Slingers from Guam Arrive in Spain For 2017 International Competition UPDATE!

March 1, 2017 by  
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Slingers from Guam in Spain UPDATE!

The F Word:


Mallorceans are known throughout history for their armies of thousands of slingers. They were so proficient that they were highly sought after as soldiers for war.

Guam has the only national flag pf the world featuring a sling-stone.


Update w/ Roman DLC. Currently in Spain for the competition along side Guelo Rosario and Tony Piaulig

Just got here lsat night and trying to figure mobilizations. Were trying to catch a sling tour ament today but its far. Hoping to participate but if not, at least scope the scene. Level of slinging here is insane. We are not too far off i think from the folks we slung with at the small tournament. We go to sling actually with a few former champs and we actually got some great remarks from them. But we havent seen their best.

Got about 200 launches in yesterday! And met a dude who found an antigo slingstone in a cave shaped like ours. Very positive connection so far. I think they have a few thousand slingers today and some cool slings. Saw a sling 50 years old and still going! Natural organic fiber too. Generations of slinging families. One of the Paradise islands of Europe with folks that also dread Spanish colonization and gravitate towards their ancestral beliefs. Like Chamorros to America, the Clearly distinguish themselves as Mallorcean instead of Spanish.

Whole bunch of folks were really receptive to us as we had commonality with slinging, Ancestral slinging!

Im 2days were gathering with people from 16 other countries for a visit to the giant sling statue.


February 22, 2017 by  
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Guelu putting the final touches (at Fokai Ireland’s Grasshopper Lounge), on his model Proa hours before Fokai Amphibious Division, TASA, and The Guam Waterman Club’s ‘ presentation of The Flying Proa to Ireland Seafarers this evening at The Oar in Crosshaven Ireland

Welcome to Guam Fokai Japan Shachoo NACHI and family

October 3, 2016 by  
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For more than the past 10 years, Whenever Guam folks go to Japan–from personal guided tours to helping coordinate accommodations and logistics for the Asian open Purebred JiuJitsu Guam , from the shadows, this guy always goes above and beyond to make sure to roll out the red carpet and make sure that everything is taken care of.

Blown away by the food, stoked for the service, and lifted from it’s great vibe–

Fokai Japan Shachoo NACHI and family more than 10 visits to Guam has officially found his favorite restaurant Mosas.


Guelo Slinging Tutorial Capitol F (Acho Atupak) // The Fokai Shop Agana

September 12, 2016 by  
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Guelo Slinging Tutorial Capitol F (Acho Atupak) // The Fokai Shop Agana. How to use a Chamorro sling also known as Acho Atupak.

How to use a sling // fokai // acho atupak

How to use a sling // fokai // acho atupak


Growth w/ Guam BJJ! Share Jiu-Jitsu

September 12, 2016 by  
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Growth w/ Guam BJJ! Share Jiu-Jitsu
Purebred BJJ Guam makes a trip to the mecca at Purebred Japan. More than 15years ago. Enson Inoue The Purebred Shooto Gym Guam opened its doors. With a consistently growing number competing in the Asian Open, 40 competitors in this weekend’s event– Guam leads the way for Purebred affiliates across the globe in The Land of the Samurai.
Good Luck to Guam’s pioneer joujitsu academy and the reat of Guam’s other Jiujitsu representatives.
Stand Ye Guamanian


July 9, 2016 by  
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Joseph Aguon has been picking up hazardous materials from the waterfront at Ypao Beach to save people and families from unnecessary injury and for other good reasons.
He was featured in Guam media last week where he discovered a live grenade in a high foot traffic are on one of our most populated beaches unearthed by severe rains that eroded sand.
He has been doing this daily since January, without pay nor solicitation of pay and has no intention of slowing down



VIDEO: Yoshiko San Nicolas, 75 years old: Share Culture: Sling&Sword

June 1, 2016 by  
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Yoshiko San Nicolas, 75 years old: Share Culture: Sling&Sword






Yoshiko San Nicolas, 75 years old and a survivor of the bombing of Nagasaki during World War 2 on an amazing first three tries with pre-colonial Guam’s signature weapon — The Acho (Stone) Atupat (Sling)

What You Need To Know About the 12TH FESTIVAL OF PACIFIC ARTS on Guam

May 19, 2016 by  
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12th Festival of the Pacific Guam

12th Festival of the Pacific Guam

FESTPAC ADVISORY: Parking, road closures and other facts




The 12th Festival of Pacific Arts starts on May 22.

- 5 a.m., May 22: Traditional Welcome of the Seafarers
o Delegation members and the public will welcome 15 vessels representing Guam, Palau, Northern Mariana Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Australia. (approx. 3 hours long)
o There will be road closures in anticipation of this event

- 5 p.m., May 22: Official Opening Ceremony
o Doors open at 3 p.m.
o This will include a special presentation by the Guam delegation and the parade of the 25 nations. (approx. 3-4 hours long)
o There will be road closures in anticipation of this event


The Paseo peninsula will only be open to pedestrian traffic during the festival. Motorists are asked to drive with caution as they approach Hagåtña.

- Sunday, May 22
o From 2 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Route 1 Marine Corps Drive will be closed from the intersection of Route 1 and Aspinall Avenue (in front of Agana Bay Marina) to the Route 1 and Route 8 intersection.
o The end of Route 4, leading to the Paseo Loop, will be closed off at the Bank of Guam intersection.


Because a large turnout is expected for FestPac, additional parking will be available at the following areas:

o Hagåtña Swimming Pool
o The Department of Land Management lot (adjacent to the Julale Shopping Center parking lot)
o Government House overflow parking
o Adelup
o Tiyan Parkway (near the Cars Plus intersection


o A FestPac flag will identify the designated parking areas and shuttle stops.
o Shuttle services will run between the festival grounds and the parking areas every 20 to 30 minutes.
o ADA parking will be available in front of the Chamorro Village.


On May 22 and June 4, additional parking also will be available at the following areas for the opening and closing ceremonies:

o The Superior Court of Guam Parking Lot
o Academy of Our Lady of Guam Parking Lot
o Julale Shopping Center
o Fort Apugan

ByTheBay VOYAGER – Northern Mariana Island Pagan

May 7, 2016 by  
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ByTheBay VOYAGER – Northern Mariana Island Pagan Pagan Northern Mariana Islands Pagan Northern Mariana Islands


Pagan is a volcanic island in the Mariana Islands archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, belonging to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Formerly inhabited, the inhabitants were evacuated due to volcanic eruptions in 1981.

Archaeological finds indicate that Pagan was settled from several centuries BC. The first European contact was in 1669, when the island was sighted by the Spanish missionary Diego Luis de San Vitores who named it San Ignacio (Saint Ignatius in Spanish). It is likely that it was previously visited in 1522 by the Spanish sailor Gonzalo de Vigo, deserter from the Magellan expedition in 1521, and was the first European castaway in the history of the Pacific.[2] The native Chamorro population was forcibly deported to Saipan in 1695, and then three years later to Guam. The Chamorros began to return to Pagan in the early 19th century, but found that the island had been colonized by freed Kanakas from the Caroline islands. In the 1870s, first coconut plantations were established.

After the sale of the Northern Mariana islands by Spain to the German Empire in 1899, the island was administered as part of the colony ofGerman New Guinea and leased to a private company, the Pagan Society, which traded mainly copra. The company was a partnership between a German and a Japanese. The island was devastated by typhoons in July and September 1905, September 1907 and in December 1913 which destroyed the coconut plantations and bankrupted the Pagan Society. In 1914, during World War I, the island was captured by the Empire of Japan, which was awarded control by the League of Nations as part of the South Pacific Mandate. The island was settled by ethnic Japanese and Okinawans, who restored the coconut plantations and raised cotton and sweet potatoes for export. In addition, the Japanese developedcommercial fishing for bonito and tuna. On the island were ropes made and to a lesser extent sulfur removed. An airfield was established in 1935, and the Imperial Japanese Navy established a garrison in 1937. In 1942, the Japanese civilian population was 413 persons, with another 229 Chamorro residents. In June 1944, a garrison force of 2150 men of the Imperial Japanese Army arrived,[3] only to be cut off and isolated by the ongoing Allied offensive. Receiving supplies only occasionally by a submarine, the garrison soon faced starvation, and several hundred died of malnutrition before the surrender of Japan.

Landsat view of Pagan

After World War II, under United States occupation, Pagan became part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands until the granting of U.S. Commonwealth status. After the war, the United States Navy maintained a small establishment on Pagan and during the 1950s built public institutions, including a church, a copra warehouse, infirmary and a school house. However, the civilian population was under 100 people by the end of the 1970s, many of whom were seasonally present from Saipan. On May 15, 1981, Mount Pagan erupted, with lava flows covering a large part of the island’s arable land and part of the runway. The eruption lasted until 1985; furthermore, small outbreaks came in 1987, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1996, 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2012. The population of the island was evacuated to Saipan in May 1981. Repeated petitions by the islanders to return have been rejected by the authorities due to the continuing threat posed by the volcano. Efforts are underway by the Northern Islands Mayor’s Office and concerned citizens to assist the approximately 300 displaced residents of the Northern Islands who wish to return and resettle in Anatahan, Alamagan, Pagan and Agrigan. Bandara was a settlement in the northwest of the island.

Pagan Island was included during Operation Christmas Drop 2006. United States Air Force C-130aircrew observed cattle and a small cluster of buildings, including a grass airstrip, located on the island. Plans by a Japanese investor group to use Pagan as a dumping ground for debris and rubble from the 2011 T?hoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan were provisionally shelved after protests in June 2012.[4]

Politically, Pagan remains part of the Northern Islands Municipality.

Fokai/Guahan Napu collaboration tank by Ed Lacquata

April 24, 2016 by  
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Ed Lacquata Surf Guam

Ed Lacquata Surf Guam


Homemade fashion modification to Fokai/Guahan Napu collaboration tank by Ed Lacquata

Ed, “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 artwork included first person perspectives from inside the barrel at right side and left side Boat Basin.

Today, though his art has taken a backseat to family life, jiujitsu, world trsvel, and of course surfing–he still sketches from time to time. Never losing an edge. 

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