New Zealand Haka Dance For Teacher
“The Haka is a traditional 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.
War haka were originally performed by warriors before a battle, proclaiming their strength and prowess in order to intimidate the opposition, but haka are also performed for various reasons: for welcoming distinguished guests, or to acknowledge great achievements, occasions or funerals, and kapa haka performance groups are very common in schools.” (wiki)
In this video, you see the young men at a New Zealand high school paying tribute to their guidance counselor, who is retiring.
Together they are a powerful unit. That place is rocking and they literally make the ground shake.
There are 2 ways to view this video.
1. You are dismissive and see it as something stupid or “barbaric.”
2. It’s cool and maybe even inspiring.
But what else do you see?
I see the following played out in the video:
- Preservation of Culture
I also found this video inspiring because I see what’s going on in high schools and colleges across America. Young men are culturally castrated because masculinity is shunned.
Every college has required programming for Freshman boys where they are basically threatened for 2 hours on what will happen if they decide to act like men around women.
Higher education institutions, such as Duke university, are also setting up safe spaces for men to contemplate their “toxic masculinity.”
Culture is gradually changed until one day you look up and it’s gone.
This video shows that there is still hope.
Be proud of who you are because if you’re not then you have work to do.
If you are in search of your own powerful unit then the Strength By Sonny Group is the answer.
We are a powerful unit and we take care of our own.