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.
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.
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.
“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 www.destinyforever.com.
PARKING: Valet only, $3 with validation (ask Inoue to sign ticket). Entrance on Kuhio Avenue.
Reach Inoue at email@example.com. Facebook: Enson Inoue, Instagram: ensoninoue, Twitter @ensoninoue.