Kaihewalu Ohana Lua
The secret of Lua was broken in the early 1920′s in the city of Hilo, Hawai’i. Professor Henry Okazaki learned Lua from a Hawaiian man from Hilo on the big Island. With the permission of the Hawaiian Kumu (Lua instructor) Professor Okazaki converted the Lua he learned and transferred this Ancient Hawaiian Martial Art (Lua) into his Danzen Ryu System.
‘Õlohe Kaihewalu believes before any Lua Grappling starts, the Lua student must learn how to use his forehead, shoulder, chest, elbow, forearm, wrist, palm hand, fingers, hips, knee, ball of foot, heel of foot, and the very ground itself. The Lua student must train hard and learn how to use these body parts, placing them to cause the dislocation of the joints.
‘Õlohe Kolomona Solomon Kaihewalu was born on December 2, 1935 in the Palama Settlement of Oahu, Hawai’i. At the age of 3 he began his training with his father in the Kaihewalu family art of Hawaiian Lua. After studying for approximately 10 years, he began assisting his father instructing the Lua to the Kaihewalu family bloodline. From 1955 to present day, ‘Õlohe Kaihewalu has and still continues to train and teach his family art of Kaihewalu Lua to martial artists worldwide.
Asc. Professor Hans Ingebretsen is ranked Hapa Lima Kekele’ele’ele (fifth degree black belt) in the Kaihewalu family lua system, and is a kumu lua (instructor) of the art. He has worked extensively with ‘Olohe to propagate Kaihewalu Lua, and his passion for the art of Lua is evident in his teaching.