Nhảy sạp - A Vietnamese Game I Play With My Friends
Video Credit - Bao Phuong Hoang
I love to play games! And I play games every day after school like most people do. Also everybody loves to learn about new cultures. So today I will tell you about a game I used to play in Vietnam. This game is called Nhảy sạp, you might have seen this game before because it is played in many countries.
To play this game you will need Lots of friends, music and bamboo sticks (PVC pipes, long sticks etc.)
First, you must plan out how many people will move the bamboo sticks. There can be about 4-8 people on one side (depending on how hard you want it to be) and the same number of people on the other side making pairs with the people on side one. And with each pair there will be two bamboo sticks. But before grouping people into pairs, you can put two bamboo sticks down to make a border and a place to rest your bamboo sticks. Once people assigned their places, each pair must hold one bamboo stick with one hand and the other with the other hand, and they will hit the bamboo stick on the floor with a beat, they will hit it two times and then slide/push them together and then keep repeating while music plays.
The game starts when you pair up with someone and you start to cross the bamboo sticks. The game gets harder as it progresses, and there are different levels. In each level you must cross it and go back to fully complete a level and be careful not to mess up. Once you play this game you can master it and fully complete it in less than 5 minutes.
Following are the levels you can choose from or play all:
Level – 1: Jump right foot in the first bamboo stick, jump left foot in the first bamboo stick and then jump to the space between two bamboo sticks with the right foot. Repeat until the end.
Level – 2: Jump right foot in the first bamboo stick, jump left foot in the first bamboo stick and then jump to the space before the bamboo stick you just jumped on, jump right foot in the first bamboo stick and then left after that go to the space after the bamboo stick. Repeat until the end.
Level – 3: Hold hands with your partner, jump right foot in the first bamboo stick, jump left foot in the bamboo stick and then one person jumps to the space before and one jumps to the space after the bamboo stick, and then both of you jump to the space after the stick. Repeat until the end.
You can modify these levels if you want, but this is the way I learned this game and the way I was taught. You can add or subtract levels or just do one level. You can also do this just with one person and not pairs!
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