Legacy Importance Of Sepak Takraw

Sepak Takraw is an ancient game which is popular in Malaysia, Thailand, and other Southeast Asian countries. The moves of the game are similar to Shaolin and football sport. Sepak Takraw owns a rich legacy which has made the game popular worldwide. The game is included in the Asian Games as it captivates the spectators. It is an exciting sport, and you can find kids playing sepak takraw in the residential areas of Malaysia. Here you would know about the legacy importance of Sepak Takraw.

History Of Sepak Takraw

It is a kick volleyball game as the rules and regulations of the game are similar to volleyball. The only difference is that in Sepak Takraw the players kick the ball with the use of their head, feet, knees, and chest. People play the game in various ways. Sepak is a Malay word meaning kick, and takraw is a Thai word meaning woven ball. There are historical pieces of evidence that this sport was played in the 15th century in the kingdom of Malacca Sultanate. It is also said that the rattan ball hit Raja Muhammed, son of Sultan Mansur shah while playing sepak takraw. In Bangkok, you can see some mural depicting the God Hanuman playing Sepak Takraw with a group of monkeys.

Modern Sepak Takraw
The game which posses a rich legacy of more than 500 years has encountered several changes in the past 200 years. The Sepak Takraw sport received its formal rules and regulations in the year 1829 by the Siam Sports Association. In the year 1940, the game was spread in the Southeast Asian countries, and thus new formal rules were introduced. The game was officially called Sepak Takraw. The game became a regular event in the Asian Games and Southeast Asian Games. In recent years, Malaysian team performances dipped when compared with other countries like Myanmar, South Korea, and Vietnam. Thus the country where the Sepak Takraw game originated is losing its dominance in the game.

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