Back in the game : The Toltecs played it, and so did the Aztecs, the Olmecs and the Mayans. Now the game of ulama is enjoying a resurgence in Mexico as participants connect with their Indigenous past
Brenda Solano lunged and dived for the ball near the end of an ulama game last week. She hit the dirt and shoved her hip forward, the five-kilogram rubber ball catching her at the ribs. She let out an audible oof - but kept the ball out of her end of the court.
"You have to get hit to learn," she said cheerily when she limped off the grass a few minutes later. Ms. Solano, a 22-year-old student of anthropology, summoned a stoic air. "It's about feeling Mexican."
Her trainer, Arturo Sa...