THE ULAMA OF HIP PREHISPANIC BALL GAME, A THREE-DIMENSIONAL STUDY

  • Matilde Espino-Sánchez
Keywords: ball game, ulama, strike with hip

Abstract

The game of ulama has been practiced till the pre-Hispanic time, from Brazil, to Arizona and the Antilles. The balls to play ulama were made of rubber and weighed up to 4 kg. At the present time the hip modality is practiced in the North region of Mexico. It is a game between two teams. The players strike the ball with the hip directing it to the field of the opposite team, like in volley ball but without a net. The main objectives of this work was to know the present game technique and the kinematics of the movements.
Published
2007-11-05
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities