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
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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
Mamao Summer Program
Check back later as our Summer program is currently under development