Manu Tī - Taonga Tākaro (Traditional Māori Game)
Traditionally played where opponents tried to snatch Raukura (feathers) out of each others hair (top knots) or from the Tipare (headband)
1 on 1 activity, trying to snatch object from another person.
Snatch the other persons feather/paper from them.
Number of players required
2 people minimum
Small area needed, indoors is fine.
Improve reflexes, spatial awareness, reading an opponents movements and body language, peripheral vision. A great way to warm up, whakawhanaungatanga, have a laugh, and generally encourage participation and engagement.
Raukura (Feather), Pieces of paper, Tipare (headband)
Normally played 1 on 1.
Snatch the feather out of other players mouths without hitting them in the head.
Groups can play elimination style.
Using rippers worn on belts or shorts as a warm up before a game.