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.
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- 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.