#034: Grant Sumile

#034: Grant Sumile

Grant Sumile is an architect and Jamie’s middle brother. We get his view on Nolan’s proposal to Jamie, how went from academic probation at UH to becoming a partner at an architecture firm, and we get a quick history of breakdancing in Hawaii.

Grant & big brother Mark
Grant, Jamie (being annoying) and Mark
Grant with Jamie in a headlock (I probably deserved it)
When you have a much younger sister and she forces you to wake up early on Christmas morning
Seeing Mark off at the airport

Airbrushing cuz 80s
Brothers’ quality time
High school graduation with John Llacuna and James Park
Grant & Julie in San Diego
Butterfly release at Grant & Julie’s wedding. Grant was not expecting butterflies 🙂

Grant & Julie and their awesome kids
With business partner Darin Fukunaga and Darin’s wife Andrea
ADM at a 2010 awards gala

Projects by Grant and Darin’s company, ADM Retail Planning & Architecture

Dukes Lane

#011: Dave “Chinaman” Yeung

#011: Dave “Chinaman” Yeung

Dave “Chinaman” Yeung is a former MMA champion in Hawaii, turned coach. We talk about his Kamen Rider collection, growing up in Kukui Gardens, old school Chinese Kempo training, and his touching tales of his beloved Jackson’s chameleons.

Dave’s Kamen Rider collection

Center stage at Chinese Cultural Plaza
Dave is in the bottom row, middle yellow
The Legendary Karl Gotch, God of Wrestling
The night he received his Black belt in Kempo

Icon 145 lbs Champion
Team Chinaman

Team HMC circa 2006 [Back Row (L-R): Rob Carlyon, Chris West (upcoming podcast guest), Deshaun Johnson (mentioned in this episode – HMC guy who started the face-slapping tradition), not sure, Chris Wong. Middle Row: Seth Mckinney, Dave, Masa Mattu. Bottom Row: Vince Krause (mentioned in this episode – founder of Raze fight gear, guy who did cartwheel at To Chau), Kevin Yoshida, Dean Lista and Nolan]
Ghetto blaster gift from his students. The box says 28 lbs, but it’s actually 36 lbs.
Dave’s beloved TarZen
Head-kick knockout to Jim Kikuchi in his Shooto fight, 2004 at Blaisdell