Uamana Arquette has been a lomilomi practioner for over 23 years. He studied under Kumu Karen Leialoha Ka‘anehe Carroll who studied under Papa Kalua Kaiahua of Maui. Uamana was born and raised in Hawaii on the island of O‘ahu and comes from a long line of Hawaiian healers on his father’s side of the family, and is also an ordained Kahu of Kapuaokalani. He has been studying martial arts since he was 11, but started learning about the healing aspects of the art at 16 years of age. At age 40, he was introduced to Hawaiian Lua, which was a spiritual combination of martial and healing practices. In his workshops, Uamana combines martial arts techniques with lomilomi to teach students how to use their breathing and direct their energy towards relieving pain and stress as well as greater peace and relaxation. Students will leave the class with basic lomilomi techniques as well learning the importance of using “the Hā.” In addition, he will share breathing techniques that can be useful when generating internal energy.