Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Chapteh

Chapteh is a traditional Asian game which requires players to keep a weighted shuttlecock in the air, usually using their feet, although other parts of the body may be used, except for the hands.

The chapteh consists of feathers attached to a rubber or plastic sole.

Many of us used to play chapteh back when we were young, like, in primary school, and I think we enjoyed ourselves immensely back then. To most people, chapteh is not a foreign traditional game, but not many still play it nowadays.

Apart from the excitement derived when people compete with each other to see who can keep the chapteh in the air the longest, chapteh also provides health benefits. Not only that, it also improves our hand-eye coordination. All the more we should start digging out the old chaptehs we have stashed in some remote corner, no?
There are a variety of names given to this game, for example, chatek or capteh in Singapore and some parts of Southeast Asia, sepak bulu ayam in Malaysia, sepak kenchi in Indonesia, and larong sipa in the Phillipines, to name a few. However, despite the different terms, the methods of playing chapteh is still largely similar.

4 comments:

  1. We are promoting shuttlecock kicking in Singaproe.The International Shuttlecock Federation (ISF) had officially authorized me us ONLY ONE shuttlecock kicking promoter in Singapore.Like all National Sports Associations, Singapore Shuttlecock(Association) is a Non-profit organization.

    The shttlecock kicking is called “Chapteh” in Singapore and it was an official SEA Game in 2003 and 2009.

    In 2013 July, the 7th world championship will be hosted in Vietnam. There are 7 events in this game, singles, doubles, mixed dooubles and teams(3on3, like Sepak Takraw).

    Till now, we already had plan to promote this game in NTU and Hwa Chong Institution and they also confirmed to work with us from next term onwards.

    Do join us to promote this Heritage game. Shuttlecock kicking is a realy fun and easy-to-learn recreational and competitive sport.

    If you want to know more about this game, you can click this website: www.singshuttlecock.org.sg

    We are looking for players now.If you or your friends are interested in the team to represent singapore, please contact us ASAP.

    Mr.Yang

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  2. Thanks to Blogspot Information is tells us how chapteh is used and made.

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