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Shin-kicking Olympics are an actual thing

Posted on June 6, 2012 by

Man, if someone told a lot of my friends that shin-kicking was an actual sport, their years of brotherly/sisterly play fighting might have really paid off. This week, the shin-kicking championships were held at Gloucester’s Cotswold Olimpicks.

The tradition first began in the 1600s and basically involves kicking the shins out of your competitor. There’s no modern equipment allowed, though you’re allowed to stuff hay in your pants for padding. Other then that, it’s quite similar to wrestling.

All it takes to enter is sheer courage, two feet, hay and strong shins of steel.

Watch it here:

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