That’s Maori Priest Irrarangi Tiakiawa, keeper of secret Maori martial arts techniques, including death strokes:
“I think this (death point striking) art should die. It is too evil for today’s society. I once witnessed my grandfather having an argument with another man and the other man was in the wrong, so my grandfather just got up and struck him with one finger to one point and the man died… “
The interview is interesting, and includes what to do if confronted by a Maori showing his war face:
1. Stand still. If you run you’re gonna get hurt.
2. The warrior will likely throw something down in front of you. If you don’t pick it up and hand it back to him you’re gonna get hurt.
3. Don’t fight. If you do you’re gonna get killed.
Fortunately, you’re unlikely to encounter a Maori warrior unless you’re in New Zealand, but now you know how to react without bleeding– much.
[Crossposted here a while back.]
3 thoughts on “Show Us Your War Face”
I’m never, never, going to go to New Zealand. Is that where they get the term, “if looks could kill”? 🙂
Here is the Maori Haka, which the All Blacks do before every rugby match. Funny, you never see their figure skaters do it.
Coop– Nice link. BOOM Shaka-laka-laka BOOM Shaka-laka-laka…