Kabaddi as a sport is deeply saturated in Indian tradition, but in the past few years has since further spread throughout Southeast Asia.
The game participants hold their breath while raiding into their rival’s territory and touching as many opponent players as possible.
In general, some physical activity is better than nothing; and this weird competition combines three different sports! Originally hailing from Spain, this weird blend of activities involves volleyball, soccer, and gymnastics.
For the uninitiated, Bossaball might seem more like something of funfair of acrobatics than an actual sport, but it's actually taken very seriously in and around Europe.
When we imagine the idyllic countryside of Finland, hobby horsing is not the first thing that might come to mind. This strange competition does have some merit though, it's quirky, safe, and in true Scandinavian fashion, it's good for kids.
This game is wildly reminiscent of equestrian sport, save for the fact that there are no horses involved, just kids running through a series of obstacles and hurdles while holding onto their hobby horse.
Though it might sound like the plot of a new segment on a late-night talk show, shin-kicking is an actual sport with willing participants who are not afraid to get really hurt while being watched by a crowded audience.
While many of us would shudder at the thought; there are those daring enough to try a stint of shin-kicking. Even though they wrap a pant leg full of straw, being kicked in the shins still sounds like a pastime we'd prefer to avoid.
Hurling a massive tree trunk is an athletic event that is quite possibly one of the most macho sports the Scots could indulge in. And without fail, they still do this every year.
What's more, participants probably have to eat haggis afterward, which many will admit, is almost as painful, but still many perform admirably.