Saturday, June 21, 2008

Shaolin Soccer.

Photo by shutter art

This, is Takraw. It's a game native to South East Asia and it is one of the most awesomely insane things I have EVER SEEN!

Imagine, if you will, a game that is a mixture of soccer, volleyball, kung fu and hacky sac and Takraw is what you get. Alex and I are watching it right now on TV. Each team has 3 players. The ball is made of rattan and teams may only touch the ball with their feet, legs, chest, shoulders and back. To kick the ball over the net, they basically do a backflip. It is absolutley crazy and sooooo awesome. I suggest looking up some clips on youtube. You will not be dissapointed. I want to learn! It looks like all kinds of fun.

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