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Kid Yamamoto: a Hero’s Hero. RIP KID!

Japanese legend Norifumi Yamamoto, the one-time pound-for-pound king, passed away this week from cancer. The bafflingly named Hero’s was launched in 2005 as an offshoot of the great kickboxing promotion, K-1. An ultra successful crossover event with PRIDE FC in 2002 had left the K-1 big wigs thinking that they had better start working their way... [Read more of this review]

Sling (weapon) from Wikipedia

Home-made sling Home-made sling A sling is a projectile weapon typically used to throw a blunt projectile such as a stone, clay, or lead “sling-bullet”. It is also known as the shepherd’s sling. Someone who specialises in using slings is called a slinger. A sling has a small cradle or pouch in the middle of two... [Read more of this review]

Guam slingers compete in international tournament in Spain

About six months ago, Christian Sam Wirk of Austria turned the heads of our small group of stone slingers when he said there would be an international slinging tournament in Spain. When he told us three months later that it coincided with the launch day of Chamorro month, that sealed the deal. As people of the only flag in the world that bears a sling... [Read more of this review]

Demetrius Might Mouse Johnson. Soul of a Champion

Soul of a champion: This past weekend saw one of the greatest UFC champions ever lose his belt in an extraordinarily close bout after a record eleven title defenses. This post is not about the match, how it should have been scored or whether Demetrious Johnson is the best pound for pound fighter in the world. This is just about how we all can improve... [Read more of this review]

Master navigator leads canoe voyage. Article by: Marianas Variety

Master navigator leads canoe voyage. Article by: Marianas Variety By Sophia Perez – sophia@mvariety.com – Variety Features Writer The traditional Chamorro sakman Fanhigåyan Guåhan returned to Guam last Sunday after sailing to Saipan and back. Palu or Master Navigator Ali Haleyalur of Lamotrek led the voyage, working alongside Traditions... [Read more of this review]

THE MAN NGINGE’ Spanish Origin? Not? By: Pale Eric Forbes

THE MAN NGINGE’ Spanish Origin? Not? By: Pale Eric Forbes Original Article Here. Recently, I noticed a good number of comments on Chamorro culture social media sites stating that the man nginge’ is a Spanish custom. None of the people claiming this provide any historical evidence. How can they? It isn’t there. Consider the following... [Read more of this review]

Successful trip by the Fineghayan! BIBA and Congratulations TASA!

Successful trip by the Fineghayan! BIBA and Congratulations TASA! BIBA! Congratulations to TASA, the crew of the Fineghayan, and to the people of the Mariana Islands for another successful voyage on a locally made traditional vessel using celestial navigation and other methods of traditional way-finding. Key to growing the interest and pursuit of traditional... [Read more of this review]

Traditions Affirming our Seafaring Ancestry. SAKMAN!

Traditions Affirming our Seafaring Ancestry. Big respect for TASA amd all the other contributing organizations out there that are wotking hard to reinvigorate traditional sailing and out raditional vessels. With more than 4000 years of history. The people of the Mariana Islands were incredible craftsman and seafarers. Despite the unstoppable reality... [Read more of this review]

Photo of the Week! MIA LEE with Manta Rays in Tumon Guam

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An article resurfaced from 2002 Pacific Daily News

  An article resurfaced from 2002 Pacific Daily News Fokai for years was misconceived a sa fight geoup, though we were heavily connected into martial artd and venturing into combay sport, “Team Fokai” actually consisted of an array pf different athletes. Consisting of an assembly of some of Guams top performers, Here is an assembly... [Read more of this review]

Marianas Open attracting World Class Jiujitsu Athletes and Competition

All around the worldn The reuitation of Guam jiujitsu is tremendous. The character of our people training and competing all over the world has been backed with the many so fierce in inter ational jiujitsu competitions. In many ways it has created Guam as a mecca for #jiujitsuinparadise Aftsr a decades worth of trial, error, and evolution–the... [Read more of this review]

Congratulations Brandon & Jessica Vera 4.20.18!

FOR LIFE: An incredible time for an unbelievsble gatheriing of amazing people in a paradise thst wont quit. Guam is proud to host you on your special day. 4.20.2018! CONGRATULATIONS @brandonthetruthvera @n_e_n_j_a for a fantastic celebration of love,life, and adventure.. #happilyverafter #forlife #itsafamilything A post shared by fokaistuff (@thefokaieffect)... [Read more of this review]

Felipe Pena Fokai Shop 2018

  Hafa Adai and Welcome back to Guam Felipe Pena Marianas Open Undisputed blackbelt open weight champion is back to defend hist title agains Guam’s most stacked blackbelt division to date. #JiuJitsuInParadise #Sharejiujitsu #marianasopen2018  Read More →

Fanoghe. Fokai. LIMA

Fanoghe. Fokai. LIMA  Read More →

THE RETURN!

THE RETURN! The boards stolen during Christmas season have finally been returned! And thankfully with peaceful resolve. Thanks for those who have been keeping an eye and ear open to see that these made their way back home. Their unforseen departure was painful but your efforts and messages of concern have been comforting. Thievery sucks. it doesnt... [Read more of this review]