Mau Rakau Maori Martial Arts - Te Whare Tū Tauā o Aotearoa

Te Whare Tū Tauā o Aotearoa offers a weekly training in Maori Martial arts.

  • Ages 12 - 60 year olds
  • Free
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  • Tue, 21 Feb at 4:30PM

A weekly training of Maori Martial Arts under the direction of Te Whare Tū Tauā o Aotearoa.

Objectives of the class:
- To develop humility and self-restraint by the high standards of discipline and behaviour required in the use of the Taiaha as a weapon.
- To promote fluency in Te Reo Māori and Tikanga.

Open to all ages and all ethnicities.
No experience needed.
All participants must wear suitable clothing for physical training.
Bring a rakau with padded ends of some sort for each session.

Tuesday - 4.30pm -6.30pm.

Koianake Sharples

Te Whare Tū Taua o Aoteaora was founded by Dr Pita Sharples in 1980s due to the renaissance of the Maori language tikanga and to offer the ancient art of mau rākau back to Māoridom as an innovative program in physical fitness, Māori history, Māori Atua, whakapapa, confidence, leadership skills, self discipline, respect and all uses of the Taiaha.

The curriculum is separated into eight stages (poutahi to pouwaru), taking between 12 to 15 years to complete.

All new members are welcome to join our many branches throughout Aotearoa and also in London, Australia, Hawai'i and now Abu Dabi.

Koianake Sharples

Koianake Sharples

Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board