“Before every fight I feel the presence of my ancestors.”

Hakaraia Wilson is a young MMA star with his eyes set on competing in the UFC. He’s merging his passion for mixed martial arts with his love for te ao Māori to become an unstoppable force. In amongst his grueling schedule he finds time to create a welcoming space for rangatahi Māori to train and learn the art of the sport.

This is part of our new reo Māori series, Ohinga, created by Mahi Tahi Media, with funding from Te Māngai Pāho.

Stay tuned for a new episode every week.

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