Former mixed martial arts champion Egan Inoue, left, looks on as Alex O’Loughlin — Steve McGarrett from hit CBS television show “Hawaii Five-0″ — instructs Heather Wong, on back, during a women’s self-defense seminar at Egan’s Training Center in Moiliili. The two-day seminar was a fundraiser for the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. (Star-Advertiser photo by Bruce Asato)
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“Hawaii Five-0” star Alex O’Loughlin joined fitness trainer and former MMA champion Egan Inoue to present two self-defense seminars for women and children on Sunday, Nov. 17.
The sessions, held at the new 3,000-square-foot Egan’s Training Center at 2700 S. King St., also served as a fundraiser for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. Participants paid $300 per person, with the proceeds to be donated to the hospital.
The 90-minute sessions focused on a form of “nonstriking self-defense” based on Inoue’s martial arts training. Participants received a certificate, T-shirt and autographed photograph of O’Loughlin, who trains with Inoue.
Last weekend’s seminars raised $10,500, according to a post on Inoue’s Facebook page.
Inoue, left, and O’Loughlin address attendees at the seminar on Sunday, Nov. 17. (Star-Advertiser photo by Bruce Asato)
O’Loughlin instructs Jeanne Newberry, on the mat, and Kimmy Kaaihue, at Egan’s Training Center. (Star-Advertiser photo by Bruce Asato)
O’Loughlin shares a tip with Martha Smith, left, and Amanda Price during Sunday’s seminar. (Star-Advertiser photo by Bruce Asato)
Egan Inoue, right, is assisted by Heather Wong during a demonstration for women attending a self-defense seminar at his Moiliili gym. (Star-Advertiser photo by Bruce Asato)