Tū Taua

Certificate in Tū Taua

  • Level 4
  • 36 weeks
  • No fees

Programme overview:

So many of the traditional practices of our tūpuna can feel out of reach. This unique programme gives you the amazing opportunity to learn the ancestral practices, values and protocols of the warrior.

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:

  • in class on weekends and evenings.

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