A Cool Sport - Sepak Takraw

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Sepal Takraw was created by the royal family of Malaysia about 500 years ago. The name itself comes from two languages. Sepak is "kick" in Malay, and Takraw is the "ball" in Thai. When it is born, It looked like Japanese "Kemari", and some became a circle, and a pole was kicked, and the number of times was being competed in.

It looks very similar to the Japanese traditional game, "kemari" where the players form a loose circle and the number of times the ball is kicked before it touches the ground is counted. In 1965 the game was unified into the present volleyball style with the addition of a net and the adoption of international rules.

I love this sport, to bad I don't have the training to play such a sport, but who knows ..here you can see a movie of what is this sport about.You can find more videos about this sport on YouTube.


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