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Published on April 16, 2008

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RISOL Tajikistan Khorog ILC school # 2:  RISOL Tajikistan Khorog ILC school # 2 Slide2:  Our presentation is dedicated to the most popular game in the World FOOTBAG. And also about other games like Takraw, Temari and Jegi which on their spirit very close with Footbag. The history:  The history Footbag is actually an ancient sport, with its roots in North America and Asia. There is evidence of a game that native North Americans played using a sack made of animal hyde, filled with pellets or sand. Feathers were sometimes attached to give it a flight similar to a badminton birdie. In Malaysia in the 1960s a competitive net game called Sepaktakraw developed, using a 5" tightly woven, wicker-type ball called a Takraw Ball. A simple comparison would say that it's like volleyball using only your feet. The sport is rapidly growing in Asia, and organizers have their eyes on the potential for future Olympic presence. Slide4:  In 1972, two American athletes named Mike Marshall and John Stalberger met in Oregon City, Oregon. Marshall had a home-made bean bag, that he was kicking around, and experimenting with it's potential as a co-ordination builder. Stalberger was recovering from knee surgery and was looking for a fun form of therapy and exercise. They referred to the new game as "Hacking the Sack." The two decided to collaborate and market their new game under the trademark of "Hacky Sack". Mike Marshall died of a heart attack in 1975, at the age of twenty eight. Stalberger continued with the vision of Hacky Sack as a popular game and formed the National Hacky Sack Association. He later sold the rights for the Hacky Sack Footbag to Kransco (operating under the Wham-o label), which also manufactured the Frisbee and the Hula-Hoop. Slide5:  By the 1980s, different varieties of the sport had evolved including Footbag Net" where players volley a footbag over a 5-foot-high net, Freestyle Footbag where players stand in a circle and do tricks with the Bag while passing it around the circle, and Footbag Golf. Takraw:  Takraw 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 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. Jegi:  Jegi Jegi game is one of the korean traditional games, which is similar to hackey sack. You have two different mode of kicking the jegi - normal kick, hulrangii kick (kicking the jegi without putting your leg on the ground) you can change the mode by pressing home button. You may use both left and right leg (up-arrow for the right, down-arrow for the left). You may also use back kick (you press end key before you press up or down arrow). Temari:  Temari Temari balls are a folk art form that originated in China and were introduced to Japan five or six hundred years ago. The balls were originally made by mothers and grandmothers for the children to play with (they were used in kickball and handball games similar to the hackeysack games played around the world today). Historically they were constructed from the remnants of old kimonos. Pieces of silk fabric would be wadded up to form a ball, then the wad wrapped with strips of fabric. The silk threads would have been removed and saved and used to first wind around the ball, then to stitch the ball firmly together. As time moved on traditional Temari balls became an art, with the functional stitching more and more decorative and detailed, until the balls displayed very intricate embroidery. The balls transcended from play toys into art objects with the introduction of rubber to Japan. Temari balls became an art and craft of the Japanese upper class and aristocracy and noble women competed in creating more and more beautiful and intricate objects. They now represent a highly valued and cherished gift symbolizing deep friendship and loyalty. Slide10:  It's a great thing that totally different people can come together in the pure joy of just kicking a little bag. I think that footbag boosts the human spirit and creates a feeling of comraderie and friendship among any group of people." -- Ben Hefferon, Poughkeepsie To unity through variety:  To unity through variety The most interesting that people live in the different countries of the World and every nation own their culture, custom, tradition and their style of lives but in spite of this difference they have something in common. For instance, take the play - Footbag. This kind of play popular in America, but in our country from ancient time existed such play. People played and got pleasure. This game can come together all the people of the whole world. People game of with big pleasureThe simplest version of this is simply the game of catch, often played between very young children. Nowadays it is a most popular game in the word, because it is very interesting and joyful. Footbag raises the spirit of the people and creates friendship between them. Our footbags:  Our footbags

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