Thursday, March 13, 2008
Alaskan High Kick
In the above pics, the kids from Team Alaska entertain the crowd as the judges sort something out. I heard one parent describing the kick to their child as half breakdancing and half ninja, sounds right to me.
What you can see below is a video of the Alaskan High Kick Women's Final, and this game is high drama. You could have heard a pin drop in the gym as this young Alaskan got ready to kick. The stuffed seal they kick at is at 5' 8", this girl kicking is only 5'6".... again, physics denied.
A major part of the kicking games is helping out the other athletes. Sportsmanship is the rule in traditional games.
For Alaskan High Kick, you hold your left foot with your right hand, and place your left hand on the floor. You kick with your right foot, which you have to take off on and land on....
Now get up and try it. Right now. You, I'm talking directly to you. Try it. It looks like this:
Now sit back down, shake off the stares of your co-workers, and watch the video.
Enjoy, it is a little bit longer than most of the vids here, but in order to enjoy her attempt, you need to take part in the anti....cipa...................tion.