What makes a sport an actual sport? That seems to be up for debate. Sports are meant to be for recreation and fun, but some sports just shouldn’t exist. Although these weird events might have been fun to compete in, some will say it lacks athleticism. Check out these strange and unusual competitions…
Also known as shin diggings or purring, is a combat sport that involves two contestants attempting to kick each other on the shin in order to force their opponent to the ground. It has been described as an English martial art. It originated in England in the early 17th century. Legend has it that some shin-kickers wore steel-toe boots during the competitions and tried to build pain tolerance by hitting their shins with hammers. In modern competitions, the combatants are required to wear hardened shoes and stuff their trouser legs with straw for padding.