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Haka

Our downstairs neighbor is the trainer for the Anuenue Hawaiian-Language Immersion School's football team, and she invited us to the team's homecoming game. Before the game, they performed the Haka, which is a traditional Maori dance. Even though the Maori are the indiginous people of New Zealand, the Haka is quite common among Hawaiian football teams. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing it in person for the first time.



Owen recently started doing his own version of the Haka in the car on the way to soccer practice. We'll try to catch it on video, but he has actually been quite camera-shy lately, if you can believe it. Stay tuned!

Comments

mama mia said…
oddly similar to my jazzercise class today! Loved seeing choreograhpy in football uniforms!
karinms said…
Owen, camera shy??? I can't believe it. I'm going to need to see his version of the haka, asap.
jcom said…
Owen is on a soccer team??
erinjohn said…
technically, no, he's not on a soccer team. he's too young for all the leagues where you pay, but a friend has organized a "practice" once a week so our kids can get familiar with kicking into a goal and not using their hands. i was so excited about it, but owen actually could care less about soccer. it seems to cut into his playground time at the park that's visible from the field! haha!

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