Shin-kicking championships kick off in England video

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The aim is simple: Kick your opponent until you are the last person standing.

Shin-kicking is an actual recognised sport, and this year's world championships take place in England.

The rules of the sport are simple: 1. Kick your opponent until they hit the ground. 2. That's it.

The duel is the highlight of the Cotswold Olimpicks, an event that celebrates unusual sports.

Participants stuff their trousers and socks with straw before each match.
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Participants stuff their trousers and socks with straw before each match.

Competitors take battle very seriously.

According to Tom McDonagh, "kicking [the opponent] in the right place and at the right time" is the key to being the last person standing.

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