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THE ULTRA FAST GAME YOU NEED TO FIND TO BELIEVE

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THE ULTRA FAST GAME YOU NEED TO FIND TO BELIEVE

Sepaktakraw is usually Asia’s best kept secret. An American tourist in Bangkok once called this the magical love child of volleyball, soccer, and Shaolin Kung Fu. Watch just one sepaktakraw match up, and you may well agree with him.

From its humble beginnings being a traditional sport, sepaktakraw (sepak sama dengan Malay word for ‘kick’ + takraw = Thai word with regard to ‘Rattan ball’), has become global force with dedicated pockets of followers and players across the globe.

In a nutshell, sepaktakraw is a game with two teams consisting of three players; a player on one of the teams begins a ‘rally’ by serving the ball from the service circle, over the net, and into the receiving team’s court. The receiving team must not allow the ball go to ground within their court. Each team may touch the ball up to 3 times. Typically, the first two touches are used to set up to have an attack, which takes the form of the somersault movement 8 feet off the ground, with the ball reaching over 100km/h.

The International Sepaktakraw Federation (ISTAF), with members across the globe, is sepaktakraw’s international governing body, and is headquartered in Bangkok, Asia with a secretariat in Singapore.

ISTAF, currently led simply by Maj. Gen. Charouck Ariracharakan, has brought Sepaktakraw where it stands today, a mainstay of the Southeast Oriental Games since 1965, and a honor status at the Asian Games given that 1990, sepaktakraw was also introduced being a demonstration sport at the 2009 Entire world Games in Chinese Taipei.

2011 saw the development of the ISTAF World Cup, and ISTAF SuperSeries, two premier global tournaments featuring the world’s top men’s and women’s teams. These tournaments are championed by Asian countries Sports Ventures (ASV), a Singapore based sports Marketing and Consulting organization, who aim to bring Sepaktakraw to a whole new audience.

Talking from Singapore, ASV Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Venu Ramadass, said, “The ISTAF SuperSeries is the peak of fast-paced action sports. Some people think of sepaktakraw as a traditional sports activity, but International sepaktakraw is simply electrifying. Our goal is to shine a spotlight on this amazing sport, and bring it to existing fans in Asia, and new fans and viewers across the globe. ”

ISTAF Secretary General, Dato Abdul Halim bin Kader, in welcoming ASV’s partnership with the world regulating body, stressed that even more initiatives are in the pipeline to promote the sport globally, with the goal of bringing sepaktakraw at the Commonwealth Games, and eventually, the Olympics.

As an Oriental Games Medal sport, sepaktakraw is a staple in countries like Cina, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, while the sport’s explosive speed and acrobatics have won over followers, and resulted in teams from Australia, Germany, the USA, France, Switzerland, Brazilian, and Canada.

Mister. Ramadass added, “in the past many years, we have focussed our efforts on creating a professional environment for sepaktakraw, with the highest standards of High Description Television Broadcast, in depth statistics, match up analysis and live pre-shows, commentary, Ultra-Slow Motion Cameras, enhanced on the web and social media platforms, and everything else Tv viewers and fans demand from sports today.

Within the 2013/14 Season, our broadcast partners carried sepaktakraw to 70 nations, across 4 continents, and we hope to see continued growth this year even as we bring sepaktakraw into even more families. ”

This year, ASV will focus on Season 3 from the ISTAF SuperSeries, kicking off in Myanmar in October, before moving to Korea in December, Indonesia in January, and the Philippines in March 2015. November will also see the launch from the SepakTakraw League (STL) in Malaysia, with over 60 hours of Live TV Programming in Malaysia.

You can check out www.sepaktakraw.org for more information regarding sepaktakraw, the ISTAF SuperSeries, and more.

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THE ULTRA FAST GAME YOU HAVE TO SEE TO BELIEVE

Sepaktakraw is Asia’s best kept key. An American tourist in Bangkok also known as it the magical love kid of volleyball, soccer, and Shaolin Kung Fu. Watch just one sepaktakraw match, and you may well agree with him.

From its humble origins as a traditional sport, sepaktakraw (sepak = Malay word for ‘kick’ + takraw = Thai term for ‘Rattan ball’), has become global force with dedicated pockets of fans and players across the globe.

In a nutshell, sepaktakraw is a online game with two teams consisting of three players; a player on one of the teams begins a ‘rally’ by providing the ball from the service circle, over the net, and into the receiving team’s court. The receiving team must not let the ball go to ground inside their court. Each team may contact the ball up to 3 times. Generally, the first two touches are used to setup for an attack, which takes the shape of a somersault movement 8 foot off the ground, with the ball reaching more than 100km/h.

The Global Sepaktakraw Federation (ISTAF), with associates across the globe, is sepaktakraw’s international regulating body, and is headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand with a secretariat in Singapore.

ISTAF, currently led by Maj. Gen. Charouck Ariracharakan, has brought Sepaktakraw where it appears today, a mainstay of the Southeast Asian Games since 1965, and a medal status at the Asian Online games since 1990, sepaktakraw was also released as a demonstration sport at the yr World Games in Chinese Taipei.

2011 saw the formation of the ISTAF World Cup, and ISTAF SuperSeries, two premier international tournaments featuring the world’s top men’s and women’s teams. These tournaments are championed simply by Asia Sports Ventures (ASV), a Singapore based sports Marketing and Contacting company, who aim to bring Sepaktakraw to a whole new audience.

Speaking from Singapore, ASV Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Venu Ramadass, said, “The ISTAF SuperSeries may be the pinnacle of fast-paced action sports activities. Some people think of sepaktakraw as a traditional sport, but International sepaktakraw is just electrifying. Our goal is to glow a spotlight on this amazing sports activity, and bring it to existing followers in Asia, and new followers and viewers across the globe. ”

ISTAF Secretary General, Dato Abdul Halim bin Kader, in welcoming ASV’s partnership with the world governing body, stressed that even more efforts are in the pipeline to promote the sport worldwide, with the goal of bringing sepaktakraw at the Commonwealth Games, and eventually, the Olympics.

As an Asian Games Medal sport, sepaktakraw is a staple in countries such as China, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, while the sport’s explosive velocity and acrobatics have won more than fans, and resulted in teams from Australia, Germany, the USA, France, Switzerland, Brazil, and Canada.

Mr. Ramadass added, “in the past years, we have focussed our initiatives on creating a professional environment with regard to sepaktakraw, with the highest standards of High Definition Television Broadcast, in depth stats, match analysis and live pre-shows, commentary, Ultra-Slow Motion Cameras, improved online and social media platforms, and everything else Television viewers and fans demand from sports today.

In the 2013/14 Season, our transmit partners carried sepaktakraw to seventy countries, across 4 continents, and we hope to see continued growth this year as we bring sepaktakraw into even more households. ”

This season, ASV will focus on Season 3 or more of the ISTAF SuperSeries, kicking off in Myanmar in October, before shifting to Korea in December, Indonesia in January, and the Philippines in Mar 2015. November will also see the release of the SepakTakraw League (STL) in Malaysia, with over 60 hrs of Live TV Programming in Malaysia.

You can check out there www.sepaktakraw.org for more information regarding sepaktakraw, the ISTAF SuperSeries, and more.

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