Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Sepak Takraw -- Kick Volleyball

Above is a Takraw match. It is a sport that is popular in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and the Philippines that dates back to to at least the 15th century. It is a combination of volleyball and soccer. The spikes are amazing.

The US has an organization to promote the sport in the States. You can visit their site and read the rules at: Takraw USA. In 1989 the US team was invited to their first World Cup in Thailand. They got clobbered, but were well received because they were the first non-Asian team to compete in the championships.

(via: Daily Picks and Flicks

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