Takahi means to trample, tramp, and stamp

Feb. 25, 2017, 11:06 p.m.

Haka has so many important components. Stamping of the feet in unison is a fundermental part of haka and this is called takahi. Before a kapa haka item starts you will hear a leader from the group call out takahia, this means start to stamp your feet. Footwork helps with timing. Different areas have different styles of footwork, some areas lift the foot and some areas don´t. It is important to recognise and appreciate different styles, as this reflects the tribal diffenrence and tikanga. Te Hiku Media cuaght up with whanat at Te Matatini to ask what takahi means to them. 

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