*KUPUNA, in the language of Hawai'i, are revered elders,
grandparents, and older community members
Our mission is to empower Hawaii's KUPUNA
with Aikido-based philosophies to
preserve and protect their mobile independence
UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Registration for the current session is closed.
Please check back for the next Safe Falling Class dates.
We are NO longer accepting applications for Session 10 safe falling classes. Session 10 class dates will be January 17 -- March 16. Higashi has closed the two foundation classes but still has one Low Impact Aikido class (LiA). Ahuimanu will offer a foundation class, a continuation class, and a LiA class. Mililani will offer two foundation classes. Tuition for all classes is $50 for 8 weeks. To apply for any class, please see the links below. The classes offered this session are:
**Ahuimanu (Kaneohe) classes will be on Tuesdays, JAN 17 - MAR 7, 8 weeks.
47-332 Hui Koloa Place, Kaneohe, Hi 96744
- Safe Falling Foundation Class, A10A, Closed
- Safe Falling Continuation Class, A10B, Closed
Low Impact Aikido Class, A10C, Closed
**Higashi Hongwanji (Liliha) classes will be Wednesdays, JAN 18 – MAR 8, 8 weeks
- Safe Falling Foundation Class, H10A, Closed
- Safe Falling Foundation Class, H10B, Closed
Low Impact Aikido Class, H10C, Closed
**Mililani (District Park) classes will be Thursdays, JAN 19 – MAR 7.
- Safe Falling Foundation Class, M10A, Closed
- Safe Falling Foundation Class, M10B, Closed
Note: Class size is limited and there are usually more applicants than available class spaces. The class instructor will notify you by email if we have a space for you in a class. Instructors normally respond within 48 hrs of your application. Only students who have been confirmed by an instructor for a class should fill out the class registration paperwork.
The target population of KuA students tend to be older and more vulnerable to COVID. To keep everyone safe, the following COVID rules will apply.
Everyone must have a completed COVID vaccination card. Please bring a copy of your card to the first day of class for verification.
Everyone will wear a face mask, which covers nose and mouth, in all classes.
Please stay home if you are not feeling well.
Free Safe Falling Presentations
Aiea Hongwanji Mission (99-186 Puakala Street, Aiea), Sunday, February 19, at 10:30 am .
OPEN to General Public
We offer live and Zoom Safe Falling Presentations. The presentation is free to nonprofits and community groups. This engaging presentation is about 45 minutes long and we believe kupuna can decrease the severity of injury from falls by applying one or two of our safe falling principles. If your group is interested in a presentation, please send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org