Welina mai kākou
e nā hoa o Ku‘ialuaopuna!
Kuʻialuaopuna is dedicated to preserving the ancient Hawaiian fighting art of Lua.
Established in 2005 in the land of Puna, Hawaiʻi. Our Mission is to promote and preserve cultural and traditional knowledge through the use and practice of our indigenous fighting arts.
Mamao is a family oriented workshop that teaches various mo‘olelo, or stories, chants, and skills related to the Cultural Practices of Puna.
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Ku‘ialuaopuna is committed to the following goals:
Maintain the continuation of the Lua, an indigenous Hawaiian fighting art and practice.
Create traditional learning spaces for the youth of Puna through hands-on learning classes to develop, for our keiki, connections to self, ‘ohana, community, ‘āina (land or environment), and indigenous cultural practices.
Build a facility in Puna with proper infrastructure for all community organizations to utilize for cultural practices.
Build a repository of traditional knowledge for the people of Hawai‘i and Polynesia by conducting the necessary research, documenting interviews, translating dialogue and film, and developing a secure online space for members to access
A hālau, pa or school, is where traditional Hawaiian learning takes place. The environment plays a vital role in our learning. Understanding that we make up a small part of the forest, land, ocean, and sky. All these forces have a living energy that we choose to be a part of in the learning process, which makes us aware that we are not the only higher beings on this land. We are just a part of the whole and we are always learning and growing for the benefit of the whole.
A traditional Hawaiian learning sites that are open for use, to other native Hawaiian practitioners and educational groups of various native professions and arts. Certain specific sites and locations keeps us linked to the spiritual realm of our ancestors.
Let's unify across the Pacific!
The various arts of a people can be traced through a genealogy. This genealogy that can be followed from teacher to teacher, from a people to a people or from one island group to another. From the various migrations that came to Hawaiʻi, from Tahiti, Sāmoa, Tonga, Marquesas and other places, we look to establish connections and relationships.