Top Sports and Activities To Try Around the World

If you are someone that loves to travel and see the world, then you will know just how fun it can be to experience new things, meet new people, and get to know a new culture. A lot of what you may experience can be food related and learning about the things that the locals do. But what about the sports that the country is known for? So with that in mind, here are some sports from all around the world; have you ever tried any of them before? It would be great to hear what you think.

Capoeira - Brazil

Capoeira (pronounced like cap-oh-era) is a martial art form that originates from Brazil. It is a mix of dance and acrobatics, and definitely looks less like a martial art, and more of a form of dance. It is amazing to watch, and would be a great way to get fit if you wanted to give it a try. Watch this video here, if you haven’t heard of it before:

Cross Country Skiing - Norway

There are plenty of countries where you can get your skis on, but cross country skiing is a very popular sport in Nordic countries, as they have so much snow for a lot of the year. It is popular with people of all ages as it is low impact, but it is a real calorie burner as you use both your upper and lower body, as well as your core. It can be a great way to get fit.

Karate - Okinawa (Japan)

The small Japanese island of Okinawa is where Karate is meant to have originated from, and it was then taken to the mainland and further during a time of migration in the 1800s. It is a martial art that has been heavily influenced by Chinese martial arts, and you can see them combining. Nowadays it is popular around the world, but still has a nod to its Asian origin. The traditional clothes are still worn, and the belts that hold it all together (and change in color as you progress). You could learn how to tie a karate belt with Judo Info online, but for the actual martial art, it is a good idea to get proper lessons from a professional. Have you or your kids ever given it a try?

Rugby - UK

They say that rugby is the closest thing that the Brits have that is similar to American football, but it is without the padding! It is a popular team sport, but as it is a full contact sport, it is usually taught in schools in the UK after the age of ten.

Yoga - India

Yoga is centuries old, but is believed to have originated in India. It is a practice that helps to calm body and soul, as well as strengthen and challenge. There are so many aspects to it too, so you are sure to find one that fits you, from Bikram, to Vinyasa, to Hatha. Even more fun these days is hot yoga or aerial yoga to really mix things up a little.



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