Aroma's Jiu Jitsu Seminar with Star, Craig Jones!

We hosted one of jiu jitsu's rising stars, Craig Jones, as he gave an in-depth seminar on the art of jiu jitsu!

Growing up Jones was a very active kid, playing a variety of intensive sports such as Australian rules football and basketball while also briefly training in taekwondo and judo. His interest in rough playing activities was a sign of Craig’s frame of mind, who as a teenager turned to mixed martial arts (MMA) and by the time of his 15th birthday dreamt of becoming an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter.

With the UFC in his sight Craig joined his cousin Matt Jones’ BJJ academy (2006), a gym called ISOHEALTH. It was under Matt’s guidance that Craig started making a name for himself in Australia’s national grappling circuit, this before joining the Maromba Academy in Melbourne (later named Absolute MMA), as a purple belt, where his tuition was then picked up by Lachlan Giles.

On December 2015, after an epic performance at the IBJJF World No-Gi Championships, Jones earned his brown belt. It was also around this time that Craig became a regular BJJ instructor. One year later Lachlan Giles promoted Craig to black belt.

While climbing the ranks of jiu jitsu, competing regularly national and internationally, Craig Jones also managed to graduate with a degree in Behavioural Science (Psychology).

Check out pictures below from the awesome event!

Terrace of Modern Art with Guest Eduardo Bolioli

HONOLULU – Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger is pleased to introduce its new “Crafted Experiences” program starting with TOMA – Terrace of Modern Art – a summer series featuring celebrated artists who draw their inspiration from the beach. 

This vibrant, surf-art exhibit kicked off on June 1, 2018 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger. The hotel pool deck adjacent to Hawaiian Aroma Caffe transformed into an outdoor art gallery – featuring the work of internationally renowned artist Eduardo Bolioli this month, with more to follow. Guests had the pleasure of meeting the artist in an upbeat atmosphere with a live DJ, handcrafted drinks, and delicious bites. 

About the Artist: Born in Montevideo, Uruguay – Bolioli moved with his family to New York where he studied at the prestigious School of Visual Arts in New York. Initially he made a living painting surfboards for pros in Hawaii and then designing for big surf brands, including Quiksilver, Billabong and Gotcha. Following, his colorful and distinctive art could be seen on concert posters for Miles Davies, UB40, Aerosmith and Seinfeld and in an ad campaign for ABSOLUT HAWAII that appeared in USA Today, Newsweek and Time. Bolioli has been showing his work around the world including New York, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Tokyo, Seattle, Kona, Scotland, Caracas, Lima, Bogota, Quito, Uruguay, Miami, San Francisco and New Jersey, and his paintings are in private collections and published in books.

Lindsay Pleskot's 5 Favorite Places For Quick, Healthy, Delicious Eats on Oahu

Mahalo to Lindsey for stopping by our cafe and spending some time with us! 

This place is a relatively new find, they just opened up in 2016. But as soon as they did, my sister had to take me there to show off their beautiful decor and light airy ambiance. The walls are lined with tropical green plants and the bar, which on top of delicious coffee, also serves cocktails out of fresh pineapples!! To top it all off, the back wall is completely open and backs onto an outdoor pool deck. Acai bowls in a poolside lounge chair? I will never say no to that!"

Find her article here!

Christa-Mas at Hawaiian Aroma Caffe

Local DJ and blogger Christa Wittmier hosted a fundraiser to help cover medical bills for her cancer treatment at Hawaiian Aroma Cafe on Dec. 21. The party featured music by DJs Keala Kennely, KK, Jem, Jimmy Taco and Wittmier.

It was such an incredible time. We were honored to support a noble cause and help a fellow artist in any way we could. Thank you for celebrating with us!

Click Here for the link to the Star Advertiser story and a photo gallery of our event.

Mahalo!

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Hawaiian Aroma is proud to partner with AccesSurf in presenting "Surfing with the Stars", a fundraiser taking place on the shores of Waikiki.

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Our friends at Hawaiihawaii.jp have created a wonderful video about their recent trip to Hawaii, topped off by an incredible visit to yours truly here in Waikiki.

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We were featured on Japanese TV! Click the link to watch the video. Visit one of our beautiful locations today!

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Mahalo to our friends at Nearsay.com for the great article on our coffee!