Most Obscure Sports In The World
From the looks of this photo, you might think sepak takraw, a sport native to Southeast Asia, is almost a kind of karate volleyball. And you wouldn t be far off.
Played with a ball made of dried palm leaves, sepak takraw is popular in Asia and even started to make inroads in North America in the late 1980s and 1990s. Sepak takraw even has a lot in common with similar team sports more familiar to Western audiences.
Like soccer, players pass around a ball using anything but their arms. The game is played on a court about the same size as a badminton court. Two teams of three players gather on each side of a net, trying to keep the ball in play. The rules for scoring are similar to that of volleyball.