Video of 2009 World Champion Fire Knife Dancer

Via the Polynesian Cultural Center blog , I’ve been virtually following the 2009 Samoan fire knife dancing championships. This exciting contest is held annually in Laie, Oahu at the Polynesian Cultural Center.  This year’s World Champion is Mikaele Oloa from Waialua, Oahu. Play the following video to see one of his amazing performances with three fire knifes from this weekend’s competition.

If you enjoyed that video, check out the Polynesian Cultural Center’s blog or youtube stream for many more. The competition is eye-popping! Congratulations to all the finalists!

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  1. Thanks for the great coverage Shiela. PCC had over 1,200 new twitter followers from the event in 24 hours including a lot of media. We just launched PCC’s new special event and news blog last week as well which links to their facebook and linkedin accounts.

    The 17th Annual Fireknife Championship was a big success, all of the dancers (from Samoa, Hawaii, mainland, Guam, Japan, French Polynesia) were very skilled, making the job for the judges very difficult.

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