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October 26, 2009 by  
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JohnnyH and FokaiMedia on the move with 66degrees coming at you to deliver an indepth scoop and unprecedented camera angle into Guam’s fast developing entertainment and lifestyle industries.


September 24, 2009 by  
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Manibusan offered chance of a lifetime

Guam’s Melchor Manibusan, a revered MMA trainer and fighter, will return to competitive fighting in Japan’s DREAM 11 on October 6.

Melchor Manibusan poses during a break from training last night. The Spike 22 gym owner will be competing in Japan’s DREAM 11 on Oct. 6. Photo by John Wesley Jr. / Variety

Manibusan, who owns the Spike 22 Academy in Tumon, was presented the fight nearly one month ago but did not want to announce the match to the media until the contract was signed and his training camp was underway.

He said he had been offered to fight at the Playboy Mansion and in Strikeforce as well as other events within the past several years but those bouts never materialized due to injuries. He said he wanted to make sure that this upcoming fight in Japan’s biggest fight organization was a definite go. The Variety learned of the news online through the website The official announcement was made on Sept. 18.

Known as “The Mangler” in the ring, Manibusan will be facing Tatsuya Kawajiri who is ranked as the No. 5 lightweight in the world on popular MMA website Kawajiri’s status as a top fighter is one of the main reasons why Manibusan took the fight, seizing a chance to fight one of the best in the world.

“For the past two and a half years I’ve said no to everything. In turn, I’ve been getting my guys to fight off-island. This time they asked me if I wanted to fight in DREAM and for a second I just looked at the e-mail and I thought this is too good to be true and I said to myself of course I would love to fight in DREAM.”

Manibusan said that the initial e-mail did not list an opponent, but two weeks later he was sent a second e-mail asking him if he would like to fight Kawajiri at 155 pounds. Manibusan didn’t hesitate at that point and immediately accepted the fight.

“I said I would love to fight Kawajiri at 155. After that we did the paperwork and I got my passport and visa.”

For those unfamiliar with Manibusan as a fighter, there is much to know. Manibusan was once regarded as the best wrestler on the island, won numerous grappling  and submission tournaments and at one point was pursuing the Olympics.

Of late, Manibusan has focused on MMA and he made his debut in front of a packed crowd at the University of Guam Field House in Jungle Rules back in 2001. He won his match that night, but much to everyone’s surprise, he strayed from his new sport to chase his wrestling dreams once again.

Fast forward to 2006, nearly five years after his first MMA bout, Manibusan returned to fighting full-force. During that year he fought four times which included a fight against current UFC lightweight Tyson Griffin here on Guam. Manibusan lost that match and dropped three of the four fights that year.

Once again though he left active competition, this time for nearly three years. During that time Manibusan concentrated on building up Spike 22 and healing from injuries that he said needed to be taken care.

With the fight less than two weeks away, it’s crunch time now for Manibusan and he’s making the most of his three weeks of hard training. With passport issues not allowing him to leave island, Manibusan had to turn down an offer from B.J. Penn to train in Hawaii and instead brought in kickboxer Pat Ayuyu and Tetsuji Kato who has fought in over 20 fights in Japan. He says he has dropped over 25 pounds in the last several weeks and will be leaving Guam on Tuesday to train with Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto and Sakuraba in Japan for his final preparation for the fight.

It’s going to be a battle with Kawajiri and the Japanese media has already counted out Manibusan, who they have dubbed “Barracuda” in a recent marketing ploy.

“Kawajiri is a lot stronger than me, he’s fought and beaten the best of the best,” said Manibusan. “However, for me right now at this stage, I’m in a nothing to lose situation besides getting injured. I just want to give a good showing. I think in order to beat this guy I’m going to have to knock him out. He’s going to be very, very hard to submit, but who knows I could throw a Chamorro punch and lay him flat on his back.”

Should Manibusan win his bout against Kawajiri he will most likely be given the opportunity to fight the winner of the Shinya Aoki versus Joachim Hansen bout for the Lightweight title on New Year’s Eve.



September 18, 2009 by  
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August 29, 2009 by  
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Blind Man Runs 7 Marathons In 7 Days!

16 06 2009

“On that day, we seemed to achieve what generations of politicians and philosophers have failed to do. With nothing more than our running shoes, we accomplished what all the wars and weapons have failed to do. We were, for a few hours anyway, a community of people whose sameness was more important than our differences.” -John “The Penguin” Bingham on The New York City Marathon

I’m always up to any challenges specially those extremes but when I read the life story of David Heeley, I can’t imagine myself doing what he did….

He ran 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days and take note he is 51 years old and BLIND! Yes brethren, with the help of his running guide Malcolm Carr, this amazing guy conquered what seemed to many an impossible feat. And his disability would not hinder him in achieving his dream.

Let me allow Heeley describes their  adventures:

day 1. Antarctica: time 4:14, “Our fastest, thanks to fresh legs. The course was set by military lads, For two miles we had 50 soldiers running behind us.”

day 2. South America: time 4:45, “Our run in Rio de Janeiro was soul- destroying. It was 90 degrees, humid, raining on and off and we are alone.”

day 3.  North America:time 4:35, “That was fantastic. We around the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles. Thirty runners joined us.”

day 4. Australia: time 4:40, “We around Sydney’s Centennial Park. A few blind runners joined us for a few laps. Afterward, we went for a swim.”

day 5. Asia:time 4:55, “At the warmest point of our Dubai leg, the temperature was 39 degrees, flipping hot. It melted me.”

day 6. Africa:time 4:40, “Exhausting. We ran in Tunis where the last 9 miles  were uphill with a headwind. We were grateful to have only one marathon left.”

day 7. Europe: time 5:23, “We ran the Flora London Marathon. Malcolm had stomach trouble. Without the toilet breaks, we would have been faster.”

-Runner’s World July 2008 Issue page 28


Wearing race bib number 777, Blind Dave with his running guide Malcolm.

Wow…Really awesome! I can do 7 marathons in 7 days but not with a time like that and doing it on 7 Continents will be a question mark-due to logistics problem.

I salute you Sir David Heeley-you’re now one of my inspirations in running.

God bless you.


Brethren, we will win this war! Although we are struggling and sometimes, losing our battle against sins and temptations-we will win because it was written. Just continue in the Lord and fight the good fight of faith.

Today, I will win over sins.

In Jesus Name!

God be Praised!

Surprise, surprise!: Babe Ruth is considered by many Sports authorities and historians to be one of the greatest athletes of all time. Of course he is best known for hitting the most home runs in the season…but did you know he also holds the record of most strike-outs?

“Never Lie, Ever!” -General H. Norman Schwarzkoft


July 1, 2009 by  
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