Building a scene

  • Courtesy Luis Soltren

    Local karate instructors look mean. From left are Rodney Woodward, Jack Markman, Lucky Ventar Jr., Joe Solis, Vance Pascua, Kenn Firestone, Luis Soltren and Adrian Labrador, all involved in the Kauai Open Martial Arts Tournament Saturday at 5 p.m. at Kukui Grove Center.

LIHUE — Local Mixed Martial Arts promoter Vance Pascua vividly recalls the last Kauai Open competition he participated in 20 years ago.