Hawaiian Prophecies - Na Kupuna Na’auao

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Lua – Self-Defense

Lua is the Hawaiian form of martial arts, or self defense. It combines hand -to-hand combat, which includes bone breaking, wrestling, punching, kicking, nerve pressure, and the use of weapons. Strategic thinking and muscle strengthening also play a part.

Lua incorporates haka (an old word for hula) to help develop grace, agility, & strong leg muscles. The haka dance accompanied with chanting assists those in battle, elevating them to a higher level of consciousness. Lua is a balance of spiritual & physical proprieties.

The arts of lomi lomi massage and la’au lapa’au, or the use of medicinal plants and herbs, are also taught to help to heal the body if injured.

For more details on lua go to the following websites.




Posted in 7. Hula, Lua, Haka, & Arts.

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