The International Sepaktakraw Federation, better known as ISTAF, was formed to serve the sport of Sepaktakraw throughout the world and developing the sport into a world recognized sport. It was created with the vision of Sepaktakraw being played in all countries and in every continent in the world, ISTAF seeks to nurture and develop the game to the heights this spectacular spectator sport deserves.
To this end, ISTAF seeks to foster promotional and sportsmanship of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and to further contribute to the professional development of Sepaktakraw by adopting ISTAF’s uniform playing rules and equipment specifications for its tournaments, or any others which seeks its sanction, thereby providing an illustration of uniformity for the game.
Sepaktakraw has long remained one of Asia’s best-kept secrets. Often described as a spectacular blend of volleyball, football, martial arts and gymnastics, Sepaktakraw is, in reality, a sport unlike any other. Astonishingly visceral and explosive, it is, at the elite level, one of the toughest games in the world. Demanding lightning reflexes, precise control and fearless, gravity-defying leaps, Sepaktakraw delivers some of the most intense sporting action.