Introducing Thailand - Takraw Explanations about the game of takraw Lot Huang also known as "Round Circle takraw", "Hoop Category Sports Sepak takrawtakraw. takraw is played in various versions in most parts of Southeast Asia. Hooptakraw seems to be the most popular version of takraw in Thailand. http://www.thaioregon.com/thailand/takraw.htm
Extractions: Takraw Takraw is played in various versions in most parts of Southeast Asia . But perhaps no where else is this startling game, in which players must neither touch the ball nor let it touch the ground, played with the enthusiasm and vigour shown by Thailand 's star performers. Games are played in the courtyards of wats, at fairgrounds, and (particularly during the kite flying season when there is little or no rain) at the Pramane Grounds in Bangkok . The small and hollow rattan balls which are the essential-and sometimes only necessary equipment for a game are sold in rattan shops and sporting goods shops throughout the country. But that's not all. One can use elbows, shoulders, even the posterior. The more complicated and impressive your feats, the better your score (Or, if a score is not being kept, the better your audience's reaction : spectators can be demanding, if not downright ruthless, in their judgements). One of the most difficult of all acts is seen in a game of hoop takraw, The player makes a hoop of his arms behind his back, and kicks the ball with his heels through the hoop in such a way that it also passes through a hoop suspended in the air. (if you groan at the thought better not try it). Hoop takraw seems to be the most popular version of takraw in Thailand . A team usually consists of seven players (there can be no less than six) who stand at the perimeter of a circle. During a 30 minute period, the players cooperate with each other to earn a high score. Hoops are suspended over the centre and the players must hit the ball through them. Successive teams try to surpass the previous score.
What's Sepak Takraw? Background and history, rules, highlights of the game. English text autotranslated from Japanese makes for enjoyable reading. http://www.geocities.co.jp/Colosseum-Acropolis/2678/english/whatsepa.html
Extractions: JAPANESE ENGLISH WARNING This page is being translated from Japanese by using the translation software. Approve it though it thinks that there is an a little funny expression. Do you know Sepak Takraw? Sepal Takraw was created by the royal family of Malaysia about 500 years ago. The name itself comes from two languages. Sepak is "kick" in Malay, and Takraw is the "ball" in Thai. When it is born, It looked like Japanese "Kemari", and some became a circle, and a pole was kicked, and the number of times was being competed in. It looks very similar to the Japanese traditional game, "kemari" where the players form a loose circle and the number of times the ball is kicked before it touches the ground is counted. In 1965 the game was unified into the present volleyball style with the addition of a net and the adoption of international rules. The court and the net height and size are identical to those used in badminton and each team has three players. The rules are very similar to those in volleyball , with the following five important exceptions The use of hands is not permitted.
Sepak Takraw A call for sepak takraw to be included in the Olympics. http://www.subway.com/subpages/extreme/sepak/
Extractions: Don't you think the summer Olympics are getting a little boring? I mean, think about what some of these sports entail. People in shorts running around in circles? Shooting arrows into a bundle of hay? Running fast and then jumping into a sand box? What's next, bingo marathons? Let's face it folks, we need a change of pace. We need something crazy. We need Sepak Takraw, our new favorite sport. Sepak Takraw originated in Southeast Asia. It's volleyball, gymnastics and soccer all rolled into one. There are three players on each team and it's played on a court like the ones used for badminton. The rules are about the same as volleyball with two minor changes: The ball they use is a hard plastic sphere and the players can't touch it with their hands or arms. Due to the unique rules, this sport was heavily dominated by taller players who could lift their leg above the net to make a shot. But then a 5'2" Sepakker from Indonesia, Pakke "The Superball" Jursi , developed a move that completely changed the sport. He invented
Sepak Takraw Introduction to Sepak takraw, game schedules, results. A presentation of Hiroshima City University.Category Sports Sepak takrawSepak takraw. The sepak takraw court and net are of the same standards asfor badminton matches. A team consisting of 3 members is called Regu. http://www.hiroshima-cu.ac.jp/C/ASIA/Sports/sepaktakraw.html
Extractions: The sepak takraw court and net are of the same standards as for badminton matches. A team consisting of 3 members is called Regu. Two teams compete for higher scores by spiking a ball into the opponents court. The same rules apply as for volley ball, with the following 4 exeptions: players are prohibited from using their hands; a player can touch the ball 3 successive times; the players position of the defensive team is not rotated; net-in service is accepted. Ball woven of rattan stems or made of plastic can be used. A match is composed of 3 sets. The team scoring 15 points win a set. The first team winning two sets wins the match. If both teams are tied, 13 to 13, the first team to score 13 points may choose to decide the set through 5-point match. If the teams are tied at 14 to 14, the first team to score 14 points may choose to decide the set through a 3-point match. Game Schedule
STAC Events, news, equipment, training, provincial contacts, history, and video.Category Sports Sepak takrawSEPAK takraw ASSOCIATION OF CANADA. Click here to Enter if you aren'tautomatically taken to the main page. Best Viewed with Microsoft http://www.takrawcanada.com/
Sepak Takraw Personal thoughts on the game, some photographs, and a summary of the rules. http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/4278/sports.html
Extractions: "...soccer, volleyball and gymnastics played in one." I love sport. I love to watch track and field, boxing, and swimming. I play Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, and Gymnastic but sometimes it's boring. What about playing gymnastic, volleyball, and soccer played in one, cool isn't it? You can play it all by playing Sepak takraw. I played it well during my high school. Sepak takraw is originated and a popular ballgame in South East Asia. It is one of the sports has medal at stake on South East Asian Games and Asian Games. A very interesting game and you can see a lot of gymnastics exhibitions more than what Michael Jordan do on the hoops. Takraw ball is made of rattan or very hard plastic weighed approximately 250 grams. Ruling and point system is almost similar to volleyball. You can use head, body, legs and anywhere for volleying and smashing the ball except that the player can't touch with his hand. Facility is not expensive, so you can start right now. Photos of smashing and blocking. Cool, isn't it? Some players used their head to block the ball and I experienced hitting to the head. Also you can invent how to smash the ball like runs up to the net, jump, float in the air, flip upside down while spinning like a helicopter, kick the ball more or less 60 miles per hour. Warning! don't do this while you are still new. Point sytem and ruling.
Takraw , equipment required for play, photo gallery, video, and clinic. http://www.asecint.org/takraw/takindex.html
Extractions: Takraw is played in various versions in most parts of Southeast Asia. But perhaps no where else is this startling game, in which players must neither touch the ball nor let it touch the ground, played with the enthusiasm and vigour shown by Thailand's star performers. Games are played in the courtyards of wats, at fairgrounds, and (particularly during the kite flying season when there is little or no rain) at the Pramane Grounds in Bangkok. The small and hollow rattan balls which are the essential-and sometimes only necessary equipment for a game are sold in rattan shops and sporting goods shops throughout the country. While there are certain basic rules to takraw, the game varies according to the type of takraw being played as well as the place where it is played. In village games, for example, there is often no referee and no source is kept : the winning player is simply the one who puts on the best show. The intricacy and speed with which it is played are astonishing, and if you think your reflexers are better than average, consider these methods of sending the ball aloft : the sole kick (using the arch or sole of the foot), the instep kick, knee kick, shin kick, shoulder kick, or head kick. Want to try the crosslegged jump kick? That consists of crossing your left leg over your right and leaping up to kick the ball with the instep of the left foot. Another version is the crosslegged knee kick. In this one the player crosses his left leg over his right above the right knee, and then leaps, into the air kicking the ball with his right knee.
TraKrawThai.com Governing body for the Thai takraw league with news and events updates, tips and techniques, club profiles, faqs and souvenirs. Administration office situated in Bangkok. http://www.takrawthai.com/
Sepak Takraw Association Equipment, terminology, official rules, a court diagram, and how to play. http://students.syr.edu/student_orgs/sports-rec/sta/
Extractions: SEPAK TAKRAW EQUIPMENT TERMINOLOGY OFFICIAL RULES HOW TO PLAY Come and Join Us Friday (2 - 5 p.m) and Sunday (1 - 2:30 p.m) Gym B, Women Building Maintainer Sepak Takraw Association HOW TO PLAY One of the features of Sepaktakraw, and reason for its growing popularity, is its simplicity. It is a team game involving three players per side and the object is to volley the woven ball over the net into the opponents court using any part of the body except the hands or arms. Each team is allowed three contacts with the ball to get it over the net. Unlike the similar game concept of volleyball, in takraw on player may take more than one contact consecutively.Points are scored by the serving team, and points are gained if the opposing side fails to return the ball over the net, or a winning shot is played whereby the ball lands in the opponents court. The length of the game varies - there is no time limit. Matches are won by winning 2 out of 3 sets. To win a set, one team must reach 15 points. In 1996, ISTAF changed the rule so that no extra margin or extra points are played - the set is played straight and the first team to reach 15 points wins the set. The third set, if necessary is played to only 6 points and is referred to as a "tie-breaker". Regu (single team)
Thailand Life - Takraw Explanations about the game of takraw Lot Huang also known as "Round Circle takraw", "Hoop takraw" and "Thai Basketball". http://www.thailandlife.com/takraw.htm
Extractions: Homepage My Country Takraw (Wicker-Ball Game) Takraw is a ball made of rattan, woven into a shape about 5 to 6 inches in diameter. In itself it is a work of art that is admired by the lovers of folk art. The Takraw game is basically an outdoor game that is easy to play but difficult to master. A player can use his foot, head, knees, shoulders, or elbows to hit the ball. Commonly there are three kinds of the takraw game. They are Takraw Wong (Circle takraw), Takraw Lot Huang (Hoop takraw) and Takraw Takhai (Net takraw). These are some pictures from the Asian Games In Takraw Wong (Circle takraw) about 5 to 6 players stand in a circle and try to keep the ball in the air as long as they can by using nine parts of their body (2 feet, two knees, two elbows, two shoulders and a head) to deliver the ball. This type of Takraw aims at self-enjoyment, as well as for the entertainment of others. The players may display skills in fancy kicks and balancing. Takraw Lot Huang (Hoop Takraw) is a competitive game that can be played by many teams with not less than six players in each team. The players in each team take turns hitting the ball into a basket hoisted about six meters from the ground. Each team has forty minutes to play ball and send it into the basket as many times as possible. Scoring is based on the basket shots and also the manner of hits. All hits have different scores depending on their degree of difficulties. The team with the highest score is the winner.
International Sepaktakraw Federation Offers takraw World, a Journal of Sepaktakraw Movement. Includes the sport's history, rules and regulations, events and tournament calendar, news archive, governing body, links, downloads and guestbook. http://www.takrawworld.com/
Sepaktakraw Sepak takraw. Japanese version of this page is here . Sepak takraw FinalStandings. 1. Malaysia 2. Thailand 3. Singapore 4. Indonesia http://www.hiroshima-cu.ac.jp/C/ASIA/Sports/Result/eachgame/sepaktakraw.html
Extractions: Japanese version of this page is here Malaysia 2. Thailand 3. Singapore 4. Indonesia 5. Laos 6. Japan 7. Brunei 7. China 7. Korea Thailand def. Indonesia, 15-7, 15-3 Malaysia def. Singapore, 15-11, 15-11 Laos def. Brunei, 15-7, 17-15 Japan def. Korea, 15-13, 15-10 Thailand def. China, 15-2, 15-11 Brunei def. China, 9-15, 15-9, 15-9 Mafaysia def. Korea, 1 5-3, 1 5-1 Indonesia def. Laos, 1 5-10, 1 5-6 Singapore def. Japan, 1 5-4, 1 5-7 Thailand def. Brunei, 1 5-2, 1 5-0 Indonesia def. China, 1 5-5, 1 5-8 Thailand def. Laos, 15-3, 15-11 Singapore def. Korea, 15-7, 15-4 Indonesia def. Brunei, 15-7, 16-17, 18-15 Malaysia def. Japan, 15-4, 15-1 Laos def. Japan, 15-6, 15-8 Thailand def. Singapore, 15-1,15-9 Malaysia def. Indonesia, 15-3, 15-10 Singapore def. Indonesia, 15-10, 18-13 Malaysia def. Thailand, 15-9, 15-13 P W L SW SL Pts. Thailand ............. 4 4 8 8 Indonesia ............ 4 3 1 6 3 6 Laos ................. 4 2 2 2 4 4 Brunei ............... 4 1 3 3 7 2 China ................ 4 4 1 6
Asiatische Ballsportart - SEPAK TAKRAW CLUB SCHWEIZ Geboten werden Informationen ¼ber die Geschichte und die Entwicklung von Sepak takraw. Mit Neuigkeiten, Daten, Spielregeln sowie Hinweise zum Verband, zum Vorstand und zur Entstehung des Clubs. Auch eine Bildergalerie ist zu finden. http://www.takraw.ch/
A Wicker Ball Game Called Takraw. A Wicker ball game called takraw. The 'takraw' or wicker ball is made of nineto eleven rattans weaved loosely into a roundshaped and hollow ball. http://www.geocities.com/sunthai.geo/takraw.htm
Extractions: The 'Takraw' or wicker ball is made of nine to eleven rattans weaved loosely into a round-shaped and hollow ball. It is 5 to 6 inches in diameter and weighs 160 to 180 grams. The original circle type takraw is the popular game that people play for fun. It usually is not regarded as a competitive sport. The game begins as a team of 6 to 10 persons stand in a circle about 25 metres in diameter in diameter. All the players have to do is keep the ball airborne for as long as possible. The winner is selected from the team when points are scored by adding the smallest number of ground hits during the game. The exciting and competitive from of takraw, which is one of the disciplines the Southest Asian Games, is called Sepak Takraw, or net takraw. Net takraw is played by two teams of three players eash. Each team confronts each other across a net, 2.5 m above ground across the centre of a 20 by 44 feet court. Similar to badminton, the object of the game is to ground the ball on the opponents side of the net. The modern technique of the game is very much like volleyball, the crown of the head and the feet being used above net height to smash the ball into the opposite court.
SEPAK TAKRAW SEPAK takraw (Kick Volleyball). Sepak takraw (Kick Volleyball), or takraw forshort, is one of the fastest growing and most popular sports in Asia. http://www.asecint.org/takraw/taksum.html
Extractions: SEPAK TAKRAW (Kick Volleyball) Through the 96/97 to 98/99 school years Sepaktakraw has been "introduced" to over 60 Saskatchewan schools by ASEC International, which is now Saskatchewans official Active Member organization to STAC. Students from about grade 6 or 7 and up have no problem catching on to the sport - and once they try it, they are usually crazy about it! One teacher commented, "All they want to do now is play Takraw, in Phys. Ed., at noon for intramurals and after school! Theyre hooked!" We anticipate most provinces in Canada having an active Takraw Association under umbrella of STAC within 6 years. ASEC International, working with STAC, hosted the first annual, national Sepaktakraw Championships, right here in Regina, with the winning team being eligible to participate in the Kings Cup (World Championships) hosted in Thailand. Rational for Takraw: Takraw Instructional Clinics: Takraw clinics that we teach may be a short 1-hour INTRODUCTION session during an Asia presentation, or it may be its own half or full day clinic that really focuses on learning the skills necessary to play the game.
Basta Presents rules and regulations, history, terminology, equipment, and general information. http://members.aol.com/sftakraw/index.html
Extractions: htmlAdWH('7003041', '120', '30'); htmlAdWH('7002134', '234', '60'); Main Create Edit Help Join the Team ! ! ! Join the Team ! ! ! Join the team ! ! ! Join the team!!! Calling all Asian Community leaders,Volunteers, Sports Organizers, Sports Coordinator, Sports Directors anybody who is involve in organizing a Sports Festivals...... The purpose of this website is to promote this game not only through the ASIAN community but also to all sports minded people who wants to change their sport(s) activities. I played this game for long time even way back in my old country(PHILIPPINES) and I am trying to build a SepakTakraw team here in San Francisco, CA. Through this sports I reached the college level. And not only that, without this sport I am not here creating this website for all of you.