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In England, Shin-Kicking Is Actually A Sport And It Looks Pretty Damn Painful

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Looking for a new hobby? Why not pick up the sport of shin-kicking?!

Yes, it's exactly what it sounds like: Two idiots grappling each other as they strategically attempt to kick each other in the shins until one of them falls to the ground.

Now, you're probably wondering "why does this even exist?" Look, I don't know...but I do know the sport has a lot more willing participants and spectators than it probably should!

I guess if punching someone in the face repeatedly is a sport, kicking someone in their shin repeatedly is, too.

In a recent video uploaded to YouTube by ODN, we're introduced to the bizarre sport of shin-kicking, which originated in Central England. The minute-long video brings us straight into the battlegrounds of the World Shin-Kicking Championships (again, this is a thing).

As of now, a man named Adam Miller stands as shin-kicking champion. Way to go, Adam!

Believe it or not, there are rules to shin-kicking. For instance, players are not allowed to use leg sweeping maneuvers such as those used in the sport of judo.

Other than that, lock arms and prepare to kick the shit, excuse me *shins,* out of your opponent - literally.

Check out the video above for a closer look!

Citations: Brutal shin-kicking competition gets underway in Cotswold Olimpicks (Telegraph UK)