Learn about Lua - Traditional Hawaiian Martial Arts Style

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Learn about Lua - Traditional Hawaiian Martial Arts Style

Lua is a traditional Hawaiian martial arts that focuses on bone breaking, boxing, wrestling, weapons, etc.

According to Lua Hâlau O Kaihewalu, Lua utilizes "Peku (a variety of kicks), Paa Lima (hand catch and trap), Hikua (throws), Ku'i Ku'i (boxing; a variety of punches), Waho/Loko Hio (a variety of leg sweeps), Ihe Manamana Lima (finger spear poking), Pahu/Huki (push and pull), Nahu Waha (biting with the mouth), Ku'i (punch, poke), and Mokomoko (rough, dirty, everything goes fighting)".

Weapons used in Lua include the Hoe - Canoe paddle (oar), Hoe Lei-o-mano - Oar, Shark tooth weapon, Iwi, Ka'ane - Strangling cord, Ko'oko'o - Staffs (Long and Short), Ku'eku'e Lei-o-mano - Knuckle duster weapon, Ku'eku'e Lima Lei-o-mano - Knuckle duster weapon, Lei-o-manô - Shark tooth weapons, Maka Pâhoa - Double-edge (eye) dagger, Newa - Short (small) club, Pahi - Knife, Pâhoa - Single-edge dagger, Maka Pâhoa Ko'oko'o - Cane double-edge dagger, etc.

Documentary on Lua History & Techniques


  1. Lua Hâlau O Kaihewalu, History of Lua, http://www.olohe.com/weapons-of-lua.html, Added -2/17/15

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