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*KUPUNA, in the language of Hawai'i, are revered elders, grandparents, and older community members

Our mission is to empower all KUPUNA

with Aikido-based principles to

preserve and protect their mobile independence

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Registration for Safe Falling & Low Impact Classes Closed

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Registration for Session 14 of the Safe Falling and Low Impact Aikido Classes is now CLOSED. Classes offered in Session 14 are listed below.  Tuition for all classes is $50 for 8 weeks.

Please click on the link below for the location and class for which you are interested.  The classes for Session 14 are:

**Ahuimanu (Kaneohe) classes on Tuesdays, April 30 – June 18, 2024, CLOSED

47-332 Hui Koloa Place, Kaneohe, Hi 96744

Safe Falling Foundation Class, A14A, 9:00 – 9:50

Low Impact Aikido Class, A14B, 10:00 – 10:50

**Higashi Hongwanji (Liliha) classes on Wednesdays, May 1 – June 19, 2024 CLOSED

1685 Alaneo Street, Honolulu, HI 96817

Safe Falling Foundation Class, H14A, 9:00 – 9:50

Safe Falling Foundation Class, H14B, 10:00 – 10:50

Low Impact Aikido Class H14C, 11:00 – 11:50

**Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii (JCCH) classes on Tuesday, April 30 – June 18, 2024


2454 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96826

Safe Falling Foundation Class, J14A, 9:00 – 9:50

Safe Falling Foundation Class, J14B, 10:00 – 10:50 


Class Space – Space is limited and there are usually more applicants than available class spaces. The class instructors will notify you by email if space is available for you in a class. Instructors normally respond within 48 hours of your application. Only students who have been confirmed by an instructor for a class should fill out the Class Registration Forms.

Planned Classes for 2024 

  • Session 15, Early August - September

We will post the session fee, locations, classes, dates, and times approximately 6 weeks before the start of each session (please note that fees, locations, dates, and times are subject to change). We will only accept applications submitted during the registration period for session 15. Please check the website for updated information. 

Medical Self Certification – Some students are worried about taking a Safe Falling class because of a medical or physical limitation.  

  • We are NOT medical professionals and are NOT qualified to say if it is safe for you to attend our classes.

  • Please complete the "Medical Self-Certification" form to help you decide whether to register for a class.  The form identifies the activities and physical requirements for the classes.

  • If you have ANY concerns about any requirements, please consult with your doctor.


Free Safe Falling Presentations

We offer live and Zoom Safe Falling Presentations. The presentation is free to nonprofits and community groups who open the presentation to the general public. 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


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