The Effect


Stone slinging is an indigenous martial art with the ancestors of the Mariana Islands. Long suffocated with the Spanish colonization almost 500 years ago–Sling-stone artifacts are still found or “received”. Buried in the ground, underwater, or sonetimes even in plain sight above surface–Sling-stone gifts have been digested as... [Read more of this review]

HITA TALKS: Guam Slinging Conversation

Shortly after a performance at the Tir de Fona Internacionale, members of Acho Marianas Guam engage in The University of Guam’s HITA TALKS  with Carlos Madrid of the Micronesian Area Reseach Center for a conversation through the past, present, and future of Guam Slinging and its role int he 500 year anniversary and commemoration of Guams first... [Read more of this review]

House of TAGA Tinian TANK. In Store & Online

                    Houses of the Ancients Latte structures are stone archaeological remains unique to the Mariana Islands. A stone pillar supports a hemispherical capstone to form a latte. The ancient CHamorus generally arranged latte in two parallel rows of four or more pairs to support their important... [Read more of this review]


Not many people know this, but most of Fokai;s Bali made products are handcrafted. Very slight occasional size differences are only as inevitable as human error. Heres a quickview of a piece of the process before the final touches  Read More →


News 10 schools compete in sling event Tuesday, April 30th 2019, 1:58 PM ChST By Dave Delgado Image 10 schools were represented at the first of many sling competitions to hopefully be part of GDOE and their Chamorro activities. The slinging went down at the Tiyan Softball Field with targets set up at different distances for elementary, middle and high... [Read more of this review]

What is a sling?

What is a sling? The sling was likely mankind’s first, true projectile weapon. It generally consists of two cords and a pouch. These cords are held in one hand and a projectile is placed in the pouch. The length of the sling provides greater mechanical advantage than one’s arms. Projectiles can be slung over 1500 feet (450m) at speeds exceeding... [Read more of this review]

Kid Yamamoto: a Hero’s Hero. RIP KID!

Japanese legend Norifumi Yamamoto, the one-time pound-for-pound king, passed away this week from cancer. The bafflingly named Hero’s was launched in 2005 as an offshoot of the great kickboxing promotion, K-1. An ultra successful crossover event with PRIDE FC in 2002 had left the K-1 big wigs thinking that they had better start working their way... [Read more of this review]

Sling (weapon) from Wikipedia

Home-made sling Home-made sling A sling is a projectile weapon typically used to throw a blunt projectile such as a stone, clay, or lead “sling-bullet”. It is also known as the shepherd’s sling. Someone who specialises in using slings is called a slinger. A sling has a small cradle or pouch in the middle of two... [Read more of this review]

Guam slingers compete in international tournament in Spain

About six months ago, Christian Sam Wirk of Austria turned the heads of our small group of stone slingers when he said there would be an international slinging tournament in Spain. When he told us three months later that it coincided with the launch day of Chamorro month, that sealed the deal. As people of the only flag in the world that bears a sling... [Read more of this review]

Demetrius Might Mouse Johnson. Soul of a Champion

Soul of a champion: This past weekend saw one of the greatest UFC champions ever lose his belt in an extraordinarily close bout after a record eleven title defenses. This post is not about the match, how it should have been scored or whether Demetrious Johnson is the best pound for pound fighter in the world. This is just about how we all can improve... [Read more of this review]

Master navigator leads canoe voyage. Article by: Marianas Variety

Master navigator leads canoe voyage. Article by: Marianas Variety By Sophia Perez – – Variety Features Writer The traditional Chamorro sakman Fanhigåyan Guåhan returned to Guam last Sunday after sailing to Saipan and back. Palu or Master Navigator Ali Haleyalur of Lamotrek led the voyage, working alongside Traditions... [Read more of this review]

THE MAN NGINGE’ Spanish Origin? Not? By: Pale Eric Forbes

THE MAN NGINGE’ Spanish Origin? Not? By: Pale Eric Forbes Original Article Here. Recently, I noticed a good number of comments on Chamorro culture social media sites stating that the man nginge’ is a Spanish custom. None of the people claiming this provide any historical evidence. How can they? It isn’t there. Consider the following... [Read more of this review]

Successful trip by the Fineghayan! BIBA and Congratulations TASA!

Successful trip by the Fineghayan! BIBA and Congratulations TASA! BIBA! Congratulations to TASA, the crew of the Fineghayan, and to the people of the Mariana Islands for another successful voyage on a locally made traditional vessel using celestial navigation and other methods of traditional way-finding. Key to growing the interest and pursuit of traditional... [Read more of this review]

Traditions Affirming our Seafaring Ancestry. SAKMAN!

Traditions Affirming our Seafaring Ancestry. Big respect for TASA amd all the other contributing organizations out there that are wotking hard to reinvigorate traditional sailing and out raditional vessels. With more than 4000 years of history. The people of the Mariana Islands were incredible craftsman and seafarers. Despite the unstoppable reality... [Read more of this review]

Photo of the Week! MIA LEE with Manta Rays in Tumon Guam

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