World Fireknife Championships at The Polynesian Cultural Center

We regret to announce that the 2020 World Fireknife Competition and We Are Samoa High School Festival has been officially canceled.

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Jeri

JERI: World Fireknife YouTube Series

Our 3-episode series which follows last year’s women’s competitor and 1st place winner, Jeri Galeai, as she prepares and competes in the 2019 World Fireknife Competition.

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CHAMPIONS

Falaniko Penesa

Falaniko Penesa

2017, 2019

Mikaele Oloa

Mikaele Oloa

2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2016

Event Schedule

May 6, 2020, Wednesday

8:00 PM

Women's Open Division Preliminaries - Hale Ohana

The Women's Open Division Preliminaries are open to any woman 18 years of age or older. It is anticipated that the preliminary competition will be held on the first night of the event (Wednesday). A minimum of 6 competitors is required to hold the event.

May 7, 2020, Thursday

06:30 PM

World Fireknife Men's Open Division Preliminaries & Women's Open Division Finals - Hale Aloha

The Thursday night competition consists of the following: World Fireknife Men's Open Division Preliminaries, where six semifinalists will be selected. Women's Open Division Finals are, where three finalists will compete and a champion will be selected.

May 8, 2020, Friday

06:30 PM

World Fireknife Junior & Intermediate Division & Men's Open Division Semi Finals - Hale Aloha

Junior (6-11 yrs) and Intermediate (12-17 yrs) Division competitions are held on Thursday. All registrants compete and the winners are announced. The Men's Open Division Semi-Finals (Top 6) are also held. The top three competitors who will then move on to the finals will be selected.

May 9, 2020, Saturday

09:00 AM

28th Annual High School Cultural Festival - Pacific Theater

The We Are Samoa Festival was established to perpetuate the values and traditions of the Samoan culture through learning and performance, thereby increasing knowledge, harmony, and respect for self and others. Local high schools showcase their Samoan cultural skills in chiefly oratory, cultural games and in the song and dance presentation. The participating schools are Kahuku High School, Radford High School, Waianae High School, Farrington High School, Kapolei High School & Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH).

7:30 PM

2020 WORLD FIREKNIFE MEN'S OPEN DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS - PACIFIC THEATER

Final Competition for the 2020 WORLD FIREKNIFE MEN'S OPEN DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS will be held on the final night of the competition (Saturday). Three finalists will compete during intermission of the "Ha: Breath of Life" evening show. The awards will be presented immediately following the show.