The amazing asian sport of Foot Badminton! Aka Kikbo or Jianzi in China, da Cau in Vietnam, Chapteh in Singapore and Larong Sipa in the Philipinnes Play a proper game with friends with a net or use like a hacky sack to hone your skills and tricks. This is the genuine article direct from Vietnam. It comes in a protective tube and in various colours of feathers so they may not be the same as pictured as they are all different. Please note this is not suitable for children and should not be considered a toy. Background Jianziis a traditional Chinese national sport in which players aim to keep a heavily weighted shuttlecock in the air by using their bodies, apart from the hands, unlike in similar games peteca and indiaca. The primary source of jianzi is a Chinese ancient game called cuju of the Han dynasty 2000 years ago. Jianzi’s competitive sport types are played on a badminton court using inner or outer lines in different types of jianzi’s competitive sports, respectively. It can also be played artistically, among a circle of players in a street or park, with the objective to keep the shuttle ‘up’ and show off skills. In Vietnam, it is known as Da Cau and is the national sport. In the Philippines, it is known as sipa and was also the national sport until it was replaced by arnis in December 2009. In recent years, the game has gained a formal following in Europe, the United States, and elsewhere. In English, both the sport and the object with which it is played are referred to as “shuttlecock” or “featherball”.
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