Category Archives: JiuJitsu

#AlexOLoughlin goes Brown – #BJJ Brown Belt

Feels like yesterday when we first saw the footage of Alex getting  his Blue Belt in Brazillian Jiu Jitsu in June 2012, and now it is 7 years later and obviously a lot of hard work for him between then and now, to get to his Brown Belt advancement.

He was promoted to Purple Belt 0n 15 August 2015 and his progress in the sport showed how he worked hard at it, through every level of stripes, even while recovering from his back injury in 2017.

Yesterday was another day of JiuJitsu belt testing and belt advancement at Egan’s GrapplingUnlimited in Hawaii.

Congratulations to everybody who participated and graduated to a new level – especially Alex!

Thank you  to all those who posted footage of the event!

From Lester Gantan

Another notable promotion today was Alex O’Loughlin getting promoted to Brown Belt by Master Egan Inoue. Got to take a pic with the Hawaii 5-0 star after the ceremony this morning. Welcome to the club brutha: #FaixaMarrom #GrapplingUnlimited #EganInoueJiuJitsuattending Adult & Keiki Jiu Jitsu Belt Testing at Egan Inoue Jiu Jitsu.

From Frank Bailey:

kamaipiialii  This just happened. Promotion day. 2 new much deserved black belts. Congrats @daho330 @eric_onishi 3 new brown belts including Alex and 4 new purple belts including me. Can not express how much I appreciate everything you do and have done @eganinoue #eganinouejiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #jiujitsu #bjj #gi #purplebelt #hawaii50 #hawaiifive0 #hawaii

(And yes, that is Alex’s son Lion with them on the picture)

From Todd Ikeda

saikou1  Congratulations to my Brutha Alex on getting his very well Deserved BROWN BELT today !!!! No free rides here !!! This guy really earned his belt !!!#grapplingunlimited #grapplingunlimitedhawaii #teamsidecontrol #saikouzoku #teamsidecontrolcertified @saikou_zoku

Video of Alex being hazed

via Yukonjill on IG:


What a great day @eganinouejiujitsu #grapplingunlimited !!!! New Black belts @daho330 & @eric_onishi !!! New brown belts @808joe & Alex !!! New purple belts @daryltomita , Bowmen & @kamaipiialii !!! And a bunch of well deserved stripes were given out today !!! Thank you everyone for the support & all the hard work !!!! You all make me proud!!!!! Aloha & Mahalo my family !!! #grapplingunlimitedhawaii #grapplingunlimited #teamsidecontrol #saikouzoku #teamsidecontrolcertified @saikou_zoku


From Yancey Unequivocally:


What a great afternoon being here @eganinouejiujitsu for belt testing promos!! So many kids and adults got promoted!! Congrats to everyone for your hard work! You all earned your stripes and belts. Especially 2 new black belts from @eganinoue Congrats guys @daho330 and @ERIC_onishi Well job earning 🤙🏼🙌🏼👍🏼 #bjj #jiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #jiujitsuforlife #jiujitsusavedmylife #selfdefense #crosstraining 🙋🏼‍♀️🤸🏼‍♂️🤷🏼‍♀️ #kindness #inspire #calm #matlife #winorlearn

We will add other footage when more become available

Now there are only lots of hard work for a few years and four stripes on his Brown Belt, between Alex and the Black Belt! 😉


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#AlexOLoughlin at #BJJ Seminar & Other Hiatus Fun

On Saturday Alex, with fellow #H50 star Beulah Koale and also James Beck from Trident Adventures, were among those who attended the seminar held by Magid Hage IV and hosted by Egan’s Grappling Unlimited Gym in Hawaii.

  • Egan posted:


Thank you @gorilla_hands! Such a great seminar. #alwayslearning #grapplingunlimitedhawaii #eganinouejiujitsu #bjj


  • We normally would not post pictures of Alex’s children, unless it was posed for and posted on a public forum by someone who is not paparazzi. These were posted publically, and for a number of reasons we felt it good to also share both these pictures with you – even the one that was not posed for. It was posted by one of the dads on the trip, and it includes Alex and his stepson Spike having fun with Trident Adventures. (Not sure who originally found the pictures that were posted yesterday, because it was shared in private with us – but Thank You)


@tridentadventureshawaii From our Ohana to yours… Big Mahalo for the last 3 days of water adventures…. see you all in July. Remember the new tagline: THIS DOESN’T SUCK… Review will be coming in hot… #tridentadventures #navyseals #army #ohanameansfamily #aina #swimwithdolphin #thisdoesntsuck #brotherhood

No wonder we always see Spike with this big smile on his face – Over the years we have seen him having lots of fun, as well as many sweet, tender & caring moments with both his father, Luke, and stepdad Alex.

We did not make  a specific post for it here on the blog during the week, only on our Instagram and Twitter pages, but we also want to mention Alex and Malia’s  5th wedding anniversary here, which they celebrated during the past week on 17th April.

We would like to wish them lots of happiness and fun for the years to come!!


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They Say ….. #AlexOLoughlin is the Nicest Bloke

Thanks to Alex’s love for Jiu Jitsu and those who practice and instruct in it, we get such great personal pictures of him with them! We are truly grateful that they share their pictures with us.

From the Instagram page of Black Belt Jiu Jitsu Instructor  Magid Hage IV also known as Gorilla Hands, yesterday.

Garage session in Hawaii w/ #AlexOLoughlin. Legit one of the nicest blokes I’ve ever met! Couldn’t stop laughing😂


And again, it is great to see Alex having some hiatus fun!


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