I stumbled upon this little nugget through youtube, and thought it looked interesting, and a little scary!

Basically it is a game, a hybrid of soccer, rugby, hockey, and martial arts (lends more to taekwondo). There are two teams with 5 players each, and the object is to get the ball into the opponents goal. Sounds pretty easy and straight forward. However, both teams are wearing chest and headguards and can punch, kick, throw, trip, and pretty much anything else to stop a player either receiving the ball, or just in general play. The “goalie” has a long padded stick and can barge the opponent out of the way, or swat at the ball if it is coming to the net. There are some pretty big hits, and kicks and punches. It is crazy, crazy stuff.

Here is a link to the footbrawl website – http://www.footbrawl.com.au/

And links to videos I found on youtube-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVscWkHjFoM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiPnJESaob4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_jy7WmvbPE

Comments welcome!

Cheyne McMahon
Senior Instructor
Australian Karate Academy
Phone: 0403 350 339
Email: cheyne@aka.com.au
Website: www.aka.com.au

“Helping you become fitter, faster, and better able to stand up for yourself”

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  1. Haven’t we got enough bloodsports? Mind you, don’t you wish you had some of these options when you were on the footy field?

  2. Haven’t we got enough bloodsports? Mind you, don’t you wish you had some of these options when you were on the footy field?

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