There is a warrior inside us all
Māori Warrior - Shaolin Monk
A 'living genetic map' of ancient Māori migration routes has been uncovered through research that compared the DNA of people from Asia across the Pacific Ocean and New Zealand [Masters student Adele Whyte, the Tuapapa Putaiao Māori Fellow at Victoria University in Wellington, and her supervisor Professor Geoff Chambers]. Findings confirm archaeological evidence that the ancestors of today’s Māori originally set out from mainland south-east Asia 6,000 years ago, moving from island to island, starting with Taiwan and arrived in New Zealand 800 to 1,000 years ago. Perhaps this is why some consider Māori and Chinese have a spiritual bond that transcends their geographical and cultural boundaries, and why Māori appear well suited to the combat discipline of Wushu. The Māori method of fighting is surprisingly Chinese in nature, utilising meridian theories and exercise through partner training, set-drills, and harsh tests of spirit. Much like other elite warrior castes, only the hardiest and most courageous Māori and Shaolin became true warriors.