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Wednesday 16 April 2014

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fIt FiguresSepaktakraw

15th Sepaktakraw, or 'kick volleyball', is a sport native to the Malay-Thai peninsula and was first played in this century.

4 Sepaktakraw differs from conventional volleyball in that players cannot use their arms, but four other body parts while playing (feet, knee, head, and chest).

3 Games of kick volleyball are contested between two teams of this many players.

6 The game has been likened to at least this many other games. These are footbag net, footvolley, football tennis, bossaball, jianzi and sipa. All of these games involve 'keepie-uppies'.

1785 The 'Wat Phra Kaeo' in Bangkok, which was built in this year, depicts a mural of the Hindu god Hanuman playing Sepaktakraw in a ring with a troop of monkeys.

44x20 The sport is played on a court which measures this length by width in feet. The court is similar to that of a badminton doubles-sized court.

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