Sepak Takraw – Soccer Volleyball

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This video will give you a new perspective on the full volley.  A cross between Shaolin soccer and volleyball, this sport, called Sepak Takraw, puts a new swerve on soccer tennis or soccer volleyball.  It’s like a martial arts video game version of soccer.  Amazing.

 

Via Wikipedia:  Sepak takraw (Malay: "kick" and Thai: "takraw") or kick volleyball is a sport native to Southeast Asia, resembling volleyball, except that it uses a rattan ball and only allows players to use their feet and head to touch the ball. A cross between football and volleyball, it is a popular sport in Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Laos, Philippines and Indonesia.

In Thailand, the game is simply called takraw. It is also thuck thay (Lao: "twine" and "kick") while in Malaysia it is sometimes called sepak raga.

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