Tama Tū, Tama Ora, Tama Noho, Tama Mate
Te Whare Tū Taua o Whakatū
Ko taku taiaha tēnei, he rākau atua, he rākau tipua, he rākau kai rangi, he rākau kai papa
he rākau kai matakaka e...
E ngā pia pono o Te Whare Tū Taua kāore he kōrero tua atu i tena.
Nā reira koutou e ako ana i ngā tini rohe i ngā takiwa o te motu, ki tāwahi rānei kia kaha ki te ako i ngā taonga i tuku iho nō tuawhakarere iho.
Normalising Māori martial arts
A collaboration between Whakatū Marae and Te Whare Tū Taua o Aotearoa, to deliver and learn through the ancient arts of Māori weaponry.
- To restore identity and self-worth to the individual by empowering them with knowledge about themselves and their Māori history.
- To enhance self confidence in the individual by the strong demands of the kaupapa and course of which has a rigid etiquette of personal courtesies.
- 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.
- To promote top physical fitness and good attitudes towards health.
- To master all uses of the Taiaha as a weapon, ceremonial and as a fighting art.
If you are interested or would like further information, please contact Raniera on 027 258 0098 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
6.00pm till 7.00pm beginners
6.00pm till 8.00pm for those who intend to grade
First 8 weeks is free
Weekly sessions under 12yrs free
13yrs and over, weekly koha
Wānanga is an additional cost for all
Unlike many sports waka ama is steeped in the powerful histories and traditions. Waka ama is not just a sport, but also a vehicle for identity, pride and community.
The core values are Manaakitanga (reciprocity & inclusivity), Hauora (well-being), Whanaungatanga (belonging, identity & collective strength) & Tū Tangata (accountability, respect, integrity & passion). These are reflected in the values and tikanga that underpins waka ama.
If you would like to paddle, contact Whakatū Marae Waka Ama Club – Facebook Page.
What is Ki-o-Rahi
7 players per team
A large team game played between 2 teams, kioma and taniwha on a large circular field. Played for 4 quarters or 2 halves of a set time, teams alternate roles of Kīoma and Taniwha at half or quarter time.
Whakatū Marae will be starting games again in term 4 st Victory Park