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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]

Fokai/Guahan Napu collaboration tank by Ed Lacquata

Ed Lacquata Surf Guam #justaddwaterHomemade fashion modification to Fokai/Guahan Napu collaboration tank by Ed LacquataEd, “Gonzo” Lacquata had gone from one of Guam’s top surfers to one of Guam’s most extensive surf artists back in the late 80′s. With countless of hand drawn and painted surf art pieces–his trademark... [Read more of this review]

Brandon Vera’s thoughts on Conor McGregor’s dispute with UFC

Brandon The Truth Vera Brandon Vera Facebook Post By: Brandon “The Truth” Vera I have been asked a number of times about my thoughts on Conor McGregor’s dispute with the UFC. First, I understand why many fighters may not like McGregor personally because of his promotional antics and some of the comments he has made about his fellow competitors.... [Read more of this review]

Pena wins Marianas Open, receives $10,000 prize

  Pena wins Marianas Open, receives $10,000 prize Katy Clarke, kclarke@guampdn.com 10:42 p.m. ChST April 16, 2016   FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedIn Marianas Open jiujitsu tournament  Fullscreen Brazilian Jiujitsu black belts Guilherme Augusto Santos, left, and Felipe Pena, both from Brazil, kick off the main event action at the... [Read more of this review]

The Voyagers: Ana Varu Rediected

Mother nature cuts proa voyage short, journey ends in Palau Jerick Sablan, jpsablan@guampdn.com 9:52 a.m. ChST April 18, 2016   (Photo: Courtesy Ignacio R. “Nash” Camacho) 163 CONNECTTWEETLINKEDIN 3 COMMENTEMAILMORE Two men traveling on a Chamorro style proa from Taiwan to Guam had a rough journey at sea, which ended in... [Read more of this review]

Felipe Pena Strollin by the Fokai Shop

Felipe Pena Fokai Shop The Force is with Them:Welcome to Guam all our visiting competitors and Congratulatons to all the competitors and podium takers of the Marianas Open 2016.Blackbelt Open 2016 Marianas Open Champion Felipe Pena and Lorena with awesome host Tony Q swing by the epicenter for a good vibe and Hafa Adai.#thefokaishop#theforce#sharejiujitsu  Read More →

2016 Marianas Open Official Press Conference

2016 Marianas Open 2016 Marianas Open Press Conference Verona Resort Featuring Black Belt Absolute Athletes: - Felipe Pena - Guilherme Augusto - Keenan Cornelius - Jacob Guererro - Joey Bouhey - Terrence Aflague - Bryant Pangelinan - Igor Schneider 2016 Marianas Open Press Conference Verona Resort 2 The Official 2016 Marianas Open Press Conference was... [Read more of this review]

Guam Representative: Terrence Aflague on Budo Videos

Coach Terrence Aflague of Purebred Guam has trained his entire jiujitsu career on island. A family man, a father of 3 with a full time job–he still finds time and resurce to compete in larger tournaments off island. Her he offers some words of what it means to compete for the second at this level in his hometown  Read More →

Black belts ready to fight at Marianas Open

  The Marianas Open brought some of the top-tier talent in Brazilian jiujitsu to Guam to compete in the Absolute Black Belt Championship — eight competitors from all over the world, including 2015 Marianas Open champion Keenan Cornelius. “It’s always a pleasure to come back to Guam,” said Cornelius. “I’ve been here three times now... [Read more of this review]

Bryant Pangelinan Guam BJJ Black Belt Fokai & TheForce Interview

Bryant Pangelinan Guam BJJ Black Belt Fokai & TheForce Interview Bryant Pangelinan BJJ - BJJ Black Belt under Carlos Sapao - Pan American No Gi Black Belt Champion - 3X BJJ World Champion www.sabrebjj.com Fokai & The Force had the opportunity to interview Guam native, Bryant Pangelinan, on martial arts, combat sports competition and life skills... [Read more of this review]

Kirk Cruz & FOKAI/TheForce

Back in Action: TheForce Kirk Cruz, is a loooong tjme friend, a surf partner, and shredder sinceeversince, 7 years ago he was involved in a tragic motorcycle accident which resulted in the amputation of his right leg. The terrible timing spiraled him into a dark place but with faith, prayer, and the positive thinking, his life had taken a turn for... [Read more of this review]

Tony Piaulig T.A.S.A facilities at the Saggan Kotturan Chamoru

F is for FESTPAC: Tony Piaulig Master Navigator Taking a break with Master Navigator Tony Piaulig at the T.A.S.A facilities at the Saggan Kotturan Chamoru.We are honored to work alongside these great sailors who are a growingly rare breed. Under the apprenticeship of Tony Piaulig–rain or shine, they navigate themselves throughput the Pacific... [Read more of this review]

PRIDE FC: Enson Inoue vs Igor Vovchanchyn FULL FIGHT VIDEO

PRIDE FC: Enson Inoue vs Igor Vovchanchyn FULL FIGHT VIDEO PRIDE FC Enson Inoue vs Igor Vovchanchyn Enson Inoue submitted who seemed like an unstoppable Randy Couture in 1999 in Vale Tudo Japan ..this cemented him to the world as a Premiere fighter athlete and true world contender.In this fight against Igor,– most people felt that Ensons groundfighting... [Read more of this review]

JUST ADD WATER: Guam Fire Rescue

Much respect to these heros and all Fire Fighters out there. Product Development with Guam Fire Rescue and their custom Fokai Dryfit Hoodie and Quickdries.          Read More →

Saipan Fighter Evolution! History of Trench Tech Purebred Saipan w/ Cuki Alvarez

Saipan Fighter Evolution! History of Trench Tech Purebred Saipan w/ Cuki Alvarez   Cuki Alvarez MMA Fury Fighting Islands / Trench Tech Purebred Saipan TRENCH TECH PUREBRED SAIPAN was established in October of 2004. It is an Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)/FITNESS academy formed to provide an outlet/safe haven for interested Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) practitioners... [Read more of this review]