A couple of years ago I saw some of the Burmese young men playing cane ball. In Burma they use a hollow ball made out our woven cane strips (here it is plastic). In competition, they play 3 on 3 seeking to return the ball across the net without touching it with their hands. Check out this video on how to set it up.
The actual sport of Chinlone is not competitive and better depicted in the clips that follow. It’s all about form and style. Variations of this sport are found in many Asian countries.
When I talked with some of my Burmese Christian friends, they said that some players associate their prowness in Chinlone (cane ball) with a spiritual zone. I just enjoy seeing the ability these athletes have developed and the benefits of physical fitness and good health.