After the success at the 2018 World Fire Knife Championship at the Polynesian Cultural Center, the Mauga Mu team decided to go to the far side of the United States to participate in the 2018 Toa Afi Orlando Fire Knife Competition located in Orlando, FL. The Samoan Fire Knife Culture on the East Coast has been known to be a craft of an exclusive group of people, but its popularity has been growing steadily as the new generation shows their interest in the cultural craft.
Our competitive team this year consisted of a tight crew: Nati Oloa, Isaako Milford, and Toa Milford who are returning to this competition for a second year; and also jumping in for their Orlando Competitive debut are brothers Kekai and Makoa Nielsen, Toa and La’i Tevaga as well as Joe Milford, the 3rd brother of the Milford brothers.
We had so much fun in Orlando and the young men and women truly did a wonderful job! It was such a great event full of Aloha!
2018 Intermedia Division (12-17)
Isaako Milford – 1st Place
Toa Tevaga – 3rd Place
2018 Junior Division (6-11)
Toa Milford – 1st Place
Joe Milford – 2nd Place
Makoa Nielsen – 3rd Place