Photo credit: Polynesian Cultural Centre

Annually, the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, Hawaii holds the World Fire-knife Competition. Fire-knife warriors show their modern skills through a performance involving twirling machetes with an exposed hook and fire. They showcase combined dance movements and acrobatic exhibition.

I dedicate this video to my brother-in-law, Falaniko Solomona, gracing the 2017 World Fire Knife Competition with his talent. Together with a line up of promising competitors, he got in the World Fire Knife Preliminaries yesterday, May 11, 2017. On May 12, the competition will run starting with Junior Division (6-11 years old), Intermediate Division (12-17 years old) and finally, the day would come to a close after choosing 3 finalists from the top 6. The finals for the world fire-knife competition will begin on May 13, at 7:30 in the evening.

Sole, fa’amalosi!

Related posts:

  1. 8th INTERNATIONAL SIVA AFI COMPETITION, Champion: HOGAN TOOMALATAI – here is a post that gives a brief description of what fire knife dancing (siva aft) is all about.
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  3. NO WONDER THEY ARE THE HONG KONG RUGBY SEVENS 2017 CHAMPIONS – Here is a video of how Fiji won the cup! See how intense their training was.



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  1. Eric Villanueva

    May 13, 2017 at 6:57am

    Amazing post Kyte! I became a fanatic since 2005 and fell in love with their culture. Congratulations sole! ???

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