in

Dan Carter shares video of proud Maori father teaching his tiny baby how to do the haka war dance

This is the adorable moment a proud Maori father taught his tiny baby how to do the haka war dance in New Zealand. 

In a video shared by New Zealand ruby star Dan Carter yesterday, eight-month-old Kawariki joins in with his father, rugby player Sean Wainui, 24, in the dance made famous by the All Blacks.

Kawariki squealed with delight as his father chanted and stamped his feet in the traditional Maori dance.

In a video shared by New Zealand ruby star Dan Carter yesterday, eight-month-old Kawariki joins in with his father, rugby player Sean Wainui, 24, in the dance

In a video shared by New Zealand ruby star Dan Carter yesterday, eight-month-old Kawariki joins in with his father, rugby player Sean Wainui, 24, in the dance

In the video, Mr Wainui starts the chant while his smiling baby standing on the sofa beams up at him.

Kawariki starts to slap his arms to the side, mimicking his father while he chants the traditional Maori words ‘ka mate’.

Mr Wainui continues to chant and stomp his feet, walking towards the baby who slaps his hands to his side in time.

For the last verse, Mr Wainui takes his son’s hands and moves them in time with the chant before the child lets out an excited giggle as the dance finishes. 

Kawariki starts to slap his arms to the side, mimicking his father while he chants the traditional Maori words 'ka mate'

Kawariki starts to slap his arms to the side, mimicking his father while he chants the traditional Maori words ‘ka mate’

Mr Wainui takes his son's hands and moves them in time with the chant before the child lets out an excited giggle as the dance finishes

Mr Wainui takes his son’s hands and moves them in time with the chant before the child lets out an excited giggle as the dance finishes

The video was shared yesterday by All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter (pictured), 38, who holds the record for the most points held in test match rugby

The video was shared yesterday by All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter (pictured), 38, who holds the record for the most points held in test match rugby

The video was shared by rugby legend Dan Carter who it made his day. People on social media showed their appreciation for the baby's moves

The video was shared by rugby legend Dan Carter who it made his day. People on social media showed their appreciation for the baby’s moves

Originally filmed in January, the video was shared yesterday by All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter , 38, who holds the record for the most points held in test match rugby.

He said: ‘Don’t know how I missed this. This made my day. Teach them young.’

Mr Wainui captioned the video originally shared on Instagram: ‘Haka practice. Happy eight months boy.’ 

Performing the haka at rugby games began with the 1888–89 New Zealand Native football team tour and has been carried on by the All Blacks since 1905.

Samoa, Tonga and Fiji also perform a haka before their international rugby games. 








Why the haka is performed

The haka is a type of ancient Māori war dance traditionally used on the battlefield, as well as when groups came together in peace. 

Haka are a fierce display of a tribe’s pride, strength and unity. 

Actions include violent foot-stamping, tongue protrusions and rhythmic body slapping to accompany a loud chant. 

The words of a haka often poetically describe ancestors and events in the tribe’s history. 

Today, haka are still used during Māori ceremonies and celebrations to honour guests and show the importance of the occasion. This includes family events, like birthdays and weddings. 

SOURCE: NewZealand.com 

Source link

Touching moment a self-isolating nurse holds her two-year-old son for the first time in 11 WEEKS

Barkley strike sends Chelsea into FA Cup semis