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The Rules of Sepak Takraw – EXPLAINED!

The Rules of Sepak Takraw – EXPLAINED!


Ninh explains the Rules of Sepak Takraw
The object of the game is for your team to win 3 sets faster than the opposing team.
A team is made up of 3 players and consist of these positions.
To win a set, you must score 21 points and be at least two points ahead.
If the scores are 21-21 for example, the game carries on until one team has a two point
lead up to a maximum of 25 points. To score a point, you must aim to kick the
ball (which is usually made of woven Rattan or Plastic) over the net and hit the floor
of your opponent’s court. The court is played on a similar sized surface
to a Badminton court: 13.4m long x 6.1 metres wide, and the net is 1.52m above the ground.
These are the circles the players must stay in during a serve.
If the ball is hit onto the lines – this also counts as a point.
Hang on Ninh, this kinda looks like Volleyball mixed with Football (soccer)?
That’s pretty much exactly what this is. Sepak Takraw is sometimes referred to as ‘kick-volleyball’
and the general rules of Volleyball apply but with the same touching rules as soccer,
i.e. you can touch the ball with your legs, body and head but not your arms or hands.
And just like volleyball, a team is allowed a maximum of three touches of the ball before
it must go over the net and onto your opponent’s side of the court. Unlike Volleyball however, a player may take
all three touches himself. A team can opt to take less than three touches
if they want to, and the game is a back and forth affair, with both teams setting up the
ball and attacking each other’s court. In the sport of Sepak Takraw, it’s very
easy to lose points. There’s a lot of things you can’t do in
Sepak Takraw You cannot kick the ball onto the ground outside
the area of play. You cannot kick the ball into the net and
for it to land on your side of the court. You cannot touch the ball with your arms or
hands. You cannot touch the net.
You cannot lift your foot out of the circles during a serve.
You cannot leave your circles during a serve until after the ball has crossed the net
and as earlier mentioned; your team cannot touch the ball more than three times.
All of these errors result in your opponents being awarded a point.
Once a team has won 25 points and is at least 2 points ahead, they win a set.
If both teams have won 2 sets each, the 3rd and final set only goes to 11 points.
Winning 2 sets before your opponent, wins you the game.
That’s basically Sepak Takraw in a nutshell – but there’s a few things you’ll need
to understand before playing or going to a game. For example … Block
When an attack is imminent, defenders can jump in the air and try and stop an attack
reaching the floor and players will usually turn their backs and lift their legs to prevent
an imminent attack. Spike.
This is an attacking shot, usually made by lifting the foot above the net and kicking
the ball in a downward direction towards the opponents floor. These shots are difficult
to stop. Roll Spike.
One of the most impressive plays in the game is the roll spike. Players will generate momentum
by jumping off one leg, rolling their bodies to kick the ball and then proceeding to land
on the same leg. They do something similar in Taekwondo called a 540 roundhouse, but
in Sepak Takraw, this is a roll spike. Now this game seems ridiculously strange,
but as you watch or play Sepak Takraw, the rules will become clear.
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Be sure to follow me on twitter also, but in the meantime, enjoy Sepak Takraw! Okay seriously England, why are we not playing
this game?! Ninh Ly, www.ninh.co.uk, @NinhLyUK

Comments (100)

  1. Sir may I ask you a question? What country uses the term "sepak regu" ???

  2. Very helpful video. Thank you.

  3. "but there is a few other things you need to understand before playing or going to a game" -yeah.. you need to be an Asian NINJA

  4. These people are freaking ninjas

  5. @0:10 is i mistake the positrons are wrong
    the striker is the bowler

  6. wow interesting to see this sport, and my grandpa used to play this with his friends

  7. I wonder how well the skills go from sepak Takraw to Football and the reverse ?

  8. It's Philippines' national sport way back. Filipinos used to dominate it in their regional ASEAN Games. But Thailand and other neighbors caught up and dominated the sport. So Filipinos abandoned it and declared Arnis as national sport.

  9. nice video! thanks alot just gettimg intot his game!

  10. That game look like field version of padbol
    I will appreciated if padbol rules posted in the next video

  11. 2:08 The first time I see a sport that allows someone to wear regular, Converse sneakers(Red team, guy on the left).

  12. "before you try to play" i couldn't play this sport in my life even if i tried lol

  13. How people don't get kicked in their faces is madness

  14. I played this with my friends a couple years ago and we called it "Up-Ball"
    (We all played soccer)

  15. sebab kes Indonesia tarik diri. aku kat sini.. nak study sikit rules takraw..

  16. This is what happens when you combine tkd with volleyball.

  17. Apparently, the normal (non-roll) spikes are called "sunback" spikes now.

  18. why is this not an olympic game? because only asian plays it

  19. This looks very exciting. Why is this not more popular?

  20. I feel like this would be a hard sport to get into because of the high skill and flexibility requirement.

  21. new viewer here. pretty cool video. this is a pretty fun game

  22. EXTREM HACKEY SACK!!!!!!!!!

  23. Oh My God!!! You did it! Thanks

  24. Much more interesting than volleyball.

  25. Can u plz do touqeball next? (Idk if I spelled it right)

  26. Just one groin pull injury after another, I bet.

  27. would be exciting to watch. sadly, it doesn't look like the type of game most people would be physically capable of playing .

  28. This is the most amazing game ever

  29. So it's footvolley?

  30. Anime got too real

  31. Why isn't it an Olympic sport

  32. Thanks for helping figure out the rules

  33. I'm from Philippines and I only see this game during the school sports fest. This was not taught in our PE and I wish that they did. I particularly like the way the players did some moves like kicking while doing back spring hahahaa… It's a beautiful game but I don't see this game played on a daily basis hahaha (unlike Basketball)

  34. This game is from Nusantara (now known by South East Asian)

  35. 3:39–3:41 More like, “Ok, seriously England and the rest of the world.. Why are we not playing this game?!”

    Seriously though, sepak takraw actually seems like a right laugh and a helluva game!

  36. Can't decide to watch soccer or tennis? now you don't have to….

  37. It's awesome. Much better than stupid, boring volleyball.

  38. the seems like the most difficult sport in the world to learn.

  39. shoutout to malaysia for this awesome sport

  40. Played this sport as a hobby (not professional) and I’m tellin ya it’s really fucking hard and you’ll get bruised foot if you’re not wearing the right foot wear……damnnn lol

  41. Reminds me a lot of Shuttlecock, essentially the same game but played with a feathered Shuttlecock instead of a ball

  42. Nice Tekken music

  43. I played a lot of volleyball in college (pick-up games and intramurals). My one friend that I played with often had an Australian friend visit and we played volleyball with him. He, not once, used his hands and essentially mimicked the skills of this game (with the exception of serving; he did that normally). It was quite the sight to see.

  44. those guys has at least like 40 inch vertical

  45. t raven
    1 year ago
    this looks more entertaining than volleyball and soccer

  46. So it's Badminton+ soccer+ volleyball

  47. A good English name I suggest for this sport would be "footvolleyball"! LOL! I love watching this game. I hear about the federation of this sport try to adapt this sport into the Olympic Games.

  48. So we are just going to act like these dudes aren't ninjas? Yes? Ok, cool. Just trying to keep my worldview from shattering.

  49. Southeast Asians dominate on this sport.

  50. So… volleyball for muay thai fighters.

  51. That's fucking epic. Injuries must happen often but the sport is awesome!!!!

  52. I played this in High School im one of representative of our school by the way im from Philippines

  53. This could be a good training for football players

  54. "Now this game seems ridiculously strange" <– Not really, it seems pretty straightforward if you're familiar with volleyball, but it does seem ridiculously difficult. 😀

  55. When you have a tennis court and tennis balls but so rackets.

  56. When the soccer Bois try and play volleyball.

  57. The net is exactly my hight 1.52m

  58. As fucking dumb as it sounds, those fucking round house serves wee dope

  59. Good job… One of the beloved sport by our people Cambodian

  60. That sport are for the Zlatan Ibrahimović around the universe!

  61. I've always wanted to play Sepak Takraw back when I was in high school. I'm fascinated with the flashy moves. We had this on P.E. back in the day. Unfortunately you really have to be flexible and agile to play this sport and sadly I'm neither agile nor flexible. lol
    I think I'm better off watching it from the sidelines.

  62. Ridiculously strange? More like ridiculously awesome.

  63. Why did indonesia walk out of sepaktakraw game against malaysia,? Did malaysia broke the rules? I couldn't find why…

  64. can u name some best team of this game ?

  65. Can you use your chest or not?

  66. It’s pronounce
    Si pak, tak ro

  67. Only Son of a Jackchin can play this game. Entertaining to eyes but full risk to lose your legs.

  68. I also ask this question of Americans: why aren't we playing this game either?

  69. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1_bMrTysuJs,

  70. John, what is that Sport? Do you know?

  71. We have a Brazilian version of this. It's called futevôlei

  72. Sepak Takraw is the National Sport in the Philippines

  73. you reply to all of your comments lol

  74. If the spike shot directly to your head….😵

  75. This sport is original from malacca,malaysia.try find it on wikipedia

  76. You'll need the blessing of South East Asia Takraw God to play this

  77. Can’t wait to see This in the next olympics

  78. Beware….if the ball got spike to your balls…you can get numb for a days…

  79. I'm from the Philippines and this sport used to be our national sport. I've never played the sport myself but i don't think it is as hard as people think it is. The net is relatively short so it shouldn't be that hard to hit the ball to the other side.

  80. This game was only in Asia

  81. Kung Fu Volleyball

  82. sepak takraw was made in southeast asia. But this game is a mixture of soccer and volleyball

  83. Unbelievable talented athletes shown here!

  84. Because England can barely play football as is.

  85. Sepak takraw is the national sport of the Philippines, before.

  86. Okay, Seriously England Why Are we not Playing this game?!?!
    My Answer: Sepak Takraw is Easy, not common in Europe, only common in the South-East Asian and it's also, not it the Olympics. Also, Sepak Takraw is much more Dangerous than Soccer. Sepak Takraw is Easy for Vietnamese but hard for the English's to play.

  87. Hang on a minute… Where can I buy the Sepak Takraw ball?

  88. Quite nice to see you covering a sport from our side of earth (southeast Asia). It's quite unfortunate that this sport isn't quite popular in other regions

  89. More entertaining to watch! Their flexibility and acrobatic moves are jaw dropping!

  90. This is so badass, it'll make one hell of an anime!

  91. I've been living in Thailand for three years now and this is played everywhere

  92. This sport all skills so hard. I tried to do it but not work.

  93. this sport is very popular in Thailand and Malaysia, but sadly in Indonesia it's only popular in some rural areas. Kids in the big cities don't play sepaktakraw anymore. Or maybe they never did.

  94. Andorra and San Marino should look at this sport…😄😄😄

  95. i think my bone will crack the second i try it. but thank you ninh, you helped me to do my school assignment.

  96. In my country we call it sipa takraw

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