British Shin Kicking Championship 2008

British Shin Kicking Championship video from The British Shin Kicking Championships take place every year in Gloucestershire as part of the Cotswold Olimpick Games. Competitors stuff their trousers with straw to protect their shins - which receive a hard battering from opponents whose aim is to unstable their rival before throwing them to the ground. Thousands turn up to watch the competitive and brutal sport – while many a brave shin kicker can be seen limping away, covered in mud. The 2008 winner, Steve ‘The Bulldog’, can be seen at the end of the video being lifted by supporterss, after a gruelling evening of knocking out several components. Find out more about the Cotswold Olimpick Games on