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Sepak Takraw match between Indonesia against Malaysia in the SEA GAME 2018, a huge moment for Malaysia. The Ocho

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u/sky_blu Oct 16 '21

This sport always impresses the shit out of me. Wish it was more popular so we could see it in the Olympics

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u/Upper-Lawfulness1899 Oct 16 '21

The Olympics typically adds only sports that have an international league and ruleset to implement. It ensures that there's an audience, but also some form of standard play.

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u/lostBluBird Oct 16 '21

There are currently 69 countries with official teams. North America, South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Oceania all have multiple teams. Africa has 1. I think it comes down to popularity, as you stated, and why it’s not an Olympic sport. It’s pretty popular in Asia, but not so much here in America. I can’t speak for other countries.

It’s always fun to derail the typical American sports conversations by bringing up Sepak Takraw and how the American Team is doing, lol.

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u/Great_Chairman_Mao Oct 16 '21

How is the American team doing?

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u/SaveOurBolts San Diego Padres Oct 16 '21

I like to imagine it’s just a couple of stoners from UC Davis who were really good at hacky sack, and some dude in a suit was like, “you guys ready for the big time?”

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u/chiggachiggameowmeow Oct 16 '21

This is so weirdly specific but I went to ucdavis so this resonates lol. Flashbacks of the hacky sack mobs on the quad and outside the CoHo.

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u/KG-Fan Oct 16 '21

This, everyone was fucking great at it. Gotta imagine some could do flips too

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u/Car-face Oct 16 '21

"If you can kick a sack, you can kick a slightly larger woven plastic ball"

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u/TheHumbleVagrant Feb 25 '22

UC Davis is desolate

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u/lostBluBird Oct 16 '21

Poorly 😂

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u/[deleted] Oct 16 '21

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u/whizzwr Oct 16 '21

This sport in Indonesia is actually kind of folks sport, the one kids play in the street.

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u/HelloSummer99 Oct 16 '21

How do they deal with the net?

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u/whizzwr Oct 16 '21

How do you mean deal? When I was wee kid we just put chalk lines on the asphalt, lol. During school gym class, sure there would be net

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u/Occams_ElectricRazor Oct 16 '21

... Like climbing and gymnastics and javelin throwing. I remember doing all of those growing up.

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u/surle Oct 16 '21

Yeah, was a shame what happened to Timmy though. That was back before we started doing the gymnastics and the javelin and the climbing in separate venues.

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u/[deleted] Oct 16 '21

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u/_Dead_Memes_ Oct 16 '21

Anyone can kick a ball over a net

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u/littlesymphonicdispl Oct 16 '21

You can absolutely climb v0 as an out of shape person with 0 training. Gymnastics is like wise

How to say "I'm an out of touch egomaniac" without saying it.

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u/BrokenHero408 Oct 16 '21

A Filipino coworker introduced me to this, probably one of the most entertaining "lesser known" (at least to the average westerner) sports.

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u/sniper91 Oct 16 '21

My high school PE teacher tried to have a unit on this. It was the worst, because no one was any good at it.

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u/guesting Oct 16 '21

the base skill level seems extremely extremely high compared to, say, soccer haha

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u/sniper91 Oct 16 '21

Like, we didn’t even have a soccer team, so this skill set was beyond anyone’s abilities

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u/BornImbalanced Oct 16 '21

Not to mention kinda dangerous. I don't know what low-level play looks like, but I'd break my fool neck trying to kick like these guys do.

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u/zaggycooper Oct 16 '21

Pretty sure soccer requires much more skill than basketball and eggball

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u/RamaNukes Oct 16 '21

it depends actually. A lot of basketball players take on soccer to get introduced to the vision of a team sport here in my country (U.S.A.). As for the NFL, its a totally different sport so can't really be compared.

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u/zaggycooper Oct 16 '21

Other than the dude who throws, the rest are running and blocking lol

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u/justphysics Oct 16 '21

Or catching or kicking

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u/Problems-Solved Oct 17 '21

Soccer has a lower base skill requirement than both of them.

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u/TreChomes Oct 16 '21

So skilled and games still end 0-0 wow so amazingly skilled

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u/Thor1noak Oct 16 '21

It got nothing to do with sepak takraw but on the topic of most entertaining lesser known sports, I got into sumo a few months back and it's just mesmerized me. Now I won't miss a tournament!

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u/ErnieAdamsistheKey Oct 16 '21

How to you watch the tournaments? Is there a live feed on the net?

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u/Thor1noak Oct 16 '21 edited Oct 16 '21

There are six 15 days long tournaments throughout the year in sumo. A lot of people only catch the highlights for each days, most notable youtube channels would be Kintamayama and Jason's Sumo Channel for daily uploads during tournaments.

As for catching it live https://www.patreon.com/mbovosumo don't pay anything if you don't want to, during a tournament the guy posts a link every day to a youtube livestream on this page.

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u/sin-eater82 Oct 16 '21 edited Oct 16 '21

Thanks for posting this.

I've seen some tournaments on TV (not even sure how because it would have been randomally on and not something I saught out or anybody else was watching) and I always stop and watch. I could figure out some of it (the rules are simple as the video mentions, and you can mostly make them out after watching a bit). But i never actually knew anything about what it takes to become one nor the stakes involved with each tournament and how that overall structure allows you to see people come up the rankings, history of who they're connected to from prior geberations of the sport, etc. It's kinda like combat sports meets motor sports.

Very interested, definitely going to make an effort to start following it a bit more.

A couple of questions if you don't mind:

How fast do the progessions take? I'm presuming that not unlike other combat sports, some people just sort of hang around and you don't see them going up or down for long periods and maybe they fade out but maybe something changes and one year they just hit another gear. Do some people just climb really fast? Or is it almost always a somewhat slow progressions? I'm assuming that it's common for the better guys to cruise through the lower rankings pretty quickly and then slow down and take a bit longer getting through the higher rankings? Is there ever just somebody that comes along and takes over?

Are there particular groups (already forgot the name of the places they get selected to go train at, but those) that are consistently good/stand out? Sounds like you could get eras that are maybe dominated by a particular place or do the best guys not usually like a young stud at the same place since they don't have weight classes? Like a lot of top fighting gyms (I know it's not the same but it is in a lot of ways as far as the sport goes) won't have two guys at the same weight class or wrestlers... But there are no weight classes.

Edit: typos

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u/Thor1noak Oct 16 '21 edited Oct 17 '21

English is not my first language and I cannot write for shit, so it's gonna be a lot of rambling, apologies.

There are 6 divisons in professional sumo, from Jonokuchi div 6 to Makuuchi div 1. All wrestlers start in div 6 and must win their way up the ranks. However winning some amateur high school tournaments can make it so the Japanese Sumo Association will let you start your career directly in div 3. So already, the few that start from div 3 will take much less time than the other on average.

You are exactly spot on everything you said, it depends from guys to guys. You'll have obvious standouts that will take only 12 tournaments (2 years) to make it to div 1, you'll have once a generation talent that will take only that amount of tournaments to get themselves into sanyaku (roughly top 10 of div 1, from Komusubi to Yokozuna), and you'll have guys that'll spend their whole career in div 2 with the few and far between promotions to div 1 followed by a demotion next tournament. Some guys will take 50 tournaments to get into div 1 but once they are in, they are in til they retire. Some guys never make it past div 3 and spend their 15 years career at that level. Or, here is Endo who got a pass directly to div 3 like I said, 4 tournaments to get in div 1. Generally though if you're gonna be a big contender division 1, it takes between 15 to 20 tournaments to make it from div 6.

That being said, reaching div 1 is only the first step, if you really wanna be a name in sumo you have to reach for sanyaku. And that, reaching a sanyaku rank and holding on to it, that is what takes the most time and what differentiates guys like Takarafuji who spent his whole carrer in the 1st half of div 1 but could never really make it into sanyaku, and guys like Kotooshu.

Talking about taking over, the most dominant rikishi (sumo wrestler) ever, Hakuho, has just retired at 36 after winning the July tournament with a perfect 15 - 0 record. The guy holds every records or close, just look at all the green on his wikipedia.

About the stables (they are called heyas or beyas), there's a link you will find useful 'Every Current Sumo Stable Ranked'. The obvious standout now with the retirement of Hakuho is Isegahama beya.

The younger guys are usually lighter indeed, my boy Hoshoryu just needs to put on some more weight and he'll be gucci to be a sanyaku regular in the future. Stables are regrouped into 'families', they have frequent inter stable trainings. That being said, lighter guys will spar with bigger men all the same, weight and height can be as much of an advantage as it can be a disadvantage if you cannot counter the technique of a lighter opponent a la Mainoumi (I love this man) All other skills being equal of course, being bigger and harder to be pushed around is advantageous.

Here's a very cool link about general history of sumo.

EDIT: if you know anything about Judo, or even if not actually, you will enjoy this very recent ipponzeoi by Hoshoryu

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u/[deleted] Oct 16 '21

You are an excellent writer. You explained the concept very clearly with helpful examples and a natural voice.

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u/Thor1noak Oct 16 '21

Ty man, sumo is one of the few things I'm very passionate about.

If you are interested, here is a very cool video about Terunofuji's comeback, the latest and now only Yokozuna of the sport!

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u/deepfriedocto Oct 16 '21

Is the taunting and ott celebrating normal in this sport? Seems like a lot for such a high scoring sport, you don’t see badminton players having such elaborate routines each time they score a point.

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u/Atlas-Kyo Oct 16 '21

It's an SEA thing

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u/imtoocoldforthisshit Oct 16 '21

A hwat?

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u/Atlas-Kyo Oct 16 '21

A Southeast Asian

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u/PeskyPurple Oct 16 '21

Now you're acting hweird!

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u/kinghippo79 Oct 16 '21

Hwhom is acting weird ?

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u/[deleted] Oct 17 '21

Cool Whip.

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u/basssnobnj Oct 17 '21

Hank Hill has entered the chat

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u/razlanhafeez97 Oct 16 '21

SEA-men amirite?

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u/Atlas-Kyo Oct 16 '21

It's funny. The SEAmrn are angry

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u/Slithy-Toves Oct 16 '21

The fact you'd thought that was gonna be funny makes you more of a joke than your comment

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u/enkafan Oct 16 '21

Definitely, big incident was when when bad boy Ngyuen Thi Buch Thuy went public criticizing his coach saying 'Just Give Me The Damn Sepak Takraw Ball'

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u/mytwocentsshowmanyss Oct 16 '21

What does that have to do with taunting?

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u/enkafan Oct 16 '21

Coach Lap tried to instill some discipline. He moved Thủy from the service circle to the quarter circle. Not an easy decision to make with a King’s Cup on the line. This guy basically thinks of himself as the god Hanuman – you know, playing takraw in a group of monkeys like in the mural at Wat Phra Kaew?

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u/strawbericoklat Oct 16 '21

Yes. It's a sepak takraw thing. It has been played like this since god knows when. Some say that it's part of the game -having strong mental fortitude is just as important as your skills with the ball. I prefer it to stay like this. Keep the game special, in a way.

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u/StefanL88 Oct 16 '21

Unless there is a pro-procrastination league out there, mental fortitude is essential at the top tier of every sport.

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u/RyanMUFC Oct 16 '21

Wow I’ve finally found my sport

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u/StefanL88 Oct 16 '21

You found it? I was going to look for a club near me, but I never got around to it.

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u/VWVWVWVWVWVWVWVWVV Oct 16 '21

fuck....you're too good man, too good.

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u/sidBthegr8 Oct 16 '21

I really wanna give this comment a medal. Meh, I'll do it later.

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u/Go0s3 Oct 16 '21

Pro procrastination. Plenty. Like cricket when India is losing? Like football in South America.

Like Djoker tennis.

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u/MomoXono Atlanta Braves Oct 16 '21

Just wait until the NFL sees this, they will flip their ship

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u/bryanchenggggggggggg Oct 16 '21

Badminton has small celebrations which is nice, I would call the shouting a tradition or habit. It's basically to raise the spirits of the team like volleyball. In conclusion, yes. Yes it's normal

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u/MaxWannequin Oct 16 '21

Usually the celebrations are directed to your own team though. Here, they're directly taunting the other team. In volleyball, you'd very likely get carded for doing that.

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u/kompricated Oct 16 '21

I pretty much expect 3-on-3 basketball to be like this too (am I wrong?)

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u/[deleted] Oct 16 '21

What is "ott celebrating"?

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u/thelexpeia Oct 16 '21

Over the top

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u/wobblysauce Oct 16 '21

Nothing like a good sledging.

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u/MidnightSun77 Oct 16 '21

The red number 6’s body language definitely changed after a few points.

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u/KrustyBoomer Oct 16 '21

How do they not ruin their knees every match?

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u/MrSplashman77 Miami Heat Oct 16 '21

how the hell did it go from 21-19 to 20-20? That ball was clearly out! No wonder the Malaysian coach was upset, they tried to rig the game for Indonesians or something...

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u/AirWoof Oct 16 '21 edited Oct 16 '21

The lineman gives the "ball out" signal (looks like the volleyball #15 lineman signal here), so the scoreboard goes from 20-19 to 21-19, but on TV replay review the score is overturned as probably on the line. We can't see the replay so who knows.

Edit: Found it on YT with higher res., looks out to me but very close, https://youtu.be/gs49SaDNZvY?t=460

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u/-trowawaybarton Oct 16 '21

my groin started hurting whenever they set the ball

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u/sassyhalforc Oct 16 '21

Yeah then you should watch the womens play, doesn't look like it should be possible.

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u/Gnome_Child_Deluxe Oct 16 '21

Holy shit we used to do this as kids and thought we invented the best game in the world. Never knew it already exists and people played it professionally

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u/kompricated Oct 16 '21

A million kids around the world at any point in time: "we invented the best game in the world! we're going to be the champions!"

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u/marcosbowser Oct 16 '21

Haha ya like my brothers and I with bike polo—bmx bikes, hockey sticks and a tennis ball in a construction site cul de sac in the 80s. So fun

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u/teokun123 Oct 16 '21

Back when I was a kid in my country (Philippines) we used to play a game like football played like baseball but also played like dodgeball. Works well on small short streets in our neighborhood. I'm not sure who invented it lol.

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u/RudeRick Oct 16 '21

Kickball?

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u/jayy962 Oct 16 '21

Trying to think which part of kickball is anything like dodgeball lol

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u/RudeRick Oct 16 '21

Some kids play with rules that you can throw the ball at a runner (before they touch the base) to get them out.

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u/TrainosaurusRex Oct 16 '21

It’s probably the best part of the game

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u/LordRobin------RM Oct 16 '21

Fun fact: Some early versions of baseball allowed for this too. Ouch.

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u/markmyredd Oct 17 '21

I remember we use to call it sipa ball. haha

I love catching back then. Eliminating the opponents is so satisfying. lol

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u/qquestionmark Oct 16 '21

I am always impressed by the physical ability shown by sepak takraw players. Truly amazing agility. As a sport though, I have to admit I still find it very uninteresting from the few clips I've seen. Now as I've seen only a few clips, I might be way off base. But all the clips I've seen, which all appear to be posted to show off the sport, have one thing in common. They all lack interesting rallies, which is what makes other net sports more interesting to me. It just seems way too hard to return the ball on a somewhat consistent basis. Most of the time the question is just whether the shot is within bounds, or whether it is blocked or not. How often do you see a ball returned from anything but a serve? Very rarely from what I've seen.

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u/Darryl_Lict Oct 16 '21

I've seen it live and the rallies went on longer. It was really amazing to watch.

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u/basefibber Oct 16 '21

This was my reaction too and it seems evident in the fact that the prior games were so close. Sure, the teams could be very evenly matched, but from watching this it seems like scoring is just a matter of whether the team returning the serve returns it out of bounds or not, and it seems like more often than not, it's out of bounds.

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u/chezsu Oct 16 '21

This was brilliant. Now I want more.

How can I watch this sport on TV live please?

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u/strawbericoklat Oct 16 '21

STL (Sepak Takraw League) is planned to be broadcasted in the US by ALL SPORTS.

Or you can follow Astro Arena Sports. I think they also have free channel on Sooka.my , but I don't know if anyone outside Malaysia can view it.

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u/Fitz2001 Philadelphia Eagles Oct 16 '21

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u/Spin737 Oct 17 '21

For once I thought I’d be the first to post this. Just give me the damn fake internet points!

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u/farish_tracer Oct 16 '21

Had to cut and shorten the video...

Here is the original video

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u/SteveDougson Oct 16 '21

Just give me the damn sepak takraw ball

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u/Confidence114 Oct 16 '21

Why was the coach (?) removed?

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u/VWVWVWVWVWVWVWVWVV Oct 16 '21

Probably arguing the "not out" call too vigorously...tho he was right, the ball was out.

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u/Highfours Oct 16 '21

Sepak Takraw looks incredible, and I was always think of this Onion video whenever I hear it discussed.

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u/hesido Oct 16 '21

These are the most talented athletes. Problem with this sport the base level required to get any sort of entertainment is too high to be practiced commonly among ordinary folk. It's watch-only.

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u/hazelmouth Oct 17 '21

Among ordinary folks, there is a friendlier version of this game that can be played. Sepak raga is form of this game using the same ball but the players need to pass the ball around in a circle of 10 or 20 people. Those who fail to receive or pass the ball will be eliminated.

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u/jangir99 Oct 16 '21

We need this in the Olympics!!!

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u/harshamech03 Oct 16 '21

First time I saw this game live was when I saw a group of kids playing it on the court near my HDB apartment in Singapore. Was in awe then, still am.

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u/Klautsche Oct 17 '21

After reds team taunting like honorless children I was definitely rooting for yellow there

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u/The_Bagel_Guy Oct 16 '21

I couldn’t even begin to play this sport

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u/steerbell Oct 16 '21

I pulled my hamstring just watching that.

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u/sonictank Oct 16 '21

This sport is as weird as the taunting and mimicking between points. Ninja volleyball.

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u/imlouminare Oct 16 '21

Played this sport during my high school days and having a pimple on your forehead was the best. Lmao

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u/DangerouslyRickety Oct 16 '21

For some reason this makes me feel like I’m watching Esports competitors playing actual athletics. But they actually good at said athletics…..I think it’s the sportsmanship. Or seemingly lack there of.

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u/raddotcom Oct 16 '21

The amount of taunting is what i like

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u/DigMeTX Oct 16 '21

I just watched that shit from beginning to end and got caught up in the drama and outrage.

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u/Cooliy03 Oct 17 '21

Be right back. I gotta do some research on this sport, because this looks dope!

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u/Cloutian Oct 16 '21

Never heard of this but I'm hype as fuck watching it!

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u/thatguy425 Oct 16 '21

These guys talk more shit than NFL football players.

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u/Sh4d0wM00N Oct 16 '21

This sport Its like Volley Ball with Feet.

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u/sknight022 Oct 16 '21

Thanks captain obvious

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u/NickNack54321 Oct 16 '21

Is this not the hardest sport of all time? Aside from the ancient game of getting the ball through the hoop using your hip

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u/kompricated Oct 16 '21

I'd think that hacky-sack players could catch on pretty well. But the flexibility on display at this level is something else.

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u/VWVWVWVWVWVWVWVWVV Oct 16 '21

All of the bicycle kicks that they then land back on their feet for are super impressive to me.

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u/darren1119 Oct 16 '21

Ambik kau #6 indo

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u/doitnow10 Oct 16 '21

Why do these countries suck at soccer if they have a sport like this?

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u/bryanchenggggggggggg Oct 16 '21

Although SEA region may not be as good as the European football/soccer teams, at least they can play well. Sepak Takraw and football/soccer are different sports and shouldn't be compared, it's like comparing tennis and badminton which doesn't compare well. I hope u would understand

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u/TheRandom6000 Oct 16 '21

You play football tennis all the time during training and warm up in football. Yes, they are separate games, but they do share a skillset, and one can be used as training for certain situations in the other.

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u/Nidaime_EroSennin Oct 16 '21

This sport relies mostly on agility, which easily give advantage to the smaller builds of South East Asians. Soccer relies more on core strength and a good blend of attributes. You can have agile wingers but small defenders and keepers would get you in trouble.

It's the same reason why SEA countries are good at badminton but not at tennis.

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u/thedailyrant Oct 16 '21

This right here. You see it during the world cup with well skilled Asian teams getting pushed off the ball during challenges. Sure they have some success, but they never win international cups in country or club football.

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u/Nidaime_EroSennin Oct 16 '21

Yeah, the best example was Japan vs Belgium. Japan were 2-0 up until the 70th minute and then Belgium equalized with two headers. On the first one the Japanese keeper was too short to catch the ball and on the second nobody could outjump the 6'4 Fellaini.

The Japanese women team did win the Women's World Cup in 2011 but even then they were dominated physically by the Americans in the final and only won on penalties.

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u/farish_tracer Oct 16 '21

Cuz soccer arent originated from SEA?

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u/TheRandom6000 Oct 16 '21

I doubt that's the reason. Football didn't originate in South America either.

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u/farish_tracer Oct 16 '21

Well, if Im not mistaken, football or "soccer" originated from UK is that right? (I dont really know the history of soccer actually) still closer to the South America then SEA and if its not then maybe its becuz the time when soccer being introduced the first time in SEA I guess. Unlike Sepak Takraw ofc, it has been in SEA since the 1500 and many of us do be good at it becuz its our tradition

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u/TheRandom6000 Oct 16 '21

So you don't really know either, got it.

But you see the connection between the two games, right? And why football tennis is used as training for football?

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u/vilaniol Oct 16 '21

heh seems like someone watched the new jre episode

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u/Bald_Man_Cometh Oct 16 '21

That final point couldn’t have been any less dramatic compared to the rest of the clip.

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u/Sugarcaine114 Oct 16 '21

I got introduced to it in PE class while I was in the Philippines, I played soccer all through my life, but this was just another level. Must have one of the steepest learning curve to get into and get decent at it. PE class was a disaster lol they wanted to be done with it and go play basketball

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u/[deleted] Oct 16 '21

Is that floor padded at all?

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u/lostBluBird Oct 16 '21 edited Oct 16 '21

They use pvc flooring in a thickness of 4.8mm, 5.0mm, or 7.0mm. For perspective, Highschool/College wrestling mats are about 40.6mm.

Edit: additional comment: I’m assuming you were thinking about how painful it would be falling on that court. It isn’t soft, but it’s not like landing on concrete. Additionally in regards to pain, the “rattan”, which is the ball they kick, is typically made from woven synthetic rubber weighing about 6oz (for men). I personally own one and it’s not soft. These athletes have definitely built up a tolerance for kicking the rattan. When that one guy used his head I visibly cringed.

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u/lyrrad87 Oct 16 '21

This sport doesn’t even look real. There is no way someone can do that using only their feet!! Awesome skill to see.

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u/mytwocentsshowmanyss Oct 16 '21

What the hell why didnt the video show the end lol

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u/Felix_Dracul Oct 16 '21

Does anyone know why that Malaysian coach got pissed in the middle part?

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u/farish_tracer Oct 16 '21

The referee unfairly rig the game for the Indonesian team, Malaysia supposedly took the point and win the game right at that moment, but nah its overtime and the point reset from Malaysia 21-19 Indonesia to 20-20. Still, Malaysia win the game anyway...

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u/quirkycurlygirly Oct 16 '21

Apparently volleyball is too easy for them.

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u/[deleted] Oct 16 '21

This sport is nuts

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u/Brolegario Oct 16 '21

I don’t like that you can serve and it touches the net. That game point was somewhat anti climatic for me.

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u/centech New York Mets Oct 16 '21

So I guess there are no penalties for taunting.

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u/scooter-maniac Oct 16 '21

This game requires four eye coordination I haven't ever seen in person.

Also, JFC the taunting is awful. Why is that allowed?

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u/Sputnikboy Oct 16 '21

I watched this sport for the first time in Myanmar and boy, it is wildly spectacular!

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u/imsofreakinggold Oct 16 '21

So was it a tie?

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u/farish_tracer Oct 16 '21

Nah, Malaysia won the game for the first time after not gaining any gold medal for almost 24 years (Thailand took them all)

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u/meeatbike Nov 13 '21

This was for the Asian Games and not Sea Games. Malaysia has won gold for Sea Games before but for Asian Games this was the first time.

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u/ap123hilo Oct 16 '21

And they say “golf is hard”

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u/CurrentlyNobody Oct 16 '21

Volleyball with feet? Interesting.

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u/janzeera Oct 16 '21

There’s actually something more like that.

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u/CurrentlyNobody Oct 16 '21

I had no idea either of these existed. Haha

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u/grizramen Oct 16 '21

So you’re telling me they could all do bicycle kicks in soccer. This is impressive

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u/eNdd0x- Oct 16 '21

this sport is awesome

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u/KardelSharpeyes Oct 16 '21

The bruises on their asses must be intense.

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u/Monqier Oct 16 '21

Is this a popular sport? It seems surprisingly fun!

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u/alka77200 Oct 16 '21

Yoo I don’t know what I just watched but I’m hyped af!!!

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u/MrSwankyBLUM Oct 17 '21

The amount of skill in this sport I've never seen before is wild. The backflip kick that Indonesian casually did at the start is awesome

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u/dub-fresh Oct 17 '21

This is hype as all hell.

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u/HarryTOMalley Oct 17 '21

First time seeing this sport. This sport is CRAZY. I play soccer. Have been impressed with watching volleyball. This?!?!

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u/same_same1 Oct 17 '21

The blurns are loaded…

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u/bumbuff Oct 17 '21

They're doing things with their legs I wish my wife could

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u/duke998 Oct 17 '21

It's cute how they hold hands before the game point.

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u/f3ar13 Oct 17 '21

Another sport us fat people can't play....also is there an american team

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u/farish_tracer Oct 17 '21 edited Oct 17 '21

There is actually, US is top 15

And actually, even tho Malaysia in top 2 in this sport, Malaysia too ranked top as a fat country among South East Asia

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u/Mizu3 Oct 17 '21

This is Asian Games 2018...