History of the Australian College of Kahuna Sciences
The College commenced teaching in 1992, when Ki’a’i Weber gained permission by (Kahu) Abraham Kawai’i to teach Ka’alele au, the foundational Kahuna Exercises.
The Australian College of Applied Kahuna Principles was created.
Kahu started teaching Kahuna Principles and the bodywork all over the world in the late 1960s. The training of non Hawaiian people was still in its early evolution and constantly being adapted to the Western psyche and interpretation of Ancient Principles.
Ki’a’i Ho’okahi Weber, after many years of training in Hawaii, with all her immediate family members also accepted as students into the Kahuna’s house, became the First Kahuna Bodywork instructor with Masters Certification by Na Pua ‘Olohe, the First Guardian of the Clan, Ki’a’i.
The college name was changed to Australian College of Kahuna Sciences, incorporating Kahuna Sciences (namely Huli Honua, Kuhikuhipueoneone, Ho’omanamana, Hui Kalo ‘O Ku, Mai Pono, ‘Oluli, Ke Ala Hoku, Mo’oko Manao) in the training and performance of Kahuna Bodywork.
Kahuna Sciences have many applications, and a student will over time incorporate these naturally in all life, work and family situations.
Kahuna Sciences Bodywork became a highly dignified modality, with its evolution promoting effects reaching far beyond the therapeutic.
The next step was to develop a Kahuna Sciences course for accreditation in Australia.
Kahu gave his expertise, knowledge and experience of decades of teaching and Ki’a’i incorporated these into courses of study according to the standards of the Australian Qualifications Framework.
This challenging task, to maintain the original training while complying with Australian standards, could not have been finished without the encouragement and aid of Ki’a’i’s family, the Weber Clan.
Ki’a’i Ho’okahi Weber
2004: Certificate III in Kahuna Sciences to Diploma of Kahuna Sciences are accredited and nationally recognised qualifications.
2005: The Australian College of Kahuna Sciences gained RTO status (RTO: Registered Training Organisation) with the NTIS number 31263.
2006: The college was registered on CRICOS, the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students. CRICOS code: 02787K.
2006: The college added to its scope and is teaching Cert IV in Massage and Diploma of Remedial Massage.
2007: Kahuna Bodywork courses are upgraded and reaccredited. New are the Certificate IV in Kahuna Bodywork, Diploma of Kahuna Bodywork and Advanced Diploma of Kahuna Sciences.
The college is now delivering highest standard training towards six nationally recognised qualifications.
2008: Apart from delivering training in Kahuna Sciences, the college is committed to future research to bring Kahuna Bodywork to the consciousness of the medical community, as a healing modality using a ‘backdoor’ approach via the physical body, bypassing the subconscious guardians that may have patterned the body, the mind, and the spirit.
2009: The workshops have outgrown the old classroom, so we have built a new schoolhouse, Halau Nuholani. The schoolhouse is built from mudbricks and timber from the old Mountain University’s land with the help of many students. It has been blessed and dedicated to the teachings of Kahu Abraham Kawai’i by Kahu’s student Kumu Keli’i Tau’a, life time student Ki’a’i Ho’okahi Weber and Aboriginal Bunjalung Elder Lewis Walker. The halau is connected in spirit to the Wisdom of the Elders and one feels this connection on permission to enter.
2009: The college is now registered with the National body NARA (previously QLD), because we deliver training in several states. Current students are from all over Australia, European countries and Canada.
2009: A new office (NSW campus for local students) and student run bodywork clinic has been opened in Mullumbimby.
2010: The college passed the 5 year audit flying colours and is re-registered for the next 5 years.