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The sport of shin kicking not what it used to be


Two shin kicking contestants in action/BBC

By Ray Hamill

This year has been one to forget for the poor old shin kickers of the world. They’re hoping 2018 will be better.

This, of course, begs numerous questions, most notably what the hell is shin kicking?

Well, let me explain.

The sport of shin kicking – and we use the term “sport” loosely here – is pretty much just as it sounds, where two competitors literally try to kick the living daylights out of each other’s shins until one of them falls to the ground in submission, presumably in some degree of agony.

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