The biggest difference between jokgu volleyball
is that players use their hands to play volleyball, while jokgu is played using feet.
When my kick goes through, I feel like l am the star of this game.
I like the feeling when the opponents cannot defend my kick.
That keeps me going.
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SINDAEBANG SOUTH KOREA
My name is Lee Kwang-Jae
I play for the jokgu team called JoyKick Sports.
I’ve been playing jokgu for 15 years.
Jokgu is the only ball game that has originated form Korea.
Jokgu has played in Korea for over 1,300 years.
They used to set a net in the middle of the playground, make a ball out of pieces of dry straw grass
In modern times, the standardized rules and regulations were introduced.
Jokgu is played between two teams of four players each,
so a total eight players are on the field.
You send the ball over to the opponent’s side of the net through a serve or kick.
If the opponent cannot send the ball back within three touches,
you score a point.
There are three main offensive techniques: standing kick, flying kick and a running kick.
A lot of people still view jokgu as a pastime activity, not a sport,
but jokgu is the traditional Korean sport and a legacy from our ancestors.
Eventually, I hope jokgu can be recognized as one of
像足球 棒球和篮球那样 是韩国流行的运动之一
the popular sports in Korea like soccer, baseball and basketball.
We should work hard to carry on and make it better.
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