8. The War Dance
One of the most notable traditions used by the Maori warriors, and still used by many of their national sports teams today, is the traditional native dance called the Haka. During the dance, the participants say a chant, stamp their feet, stick out their tongues, and bulge out their eyes.
While the dance was often performed to welcome special guests, it was actually developed for war. The dance was used in two different ways. The first is that it was used to intimidate their opponents. The other way it was used was that it was performed before a battle during a ritual.