Best On The Block Round 3

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We’ve got our line up for Round 3 of the “Best On The Block” Tattoo Artist Contest brought to you by Cycle City Hawaii, Full Throttle Tattoo & Defend Hawaii.#Q representing House of Ink, #Teddie representing Black Cat Tattoo, #Megan representing 808 Tattoo, #Kawika representing Loyalty Tattoo & #Al representing Southside Ink.

This weekends line-up is filled with heavy hitters ready to represent and showcase why they are the top Polynesian Tattoo Artists in Hawaii.

The contest will be held @ Cycle City Hawaii on Nimitz this Saturday, August 1st from 2-7. Come on down, this is a family event that will include free food, a pig hunting tournament, podagee horseshoes & much more family fun!

#CycleCityHawaii #FullThorttleHawaii #DefendHawaii #HogsGoneWild #RustyBoar #HanapaaHoundz #BestOnTheBlock #PIAE2015 #PodageeHorseshoe #SupportLocal

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Podagee Horseshoe Tournament

The 6th Annual HOGS GONE WILD at @cyclecityltd will host a 40/40 Podagee Horseshoe Tournament. AUGUST 1st 2015
A $40 buy-in tournament that requires two players per team, 1 player must be OVER the age of 40 and 1 player must be UNDER the age of 40. It will be a 16-Team, single-elimination, using a 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 scoring system. Play until ONE team remains, winners get OVER $500 in Cash & Prizes…
Rules will be announced by referees on day of. Teams must check-in by 2:30pm on August 1st at Cycle City, Honolulu.
Please sign-up through #DefendHawaii by emailing CONTACT@DEFENDHAWAII.COM

 

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Destiny Na Koa X

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Another full night of action in what will be the most action packed card of the year with 5 titles on the line and 20 + fights lined up for you fight fans.

In the main event, veteran and island favorite from the Super Brawl days Tyson Nam returns to Hawaii to face the undefeated local rising star Arnold Berdon in a Bantamweight Title showdown. Both fighters are known for their stand up game and are never in a boring fight, so expect this to be fast paced and not go the distance.
In the co-main, a rematch has all of Hawaii fight fans excited as veteran state champ Chris Cisneros of Hilo goes to war for the 2nd time vs Maki Pitolo for our vacant Welterweight World Title.

Don’t miss this fight card fight fans. See you all at the arena Aug. 1st.

Tickets go on sale starting Monday, June 29th at the Blaisdell Box Office, ticketmaster.com or any Walmart location. You can also charge by phone 1-800-745-3000.

 

TATTOO LUAU & HOGS GONE WILD!

As it says on the flyer we want you to come down and experience history taking place. 4 incredibly respected judged and practitioners of ancient and modern Tatau and Kakau will be choosing one winner for the best on the block series held at Cycle City Hawaii and Full Throttle Tattoo Hawaii

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

Free food luau style, hula, tattoos, pig hunting, winner chosen and so much more.

Come on down. 600 Puuloa Rd Aug 1st 2-7pm sponsors by Eternal Ink and Defend Hawaii.

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Mark your calendars, the 6th Annual “Hogs Gone Wild” event will also be happening Saturday, August 1st @ Cycle City Hawaii.

Polynesian Tattoo Competition, Podagee Horseshoe Tournament, Dog & Knife Pig Hunting Tournament plus much more fun for the entire Ohana.

This is a weekend event you don’t want to miss! Brought to you by #CycleCityHawaii, #DefendHawaii, #HanapaaHoundz & #RustyBoar.

#SupportLocal & get ready for #HogsGoneWild!HogsGoneWild AUGUST 1st 2015

TATTOO ARTIST CONTEST ROUND 3

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The #PIAE, Defend Hawaii, Full Throttle Tattoo Hawaii, and Cycle City Ltd. are hosting three separate tattoo contests, that will offer hefty prizes as well as an advancement to a Winner’s Round at this year’s Pacific Ink & Art Expo!! Mark your calendars, the third and final round is AUGUST 1st.

DEFEND HAWAII is looking for TWO quality TATTOO ARTISTS to compete in each round where the winner will receive $1,000.00 CASH, an Eternal Ink sponsorship, and a Defend Hawaii Design Contract + Prize Pack. The category for Round 3 is POLYNESIAN TATTOO STYLE. Special guest judges will differ each round, along with all the grindz (food) that will be available during each event.

Contest Rules: Artists will be given a 4-hour time frame to draw AND complete the tattoo. Details will vary per round, but will be based on category. Three judges will watch start to end and give final tallies to announce contest’s winner on stage.

If you consider yourself a fine tattoo artist, or know someone who is, have them apply to us at contact@defendhawaii.com by submitting at least 3 examples of hand drawn sketches, 3 examples of completed tattoos, and a list of your/their social medias! With this much up for grabs, you’ll want to be a part of this! 5 lucky artists will selected out of all entries, and we’ll hold a special social media vote to select the TWO that will compete on August 1st for the Polynesian Tattoo Style round.

Special Thanks to Eternal Ink, HI Renaissance Tattoo Supply, and Sailor Jerry!

#DefendHawaii

Ohana Cup Recap

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This past weekend @ the Aloha Stadium. Grand Pacific Events in conjunction with ESPN 1420 AM hosted the 5th Annual Ohana Cup Rugby League Festival. Also known as the LAVALAVA Festival took place this past Saturday. Gates opened  up at 2 PM with the first Rugby matches starting at 3 PM featuring the Hawaii Youth Rugby teams. Later on in the day we got to watch the “City Chiefs” vs the “Country Kings”, both Hawaii Adult Rugby teams face off against each other.

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Food, Entertainment even local Vendors were in attendance this past Saturday & Defend Hawaii had a booth at this years Ohana Cup. We had exclusive merch available like the “MATE MA’A TONGA RUGBY” & “TOA SAMOA RUGBY” tees. We also had the Official “2015 OHANA CUP LAVA LAVA FESTIVAL T-SHIRT” available in two color ways from sizes Small – 4XL. (shown above)

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Big ups to all the families and people that came out to this past weekends event. It was such a success. The match up between Mate Ma’a Tonga & Toa Samoa was a heavy game. Samoan and Tongan pride definitely filled up the stadium. We are looking forward to the 6th Annual Ohana Cup!

Until then. continue to have pride for your culture, support local and always Defend Hawaii!SONY DSC

Defer x Soker Collaboration T-shirt

Defend Hawaii collaborated with Defer x Soker to bring you this exclusive design, featuring the oni mask drawn by Soker and the kanji handstyle done by Defer.

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The kanji handstyle drawn up by Defer, translates too “Defend Hawaii”

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Available in 2 color ways in both short sleeve and long sleeve t-shirts exclusively online @ shop.defendhawaii.com

OFFICIAL 2015 OHANA CUP LAVA LAVA FESTIVAL T-SHIRT

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Now available online @ shop.defendhawaii.com

OFFICIAL SHIRT
The Official “2015 OHANA CUP LAVA LAVA FESTIVAL T-SHIRT” available in two color ways from sizes Small – 4XL.

Sizes Small – 2XL are available for $20 & sizes 3XL – 4XL are available for $25.

These are the only official tees for this weekends 2015 Ohana Cup Lava Lava Festival brought to you by #GrandPacificEvents & #CaponesProductions.

Get yours now before they are all gone! #SupportLocal, #SupportLocalAthletes & continue to #DefendHawaii