Mamao Programs


Mamao is a free, in person workshop that offers participants of all ages the opportunity to learn a little about the life of a Hawaiian  Koa or warrior. Interested participants, will have a glimpse of a Hawaiian warrior's art through the making of a ma‘a , learning of stories and legends, and through exercise. The ma‘a, or sling, is a weapon made of braided or plaited plant fibers. The ma'a was a weapon used  in warfare, to cast a dense, hard  stone. Your  ‘ohana (family) will learn the proper protocols to make, handle and use the Hawaiian ma‘a.   


You are welcome to attend  one or all workshops. A confirmation and directions to our  program site will be given to you when you register online.  The workshops will be held from this Fall 2022 and into next year, Spring 2023, one Saturday per month, with two workshops. The first workshop is from  8 am to 12 pm, and the 2nd workshop is from 1 pm to 5 pm. Dates for the workshop / program will be listed below.


This Mamao program is sponsored by Ho‘oulu Kāiaulu.

KS Kaiāulu shares a spectrum of resources and opportunities offered by Kamehameha Schools and its community partners that embrace keiki, ʻōpio, and ʻohana along their journey of life-long learning   


Click on the buttons below to sign up your family!


Mamao Fall Program

Nov. 19, 2022

Dec. 10, 2022

Jan. 28, 2022

Feb. 18, 2023


Mamao Spring Program

Mar. 25, 2023

Apr. 29, 2023

May 27, 2023

Jun 24, 2023

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Mamao Summer Program

Check back later as our Summer program is currently under development