Art Of Haka

Culture of the Samurai
Culture of the Samurai
Culture of the Samurai 12-06-03 ENG 1010 When one thinks of a Japanese samurai, they generally picture in their mind a stout warrior devoid of emotion, battle armor glinting, and sword poised with a silent threat. Although this image may be historically accurate, many people do not expand their thoughts past the awe-inducing thought of such a noble warrior and into the many arts within the cultural aspects of being a samurai. Their art of fighting is what made the samurai famous world-wide. Alt
The Haka
The Haka
The Haka.............. What is Haka? The Maori people have always excelled in the art of haka, which is the generic term for Maori dance. Henare Teowai of Ngati Porou, an acknowledged master of the art of haka was asked on his death-bed, What is the art of performing haka? . He replied: Kia korero te katoa o te tinana. (The whole body should speak). Another definition was provided by Alan Armstrong in his book Maori Games and Haka (Reed,1964) as follows. The haka is a composition played by any i