Hawaiian Word of the Day: Ku`ialua

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Aloha, the Hawaiian word of the day is Ku`ialua. Sometimes referred to by its shortened name, lua, Ku`ialua is a Hawaiian martial art which teaches strategy in hand-to-hand combat. Ku`ialua uses bone breaking, dislocating bones at the joints and pressure points to disarm an opponent. More than just a martial art, Ku`ialua requires physical, mental and spiritual commitment and balance. Masters of Ku`ialua were personal bodyguards to the high chiefs.

The Hawaiian word of the day is Ku`ialua.

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