April 21, 2008

Chinlone

Kevin Kelly links to this nice bit of video, from the film Mystic Ball:

The Mystic Ball site notes that the Burmese Chinlone is

...related to similar games in Southeast Asia known as takraw in Thailand, sepak raga in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, sipa in the Philippines, kator in Laos and da cau in Vietnam. A competitive variation of the game played over a net, called sepak takraw was developed in Malaysia in the 1940ís.
There are quite a few videos of (highly competitive) Sepak Takraw on YouTube. One to start with:

Posted by oook at April 21, 2008 07:58 PM
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