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8 New BJJ Black Belts for Guam

Good Guys Wear Black. Conduct, dedication, and proficiency have been the guidelines for any and every Purebred Jiu Jitsu Guam belt promotion. Big respect for these folks that have been marinating in that grind. On behalf of TheForce and Guam we would like to congratulate Ray Roberto, Jun Sun, James Paek, Mike Sanchez, Eric Sian, David Tuncap, Joshua... [Read more of this review]

Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Quotes!

Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Quotes! The world lost a legend last week. Muhammad Ali passed away on June 3. Ali was not only a world-class boxer but a world-class talker and his enigmatic personality and showmanship completely changed the face of boxing. Making not only the fight itself, but the promotion, training and lead-up to the matches must-see... [Read more of this review]

F is for FestPac: Hafa Adai & GoodVibrations

            Hafa Adai, Welcome to Guam all our visiting delegations. As an island, we are absolutelySTOKED to have you here. FestPac2016 is modern Guam’s largest single event. Despite what might be considered imperfections from our organizers, we are happy to see that our people have more than picked up the slack. Wether... [Read more of this review]

FestPac Creates Connections: From Guampdn.com

              The Festival of Pacific Arts Visual Arts exhibit opened at the Guam Museum on May 26. Jerick Sablan/PDN   Sandy Flores Uslander, For PDN 5:58 p.m. ChST May 28, 2016   (Photo: Mark Scott/PDN) Being here in Guam to witness the Festival of Pacific Arts is something that I have planned... [Read more of this review]

VIDEO: Yoshiko San Nicolas, 75 years old: Share Culture: Sling&Sword

Yoshiko San Nicolas, 75 years old: Share Culture: Sling&Sword           Yoshiko San Nicolas, 75 years old and a survivor of the bombing of Nagasaki during World War 2 on an amazing first three tries with pre-colonial Guam’s signature weapon — The Acho (Stone) Atupat (Sling)  Read More →

FESTPAC FILMS: ‘Beat The Beetle’ Directed by Sarah Filush | May 26th, 7PM, Agana Guam Museum

Be sure to catch Beat The Beetle at the Agana Guam Museum at 7pm on Thursday May 26th! FESTPAC FILMS: ‘Beat The Beetle’ Directed by Sarah Filush Director of Photography: Michael Marriott Fokai Femme Beat The Beetle                   One of the featured films for FESTPAC is the highly anticipated... [Read more of this review]

Good Vibrations! Visitors from the Solomon Islands!

Hafa Adai Solomon Islands!Showing our visitors where we come from at Budfest and Capitol Fokai.Free live contemporary and indigenous performances by our new friends from far and near. Standing Invitation. Everyone is more than welcome. #goodvibrations#shareculture#fisforfestpac  Read More →

What You Need To Know About the 12TH FESTIVAL OF PACIFIC ARTS on Guam

12th Festival of the Pacific Guam FESTPAC ADVISORY: Parking, road closures and other facts   WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 12TH FESTIVAL OF PACIFIC ARTS   The 12th Festival of Pacific Arts starts on May 22. - 5 a.m., May 22: Traditional Welcome of the Seafarers o Delegation members and the public will welcome 15 vessels representing Guam,... [Read more of this review]

Chamorro Slinging | Acho Atupat

Chamorro Slinging The sling and sling stone have been a part of Chamorro History between 1500 years to 3500 years depending on who you talk to. As a citizen under the only national flag of the world with a sling stone–I’ve been fascinated with slinging for a really long time now. But like most other locals, was happy enough putting it on... [Read more of this review]

Keenan Cornelius back to Guam with his first lesson in Guam’s native and trademark weapon, the sling.

Keenan Cornelius & TheForce Fokai Keenan Cornelius Slinging on Guam HAFA ADAI,THE FORCE & THE MARIANAS OPEN! Frank the Crank Camacho welcomes Keenan Cornelius back to Guam with his first lesson in Guam’s native and trademark weapon, the sling.Good Vibrations and Culture Sharing with Keenan#jiujitsuinparadise#theforce  Read More →

ROOTS: Fokai OLD VILLAGE REAL FLAG TANK! Where the Guam Flag was designed.

ROOTS: Fokai OLD VILLAGE REAL FLAG TANK! Where the Guam Flag was designed. Fokai OLD VILLAGE REAL FLAG TANK Get your Fokai OLD VILLAGE REAL FLAG TANK here! The Great Seal of Guam by: ns.gov.gu The blueprint shows a tree and proa (canoe) in front of a silhouette of Urunao (It is not Two Lover’s Point, see below) and specifies the flag’s... [Read more of this review]

SHARE JIUJITSU: Fernando “Terere” Augusto

SHARE JIUJITSU: Fernando “Terere” Augusto For friends and Family in the United States and whoever else might be a day behind– Happy Mothers DayFernando “Terere” Augusto and his beautiful mother in Brazil!#cultivatethespirit#itsafamilything#nevergiveup —————- Fernando Augusto, most commonly known by... [Read more of this review]

ByTheBay VOYAGER – Northern Mariana Island Pagan

ByTheBay VOYAGER – Northern Mariana Island Pagan GinenMarianas.com Pagan Northern Mariana Islands   Pagan is a volcanic island in the Mariana Islands archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, belonging to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Formerly inhabited, the inhabitants were evacuated due to volcanic eruptions in 1981. Archaeological... [Read more of this review]

VIDEO: Fight Night Rotterdam: Guam’s Jon Tuck

Jon Tuck vs Nick Hein UFC Fight Night Jon Tuck brings a part of his heritage with him into every fight, giving him strength and the fighting spirit. Catch his upcoming fight against Nick Hein at UFC Fight Night Rotterdam this Sunday. Tuck finds strength and fighting spirit in the Chamorro heritage and culture. You see his heart and desire to fight in... [Read more of this review]

Island Girl World Achievement:Pia Mia Perez

Incredible, Remarkable, and absolutely Amazing. At just 21years old, Pia Mia Perez was just had picked by Music Phenom Madonna as Fashion Director of her new fashion label “Material Girl”. With all the setbacks to excel in Hollywood that might work against a small island girl, Pia Perez (Pia Mia) has overcome all odds to make it to the top... [Read more of this review]