Baby’s Bath Turns Into Adorable Haka When He Starts Splashing Water

by Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle
Native New Yorker, University of Virginia graduate, runner, and sometimes stand-up performer.

Perhaps you are familiar with the Haka dance: It’s a tribal war dance begun by the Māori, though most New Zealanders are familiar with it and can perform it because of its use by their various sports clubs over the years.

The haka is supposed to be a fearsome display of power and force, but one little boy practicing the traditional dance is showing us a different side of it!

That little boy, named Ned, was filmed taking a bath by his parents. He starts throwing his arms in the air, hitting his body, and splashing the water with very precise movements.

Pay attention to his hands: He even knows how to move his tiny fingers! Between his chanting and his arm movements, he certainly knows how to impress us.

It’s amazing that, at such a young age, this little boy is learning the haka and its importance.

It’s an important part of his country’s history and culture. He’ll perfect the routine in no time. Maybe he will even be able to show off in front of tons of people at weddings or even school assemblies.

Do you know all the steps of the Haka dance? Would you like to learn them? Let us know in the comments!

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