Bo-Taoshi, Japan

Bo-taoshi played in the National Defense Academy in Yokosuka, Japan © Abasaa

Prepare to be dumbfounded. This insane Japanese sport sees up to 300 (yes, three hundred) Japanese military rookies charge, scramble, trample, pull and heave at each other with the sole object of toppling one poor chap clinging monkey-style to the top of a pole.

You have to see it to believe it. Bo-Taoshi is regularly played at the National Defense Academy in Yokosuka, Japan, in front of hundreds of spectators. But for a quick glimpse of the madness, watch the video here.

Written by - Photo by あばさー(Abasaa)

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