While training for the wa'a, I was able to find that perseverance is an important skill to have in life. If there were areas where you had a hard time in, there were always the kumu to help you get it pa'a. There were the kumu and crew members to always practice everything from knots, to olis and hakas, down to saving lives.
Working on everything I knew and learned in wa'a helped me to make my weaknesses my strengths, and my strengths even stronger.
Working on my knowledge of the wa'a helped me to "Kulia i ka Nu'u" - Strive for my Highest Potential.
Kulia Naipo - Kanaka of Halau Ku Mana Papa Wa'a