LimaLama – Samoan Martial Arts

LimaLama is a Samoan martial arts created by Tu’umamao Tuiolosega, a member of the Samoan royal family. According to the LimaLama association website, Tuiolosega utilized his “extensive background of boxing and street fighting and created a contemporary, and comprehensive self defense system”.

This martial arts focuses on self-defense and uses a lot of circular movements within its techniques. LimaLama consists of wrestling, hand strikes, kicks, pressure points, knife techniques, stick techniques, holds & takedowns and traps & locks.

Examples of LimaLama Techniques


  1. LimaLima, Origins,