|Keep it up: A man plays the sport đá cầu (foot shuttlecock). — Photo staticflickr.com|Viet Nam News
On Saturday, anyone who is interested in a Vietnamese traditional sport game – đá cầu (foot shuttlecock) can join the Friends of Vietnam Heritage (FVH) on Saturday for a course on the game.
During the two-hour course, which will take place in Lý Thái Tổ Park by the bandstand on Lê Lai Street, attendees will learn about the history and tradition of the game, how this game has been incorporated into today’s modern sporting world and daily life. Members of Chí Linh – one of Hà Nội’s leading foot shuttlecock clubs will teach the attendees the basic techniques of the game.
Foot shuttlecock originated in China in the 5th century BC and is a traditional Asian game. In Việt Nam, the game is considered the country’s national sport. Traditionally played among a circle of players in a street or park, the objective is to keep the shuttle up in the air by using one’s feet and other parts of the body but no hands.
The course will start at 3.30pm. Cost: VNĐ120,000. Limit: 12 people. Registration: Stella at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Leap of faith: A man leaps in the air to get the shuttle while playing foot shuttlecock. — Photo danviet.vn|