World record attempt – Most baseball bats broken in 60 seconds

Monday, January 09, 2017

Kyokushin is a style of stand-up, full contact, karate, founded in 1964 by Korean-Japanese martial artist Masutatsu Oyama.  Kyokushin is Japanese for “the ultimate truth” and is rooted in a philosophy of self-improvement, discipline, and hard training.

After formally establishing Kyokushin Karate in 1964, Oyama directed the organization through a period of expansion.  Oyama hand-picked instructors who displayed ability in marketing the style and gaining new members.  Oyama would choose an instructor to open a new dojo and then the instructor would move to that town and demonstrate his karate skills in public places.

After that, word of mouth would spread through the local area until the dojo had a core of dedicated students. Over a period of time, this art spread throughout the world and not only focused on the stylized training but also on self-defense, full-contact competition, and breaking.

One of the most astonishing aspects of Karate is the art of breaking; this includes feats that demonstrate speed, power, precision, and focus to break inanimate objects such as boards, glass, ice, bricks, and as seen in the video below, even baseball bats.

What we witness in the video below is Master Kerim Dyugu of the KKC Kamp-Kunst Center in Hannover, Germany putting on a spectacular display of breaking.  He is attempting to set a new world record by breaking as many baseball bats with kicks as possible in 60 seconds.

After decades of training, studying, competing, teaching, and honing his skills, Master Dyugu puts it all on the line to prove that he is, in fact, one of the best martial artists in the world and arguably the best breaking artist in the world as he attempts to set the aforementioned world record.

Jacob C. Stevens is a lifelong athlete and cerebral martial arts enthusiast who is also skilled in the art of linguistic manipulation, his published work, Afterthoughts and Handgrenades, can be found here…

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