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    Martial Arts World Records and Stunts

    There were a ton of places to post this, but I'm feeling like a new thread. And this topic seems like something that could garner some action.

    Cops set kung-fu record
    Don Frame
    23/11/2008

    KUNG Fu cops have karate-chopped their way into the record books after completing a 36-hour martial arts training session.

    There was no previous record for the longest training session, so the 10 members of the Greater Manchester Police Martial Arts Club could have stopped after 24 hours.

    Inspector Melita Wordswick said: "It was quite tempting to call it quits at that point, but we had so many people coming along to support us and we wanted to set a record that would not easily be broken.

    "The hardest time for me was training throughout the night, when your body tells you that you should be asleep."

    The team began their attempt at Manchester College in Ardwick with non-stop training for two-hour stints broken by just a one-minute break.

    They hope to appear in the Guinness Book of Records next year and have also raised funds in aid of CLIC Sargent, a charity that cares for young people and children with cancer.
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    What kind of Kung fu?
    If it was Taichi...well....
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    Well, according to the author it was KARATE kung fu.

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    i love the whole "kungfu guys karate chopping". its pretty popular to say that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas View Post
    i love the whole "kungfu guys karate chopping". its pretty popular to say that.
    I am hoping to learn the karate chop in my next Wing Chun class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golgo View Post
    I am hoping to learn the karate chop in my next Wing Chun class.
    lol. i dare you to ask your teacher "hey sifu, when do i learn the karate chop?"
    For whoso comes amongst many shall one day find that no one man is by so far the mightiest of all.

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    Not quite Guinness

    In fact, I'm not sure by which standards this world record is held.
    Woman sets world record at martial arts tourney
    BY MEGAN HUSSEY
    TAMPA TRIBUNE CORRESPONDENT
    Published: July 28, 2009

    Cheryl Cleveland celebrated Independence Day by setting a world record. While competing July Fourth at the U.S. Open World Martial Arts Championships in Orlando, she set a martial arts record for most boards broken by a female with a side kick.

    "Cheryl broke five 1-inch-thick pine boards placed back to back in a metal holder with a skipping side kick," read a related news release. "In recent years the record was four boards, held by multiple women from around the world. Now Cheryl and one other competitor from Texas hold the world record at five boards."

    Cleveland, 30, is chairwoman and CEO of Community Fun and Fitness Center in New Port Richey. She has 24 years of martial arts experience, and was first introduced to the sport at age 6.

    "My main focus has always been Tae kwon do but I also explored Kenpo, Uechi Ryu, Capoeira, Kali Kuntao, and Kung Fu a bit too," she said. "I first got involved when I was 6 years old. One of my older brothers was taking Tae kwon do and would come home and show me what he learned in class."

    "He was really just using me as his training dummy," she said, adding with a chuckle, "I don't remember if I joined because I liked what he was showing me or felt that I needed to defend myself from him."

    She considers her new world record the highlight of her career.

    "I have won quite a few trophies in sparring, forms, and board breaking but never anything like this," she said.

    She first learned about this world record through extensive online research before the tournament; armed with this information, Cleveland started working toward a new goal.

    "I made sure I did 100 crunches, practiced my forms, and side kicked a heavy bag as hard as I could every morning," she said. "Sometimes I would kick the heavy bag so hard that the bones in my fingers would hurt from the shockwave...I knew I had a good kick when that happened."

    At the actual event, Cleveland set the new world record on her second attempt.

    "Once I realized I had broken all of them it was such an awesome feeling," she said.

    Cleveland, also a tae kwon do instructor at the New First Baptist of Odessa, wants to pass this feeling onto her students, inspiring them to overcome the odds to achieve their goals.

    "This is a story of perseverance I can tell my students because my side kick was by far my worst technique for years until right before I got my black belt," she said.

    Inspiring people to get the most of martial arts and fitness is the idea behind Community Fun and Fitness, Cleveland's Pasco-based nonprofit organization headquartered in a building donated by New First Baptist Church of Odessa.

    Community Fun & Fitness Center, at 1234 Gunn Highway, is a nonprofit organization in Pasco County that will offer donation-based fitness classes and community service events for all ages and all incomes, she said. "I formed this organization in 2007 with hopes that I could provide all ages, toddlers to senior citizens, a place to join physically and mentally beneficial classes (like martial arts and dance classes) all on a donation-based system so that everyone could afford to take part in something that has been such a good part of my life," she said.

    She even took out a personal loan to pay for the $100,000 renovations the building needed before its scheduled 2010 opening.

    "We just got a new roof, and this week the building is getting a face lift with new exterior paint and a new parking lot," she said. "I really hope once we are open people will rush in to take advantage of our donation based classes."

    In Cleveland's eyes, the rewards of studying martial arts are well worth the work.

    "The most important benefit by far is confidence, especially for women," she said. "Women usually feel that there is nothing they can do if they are attacked by a man who is so much bigger and stronger than them. In the first class I have my students learn to break boards with a palm strike. Right away I see their confidence grow and I know that they are already more able to defend themselves should the need arose. Flexibility is also something that I see develop in students. Other benefits are: strength, endurance, discipline, overall health, the list goes on and on."

    In the future, she plans to compete at the US Open World Martial Arts Event again in 2010 - this time, she'll try to break her own record.

    "Next year I will try for six!" she said.
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    d@mn... i only saw the word guiness... no beer here.

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    Strongest kick by a human

    Bangladeshi Grandmaster Dr. Mak Yuree, a 10th degree black-belt holder, founder of Butthan Psychophysical Empowerment System and owner of various accolades, was featured in the popular Ripley’s Believe It or Not cartoon for his superhuman capability, says a press release.
    Before Ripley’s, Discovery Channel had featured him as one of five super humans. A team of scientists finally confirmed him after their scientific investigations of 60 world record holders from five continents and was eager to find out what exactly makes these five men so powerful and Special.
    During his research works, Dr. Yuree was contacted by Discovery Channel’s UK Office, who were doing a Superhuman research project. Mak Yuree, according to the scientific investigation of this programme, can throw the strongest kick by a human being. It was found that Dr. Yuree has the unique ability to instantly attain alpha level of the brain, which enables him to recruit and engage 96 percent of his muscles to deliver the unbelievably powerful kick to break three baseball bats in a bundle. According to research carried out by Wayne University, USA, each baseball bat requires 740 pounds to be broken.
    MAK Yuree has countless accolades in martial arts, in competitive and non-competitive formats alike, all over the world.
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    835 kicks in 3 minutes using one leg

    PLUS
    355 kicks in one minute
    325 punches in one minute using one hand
    Bodla improves world record tally in martial arts
    By Natasha Raheel Published: March 4, 2014


    The 20-year-old bettered his own world record by landing 835 kicks in three minutes using one leg. PHOTO: Facebook.com/Ahmad-Amin-Bodla-martial-artist

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s Ahmad Amin Bodla merited his experience by successfully breaking three Guinness World Records in martial arts on Monday in Lahore.
    The 20-year-old bettered his own world record by landing 835 kicks in three minutes using one leg. He improved from 783 kicks that he had performed in Saudi Arabia in August last year.
    Bodla also broke the record of the most kicks in a minute which was held by America’s Raul Meza, by landing 355 kicks.

    He also broke the record for the most punches in one minute, which was previously held by Australia’s Mick Faber. Bodla punched 325 times using one hand.
    “It’s an aim for me to make more records as a Pakistani,” Bodla told The Express Tribune.
    “I train every day for three to four hours. Preparing for these performances is tough, but I’ve been doing it independently. I already have 26 Guinness world records.”
    Bodla recorded these feats in the presence of an audience and three judges who counted the kicks and punches at the Legends Martial Arts Club Engineer Sports Club.
    According to one of the judges Shafiqur Rehman Khattana, Bodla’s achievements make him an asset for Pakistan.
    “It’s an honour,” said Khattana. “He is the only Pakistani to break into the field with so many world records. Before him there were only foreigners who have held these records .
    “He is an inspiration. When new athletes come to train for martial arts they have a role model in Bodla,” said Khattana.
    ‘My ambition to create records started in 2011’
    Bodla stated that his ambition for creating world records began in 2011, when he saw a video of a Spanish master making a world record with the most kicks in a minute.
    According to him, he took up taekwondo as his father’s guard had been a black belt in martial arts.
    “I was 14 at that time,” he said. “My father had a guard who was trained in taekwondo. That was the inspiration for me. I trained with him initially before being certified as a black belt.
    He further stated that in order to verify his credential for Monday’s records, the footage will be sent to the Guiness World Record headquarters in the UK, which would take three months.
    Published in The Express Tribune, March 4th, 2014.
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    This technique has been described as a qigong stunt...

    ...but really, I just wanted to post this pic here.

    “亚洲蛇王”表演蛇钻七窍、生吞活蛇
    腾讯 2014-10-02 14:57:31



    2014年10月01日,浙江金华浙中乐园内,被称为亚洲“蛇王”的江西吉安人刘飞在表演蛇钻七窍。国庆期 间,浙中乐园邀请请了全国各地的一批“奇人”、“牛人”来表演节目。
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    8,212 person TKD demo

    Thousands take part in largest Taekwondo display in South Korea to promote peace
    By Rachel Swatman Published 07 June 2018



    A breathtaking martial arts display took place recently at the National Assembly Grounds in Seoul, South Korea, in the run up to the first inter-Korean summit.

    The event broke the Guinness World Records title for the Largest Taekwondo display, with a staggering 8,212 people taking part.



    Before taking on the official attempt in front of Guinness World Records adjudicator Raymond Marshall and hundreds of stewards, the group had two practice performances to perfect the routine.

    The expertly-choreographed demonstration lasted for 10 minutes, with all the participants wearing traditional Taekwondo attire.



    The event was organised by The National Assembly Taekwondo Federation, Brand & Company Co. Ltd. and Christian Television System Co LTD.

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    Taekwondo originated in Korea and the organisations wished to promote the sport and encourage peace between the neighbouring nations.

    Both young and old attended the event. Their enjoyment and determination was evident, as only around 150 people out of the thousands participating were disqualified for not taking part in the display correctly within the record guidelines.


    Lee Sang-min, the CEO of Brand & Company, commented: "Although the success of the Guinness World Records title has its own significance, Taekwondo – which was born in the divided country – gathered people in one place to realise that one spirit has contributed in birthing a new global, cultural sport."

    "Taekwondo has played an important role in bringing South and North Korea together, with the symbol of peace for the future."


    The attempt was broadcast on Korean news channel YTM and will appear in an upcoming documentary about Taekwondo in Korea.

    This new record is more than seven times higher than the previous one, which was achieved by J R International Taekwondo Academy & Indian Martial Arts Academy Team in a spectacular display by 1,152 participants, back in 2016.


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    Most walnuts cracked against the head in one minute - Guinness World Records

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    Muhamed Kahrimanovic: Coconuts and Cans - Meet The Record Breakers Europe

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    future record breaker?

    There's a vid - follow the link.
    Kung Fu Marble Breaker
    2009-8-18 3:154

    Breaking marbles with your bare hands? Seems hard, but then you haven't met this man. He uses martial arts to break glass with his legs.

    Syrian martial arts performer Jamal Koukeh breaks not only marbles but also stones and blocks of marble--much of it with his bare legs alone. Koukeh is preparing for his attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records. For that, Koukeh trains three times a day.

    [Jamal Koukeh, Martial Arts Performer]:
    "The body passes through three phases during the day, a phase of activity, a phase of medium activity and a phase where there is no activity which is at night which is a very important phase where you have to train because the body is tired and the muscles are not active so we try to refresh the muscles."

    Koukeh, a mechanic engineer, became the Syrian champion in free fighting in 2005. He was the world champion eleven times and Universe champion three times.

    He trained to be a free fighter in various countries, including South Korea and Thailand. Koukeh began breaking stones when he was only nine years old.
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