Alaskan high kick is an Indigenous Arctic physical game in which participants kick a suspended ball and land on the same foot. Participants being by sitting on the floor and grabbing their non-dominant foot with their opposite hand. They then thrust their dominant foot high in the air to kick the ball, which is suspended from a pole, and attempt to land on the same foot with which they kicked. The main difficulty does not lie in kicking the suspended object, but rather landing on the same foot without losing balance. Although this is a competitive sport in the Arctic Games and Masters Indigenous Games, it is often practiced informally for pleasure, pride, and competition. Competitive athletes can kick a ball that has been suspended at over 2.5m above the ground.
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Masters Indigenous Games
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