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Sepaktakraw, the sport of modern day ninjas & renaissance men (video)

Jan 18, 2013, 7:29 PM EDT

3rd Asian Beach Games: Beach Sepaktakraw Day 5

Looks like getting good at hackeysack really does pay off. Let me introduce you to the sport ‘Sepaktakraw’, where it takes a perfectly timed bicycle kick to earn the chance at a point.

It’s volleyball with your feet that necessitates insane precision to succeed at. 99.999% of the world’s population would look like a fool even attempting to play. This video’s from the 2011 Vigo Cup in Bangkok.

Wonder why the name is so awful to read/say/comprehend? Says Wiki:

“Sepak” is the Malay word for kick and “takraw” is the Thai word for a woven ball, therefore sepak takraw quite literally means to kick ball. The choosing of this name for the sport was essentially a compromise between Malaysia and Thailand, the two powerhouse countries of the sport.

How about Legminton? Volleyflip? Feet Ball Smack?