6th Annual Fire Knife Competition in Anaheim

Fire Knife of Samoa presents the 6th Annual Fire Knife Championships in Anaheim on Saturday, September 5th and Sunday, September 6th (4 PM to 10 PM). The event is located outdoors at the Pearson Park Amphitheater, 401 N. Lemon St., Anaheim, CA, 92805.

So, the wifey and I attended last year’s event and had ‘spec-freaking-tacular’ time! The contest is “hosted by the actual descendants of Freddie Letuli, the man who literally invented the concept of adding fire to the traditional knife dances the warriors performed before and after battles”. Last year was so fun we’re planning on attending again on the night of the final competition (that’s Sunday for those keeping track). I know the poster says 4PM but we showed up at 6 PM and it was perfect – the sun was setting, the heat dissipated and the night sky was literally on fire!

Anyone care to meet us there for some fun out of the sun? Maybe we can have have drinkies at Hotel Menage afterwards?

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4 Comments so far

  1. dawn on September 1st, 2009 @ 8:53 am

    How have I never heard of this before?! I’m going to try and flip around some plans to make it there!


  2. Jon (oc_jon) on September 1st, 2009 @ 9:13 am

    I think you have never heard of it because the competition is not widely advertised – most likely due to the small scale home-grown island style nature of the event.

    But it really is worth the price of the ticket!


  3. Dave Share (daveshare) on September 1st, 2009 @ 8:47 pm

    Was going to try to make it up to LA for the LA Metblog Westside Meetup, however if I’m totally wiped after work on Sunday, the wife and I might meet you guys there!


  4. Jon (oc_jon) on September 2nd, 2009 @ 7:00 am

    I do hope to see you there!



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