About the School
In early 2023, friends and fellow black belts Ryan Short and Hiroki “Mike” Taniguchi started United Team Maui. Mike and Ryan have trained for over a decade and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the community. Their goal was to create a positive culture where people felt welcomed, and the environment was conducive to learning. Shortly after opening, Mike took over as owner and head instructor.
When looking at what affiliation to align with, they were drawn to CTA. Mike had visited the Mad Tiger Academy and Trxtr Studios on Oahu and liked the culture of both academies. After Mike and Ryan flew up for the annual association camp, their mind was set, and in May 2023, they became members of the CTA Ohana.
If you are ever in Kahului, we encourage you to stop by; their gym is filled with amazing people, and you are sure to have a great time. At UTM, EVERYONE is always welcome!