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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

Reg Request Forms

Registration for All Safe Falling & Low Impact Classes are 

CLOSED until registration period in July

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The next session of Safe Falling and Low Impact Aikido classes will begin in August 2024.  Classes offered in Session 15 are listed below. Tuition for all classes is $50 for 8 weeks and $25 for 4 weeks.

To ensure fair access to the classes, registration for all classes will be locked until July 14. Applicants cannot apply for any class before that date. We will not accept early applications.  We will only consider applications submitted during the open registration period. The classes planned for Session 15 are: 

**Ahuimanu (Kaneohe) No Classes

47-332 Hui Koloa Place, Kaneohe, Hi 96744

**Higashi Hongwanji (Liliha) classes on Wednesdays, August 7 – September 25, 2024

1685 Alaneo Street, Honolulu, HI 96817

Safe Falling Foundation Class, H15A, 9:00 – 9:50

Safe Falling Foundation Class, H15B, 10:00 – 10:50

Low Impact Aikido Class H15C, 11:00 – 11:50

**Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii (JCCH) classes on
Tuesday, August 6 – September 24, 2024

2454 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96826

Safe Falling Foundation Class, J15A, 9:00 – 9:50

Safe Falling Foundation Class, J15B, 10:00 – 10:50 

**Mililani (District Park) classes will be Thursday, September 26 – November 14, 2024

94-1150 Lanikuhana Avenue, Mililani  96789

Safe Falling Foundation Class, M15A, 9:30 – 10:20

Safe Falling Refresher, M15B1, 10:30 – 11:20 (Note: September 26 - October 17, 2024)

Safe Falling Refresher, M15B2, 10:30 – 11:20 (Note: October 24 -November 14, 2024)


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 

  • No sessions for the remaining year.

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. Please check the website for updated information for next year 2025.

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. The presentations listed below are currently open to the general public. If your group is interested in having a presentation, please send an email request to

July 25, Mauka Alii Center, 1541 Kalakaua Avenue, 9:45 to 10:45 am

July 31, Kapahulu Center, 3410 Campbell Avenue, 10:00 to 11:00 am

August 1, Country Club Village Rec Center, 1060 Ala Napunani Street, 6:30 to 7:30 pm

August 3, Aging in Place Workshop, Ala Moana Hotel, Ilima Room, 9:30 to 10:15 am

September 30, Lanakila Senior Center, 1640 Lanakila Avenue, 9:00 to 10:00 am​​​

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