Alaskan War Chant

Taranaki basketball player Jeremiah Trueman, 19, has introduced New Zealand’s haka to his Alaskan team, the UAA Seawolves, and the crowds love it. Trueman, a junior transfer to the Seawolves, said he was trying to tell them something about himself. “It kind of blew them away a little bit. I was pretty excited to do it,” he said. The haka is now an integral part of the Seawolves’ pregame ritual and reflects the team’s international flavour. Trueman formerly played for the Nelson Giants and the Tall Blacks.


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Jiu-Jitsu Coach John Danaher Learnt from the Best

Jiu-Jitsu Coach John Danaher Learnt from the Best

“Brazilian jiu-jitsu has been compared to chess, philosophy, even psychoanalysis. But its real appeal is on the mat,” Stephanie Hayes writes for The Atlantic in a story about influential mixed martial…