These videos feature skilled players in traditional garb and poses performing for visitors at the Xcaret Nature Park, just south of Cancun, Mexico.  The hard rubber ball of around 12-pounds is struck with the hip in an effort to get it past the opponent team.  The non-competitive effort to put the ball through the ring concludes the demonstration.  There is never personal contact, but their courage in encountering the projectile-like ball is much admired.  Other versions of the game use a smaller four-pound ball which may be struck with padded forearms or even a hammer-like fist protector.




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