Jokgu

Jokgu (namely Korean-style Sepak takraw) is a sport which combines aspects of association football and volleyball.

Jokgu
Hangul
족구
Hanja
足球
Revised RomanizationJokgu
McCune–ReischauerChokku

History

Jokgu was invented by members of the Republic of Korea Air Force in 1960 as a way to promote exercise on military bases. Jokgu is very popular in Korea, with over one thousand teams in professional, school, & military leagues. It is also one of the most common ways to pass time in the military. Jokgu is just one of the many sports that were premiered at the 1st Annual Leisure Games in Chuncheon, Korea in 2010. As interest in Jokgu has grown in America, teams joined together in 2011 to form a Jokgu league and a door to the world stage was opened.

Rule

It can be described as a fusion of volleyball and soccer. The rules are similar to volleyball, but only your feet, shin, & head may have contact with the ball. Teams are made up of four people on each side of the net and the height of the net is similar to tennis (1.1-meter). Players are allowed three contacts per side with one bounce in-between contacts. The playing area measures 16 x 7 meters. Each of two teams has four starting players and three relievers. A game consists of three sets of 15 points each. Score is counted under the rally point system, under which one must have a two-point advantage to win a game. The ball for jokgu measures 20 centimeters in diameter and weighs 360 grams.

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Sepak takraw or kick volleyball, is a sport native to Southeast Asia. Sepak takraw differs from the similar sport of footvolley in its use of a rattan ball and only allowing players to use their feet, knee, chest and head to touch the ball.

In Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, it is called sepak takraw. In Malaysia, it can be known as sepak raga as well. In Thailand, it is called as takraw only. In Laos, it is kataw (Lao: "twine" and "kick"). In the Philippines, besides the borrowed term "takraw", it is also called sepak takraw and also has a similar sport called “sipa” or “kick”. In Myanmar, it is known as chin lone, and is considered more of an art as there is often no opposing team, and the point is to keep the ball aloft gracefully and interestingly.

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