This footage by Kenneth Wright II shows the soldiers’ first attempt at the ceremonial Maori dance as well as their progress made within just a few days.
Wright told Storyful he shot the footage on June 12 and 14 while stationed at the compound in 2019.
He was a senior drill sergeant at the time and said he asked the instructor, a specialist, whether “he knew how to Haka being that he was Somoan”.
“He said [yeah] and that he’d show the company how to do it,” Wright said. “The soldier ended up graduating before we could pellet the Haka altogether.” Credit: Kenneth Wright II via Storyful