Baseball has this steady position as the most popular sport in Korea. It has the most loyal fan of all time. Since 1980, about 60% of people are choosing it as the most current sport event. Still, they play, chant, and cheer in the stadium for a few other games. Let's see what those games are, except the KBO League-


In Korea, people call it 'chukgu'. The portion 'gu 'means 'ball'. There are many sports name in Korea that contains 'gu' in their name. They play this game with a ball. Hence it is called chunks. In 2002, South Korea hosted the world cup soccer game.

There are some other sports that they play with balls. For example, baseball- it's called 'page'. Then we have basketball which is known as 'Minggu'. So, from now on, from Korea, if you come across any word that has 'gu', you will know it requires a ball to play.


This is interesting because hiking itself is a game in Korea. People usually play games while climbing up a mountain, but this is a 'game' for them. People call it a 'dungeon' in Korea. 'san' means mountains, and 'dung' means climbing up.

Well, it is more of a light sport and has the most popularity as a light sport. People decide to go hiking a lot. And, at the weekends, they don't miss it! Moreover, Korea has some great mountain views, and you will find the mountain easily somewhere near you. That's why people like this sport so much.


This is most popular among high school kids. We already mentioned earlier it is called 'Minggu'. All the school in Korea has spacious basketball court. Regarding baseball, kids play it more because getting a field seems less feasible than getting a court for basketball. It is a go-to sport for the kids if they want to play something outside.

Korean Wrestling

This is their traditional game, and it is called 'ssireum'. It is a lot like sumo, that's played in Japan. But, they have certain variations in terms of rules. Whenever you turn on the TV, you probably catch an ongoing tournament somewhere. It is happening in the country quite often. It is happening in the country quite often.

Martial Art

This is another traditional game in Korea. It's a martial art game that was initially developed in Korea. The name was coined by Choi Hong Hi. There's a controversy regarding coining the term. The International Taekwon-Do federation says it was coined by Choi, but the World Taekwondo Federation claims it was instead a group effort of nine original nine Kwans to come up with this name.


This game requires a mat of 10m square. There are some fixed areas where the players can hit. Get 1 point when you strike in the body and 2 points when you kick in the face. You won by kicking and blowing on your opposition's authorised body parts as often as possible. You won by kicking and blowing on your opposition's allowed body parts as many times as possible.


This game is played at junior, amateur, and professional levels and between 2 teams of 4 players. This game is played in youth, amateur, and professional groups and between 2 groups of 4 players. It is fundamentally a mix of football and volleyball. It is also similar to football tennis, another Korean game. Sounds quite interesting. Korean militaries made this game up initially for leisure time. As time passed, it gained popularity throughout the country.


The ball that is used in this game is 20cm in diameter. It's slightly smaller than the ball used to play volleyball. The court for this game needs to be 16 m/7 m in proportion and 1.1m in height. By the by, the size is mainly similar to the tennis game.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, the popular sports in Korea, there are mainly baseball, basketball, and soccer. You can visit this site to get the latest sports and games analysis.