Da Kitchen

Big MAHALOS & ALOHA to Mariah & the amazing staff over at Da Kitchen.

Da Kitchen, est. 1998 is a locally owned and operated restaurant on Maui, that incorporates both traditional class Local & Hawaiian favorites, inspired by the melting pot of Hawai’i.

Known for their popular Fried Spam Musubis, one of a kind Notorious Big MOCO, & much more. Da Kitchen got what you’re craving for, including gluten free selections.

If you’re ever in Maui & you’re looking for somewhere to grind, Da Kitchen is the place to be.

Give @dakitchen a follow & stay up to date with their specials and menu. They also have an APP that directly plugs you into Da Kitchen.

Support Local & when in Maui, think Da Kitchen, it’s Maui GOOD ??! #dakitchen #defendhawaii #supportlocal #buylocalbylocals #supportlocalrestaurants #itsmauigood

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Russell Doane UFC Singapore Victory!

Russell Doane’s aggressiveness initially looked like it might work against him, but the relentless pressure ultimately led to a first-round win over Kwan Ho Kwak.

Doane (15-7 MMA, 3-4 UFC) used a quick outburst of offense to force a TKO win over Ho Kwak (9-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) at the 4:09 mark of the opening round.

The bantamweight bout was part of the preliminary card of today’s UFC Fight Night 111 event at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. It streamed on UFC Fight Pass.

Doane was the aggressor early in the fight, but that aggression didn’t initially lead to much against a patient Kwak, who slowed him with powerful low kicks and counter-punches. However, the Hawaiian found his opening after landing a knee from the clinch and following it up with punches, kicks and some fight-ending ground and pound.

As Kwak crumpled to the mat, Doane continued to unload before the ref waved off the fight.


And the New UFC Featherweight Champion of the World!

Max Holloway ushered in a new era in the UFC featherweight division on Saturday when he defeated Jose Aldo in UFC 212’s pay-per-view headliner to unify the 145-pound championship.

The card at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro featured nine stoppages out of 12 fights, but none was more significant than when Holloway (18-3 MMA, 14-3 UFC) closed out the show by entering hostile territory and battering Aldo (26-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) for a third-round TKO win.

Although several fighters currently in the UFC are on notable runs, few have done it like Holloway has. “Blessed” etched his name all over the UFC record books with his latest performance, and for more on the numbers behind his victory, as well as the others on the card, check below for 60 post-event facts to come out of UFC 212. – MMA Junkie

Mālama Honua

In honor of the Hōkūle’a homecoming taking place on June 17th, we are launching a special series titled “Mālama Honua”. Releasing early next week online & in select retailers such as T&C, Seras Surf, KNOW1, Foam Co (Maui) & Oshima’s Surf (Big Island). Feel free to contact us with any questions regarding this special release or leave a comment below. We hope to see you all next week at the #Hōkūleʻa homecoming. Aloha & continue to #defendhawaii.


In honor of The Great King Kamehameha I, we are holding a special online sale for all of our Defenders from Saturday (6/10) till Monday (6/12) in observance of Kamehameha Day (6/11).
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First 18 customers using promo code “THEFIRST” will receive 30% off.

Next 12 customers using promo code “THEKING” will receive 25% off.
After that, all customers using promo code “KAMEHAMEHA” will receive 20% off.

The exact number has been debated but it’s rumored that King Kamehameha had up to 30 wives. In which 18 of them bore children and 12 of them did not. These numbers are in correlation with our discount codes, we thought it suits our state holiday perfectly.
#defendhawaii #defendhawaiieducation #kingkamehemeha