Sunday, January 15, 2012

5 Amazing Martial Arts World Records

Here is a short list of some of the best of the best in Martial Arts.

1. Highest Assisted Kick

Brett Sawley, of the British Chi Takwondo Team, smashed a wooden board 4.25 meters (14 feet) in the air with a flipping front kick, setting this amazing world record. He was launched into the air by his two fellow practitioners in an exhibition-style event.

2. Highest Nonassisted Kick

Jessie Frankson, from the state of Alaska, placed a kick at 9 feet and 8 inches up in the air, accurately hitting his target. This took place in 2000 and has, to this day, not officially been broken in any recorded event.

3. Hardest Punch

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, the famous MMA fighter in the UFC, registered a 1800 pounds per square inch punch on television. That is a knockout blow almost regardless of where you hit!

4. Most Powerful Kick

Bas Rutten, the Dutch Mixed Martial Arts superstar, tested a kick not measured in pounds of force, but rather how much the target was compressed. His roundhouse kick with the shin pushed the test dummy's chest in just below 3 inches, with rib-cracking force. The damage caused was the equivalent to a life threatening car crash. Bas Rutten is also one of the fighters out there with a great sense of humor. 

5.Most Concrete Blocks Broken in a Minute

Ali Bahcetepe of Turkey broke 317 CONCRETE BLOCKS in one minute, including a stack that contained 25 concrete slabs. This was confirmed by Guinness World Records.

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