She specializes in curriculum, staff, and student development. Her passion for the Martial Arts and her constant development and evolvement of the curriculum has produced exceptional instructors and students, Grand Champions, World Champions, and responsible young adults in the community. Having been brought up with the Aloha Spirit, family is very important to her and can be felt throughout all aspects of the Academy. Her son, Sibak Matthew Kaiser, is an accomplished Second-Degree Black Belt in Kajukenbo and her husband is always there supporting her.
Sigung Esther is a co-founder and the head instructor of the Kokua Martial Arts Fitness Academy.
Sifu Nels Toriano is a co-founder of the Kokua Martial Arts Fitness Academy.
Most of all he appreciates the friendships developed through a common journey to live honorably. Both of his sons are also Black Belts who have successfully applied the discipline and perseverance learned from their training to excel in other areas of their lives.
As a Sifu in Kajukenbo, I enjoy helping the kids and adults learn what it means to be a martial artist. I enjoy seeing how the little ones come in unsure of themselves and uncoordinated and in a short time watch as they transform into a more confident martial artist and person.