Russell Doane vs Pedro Munhoz #UFCFightNight

July 7th, 2016 @ the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC Bantamweight, Hawaii Elite MMA Fighter & Team Defend Hawai’i representative Russell Doane steps back into the octagon against Pedro Munhoz a part of #UFCFightNight. Stoked to see you back in action ohana. We know you’ve been working hard, waiting for your moment to show the world once again why #Hawaii fighters are a league of their own. Good luck Russell, we’ll be rooting for you✊

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Defend The 2nd

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Yesterday, Governor Ige announced that he signed two anti-gun bills, Senate Bill 2954 and House Bill 625, into law.  Both bills took effect immediately upon his approval.  Apparently the Governor thinks that law-abiding Hawaiians should be entered into a federal criminal database for continuous monitoring because that is exactly what SB 2954 will do.  Under SB 2954, the existing registration requirement will be expanded and law-abiding Hawaii gun owners, and visitors, will be entered into the federal “Rap Back” system, which is a biometric database managed by the FBI for continuous monitoring.

The exercise of an individual’s Second Amendment rights is not inherently suspicious and should not require a person to surrender other civil liberties, including unwarranted invasions of privacy or unequal treatment under the law. The lawful acquisition, possession, carrying, or use of a firearm does not justify subjecting citizens to ongoing monitoring.

Governor Ige also signed HB 625, which expands prohibited possessors to include certain misdemeanor crimes.  Constitutional rights are generally restricted only upon conviction of a felony.  The reasons for this are two-fold.  It limits restrictions on constitutional rights to only the most serious offenses, and, perhaps more importantly, felony convictions provide greater procedural protections to the accused, which results in more reliable convictions.  The right to keep and bear arms should not be treated as a second-class right and should be restricted only upon conviction of a felony.

WESTERN UNION OHANA CUP 2016 RUGBY LEAGUE FESTIVAL

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The Ohana Cup 2016 
Rugby Festival
Friday, August 19th and Saturday, August 20th

June 14, 2016 (HONOLULU, HI) – Hawaiian Rugby League and Grand Pacific Events are pleased to announce the Western Union Ohana Cup 2016 Rugby League Festival. This spectacular two-day event will take place at Aloha Stadium beginning Friday, August 19 as Polynesian recording artists Willie K, Kapena, Siaosi and Nesian Nine take the stage for a once in a lifetime pre game concert produced by leading entertainment company Capones Productions. There will also be food vendors and a meet and greet with the players.

This year’s festival will culminate with the main event on Saturday August 20 as teams go head to head competing for the prestigious Ohana Cup. This year’s all star lineup includes international Rugby League powerhouse Mate Ma’a Tonga versus arch rival Toa Samoa, Canada versus Fiji, and the NSW Police versus Hawaii Chiefs.

The Western Union Ohana Cup 2016 Rugby League Festival is made possible by generous sponsorship of The Hawaii Tourism Authority and Western Union.

“ It is a tremendous honor, to have again the support of the Hawaii Tourism Authority and Western Union as our sponsors for this event. Through this special partnership, we have been able to grow the game of Rugby League in Hawaii so that now the residents and visitors alike are hungry for our events, and with each passing year we further cement the distinction that Hawaii is the premier destination for International and

Professional Rugby and Rugby League events throughout the Asia – Pacific

Region…these events continue to generate global exposure for our local athletes and also provide a nice economic boost for our tourism industry.” said Kelly McGill, former

USA Tomahawk Rugby League player, assistant coach and now President of Grand Pacific Events

If you are unable to make it down to Aloha Stadium ESPN 1420 AM will broadcast the event live as well as streaming via their website at www.espn1420am.com.

Tickets for the game go on sale at the Aloha Stadium box office beginning July 1 2016.
Ticket prices are as follows:
TWO DAY PASSES: $40 (Includes General Admission to concert and Game)
SINGLE EVENT TICKETS: Adults – $25, Military (with ID) – $20 and Keiki (under 12 years old) – $15.
There is no charge for Keiki ages 5 and under.

Tickets will also be available at most Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) offices on military bases across the island

A portion of this year’s event will benefit R.E.A.C.H. (Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture, and Health) an initiative by Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui that provides an organizational framework for after-school programs for students in grades 6 to 8 throughout the state.

Iolani Palace outer walls defaced.

I guess some people thought it be real “cool” to deface the outer walls of our beloved Iolani Palace. Just last month, the state finished a project restoring the walls & putting each piece back in its original location to preserve the history. That alone cost the tax payers of Hawai’i 1.5 million dollars. Now we’ve got some disrespectful people out there trying to tarnish the historical sites we have left standing. This is why we all need to #DefendHawaii.f45952d6-aaa5-427f-bfb8-c2d7fca601b5

KNOW1 PRINTS

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A local company who supports local companies, KNOW1 Prints pride themselves in their vision and morals. KNOW1 Prints is an inclusive printing company who wants to produce quality products for like-minded businesses. In the past year alone, they were honored and blessed to have been able to do work for local churches, top Hawaii athletes and athletic programs, large local clothing companies (Like Defend Hawai’i), non-profit organizations for Hawaiian studies, Oahu high schools, and maybe you next?
KNOW1 Prints is a locally owned and operated printing and outsourcing company looking to help you, help us, help support local. They are able to provide shirts and other apparel at one of the most affordable prices available here in the islands; and design them if necessary. Here in Hawaii, how convenient are pop-up tents?
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They are also able to do QUALITY customized sublimated tents at low prices, GREAT for visibility during event(s) plus, feather flags, teardrop flags, and very funding-friendly vinyl banners up to 50 ft. long! KNOW1 Prints can even beat prices for many styles of marketing accessories; including lanyards, kiss-cut decals, slap stickers, custom engraved thermos, different styles of hats, beanies, license plate frames, etc.
If you are interested or have any questions please email them at the web address above.

2016 Ohana Cup (Pre Order)

Defend Hawai’i presents the official 2016 Ohana Cup🏆 Rugby 🏉 Festival shirts now available. Pre-Sale for the shirts are $20 sizes M-XL and $25 3XL and up. Or at the event $25 for sizes -XL and $30 for 3XL and up. Call @caponesproductions for your orders! Hurry cause these shirts will sell out. Call 200-4339 or 306-0091
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Justice 4 Momi

The family of Nicole “Momi” Dudoit is appealing to extended family, friends, and those near and far who can join us to fight for justice and help Momi with her legal battle. The Attorney General’s office chose to ruin her life by filing false assault and drug charges that occurred back in 2013. These false charges were the result of an investigation involving a Dentist where Momi was employed for 10 months. While the Dentist has not yet been charged, the Attorney General’s office instead targets an innocent.

This ordeal has caused significant emotional and financial harm to our family. It has also been emotionally devastating to Momi. We know her character, and we know these charges are false. We need your help, and we need your prayers.

Until these charges were filed against Momi, she had a bright future ahead of her. She had significant experience as a dental assistant and worked for a reputable dental office (currently on leave without pay). Her employer hopes that she can return to work once this issue is resolved. She enjoys watching over her nieces and coordinating family gatherings. She also cares for her boyfriend’s son and frequently volunteers in all his extra-curricular activities. Momi is caring, intelligent, hard working, and loving. We are heart-broken that the Department of the Attorney General has chosen to target her. Again, we need your support and we need your prayers.

All donations will go directly to Nicole “Momi” Dudoit for her mounting legal fees.

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Max Holloway – 9 Win Streak

This past Saturday the world got to witness Ranked #4 Max “Blessed” Holloway, the up and coming Hawaiian fighter, earn his 9th straight victory in the octagon at UFC 199. Facing against ranked #5 Ricardo Lamas in a 3, 5 Minute bout. The two featherweight fighters went to war for a good 15 minutes, slugging it out for the battle towards the top.

Let’s just say Max Holloway, Waianae’s son and Hawaii’s next big star gets better with every fight. The poise, passion, and dedication embedded into Max’s character shows in and out of the octagon.

Dominating every round, Max showcased his hunger and the reasons why he deserves nothing less than a title shot in the UFC’s featherweight division. From stand-up to ground game, Max is a well-rounded Mixed Martial Artist who want’s nothing but to be better than his last fight. And he has done everything to prove that, that’s exactly where he is heading.

Jun 4, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Ricardo Lamas (blue) fights Max Holloway (red) during UFC 199 at The Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 4, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Ricardo Lamas (blue) fights Max Holloway (red) during UFC 199 at The Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

You can watch the highlights from UFC 199 Max Holloway vs Ricardo Lamas below. Make sure you peep the last 10 seconds of the fight. Max’s Hawaiian comes out real strong!

 

Jun 4, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Ricardo Lamas (blue) fights Max Holloway (red) during UFC 199 at The Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 4, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Ricardo Lamas (blue) fights Max Holloway (red) during UFC 199 at The Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Congratulations Max on your 9th straight victory! Your head work and dedication will be taking you to the top. Continue to shine and represent for Hawai’i. We’ll be waitinwhat’s whats to come.

UFC 199 – Max “Blessed” Holloway

UFC featherweight Max Holloway has strung together eight straight wins in the UFC, spanning almost three years of perfection. But the Hawaiian rising star isn’t satisfied and UFC 199 opponent Ricardo Lamas has his full attention.

 

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Good Luck Max on your fight this weekend! It is time to show the world once again why Hawaiians are nothing to mess with.