One-foot high kick is an Indigenous Arctic physical game in which participants attempt to kick a suspended object and land on the same kicking foot. Participants begin with either a running or standing start. They then rest one hand on the ground to support themselves, thrust their dominant foot high to kick the suspended object, and attempt to land on the same dominant foot. The main difficulty does not lie in kicking the suspended object, but rather landing on the same foot without losing balance; hopping on the kicking foot to maintain balance is allowed in competitions. Although this is a competitive sport in the Arctic Games and Masters Indigenous Games, it is often practiced informally for pleasure, pride, and competition. At competitive levels, athletes can kick a ball suspended at over 3m above the ground.
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Masters Indigenous Games
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