Hawaii, and has been performing since she was 4years old. She has performed in Tasmania as well as Hawaii, and Las Vegas. She has taught Dance and Martial Arts to children of all ages, as well as to special needs children. Tiana has recently welcomed her first son Naeson Taisho Kim into the world. Her brother Sensei Kevin DeBell is a mentor to her and their youngest brother Jordan who is striving to become a black belt. Her inspiration comes from her father Dale who is also a 3rd Degree black belt. Her mother Selena is always there to support all her children and her new grandson.