Monday, July 24, 2006

Haka

I don't know much about rugby but I do know fabulous and the New Zealand All Blacks Haka dance is incredible. I love how it mixes their cultural heritage with a great big warrior challenge to the opposing team. I think you have to half crazy to play rugby (the injury potential is pretty astronomical) but the rugby athelete's body is a thing of beauty. See for yourself just make sure you have the audio turned down or you may be in for a surprise.

4 comments:

alessandro said...

I played rugby as a teenager but I am too much of a wimp. I was never very good at it, I am not a very athletic man (besides running and occasional visits to a fitness club).

Very interesting display, there.

Dan said...

They do that as a prayer I think, and as an intimdation factor... Let's face it, a group of those screaming at you would scare the bejeezers out of anyone :D

graham said...

I played in school and it's surprising how tough your body gets after it's been knocked about a few hundred times. Sure, you are black and blue for the first 6 months but then your body gets used to it.

The Brian said...

Some of the injuries I've heard about from friends just sound too painful. Rugby players have some of the best athletic bodies around though so carry on my tonka tough friends.

I'm still getting over my ACL injury so I'll watch over here.