Sepak Takraw in Bangkok

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Essentially a net game played with feet, 'sepak takraw' is a hybrid of football (soccer) and volleyball with a bit of gymnastics and kung fu thrown in. Countless variations of the game are played throughout the region, but the basic objective of each is to keep the hollow, grapefruit-sized ball from touching the ground - while its on your side of the net - by keeping it airborne with the feet, knees, head, shoulders, elbows - or almost every part of the body, except the hands. A point is scored when the ball falls on the ground on the opponent's territory.

A typical sepak takraw match is filled with lots of adrenaline, thrill and curious acrobatic moves. Each side has three players - the tekong is at the back and two at the front, standing on the tekong's left and right, forming a triangular shape. The game involves alternating attacks and defenses, with the attacking team performing a high-flying scissor kick to send the ball over the net and essentially bury it into the ground. 

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Origins & History sepak takraw

Origins & History

Where sepak takraw originated from remains a matter of intense debate in Southeast Asia, as several countries proudly Read More...

Basic Rules & How to play

Basic Rules & How to play

Sepak takraw is played between two teams of three players; the left inside, right inside and back. The court is about Read More...

Where to see sepak takraw in Bangkok

Where to see sepak takraw in Bangkok

Recreational sepak takraw can be seen played in the city's public parks, fairgrounds, city streets, courtyards of 'wats' Read More...

 

 

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