The docuseries ‘Home Game’ profiles unique and dangerous traditional sports from around the world, as well as the communities and cultures where they thrive – and the Philippines is a part of it!
Check out the full recap of the episodes here:
Episode 1 — Calcio Storico
Rugby meets mixed martial arts in the brutally violent calcio storico, a traditional sport of Florence, Italy, that dates back nearly 500 years.
Episode 2 — Highland Games
Scotland’s Highland games combine a cultural celebration with challenging athletic tests of strength — including the unique caber toss.
Episode 3 — Freediving
For many in the Philippines, freediving without oxygen is a way of life. It’s also a demanding sport that pushes the limits of the human body.
Episode 4 — Roller Derby
In Austin, Texas, strong women find an inclusive and supportive community in roller derby, a competition that blends high speed and physical combat.
Episode 5 — Kok Boru
In Kyrgyzstan, players throw themselves into the national sport of kok boru, a rough polo-like game played on horses — with a dead goat as the ball.
Episode 6 — Catch Fétiche
Professional wrestling in the Congo mixes athleticism and showmanship, but adds a layer of voodoo mysticism that makes it unlike anything else.
Episode 7 — Makepung Lampit
Unique to Bali’s Jembrana region, Makepung Lampit puts its own spin on drag racing. The vehicle is a water buffalo, the track a flooded rice field.
Episode 8 — Pehlwani
Athletes have grappled in Pehlwani wrestling contests for centuries in India. Now women are competing in an arena once reserved for men.
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