Archive for May, 2012
By Ms. Vickey Mouze (USAG Hawaii)
Army veterans shared their knowledge and skill of an ancient Hawaiian martial art here, April 27.
Thomas Kaulukukui Jr. and Jerry Walker taught Soldiers and their families about lua at the Aha Aina, or banquet, lecture series, hosted by U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii’s Native Hawaiian Liaison Office, founded to build relationships between Soldiers and their families with the Native Hawaiian community.
“Lua comes from a time when men grappled with each other and beat each other with clubs; this was before firearms,” said Kaulukukui, who served in Vietnam as a paratrooper from 1968–1970.
by Sgt. Steven Peterson
10th Mountain Division Journalist
Soldiers stationed on Fort Drum participated in the 10th Mountain Division Combatives Tournament held April 25 and 26 at Magrath Sports Complex.
The tournament was open to all active-duty and reserve Soldiers in the area. It pitted all who came to compete within the installation against each other.
Before the matches began, instructors from Fort Drum’s Light Fighter School gave a Modern Army Combatives demonstration, explaining some of the main rules and the purpose of the technique.