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Sepak Takraw II | by J. Rosario
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Sepak Takraw II

Sepak 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, knee, chest and head to touch the ball. 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. In the Philippines it is known as sipa, meaning "kick".


Similar games include footbag net, footvolley, Bossaball, jianzi and sipa.

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Taken on May 24, 2008