Certificate in Tū Taua

Tū taua is a traditional Māori martial art. You'll learn about Māori culture and traditions, reconnect with your heritage, gain new skills and get fit. Have fun in a safe and relaxed learning environment while you develop a specialised skill set and help to preserve the rich culture and art of the warrior.

You'll learn about:
• sport, games and training exercises of the toa
• whakapapa and pepeha
• karakia
• knowledge, tikanga and values of the toa
• stances, positions, strokes, body movements, facial expressions, blocks, counters, engagement.

You'll know how to:
• use a taiaha
• follow the tikanga surrounding mau rākau
• participate in the sport, games, and training exercises of the Māori warrior
• introduce yourself in te reo Māori
• share your whakapapa and pepeha.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying:
Continue your journey into te ao Māori with rongoā Māori, waka or move into Māori performing arts.

I want to use my qualification:
With skills at this level you can share what you know with your whānau, hapū, iwi. Teach classes on your marae, in the community or at schools and kura.

How you'll study:
One weekend per month

This course is provided by Te Iwi O Ngāti Tukorehe Trust under an approved subcontracting arrangement with Te Wānanga O Aotearoa

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