TRAINING SESSIONS

Where We Train

Training sessions are held most Sundays from 12:30pm - 2:30pm in Wimbledon, we send a weekly email out with timings and the location, join the Mau Taiaha email group here:
  • Summer season (May->September): Dundonald Park, Dundonald Road 10 minute walk from Wimbledon tube/train station
  • Winter season (Oct->April): St Marks Church Hall, Compton Road, SW19 7ND - 2 minute walk from Wimbledon tube/train station
Other training days and locations are held throughout the year.
We have breaks in August, December and January.

Dundonald Park - summer training

Use the park entrance in Dundonald Road opposite Goodenough Road, meet on the other side of the changing rooms / toilets block.

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St Marks Church Hall - winter training


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Video of 2005 Grading

We were lucky enough for some of the mau taiaha whanau to come over to the UK in July 2005 to grade our students (also see photos), here's a compilation of some of the action.

Background

The name Maramara Tōtara refers to the woodchips of the Tōtara tree during the process of carving it. As the carver works, the chips are brushed lightly to the side, never blown or swept away, as they are to be returned to their place of origin, traditionally the ngahere (bush). We in London liken ourselves to the woodchips, as after our travelling, we too will return home.

Te Whare Tū Taua Peka (Branches)

  • Auckland
  • Northland
  • Hamilton
  • Thames
  • Turangi
  • Takapau (Hawkes Bay)
  • Palmerston North
  • Taranaki
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Dunedin
  • Invercargill
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Hawai'i
  • Brisbane Australia
  • London