Knuckle hop is an Indigenous Arctic physical game in which participants crawl along the floor using only their knuckles for support. Knuckle hop competitions may be for distance, in which the participant who travels the furthest is the winner, or for time, in which the person who completes the course in the fastest time is the winner. Due to the rigours of the activity, many competitive participants often end up with bleeding or bruised knuckles at the end of the competition. At more recreational levels, this game can be adapted to allow participants to rest their weight on their open palms rather than knuckles, thus avoiding such injuries. Although this is a competitive sport in the Arctic Games and Masters Indigenous Games, it is often practiced informally for pleasure, pride, and competition.
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Masters Indigenous Games
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