Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Mainstream vs Fringe Sport

Mainstream Sport - football, basketball, baseball, cricket, volleyball, hockey, soccer, tennis, golf, running, bicycling, swimming, gymnastics, skiing, diving

Fringe Sport - wrestling, hurling, rugby, lacrosse, fencing, bodybuilding, powerlifting, weightlifting, arm wrestling, climbing, kayaking

Martial Arts - boxing, judo, karate, taekwondo, jujutsu, kendo, ninjutsu

Shooting sports - archery, air pistol, rifle

Bar Room Sports - darts, billiards, foosball, corn hole

Stuff Folks have never heard of - strongman, highland games, all-round weightlifting, grip sport, wife carrying, obstacle course racing, tag, kabaddi, trapeze

I am sure there are countless other activities, hobbies and sports that I have overlooked or never heard of.  Every culture on community on earth has found a way to compete and socialize with each other through athletic endeavor.  I learned of several new ones watching "Home Game" on Netflix.  

It is a luxury to be able to take advantage of the local community and learn to surf, ski, climb, water ski as the environment allows.  It is also great to embrace a cultural sport in a far off community for example seeking out a kendo club, cricket team or sailing team.

In 2024 I would like to continue to train for health & wellness and compete in recreational sports.  I broke up my top interests into buckets by priority.  Hopefully, I will come across something new that I want to try out or train for as well.

Crossfit - Open
All-Round Weightlifting

Highland Games

Grip Sport

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