Aside from punching bad guys and sending them flying away with whip-like leg kicks like Bruce Lee, one of the enduring images of martial artists is that of someone who can take the strongest blows without flinching or being able to break things just using their body.
While most people are brought down to reality the moment they start taking up martial arts, one man from Pakistan manages to break records by literally breaking things. And his latest feat is getting the world record for the number of walnuts smashed using just his elbow.
Rashid Naseem, 33, from Karachi, can be seen breaking walnuts that are arranged in a long row.
Watch the video of him below.
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Not only are his elbow strikes precise, but they are also delivered with speed and power and the appreciative crowd cheers and applauds for him.
Rashi, who also runs a martial arts training school, said it took him several months to fully prepare for the attempt.
He said: “My aim is to make 50 world records and make my country proud.
“I practiced for three months before the final attempt.
“Now I am only six records short to complete my target.”
He already has several Guinness World Records under his belt for such feats like most green coconuts smashed with his head to most bottle caps removed with his head in a minute.
He also claims to hold the record for the most number of drink cans crushed.
With 41 world records already broken, his last three feats bring him to a personal best of 44 records broken. He already applied to the Guinness World Records for his walnut stunt.
He said: “I have applied for Guinness World Records. I am waiting for them to confirm and send me the certificate.”
Rashid is not just doing this for himself but hopes his actions inspire young kids in Pakistan to start learning martial arts.
He said: “When I started martial arts there were just a few people in Karachi who were interested in martial arts. Now as we hold so many records and fan following, people’s interest is increasing.
“They are encouraging their children to learn this art. It also helps remain fit.
“I want to obtain a grant from the government to establish a proper academy so more people can join us.”
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