sepak takraw aka malaysian kickball is a sport where opponents volley a wicker ball over a net without the use of hands. nobody is really sure when this sport originally got started but the first recorded instance in history was during the 15th century when the son of a sultan named Raja Muhammad got hit in the head with one of the balls and stabbed the offending ball-kicker to death on the court.
Back then the game was more like hacky sack rather than the volleyball-hands+meth combination it has become. Some say it borrowed elements from chinese military team building exercises in the 1600s where guys would try to keep a ball in the air as long as possible.
Official rules of the game were introduced around 1895 and the net was introduced 4 years later. The superbowl of sepak takraw is the King’s Cup Sepaktakraw World Championship where international participants compete for this trophy:
Each team has 3 players and they score points ping-pong style playing to 21. The ball is traditionally woven out of rattan which i think is basically a long ass stick.
Nothing I write here will be better than watching videos of it being played, these dudes can backflip and kick a ball out of the mid-air and make it spin around and go over a net with less effort than it takes for the average american to produce a bowel movement.