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Brief of Beginning of FOKAI

  1. How did “Fokai” begin, and who were the important names behind the start of your brand. Fokai Started as a seed planted in surfing and sprouted in Martial Arts. Important names were Roman Dela Cruz, Patrick Fleming, Steven Shimizu, and John Calvo 2. What year did you start up, describe how you started up and why, and what was the look... [Read more of this review]

Saina Maase! Thank you! Fokai Familia!

Hafa Adai, We’d like to embrace the opportunity to say thanks to all the support from our people over the years. Fokai has always been and always be a from-the-heart process in Celebrating Life and sharing in and aiming for the good vibe. It has always been our honor to see the love that passes through our doors–its a love that we extend in our... [Read more of this review]

Ray Shinohara Veterans Day Full Interview | 500 Years & 500 Seconds

  Podcasts hosts: Roman Dela Cruz Frank “The Crank” Camacho Raymond Shinohara is a Marine Corps Veteran with 11 years of active service. In those years he was deployed to Iraq 4 times and Afghanistan 3 times. After his service he moved back to Guam to pursue a degree in Social Work to understand how to connect struggling Veterans... [Read more of this review]

Roller Disco Halloween Night at The Fokai Shop

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CNMI’s first ever Marianas sling tournament in Tinian

  Keith Nabors, who organized the competition, said the event’s 21 competitors from Saipan, Tinian, Rota, and Guam competed in three categories: men’s open, women’s, and under 16 and a total of 16 competitors walked away with prizes, and non-competitors were treated to sling stone lessons and free slings from Nabors. The competitors had... [Read more of this review]

Acho Marianas September 11th 2021 Agat / Umatac Bay Overlook Slinging Event

Join us on Sept 11th 2021 at 4:30 PM at Agat / Umatac Bay Overlook. Acho Marianas will be slinging seeds for distance vegetation and to commemorate & pay homage to events transpiring in 2001 and 1671 in ancient Chamorro history. If you have any indigenous seeds available, please bring them to sling. Please come in small groups. Social distancing... [Read more of this review]

What is Fokai FSHARP? | Good Vibrations. Resonate.

Fokai FSHARP | Good Vibrations. Resonate. All throughout history from stories of the famous and fabled Atlantis to the Great Pyramid of Giza, and with places ancient civilizations in between, FSharp has been noted as a frequency and vibration that would send positive and productive energy throughout the land and to the cosmos. Cultivating elements... [Read more of this review]

The 1st Annual 2021 Sling League Season Finale at Sagan Kotturan Chamoru Cultural Center Guam

The 1st Annual 2021 Sling League Season Finale at Sagan Kotturan Chamoru Cultural Center Guam The 1st Annual 2021 Sling League Season has come to a close after 12 weeks of stone slinging with over 60 participants from Guam & Ireland, along with many guest slingers from Rota, Tinian, & Menorca, Spain. The format is 4 rounds of 5 stones per event.... [Read more of this review]

Professor Stephen Roberto Retirement Speech July 3rd 2021

Professor Stephen Roberto Retirement Speech July 3rd 2021 | Purebred Jiujitsu Guam  Read More →

500 Years & 500 Seconds w/ Cuki Alvarez & Frank “The Crank” Camacho

500 w/ Cuki Alvarez & Frank “The Crank” Camacho Cuki “The Flying Cockroach” aka “The Janitor” & Frank “THE CRANK” Camacho talk about their near death experience car accident that happened on the I-405 S in California, the week of UFC 263 FIGHT WEEK for Frank The Crank Camacho and his cornerman... [Read more of this review]

500 Years & 500 Seconds w/ Fokai Amphibious Minded, John “Barbs” Barber

John Barber has always been Fokai Amphibious Minded since ever since, taking on huge waves, catching big ocean game on a kayak, and capturing all of that, along w/ phenomenal photos of nature and the stars. John “Barbs” Barber is a definitely must follow on Instagram at @johnbarbs671 ( )  Read More →

500 Years & 500 Seconds Interview with Frank “The Crank” Camacho w/ Co Founder of Fokai, Roman Dela Cruz

500 Years & 500 Seconds Interview with Frank “The Crank” Camacho w/ Co Founder of Fokai, Roman Dela Cruz. On May 8, 2021, Frank Camacho had a video interview with the Co-Founder of Fokai Industries, Roman Dela Cruz. Roman Dela Cruz is one of the very close friends and seniors of Frank Camacho. Camacho has great respect, love, and admiration... [Read more of this review]

500 Years & 500 seconds w/ surfing protege Irie Fitzgerald

500 Years & 500 seconds w/ surfing protege Irie Fitzgerald. Raised on Guam and daughter of Brian and Tatami Fitzgerald, Irie (17 years old) has been on a tear and making waves in the JR surf realm. She had recently placed 3rd overall under 18 women’s WSA (Western Surf Association) Championships in California. We catch up with Irie in 500 seconds... [Read more of this review]

Ancient CHamoru Canoe Builders: Agad’na

From: Guampedia The ancient CHamorus who were skilled at canoe building and navigation were called agad’na. Early European accounts regularly marveled at these CHamoru vessels, William Dampier, saying in 1681 for instance that: One cannot stop talking about their great velocity, craftsmanship and lightness, because in the whole universe I do... [Read more of this review]

From the Desk of Guam’s Historian: CHamoru oral histories March 2021 Newsletter CHamoru oral histories are a powerful tool in the interpretation of our sainas (elders), finaloffan (past) and hinanau (a journey). For more than five decades, I have emphasized using Finu’håya (CHamoru language) in understanding and learning of the CHamoru finaloffan and hinanau. There is no alternative since... [Read more of this review]