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curing is a very unique competitive sport

Everyone is familiar with common sports like basketball, hockey, football, baseball etc. but men have been creating unique competitive sports for thousands of years as a (relatively) safe way to prove one man's superiority to his peers. Whether team sports or solo competitions sporting competitions are ultimately far superior for society than constantly fighting our battles in hand to hand combat. Let's take a look at some interesting and unique competitive sports that you might never have considered before.

One of the fun things about these sports is that you'll notice a trend where popular core concepts are adapted and turned into something more extreme. Humans tend to like experiencing different things to keep them mentally stimulated and intellectually satisfied. As a result we often take a basic idea like running a race and turn it into something crazy like a Wife Carrying Competition.

Others come out of necessity such as how flag football avoids most heavy injury risk, while some like curling were created for god knows what reason aside from two guys that were bored one night looking for something to do with the stones sitting on the edge of a frozen lake.

Let's take a look at some fun unique competitive sports that you can try yourself. 

Frisbee Golf

Frisbee golf is a great option if you are looking for more casual play and love the wide open nature of golf. Don't worry though, while there are plenty of casual players ... Frisbee Golf has become very competitive and there are many dedicated courses established across the world.

Axe Throwing

Among the sports we've featured on this page, Axe throwing is probably one of the easiest to understand and practice since it is simply taking an axe and hurling it towards a target. Axe sizes can range from simple camp-style hatchets to full sized wood chopping beasts. Scoring is simple and works just like darts and archery. While you can go out in the forest and simply throw axes at random trees (don't hurt trees please), there are plenty of places check out axe throwing at organized clubs that offer league play as well as for individual events.



Imagine a cross between waterskiing and slalom skiing where you are pulled behind a horse - and sometimes other animals such as dogs. Along the way, the skier goes through a series of gates and jumps. This sport originated in Scandinavia but is now popular in the United States as well.

Muggle Quidditch

Clearly the origin of this one is from the popular JK Rowling novels and subsequent Harry Potter series of movies. While us muggles don't have the ability to fly, this organized game is a mixture of rugby, dodgeball, and handball where players ride a broom between their legs and chase the "golden snitch" dressed in yellow who runs around the field - and off. Beyond that, the game is very similar to what you might have seen in the movies!

Sepak Takraw

Imagine a cross between volleyball and soccer where players compete to kick a ball over a low net using their feet and other parts of their body - except hands or arms. This game traces its origins to Southeast Asia but we think it looks like a lot of fun.

Unicycle Hockey

It's like regular street hockey but instead of rollerblades ... players ride around on unicycles trying to get the ball into the net!

We hope this blog post has convinced you that competitive sports can be just as fun and meaningful for adults, especially men who enjoy the thrill of competition. Whether it's a unique sport like Axe Throwing or Skijoring, we're sure there is something out there to interest even the most active person in your life.

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James' passion for exploration and sense of duty to his community extends beyond himself. This means he is dedicated to providing a positive role model for other men and especially younger guys that need support so that they can thrive and be future positive contributors to society. This includes sharing wisdom, ideas, tips, and advice on subjects that all men should be familiar with, including: family travel, men's health, relationships, DIY advice for home and yard, car care, food, drinks, and technology. Additionally, he's a travel advisor and a leading men's travel influencer who has been featured in media ranging from New York Times to the Chicago Tribune, and LA Times. He's also been cited by LA Weekly "Top Travel Bloggers To Watch 2023" and featured by Muck Rack: "Top 10 Outdoor Journalists for 2022".

He and his wife Heather live in St Joseph, Michigan - across the lake from Chicago.