COACHES

 


 

Jason Vigil, Owner/Coach
Black Belt since 2013, Jason loves seeing students excel.  His teaching style is technique-oriented, with a high focus on self-defense.

 



Chris Ledman
Chris (aka: Chris “Gracie”) is a brown belt who has been training Jiu-Jitsu since 2008.  Chris began his Jiu-Jitsu career at Gracie Kailua while also training with Jason Vigil in their backyard.  Chris’ keen attention to detail comes from his USMC background, which may also drive his encouragement of students to have perfect technique.  Chris enjoys coaching at competitions and assisting those new to the sport.

 


 

Royal “Kawena” Mitchell
Kawena started training Jiu-Jitsu in 2008 at Gracie Kailua Jiu-Jitsu under Jason Izaguirre.  He has been coaching No Gi classes at Island Jiu-Jitsu since 2015.  Kawena is also a personal trainer and coaches boxing and Muay Thai.

 




Chris Stokstad
Chris Stokstad has been training since 2008 and received his brown belt under Jason Vigil in March 2017.  He believes jiu jitsu is a practice of peace and empowerment, and looks forward to seeing it grow throughout Hawai’i.

 


 

Kyle Oswalt
Kyle is a purple belt and has been training Jiu-Jitsu since June 2014, at the Island Jiu-Jitsu Ilikai location.  Kyle enjoys sharing his knowledge of jiu-jitsu and helping students get better at jiu-jitsu.

 



Taylor Kuhia
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Archie
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Tammy Chang
After two children, two careers, and 9+ years of training Jiu-Jitsu, Tammy received her purple belt in 2017. Along with being IJJ behind-the-scenes, Tammy started the Women’s Self-Defense workshops at IJJ to empower females mentally, emotionally, and physically.

 


 

Nick Alcoran
Nick started training in 2014 and fell in love with Jiu-Jitsu the very first day.  He finds it satisfying to teach someone how to defend themselves, but even more so, to give them the confidence to avoid adverse situations  altogether.  “We are all on the same journey, just on different paths.”

 


 

Dan Chipchase
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Ocean Hay
Ocean remembers the exact day she started training Jiu-Jitsu – February 10, 2015. Now a 2-stripe blue belt, Ocean helps to manage the dojo and coach the keikis. “It’s inspiring to watch the younger generation grow and develop at such a young age. Every kid in the class has left footprints in my heart.”

 


 

Lowen Tynanes
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