By: King Eddie
Bulls Pen Gym has been operating on Oahu for 15 years now. For each of those 15 years, coach Dino Fernandez and team have been working together to build their gym as a home.
Their goal has taken a new step recently. After training in a temorary space for a couple of months, Bulls Pen has found it's new location and is open for training.
At 155 Sand Island Access Road, across from the 76 gas station, Bulls Pen can be found. Each day a troop of dedicated warriors comes together with the common goal of working hard, training harder, building up their teammates, and building up their community.
As a team with many successful members who have gone on to big shows such as Justin Bucholz, Mark Oshiro, Joey Beltran and more, the team still never loses it's focus on the up and comers. Attention is given to each member no matter their level of skill. In most cases, the more accomplished members will even spend more time helping to shape and mold the greener members. They are in every essence of the word, a family.
Fernandez has a saying within the gym, "everybody sits on the board". That means that everybody in the gym has a say. They can all be heard. That means a lot to the team considering that they are all from different walks of life. Nobody will be turned away from Bulls Pen. As long as there is a desire to work hard, better themselves, and help to better others.
So come and check out Bulls Pen at 155 Sand Island Access Road. Classes are from 6:30 to 8:30, with open mat on fridays. Contact Bulls Pen at 808-330-7108