Training For War
The Hawaiian men trained themselves to fight in war. They used sports as training.
Most of the sports were contests. Others trained themseves to think and to move quicker.
The Makahiki season was a four month holiday. It started at the last day of October. Thats when there's lots of peace they had no wars that months. Thats when training was held.
The chiefs also played these games . They threw spears at each other for training. They also had pretend battles.
They had to learn how to wrestle, box, run, and dodge. The men were well trained. They spent lots of time to get ready for war.