Hawaiian Performers

This year, we are pleased to have several high value performers who will be performing. We are pleased to introduce them, and you may further inquire about them located on the right hand.



Lua Hâlau O Kaihewalu Schools are located in the United States. We have schools in Arizona, California, Chicago, Oklahoma, and Hawaii (Honolulu, Hilo, and Kona). The Lua Hâlau O Kaihewalu Ancient Hawaiian Self-Defense Organization is now accepting applications to become a member of this unique martial art organization. Seminars and Workshops can be conducted at your location, by appointment only. Classes are open to children, teens and adults (male and female). Call or e-mail 'Õlohe for information on The Lua, Martial Arts Equipment and Products.

The Way of the Kaihewalu 'Ohana Lua

At the young age of four, 'Õlohe's father taught him how to step forward with the heel of the foot, and step backwards using the ball of the foot. This was the way of the Koa (warrior) who would walk silently so as not to alert his opponent. The Hula Ku'i Moloka'i was a very powerful hula (dance-like form) used to show how to use the hands, elbows, arms, legs, knees and foot movements along with various techniques used in the art of Lua. Because each bone joint is connected, this method of learning how to use all of the bone joints together as a “team” would later play a very important role in the family art of Kaihewalu 'Ohana Lua. Learning how to walk on a narrow tree branch would help to develop balance, body rhythm, and coordination.

In the Kaihewalu Lua system, there are many empty– and open–handed techniques. Below is a list of just a few of the many open–handed weapon techniques based on both land and sea creatures, and are also used while in motion, as animal (Holoholona) forms:

• Heel / Palm of the Hand = Pea (Bear)

• Eight Fingers (reversed) = He'e (Squid)

• Fingers (claw) = Põpoki (Cat)

• Wrist Bone = Mahimahi (Dolphin)

• Forearm = 'Io (Hawk)

• Both Arms Wrapped with Hands Together = Pulelehua (Butterfly)

• Knee, Shin Bone, Ankle, Ball or Heel of Foot = Pua'a (Pig)

In the Hâlau O Kaihewalu Lua System, the Ying and the Yang of the Chi Force is described in this manner: The woman represents the Negative Force and the man represents the Positive Force. These two opposite forces must connect and come into harmony with one's self. There are also two types of foundations in Kaihewalu Lua. The first foundation is the top half of the human body which represents the Negative Force (or the soft part). The second foundation is the bottom half (from the waist down) which represents the Positive Force (or the hard part) and is what helps move the top half. These two forces of the human body must join together to work as a team. The Kaihewalu Lua system incorporates the use of 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). Throughout Hawaiian history there has been documented proof of drawings etched in rock depicting various meanings and symbols. The term Petroglyph refers to an image recorded on a stone, usually by prehistoric peoples, by means of carving, pecking or otherwise incised on natural rock surfaces. Commonly associated with Neolithic people, they were a dominant form or pre-writing symbols used in communication from approximately 10,000 B.C. to 5,000 B.C. The word comes from the Greek words petros meaning "stone" and glyphein meaning "to carve".



Below is a list of all of the 2011 USMAF participating performers

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