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Matagi Lilo – 1st Place Junior Champion is Interviewed on KITV4!

11 Year Old Matagi, winner of the World Fire Knife Championship Junior Division, had the opportunity to be featured on KITV4 for his amazing performance at the PCC Competition just earlier this month. Click on the link below to watch as he talks about how it was performing at the competition, his signature move, and what he would like to pursue in the future. Amazing job Matagi!

>> CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE INTERVIEW!

Mauga Mu Does it Again at the World Championship!

The 25th Annual World Fire Knife Championship is now over and what a weekend it was! Mauga Mu truly made a presence this year and not only were we successful as competitors, but our vendor booth was also a popular pick with new school gear, accessories, dresses and athletic wear by Shopkalenas.com.

Our school swept the Junior division yet again with Matagi taking first, his younger brother Mose taking second and Isa’ako taking third. Hunter Nery’s strong, warrior presence and persistent charismatic performance allows him, yet again, to walk away in top three of the intermediate division and places 3rd. Mikaele’s heartfelt, groundbreaking performance took second place this year with just a one point difference behind the first place winner as claimed by the awards committee. We are so proud of everyone who participated. The level of talent that steps on that stage is always impressive!

Bravo warriors! Bravo!

2017 Mauga Mu Competitive Team – WFKC
Mikaele Oloa, Hunter Nery, Kekai Nielsen, Makoa Nielsen, Isa’ako Milford, Toa Milford, Matagi Lilo, Mose Lilo and Mamalu Lilo.

RESULTS
Junior Division
1st Place – Matagi Lilo
2nd Place – Mose Lilo
3rd Place – Isa’ako Milford

Inermediate Divison
3rd Place – Hunter “Huntahmon” Nery

Senior Divison
2nd Place – Mikaele Oloa

2017 MAUGA MU GEAR RELEASED!

LIMITED SUPPLY AVAILABLE!

**These shirts will make their debut at the 2017 World Fire Knife Championships at the Polynesian Cultural Center on May 11th! They will not be offered on our apparel website until after the competition. Contact us directly for ordering details. (Payments can be made via PayPal)


2017 Mauga Mu Unisex Mesh Jersey – B&W

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2017 Mauga Mu Unisex Mesh Jersey – Red & Blue

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The 2017 World Fire Knife Championship is Nearly Here!

May is just around the corner and you know what that means? Intense training for Samoan Fire Knife Dancers that are competing in this year’s World Fire Knife Championship at the Polynesian Cultural Center in La`ie, HI!

Every year, dancers from around the world come together to a tiny town on the North Shore of O`ahu and compete in this prestigious event. Being at the cultural center is just beyond belief… and watching competitors come from Japan, Tahiti, Samoa and throughout the United States is truly a humbling experience.

This year, Mikaele Oloa will be defending his title yet again. He is the current Champion and also currently holds quite a few records in the Samoan Fire Knife Dance World:

  • The youngest to win the senior title at age 15 in 2005
  • The first to compete with 3 and 4 knives simultaneously (2005)
  • First to compete with the double-hooked knife founded by his father, Isitolo Oloa (2005)
  • First to win the World Title 5 times (2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2016)

Not only that, but the Mauga Mu Fire Knife Dance School continues to be arguably the most decorated school in the World nearly cleaning out two of the three divisions held at the event last year.

Yes, the pressure is on, but regardless of the results, this is not an easy competition! It’s cultural core is deep rooted in primal warrior instincts; therefore, we must also take a deep breath and spend a moment to say our deepest prayers for a safe competition.  Although what you see on stage is an intense competition between the best dancers in the world, back stage is truly a different story. The mood is that of an elite Brotherhood (and Sisterhood). Each competitor may come from a different cultural background, religion, gender or speak a different language, but there is no barrier that will keep them from expressing their love and respect for each other.  Each competitor understands the dangers of what they do and what each other will put on the line once they reach the stage– a dynamic experience that only the brave few will ever know. Truly “Brothers-in-Fire.”

See you in La`ie!

Fun at the Waialua Fitness Fair!

Kalena’s made a presence across the board at the Fitness Fair in Waialua, HI. This was the organization’s first event and we were very glad to have been a part of it. There were a total of 29 vendors and numerous demonstrations ranging from zumba, fitness, pilates, cross-training and of course Polynesian entertainment provided by us.

We featured each part of our company today: Isitolo brought his BBQ lunch plates of Kalena’s Hut, Charlene (founder of Kolila Beast Clothing) and Sala (founder of Toa Couture)  collaborated with a mini fashion show, we had a vendor table open for students to register for classes and Kalena’s/Mauga Mu provided entertainment throughout the day.

We are again thankful for this wonderful opportunity to serve the community and we look forward to being involved in next year’s festivities!

For more information on our following services and products, click on the links below:

Kalena’s Hut – http://kpohana.com/blog2/kalenas-hut/
Kolila Beasthttp://shopkalenas.com
Toa Couture – online availability is currently under construction; however, you can contact Salamasina directly via email at masinasamoa@yahoo.com

 

Now Enrolling for Koko Isle, Oahu!

Aloha!

Quick announcement: We are currently enrolling for classes that will begin February 1st, 2017 in Koko Isle, HI. We have included the information below; however, if you need additional assistance or have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly!

Class: Polynesian Dance (ages 4-13)
When: Wednesdays*, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Tuition:  $45 per mo.
Plus $30 yearly registration fee
Class: Polynesian Dance (ages 14 and up)
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Tuition:  $45 per mo. || $8 per class
Plus $30 yearly registration fee
Class: Mauga Mu: Samoan Fire Knife (4yrs and up)
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Tuition:  $65 per mo.
Plus $30 yearly registration fee

Family Rate: family members of 2 or more in the same household will receive a discount of $5 off the monthly rate per child.

*Classes are every Saturday EXCEPT the 3rd Saturday of each month. Please not that all class schedules and times may be subject to change at any time.

Location:

Koko Isle Clubhouse
315 Koko Isle Circle
Honolulu, HI 96825