Saturday, December 29, 2012

Bulky Boy repped by the Nevada State Athletic Commission!

Nevada Ring Inspector, Alex Ybarra, wore a "Bandana" shirt this morning before he headed to work at the "UFC Junior Dos Santos vs Cain Velasquez 2" fight tonight.

HIGA MONSTER hooked Alex up with a shirt after seeing him again at the "TUF 16" finale.  Looking good on you brah!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Chicago visits HIGA MONSTER at "Imperial CrossFit" (Kent, WA)

My friend, Scott Metcalf, was in Seattle for the holidays & stopped for a workout today.
Scott moved away from Washington over a year ago & now lives in Chicago.

Scott doing some Log Presses.

Getting ready for some Atlas Stones.

Of course, we had to finish with some grueling Sled Drags!  He is not happy...

Have a great Aloha Friday!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Imperial CrossFit "Holiday Party 2012" (Kent, WA)

" it CrossFit, or Cross-dresser?"

Getting our grub on after the workout!  Lumpias and all, brah!

Coach Allen Velasco pulled that sweater out of the closet...

The cupcakes from "Cupcake Royale" was ONO!

HIGA "dropping it like its hot" in front of Coach Ryan Riess.

Coach Nate Foxley & Coach Allen Velasco.

"White Elephant" gift exchange.

"How's my calves, Allen?  They coming in or what?"

Justin rocking the Argyle sweater and Nate Pascua.

I finished the workout in 27 mins and 6 seconds.
Pretty sneaky WOD if you ask me!  Happy Holidays to my Imperial braddahs & sistahs!

HIGA MONSTER Bulky Boy strongman team

Monday, December 17, 2012

Pictures from the "Ultimate Fighter 16" weekend (Las Vegas)

HIGA & Bristol Marunde at the Hard Rock Casino.

One of the producers of TUF on the left, and a cameraman on the right with Bristol.

Pat Barry & Shane Del Rosario squaring up at the weigh-ins.

Colton Smith sitting on the custom-made Harley he won for "TUF 16"

My wife & I snapped this pic with Urijah Faber.

Me and "Skyscrape" of Tapout.

Peter Pinto, Bristol & Trevor Wittman of "GRUDGE Training Center".
Trevor was one of Bristol's coaches on this season of TUF.

UFC lightweight fighter Ramsey Nijem.

Bristol and Peter Pinto.  Peter is pissed off cause I said the Red Sox suck...LOL

UFC bantamweight, Hugo Viana.  He had a sick knockout that night!

Leister Bowling.  He was the wrestling coach on Bristol's team for TUF 16.

Ate some menudo & carnitas at "Mariana's Supermarket".  Love that place!

Had to buy some BULKY cervezas too!  

Thursday, December 13, 2012

HIGA's neck rolls prevent some serious damage...

I fell out of the atticspace yesterday and landed on the right side of my neck onto my daughter's bed side rail.  Fell 8 feet from the ceiling and it split the bed rail.

Fortunately, my Bulky Boy "neck rolls" prevented some serious damage to my neck.  Yikes!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Jesse Marunde gets inducted to the "Northwest Powerlifting Hall of Fame"

It was an honor to accept this award with Sarge.  Thanks to Shukin Moderski for the videotaping of this special moment.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Happy Veteran's Day 2012

In honor of my Grandpa, Sergeant James Agbayani 
(Korean War & World War II veteran)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Higa in the November issue of FIGHT Magazine.

Got my November issue in the mail yesterday and...

A picture that my wife took of me at a contest in Ottawa, made the "Pic Page" of FIGHT Magazine!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Grant Higa vs a Tent... "WHO WILL WIN?"

My punkass friend, Ben Seath, filmed this video at my daughter's softball tournament.

Monday, October 8, 2012

HIGA MONSTER 10/8/12 workout

HIGA MONSTER guest judges a "Chili Cookoff" for a local Food Bank

HIGA getting ready to taste 13 different types of chili.  "6" is the highest score.

13 employees at my work made chili for us to judge.  Cornbread too, brah!

Brennan rockin the sombrero with his "handlebars"...

Me with a perplexed look on the first sample...

Brennan LOVED the "5 alarm chili" and gave it a resounding 6 points.  Dat buggah was too hot for me.

1st place would win the "Golden Ladel" and an apron.

Brennan ate so much 5 alarm chili, he needed some TUMS afterwards.

HIGA MONSTER sings the Wazzu fight song...

Frickin Beavers didn't cover the 13.5 point spread, so I had to sing the fight song on video for my client Scott.

Monday, October 1, 2012

1,000 lbs tire flip

Now I remember how hard flipping this tire is. And why I have not flipped it in a few years!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

1 minute Burpee challenge by HIGA MONSTER

We had a month long gym challenge at my work that ends tomorrow: Most Burpees in 1 minute.  Today was my turn to do it.  Lol

So far, the winning number is 38 for men and 36 for women.  The winners will get a red Animal Pak iconic shirt courtesy of HIGA MONSTER.

Friday, September 21, 2012

"Mt Rainier's Strongman man & woman 7" is tomorrow!

5 members from "Imperial CrossFit" will be competing tomorrow!
Coach Allen Velasco (left) & HIGA MONSTER (right)

Best of luck to Ryan Riess, Nicholas Grover, Joe Lopez, Katie Inserra & Marianne Jackson!
They will be competing down in Sumner, WA at Rainier CrossFit for the title of "Mt Rainier's Strongest Man/Woman".

This contest is a fundraiser for the benefit of Fragile X Syndrome.  Fragile X is the most common cause of inherited mental retardation & the most common cause of Autism.  However, it is largely unheard of and drastically underfunded.  
Kurtis and Laurie Bowler (owners of Rainier CrossFit) have raised over $40,000 to date for this cause.  Unreal!

The events for tomorrow are listed on the link below:

Good luck to my Imperial braddahs & sistahs!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

"Washers Extravaganza" video

Maple Valley "Washers Extravaganza"

My boys Bob Berge, Brian Ward & "Officer" Jimmy Stewart.

HIGA trying to show Officer Jimmy my awesome washer toss skills.

I had to make sure that Jimmy was counting them up right...LOL

Jimmy ended up beating me & put me into the Loser's Bracket.  What a guy...

Friday, September 14, 2012

Jesse Marunde would have been 33 years old today (9/14/79)

This is one of the hardest things I have ever done.  Happy Birthday to my brother, Jesse Marunde.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Bristol Marunde fights on "The Ultimate Fighter 16" tomorrow!

In the zone & ready to whoop ass!  Bristol Marunde

Tomorrow night, Sept 14th is the season premiere of "The Ultimate Fighter 16" and my braddah, Bristol Marunde is one of 32 fighters to fight for a shot to get into the TUF House.

16 fighters advance to move into the house and train with their coaches for 6 weeks, so set your DVR for 9pm EST/PST every Friday on F/X.

I can't wait to see this go down tomorrow!  Bristol has been working his ass off to get a once in a lifetime opportunity like this, and I am confident that he can do bust some heads on the way to a possible contract with the UFC.

Go Bristol!  I am rooting for you my braddah!