yow! haha… Ang saya ko lang. Wel, this entry is a tribute to our own COMMERCE Sepak Takraw team. Our School held a 4-day intramurals starting Aug. 28-31. And since wala kaming katalent-talent sa sports, we got our selves involved in the food committee. Yon nga, sa sepak kami napunta. First game, ayon late kami. kawawa naman tuloy yong mga players namin. The next day, talagang inagahan ko dahil 9 am, magsasatart yong game yon pala ay sa Game 2 pa ung Commerce at past 11 am na nagstart yong sa kanila. Kami naman tuloy yong nagutom. Kanina ay naglaban na yong team namin vs. sa criminal justice dept. Siyempre panalo kami..Yahoo! haha…Ang ingay pa naman namin dun kanina.
So, before I present the pictures na kuha mula sa malayu.an, I’ll have a short recap of what sepak takraw is.;)
“Sepak” is the Malay word for kick and “takraw” is the Thai word for a woven ball, therefore sepak takraw quite literally means to kick ball. The choosing of this name for the sport was essentially a compromise between Malaysia and Thailand, the two powerhouse countries of the sport.
Earliest historical evidence shows that the game was played in the 15th century’s Malacca Sultanate, for it is mentioned in the Malay historical text, “Sejarah Melayu” (Malay Annals). The Malay Annals described in details the incident of Raja Muhammad, a son of Sultan Mansur Shah who was accidentally hit with a rattan ball by Tun Besar, a son of Tun Perak, in a Sepak raga game. The ball hit Raja Muhammad’s headgear and knocked it down to the ground. In anger, Raja Muhammad immediately stabbed and killed Tun Besar, whereupon some of Tun Besar’s kinsmen retaliated and wanted to kill Raja Muhammad. However, Tun Perak managed to restrain them from such an act of treason by saying that he would no longer accept Raja Muhammad as the Sultan’s heir. As a result of this incident, Sultan Mansur Shah ordered his son out of Malacca and had him installed as the ruler of Pahang.
In the Philippines the sport was called “sipa” and along with traditional martial arts survived the three century Spanish colonization. It is a popular sport played by children in Philippines, this is their national sport. Sepak Takraw is included in Philippine’s elementary and highschool curriculum.In Myanmar, or Burma, it was dubbed “Chinlone“, in Laos “Kator”, “cầu mây” in Vietnam and in Indonesia “Raga” or “Sepak Takraw”.
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- Info on the National Games (todayonline.com)
- Press Release: 25th MILO Little Olympics Underway in Cebu (kalongkong.wordpress.com)