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    What makes him 'king'?

    3.5 km = a little over 2 miles.

    By Mark Molloy - 10th January, 2012
    Kung Fu king cartwheels continuously for 3.5 km
    Kung Fu enthusiast Hu Jiakai has hit the headlines after cartwheeling continuously for 3.5km through the streets of Changsha, China.

    Hu Jiakai spins cartwheels for 3.5km through streets of Changsha, Hunan Province, China (Picture: Rex)

    Dressed in full martial arts attire, Jiakai looked every inch like cultural icon Bruce Lee as his antics attracted plenty of attention.

    It took Jiakai an hour to complete the unusual task which no doubt would have left him in a spin.

    It was a valiant effort from the 47-year-old who didn't stop or stand up during the whole event - although the reason for his hour of head-spinning is not yet known.

    The local builder was aided by his brother-in-law throughout the stunt, who acted as an escort and witness to the bizarre spectacle.

    It seems his apprentice struggled to keep up with the acrobatic stuntman however, revealing: 'His tumbling is really faster than our walking.'
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    6,370 kicks in one hour

    Just over 106 kicks a minute.
    Pakistani breaks martial arts kicks record
    Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 10:17 pm
    Bodla

    Pakistan's Ahmed Amin Bodla set a world record of the most martial arts kicks in an hour by kicking 6,370 times in one hour, a private TV channel reported.
    The previous record was held by India's Jayanth Reddyof, who kicked 2,982 times in 21 minutes and 46 seconds.
    Bodla recorded the attempt video and will now send it to Guinness Book of World Records. Earlier, he contacted the Guinness Book of World Records officials to look over the attempt, but then had to resort to local officials because the Guinness Book of World Records officials had asked for 4,600 pounds to officiate the record attempt.
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    Samurai cuts bb

    I thought we had something on this before but came up empty on a forum search

    Top that Grasshopper! Jaw dropping moment Samurai cuts in half 200mph BB gun pellet fired at him from 200 yards away
    By Daily Mail Reporter
    Last updated at 5:47 PM on 2nd March 2012

    It is the stuff you only see in Hollywood films.

    A sword-wielding Samurai cuts a pea sized bullet traveling 200 miles per hour, fired at him from 70 feet away.

    But this is real-life and the super human feat has been achieved by Isao Machii, a modern-day Samurai who started honing his unbelievable sword skills when he was a child.

    He was taught by an old master from the age of five and has now graduated to become the headmaster of a samurai school.

    Machii's sword skills have become so accurate that he accepted the challenge from filmmakers to see if he could slice a tiny pellet when shot at him from a BB gun.

    All of the action happens at such an incredible speed that it is almost impossible for the human eye to register.

    In order to capture this amazing feat on screen, filmmakers used one of the world's most sophisticated high-speed cameras for slow-motion analysis.

    Machii is recorded at 250 times slow motion performing the incredible feat.

    The Guinness World Record holder shows incredible hand eye co-ordination to pull off the challenge.

    RamanI Durvasula from California State University was stunned.

    She said: 'This is about processing it at an entirely different sensory level because he is not visually processing it. This is a different level of anticipatory processing.'
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    I thought we had something on this before but came up empty on a forum search
    That's really impressive. Wonder how many takes it took. Also wonder if he plays baseball?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    I thought we had something on this before but came up empty on a forum search
    Ogami Itto !!


    Awesome.
    I used to be able to do that with an apple or orange thrown at me but a BB? **** !
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    I thought we had something on this before but came up empty on a forum search
    If this really did happen I need to see it. BB's don't fly very straight, it would be quite amazing to actually hit one let alone cut it in half. If the vid actually exists, you need to find this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Syn7 View Post
    If this really did happen I need to see it. BB's don't fly very straight, it would be quite amazing to actually hit one let alone cut it in half. If the vid actually exists, you need to find this.
    There is a video, even in slo-mo, in that link.
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    Tindora on the tongue? There's a record for that?

    Here's some other record breaking news that I posted on the Gatka thread last week.

    Martial art expert eyes Guinness Book of Records
    M. Sai Gopal

    Bonmon Rakesh during a practice session in Hyderabad on Sunday. Photo: Nagara Gopal

    If you think that asking someone to break three solid bars of ice (each measuring 150 kg.) in 30 seconds on the head is outrageous.

    Then one would find it tough to come up with an adjective to describe a feat in which a Tindora (Coccinia grandis or Ivy gourd) is cut into pieces on the tongue with a big sword.

    Admirable feat

    Well, such acts that test physical endurance and courage are providing 25-year-old Bonmon Rakesh with a foothold in the record books. Thanks to a series of such acts, Mr. Rakesh has made it to ‘Record Holders Republic, India', ‘Amazing World Records' and ‘India Book of Records'. A black belt holder in Taekwondo, Mr. Rakesh received the Indian Book of Records certificate for his Tindora cutting feat on Sunday.

    “My ultimate aim is to make it to Guinness Book of World Records. But it needs a lot of practice and many more such records before entering into the elite group. Taekwondo has taught me discipline and given me strength to endure pain and endurance levels,” he explains.

    The martial artist has many more exploits to his credit. They include allowing others to break two granite (100 kg each) stones on his stomach with a hammer, breaking 10 tiles on the head with a big hammer, completing a 10 km run within 45 minutes and breaking 10 clay pots with flying taekwondo kicks.

    So what is the secret behind his endurance levels? “It's just daily practice. Strengthening exercises for head, shoulders and chest. Putting up long hours of taekwondo practice and mental preparation,” he says.

    Rich haul of medals

    A resident of Musheerabad, the martial arts expert has also won five gold, six silver and four bronze medals in tournaments organised by A.P. Taekwondo Federation.

    “Such feats are possible only if one has enough zeal on martial arts. There is also a need to maintain a proper diet and funding to break records,” he says.
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    TKD record

    Only 800? TKD calls that a record? When CMA sets a mass demo record, it's in the thousands.
    Wharf's KPMG staff help set taekwondo record
    By Rob Virtue on May 18, 2012 3:17 PM |

    KPMG proved it isn't a firm to be messed with when staff took to the streets of Canary Wharf to show off an array of kicks and punches.

    Around 330 employees from the 15 Canada Square headquarters were among 800 from KPMG offices nationwide who took part in the record breaking synchronised taekwondo routine.

    Called the Big Blue Kick, the exercise was held to raise £50,000 for children's charity Barnado's.

    It took place on Friday morning and saw Cheryl Baker from TV show Record Breakers cheer on the workers at Montgomery Square on the Canary Wharf estate.



    Head of CSR at KPMG Mike Kelly said: "We had a fantastic response from staff who came out all around the country to set a brand new world record and raise money for an excellent cause.

    "As well as raising money for Barnardo's, the Big Blue Kick enabled us to demonstrate our support for GB Taekwondo in what is of course a huge year for them with the London 2012 Olympics coming up fast. It's an amazing discipline - most of us were worn out after just a ten minute non-contact routine!"
    Friday 18 May 2012
    Boyd helps break taekwondo record
    Published on Thursday 17 May 2012 18:03

    Lord of the Rings star Billy Boyd has helped break the world record for the largest synchronised taekwondo routine to raise money for a children's charity.

    The actor joined employees of professional services firm KPMG in Glasgow for the Big Blue Kick in support of Barnardo's.

    The co-ordinated martial arts display took place in locations across the UK including London, Bristol, Manchester and Leeds. It involved about 900 people.

    The routine raised £50,000 for the charity and was officially verified as a new Guinness World Record for the greatest number of people participating in a co-ordinated taekwondo display at multiple venues.

    In Glasgow, martial arts instructors Nikos Jakubiak and Angie Bailey led Mr Boyd, 30 KPMG staff and students from the Central Taekwondo Academy in Falkirk through the routine.

    Mr Boyd said he felt privileged taking part in the world record. "Everyone taking part has had a lot of fun raising money for such a worthwhile cause," he said. "By setting this new world record, KPMG have helped raised awareness for Barnardo's Scotland and the great work they do with young people across Scotland."

    KPMG has raised more than £1 million throughout the UK for Barnardo's in the first 18 months of its two-year fundraising commitment to the charity. The company also sponsors the Great Britain taekwondo team.

    Craig Anderson, senior partner for KPMG in Scotland, said: "We had a fantastic response from staff keen to help set an impressive world record and raise money for an excellent cause. As well as raising money for Barnardo's Scotland, the Big Blue Kick enabled us to demonstrate our support for GB Taekwondo in what is a huge year for them."

    SallyAnn Kelly, acting director of Barnardo's Scotland, said: "This is a great achievement by KPMG. The money raised will go towards helping the invaluable work we do with vulnerable children every day."

    Steve Flynn, commercial manager at GB Taekwondo, said: "Congratulations to the staff of KPMG for their fantastic efforts and for their continued support of the GB team who I'm sure will be inspired by your success today."
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    178 roundhouse kicks in one minute

    or 2.966666 kicks a second.
    Martial arts expert sets new world record
    Bureau report
    Sunday, May 20, 2012
    From Print Edition

    PESHAWAR: Ahmad Hussain, renowned martial arts expert, clinched another record by completing 178 roundhouse kicks in one minute and broke the previous record of an Indian martial artist, M Jaynath Reddy, who had made 171 roundhouse kicks per minute.

    Ahmad Hussain, a resident of Yousafabad locality in Peshawar, has already established nine deferent records in various disciplines of Martial Arts and his name has been included in the Guinness Book of World Records that has also issued him certificate for his records.

    Earlier, Indian Martial Art practitioner M Jaynath Reddy had made 171 roundhouse kicks in one minute that was the highest world record till Saturday.

    The ceremony was held at the Peshawar Press Club and attended, among others, by Sports Minister Syed Aqil Shah.

    Talking to reporters, Ahmad Hussain said he had clinched several records for his country, but unfortunately the government did not encourage him.

    Syed Aqil Shah said the provincial government would support Ahmad Hussain financially and morally as he was earning good name for the country.

    He announced Rs100,000 cash prize for Ahmad Hussain and said the provincial government would send him to the United Kingdom.
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    G.D.O.D. fu

    Slightly OT

    Video: Tightest parallel parking record beaten at new Mini launch
    Posted: May 31, 2012

    One of our most popular world records over recent years has been the hotly contested tightest parallel parking title.

    The record has changed hands five times in the past two years, with our video of German driving ace Ronny Wechselberger's successful attempt last year becoming something of an internet sensation with viewing figures hitting the millions.

    When Patrik Folco neatly slid his way into a gap measuring just 22 cm (8.66 in) longer than the car he was driving last month, it set a benchmark that looked unlikely to be broken.

    However, the record has indeed once again been smashed, this time by Chinese master wheelman Han Yue.

    Han last week managed to shave off an incredible 7cm from the record, drifting into a space of just 15 cm (5.91 in) longer than his vehicle.

    The attempt took place in Beijing as part of the launch for a new special edition of the Mini called The Chinese Job.

    Watch Han make motoring history in the clip below.
    Tightest parallel parking record beaten at new Mini launch -- Guinness World Records
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    Cane Fu

    Cane Fu? We got your Cane Fu.
    Calgary seniors practise “Cane Fu” in world-record bid
    By Clara Ho, Calgary Herald September 10, 2012


    Silvera for Seniors resident Hui Leong, 87, participates in Cane Fu at the Silvera for Seniors’ Aspen Community in Bridgeland on Sunday.
    Photograph by: Colleen De Neve , Calgary Herald

    They may not have his fists of fury or his fighting prowess, but they are channelling kung fu legend Bruce Lee in a bid to improve their health and set a world record.

    More than 270 Calgary seniors, joined by their children and grandchildren, gathered at the Silvera for Seniors Aspen Lodge for a half-hour of “Cane Fu,” using canes and breathing exercises to simulate techniques from the martial art popularized by Lee.

    The hope is to make it into the Guinness World Record book for the most people engaged in a chair-based exercise for 30 minutes.

    Seated in chairs or wheelchairs, participants moved canes or wooden rods in swooping motions, above their heads and around their bodies, to build flexibility, all the while practising breathing exercises.

    And after half an hour, it was enough for even the more able-bodied volunteers to work up a sweat.

    Hazel Gehring, the oldest participant, who turns 98 next month, said the exercise was “tiring” but she enjoyed the enthusiasm the instructors brought.

    “It was an experience,” said Gehring, whose daughter, Janet Gehring, also participated in the half-hour session.

    Gehring, an eight-year resident of Aspen Lodge, said she stays active with daily exercise classes and walks around the residence.

    Another senior, 93-year-old Sybil Levigne, said Sunday’s activities “felt all right” on the body. But her favoured workout is still to waltz the night away, she said, gesturing at her “sore feet.”

    Martial arts instructor Rod Coulter, who led Sunday’s session, said these exercises are possible even for seniors with limited mobility, and help build strength and improve circulation.

    In fact, seniors who have been participating in Shawnessy’s Cane Fu pilot program have reported feeling healthier since taking the class, said Silvera for Seniors CEO Arlene Adamson.

    “They are stronger, standing taller, using their walkers much less,” she said, adding she hopes to bring the program to Silvera’s other seniors’ lodges.

    An event like this also helps show that seniors aren’t just fading in the background, but enjoy taking part in fun activities and want to live full and healthy lives, Adamson said.

    Getting Sunday’s 30-minute Cane Fu exercise session into the record books would simply be icing on the cake.

    “Seniors, at no matter what age, have big dreams, want to participate, want to do something fun,” she said. “This is one of their goals.”

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    Way to go Jackie!

    Our Chinese Zodiac thread.

    Jackie Chan multitasks his way into the record books
    Posted: 06 December 2012 1301 hrs


    "Chinese Zodiac" stars at Cannes (from left): Yao Xingtong, Jackie Chan, Laura Weissbecker and Kwon Sang Woo. (AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT)

    SHANGHAI: Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan was awarded the Guinness World Records title for "Most credits in one movie", during a promotional event in Shanghai on Wednesday, reported Chinese media.

    Chan had taken on 15 key production roles in his latest film "Chinese Zodiac", including director, producer, fight choreographer, and interestingly enough, composer.

    He took the title from US director Robert Rodriguez who had 11 production roles in one of his previous films.

    Chan was also awarded the Guinness World Records title for "Most stunts by a living actor", in recognition of the countless stunts he has personally performed in his hit films like "Police Story" and "Rush Hour".

    The veteran actor downplayed his achievements when he spoke with Chinese reporters during the event.

    "I am really not superhuman; I only want to focus on getting the job done," said Chan.

    "The potential human beings have, far surpass their own imagination."

    Chan is scheduled to visit Singapore on December 18, to promote "Chinese Zodiac", a film he had previously described it as his "last major action film".
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    world record for the most pushups using a roller

    Didn't realize Shen Jianzhong was a world record holder. And here I've been thinking there are no street applications for all this.

    More on Shen Jianzhong.
    Man Uses Bruce Lee Moves to Protect His Home

    Jianzhong Shen, a 38-year-old father, defended his family’s home from men who tried to kick them out of their house.

    For the past 20 years, he has been practicing Bruce Lee’s kung fu in his courtyard. Shen also holds the world record for the most pushups using a roller.



    The Shen’s house is included in a remodeling project that requires the family to leave.

    “They called it a remodeling project, to turn our village into a town,” Shen said. “They wanted to tear down the whole street, and promised we would get a new house of the same size in two years, as well as rent to cover the interim, but I heard of people in a neighboring village getting a much better deal, so we refused to sign.”

    According to Shen, at first the property company had posters warning locals about consequences for families who refused to go. After most families left, the consequences became worse.

    “This mob of thugs would block the street on most days. They would pick on the women, threatening to kill their kids. Then people started tossing bricks through windows and letting off fireworks at night. Some people got beaten in the streets.”

    This past October 29, “30 to 50″ men showed up at their door to try to throw them out of their home.

    This is when Mr. Shen showed his kung fu skills. Together with his 18-year-old son, also a kung fu devotee, they attacked the men and knocked seven of them out in the hallway.

    “It was quite messy. Only seven people were injured because the rest were scared and stayed outside. Some of them ran away,” Shen said.



    Sadly, when the police arrived, it was Shen and his son who were at fault. The police said that since the men were unarmed, Shen and his son were in the wrong and were told to just sign the contract.

    They moved out on the night of November 21. Upon arriving in Beijing, his son was arrested by the police and was charged with assault.

    “I do not regret the fight, but I am worried about my son. I think they are trying to [tie him up] with some crime. I am concerned that my actions will end up hurting him,” Shen said.
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