MMA champ Enson Inoue hosts pop up store for spiritual jewelry

Ever seen those crystal bracelets people wear to attract luck, love, or health? Legendary mixed martial arts fighter Enson Inoue hopes to help you find what you need with his line of spiritual jewelry at Destiny Forever LLC.

Destiny Forever bracelets

The retired MMA icon traded the fight ring for bespoke bracelets and necklaces in 2011. The Manoa native, who made Japan his home in 1990, handcrafts each one, and will work with you to customize the crystals to address your specific needs.

Enson Inoue weaving bracelet

Inoue is known in Japanese media as “Samurai Spirit” or Yamatodamashii for conducting himself – in and out of the ring – with core values of honesty, integrity, loyalty, family, compassion, and trust. He brings these values to his company, and by extension, imbues each of his items with it. Pre-made bracelets are themed by values the wearer is seeking.

For instance, the Samurai series features black onyx to promote stamina, power, steadfastness, vigor, and strength. The Sakura series assists with change because sakura are a symbol of the frailty of life so to seize every moment. The Ronin series reflects the nature of an ancient ronin- a masterless and therefore unsettled samurai; it highlights smoky quartz for grounding, dispersing fear, and neutralizing negative energy.

Enson Inoue selecting beads

“I love this,” he says. “Helping people is my life’s calling. I enjoy making people happy and being part of their path to wellness and good fortune.” Much like the well-known Japanese “omamori” or good luck charms, the bracelets are believed to act as a shield for the wearer; in Japanese tradition, if these bracelets break while worn, it means the crystals absorbed the negative energy, not you.

He returns to his beloved Hawaii twice a year to set up a booth. He’ll be at Hilton Waikiki Beach on Kuhio (2500 Kuhio Avenue) in the 2nd floor boardroom from September 20 – October 1, 2017.

More on Inoue’s jewelry and future appearances schedule at

PARKING: Valet only, $3 with validation (ask Inoue to sign ticket). Entrance on Kuhio Avenue.

Reach Inoue at Facebook: Enson Inoue, Instagram: ensoninoue, Twitter @ensoninoue.

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Diane Ako

Peace of mind By Diane Ako I like to reflect on life. Sometimes it’s philosophically. Sometimes it’s humorously. For all its beauty, life is far too difficult a journey to take alone. You need the support and connection with others to help carry you along the way. Writing brings me that connection– within and without. It clarifies my thoughts and feelings. It helps me reach out to others for advice, wisdom, or feedback. Your thoughts become your actions. Your actions become you. A wise yogi- Patanjali- said, “Speak what is true. Speak what is pleasant.” Let’s speak of things pleasant to one another and seek some peace of mind along the way. ABOUT Diane Ako joined Hawaii: In Real Life in October 2016. She likes being part of a community of local bloggers – people who like writing and sharing, like she does. Ako is an anchor/ reporter at Island News (KITV4 – ABC) in Honolulu. She previously anchored and reported at KHON2 (FOX) and KHNL (NBC), and at stations in California, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania. She freelance writes for NMG Network's magazines. In between news jobs, in 2017, she launched and ran her own p.r. company, Diane Ako PR. From 2010-2014, she headed the public relations department at Halekulani Corporation, which oversees luxury resort Halekulani and boutique hotel Waikiki Parc. She’s been blogging since 2009 – before Hawaii: IRL, she wrote for The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, the state’s largest daily newspaper, where her stories garnered a dozen journalism awards and an Emmy nomination. Ako has a BA in Communications from Menlo College and an MA in Political Science from University of Hawaii at Manoa. She volunteers as a board member of the Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation, a Shinto shrine maiden at Daijingyu Temple, a citizen-scientist studying shrimp, and a yoga teacher at a senior center.

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2 thoughts on “MMA champ Enson Inoue hosts pop up store for spiritual jewelry

  • August 31, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Hello Diane,
    I get my bracelet restrung at least once a year when Enson is here. This time the cord broke before he’s back.


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