Thursday, November 17, 2011

War dance

Well hello. I survived my birthday and here I am, on the other side. I already feel wiser. Or maybe not.

A lot has happened so I will back up a little. Rupi had a birthday bbq with family. It was awesome-ness.

The funniest was the cousins and the "Haka".

Haka (singular is the same as plural: haka) is a traditional ancestral war cry, dance or challenge from the Māori people of New Zealand. It is a posture dance performed by a group, with vigorous movements and stamping of the feet with rhythmically shouted accompaniment.[1] The New Zealand rugby team's practice of performing a haka before their matches has made the dance more widely known around the world.

The greatest team in the world, the mighty world champions, the All Blacks perform this before every match.

Rugby & the haka are ingrained in every New Zealander which is why in a mini country of 4.5 million people, we have a rugby team that can beat any other on the planet. I have seen how rugby is so ingrained first hand. It starts with the haka. And starts young. Really really young....

Here are a bunch of under-6's doing the haka. You can hear Rupi the.whole.time. He's really into it!

Fun times!



jennohara said...

What a sweet sweet video!!!!
Happy Birthday to you, my friend!!

Cat said...

kids are such a cheap form of entertainment!!!! lol
so good

Happy Birthday!

Love and Light

tea said...

Aww, so cute! :)

grace kay said...

ha ha i love the haka! might be why i love the all blacks :)

Penny said...

That video is priceless!!! Love Rubi's passion

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