Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sepak Takraw: The Ultimate Sport

Many 'Westerners' love sports - simple sports such as American football, real football, soccer, volleyball, baseball, tennis, etc.  Today, however, I found a whole new sport.  It's called Sepak Takraw, and it's amazing.

A combination of the western sports of football/soccer, volleyball, hacky sack, and karate! These high school athletes were kicking well over their heads, leaping feet in the air, and knocking the ball around using only their feet and heads.  Needless to say, I was impressed.

This Thai sport of Sepak Takraw seems entirely too dangerous.  Sure, many sports have their dangers - mostly the danger of just getting crushed by some other giant athlete or twisting an ankle - but on many occasions you could hear the flock of students ooo-ing and aww-ing in surprise by the game.  About every 30 seconds the ball would come flying into the crowd due to a kick with just a tad bit too much power.  And as the picture below describes, the players themselves came close to impact.  

Thai students.  I commend you on an excellent game of Sepak Takraw - and thank you for not hitting me with the ball.

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