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Style descriptions: L

Some styles of martial arts that begin with the letter L.

Lua (Hawaii)

A Hawaiian form of combat that resembles jujitsu. In the 1800s, the royal Hawaiian family decreed that the art would be restricted to members of the royal Hawaiian family, in fact, it is still illegal to practice the art in the state of Hawaii.

Since the 1980s, the veil of secrecy to non-Hawaiians has started to lift with the open teaching of the art in Southern California by Alohe Kolomona Kaihewalu. Lua is a form of combat which resembles jujutsu in some of its moves. The primary emphasis of the art is joint dislocation.

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