The Clapping Game

If you want to play a game that needs a combination of balance, timing and power and one that corresponds to Newton's third law then the Clapping Game is the one for you.

For two players. Stand facing each other as close as possible, toes touching, so you are almost but not quite falling backwards. Then on a count of three each player raises both hands and tries to push his opponent backwards by pushing against his hands only. If both players remain in position then continue until a winner is found.

Strange Games no:100
Strange Games the Videos: The Clapping Game

1 comment:

Bernie said...

Also known as "Stand Off" - a game we played for many years as part of the New Games repertoire. Taught to us by George Leonard as an Aikido exercise.

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