5 lesser known sports which require extreme fitness and agility

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Animals constantly thrive to prove their dominance and supremacy within their group so they can have access to the best resources available. That's why they are very particular regarding the display of dominance, authority, and aggression, as these characteristics help them to protect their precious resources.


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Since they don't have sports to display such characteristics, they simply fight among themselves, and in some cases, even with other species.

Similarly, we humans also want to establish our mental and physical supremacy but we opt for a much-civilized way to achieve the same, i.e. through sports. Out of many sports which are played around the globe, only a handful of them is truly global in character while having world level athletes from multiple countries.

There are a huge number of sports which are played by the people of a very small, specific region, but require an extreme amount of energy, agility, and fitness to play and master them. We have shortlisted a few of them.

Sepak Takraw - This game is played predominantly in South East Asia, and has historical evidence that it was played during the 15th century in the region which is modern day Malaysia. The game is played with a rattan ball and the players can only use their hand, knee, chest, and head to touch it during the play.


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Dodgeball - Known as Sekan-Tadi or Gend-Tadi in India, Da Yi Mao in China, and Datchball in Spain, this game requires the quickest feet and split-second reactions. The origin of this game is often contested, but this hasn't harmed the fun part of the game.

Kho Kho - A popular version of the tag game played predominantly in India, Kho Kho requires quick feet and lightning fast decisions. With no historical proof regarding its origin, kho-kho is predominantly played in the rural areas of the Indian subcontinent.

Slamball - This is exciting. It's basketball on steroids. A game in which the players literally fly and perform powerful dunks. The game was created by Mason Gordon, who wanted to create a sport that combines basketball, gymnastics, hockey, and football while looking like a real-life video game.


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Kabaddi - While India and Iran both claim that the game originated at their respective countries, kabaddi is a very exciting game which requires a lot of physical strength and agility.

Not yet played at the Olympics, this game is very famous in the Indian subcontinent, and slowing gaining global audience due to its very popular Pro Kabaddi League which is played in India and attracts players from around the world.