Friday, 31 March 2017

Mau Rakau

Our second session with Matua Sonny and Tuahine Tui.
We watched a video where Matua Puata introduces us to the Rakau.

We were reminded that the Arero never touches the ground. 

Tuhakanoa is our beginning stance.

Toru paepae - it's a karakia position, so your head is bowed.
We are only learning defensive movements in the style of Te Arawa.
Hawaiiki tu - we raise it high. It speaks of the journey to New Zealand.

No (on guard) - we push our rakau forward and step back with our right foot.

We all know that Maui is a mischief boy, so "Maui is never right!"
Maui = Left 
Matau = right

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