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WHO WE ARE

We are Christians, fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, professionals, business owners, and veterans from multiple industries and backgrounds with over 50 years of experience as students, instructors, coaches, and mentors in the Martial Arts. In addition to being accomplished competitors ourselves, we have also produced numerous MMA, Martial Arts champions and successful professional members of society. We have been, and are currently, involved and actively contributing to the lives of thousands though teaching and sharing martial arts in our communities while providing outreach, fellowship, family involvement and support.

Hawaii Fighting Arts (HFA) est.1989, became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2020. HFA currently provides easy access and free, martial arts, fitness training and self-defense classes for people in Kauai, Hawaii (soon to add: Oahu, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Nevada and Los Angeles, California).

Executive Directors

  • 50 years of Martial Arts experience

  • Hawaiian Fighting Arts Founded in 1989 San Rafael California

  • Black Belts in:

    • 1st Degree  Escrima ( Rudy Yamanoha)

    • 2nd Degree American Freestyle Karate ( Paul Silva)

    • 3rd degree Kembo kwan Kempo Karate ( Paul Silva)

    • 4th Degree Goshin Jitsu Kara Ho Kempo ( Brad Namahoe)

    • 6th Degree Ted Tabura Karate ( Ted Tabura)

    • 8th Degree Kajukenbo ( Gary Farbach, Bill Ryusaki, Max Togisala, Ted Sotelo)

  • 2006 Masters Hall of Fame

  • Accredited instructor at  ATAMA ( American Teachers Assoc. of Martial Arts since 1989
     

  • Trained Multiple MMA / Kickboxing Champions

    • Deutsch Pu’u

    • Buckley Acosta

    • Elohim Simms

    • Ernie Calma

    • Lynn Alvarez

    • Nohili Kahepuu

    • Charlie Kahepuu JR

    • Brody Melendez

    • Waimea Myer

 

  • Schools

    • 2017 – Present / Hawaii

    • 1992 - 2017 / Las Vegas

    • 1989 – 1992 / San Rafael California

    • 1987 – 1989 / Rohnert Park California

Joseph Solis
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Russell Anamizu
  • Owner of Aloha Pure Water, Inc.  2016 - Present

  • Owner / Co-founder of Nth Media Co - Design, Marketing and Business Systems Development company 2019- Present

  • Co- Founder - Loop International Corporation 2020 - Present

  • Co-Founder Sons of the Pacific Martial Arts Tournament Circut

  • Owner and Current Head Instructor – Ted Tabura Karate-Do 2004 – Present.

    • Martial Artist for 30 years. – Ted Tabura Karate-Do Okinawa-te / LimaLama

    • Instructor Karate Do Gardena Ca. 1998 – 2003

    • Earned Rank of Black Belt 1997 (Currently 6th Degree)

    • Member of the International Ted Tabura Demo Team 1994 – Present

    • 30 year tournament competitor. Seven Time consecutive Grand Champion Ted Tabura / Dan Sawyer Karate Championships. Three Time Double Grand Champion (Weapons / Kumite)

    • Three Time Kumite Grand Champion – The Festival of the Kings (Maui Hawaii)

    • Over all Sparring Champion Pacific Rim 2003

    • Co Founder - Sons of the Pacific Open Martial Arts Tournament Circuit

    • 2006 & 2013  Masters Hall of Fame inductee 

 

  • Education

    •  California State University, Northridge | Business & Psychology 

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Louie Arzaga
  • Business Systems Engineer - Choice Plus LLC: Present

  • Owner / Co- Founder - Loop International Corporation 2020 - Present

  • Owner - Asset Recovery Collective - 2017 - 2023

  • Business Systems Engineer / Financial Analyst - Nth Media Co - Design, Marketing and Business Systems Development company 2021 - Present

  • Business Analyst and Systems Manager - Decurion Corporation: 2018 - 2022

  • Technical Analyst and Professional Education Trainer - Yardi Systems

  • EDUCATION

  • altMBA

    • Leveled Up: Helping Leaders to Effectively Drive Change Within Their Organizations

  • California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

    • Master’s Degree: City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

    • Emphasis: Economic Development and Project Management

  • California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

    • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A)

    • Emphasis: Economic Development and Project Management

  • University of California, Los Angeles

    • Bachelor’s Degree: Sociology

    • Emphasis: Quantitative Studies (Statistics, Demography and Economics)

    • UCLA UniCamp Counselor for At-Risk Youth: 10-12 Yr Old Boys

    • UCLA Intramural Sports Finance Committee

    • UCLA Surf Team Captain and UCLA Surf Club President

  • Canoga Park High School

    • Senior Class Vice-President

    • Junior Class Vice-President

    • Varsity Tennis

    • Varsity Wrestling

    • Junior Varsity Soccer

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