One of the most dangerous martial arts stunts we’ve seen!
On an episode of ‘America’s Got Talent’ earlier this year, two martial artists performed what they claimed was the most dangerous stunt ever seen on the long-running show.
Known as ‘Team India’, the two men first met at a martial arts class and eventually decided to start performing an act based on their skills, which they’ve spent the past 8-9 years perfecting.
For the show, they had decided to push their skills to the limit by coming up with a stunt that they claim, “no one in the world can do.”
The stunt sees one of the two men brandishing a razor-sharp Japanese Katana sword and then proceeding to chop up various vegetables and fruits that had been taped to his partner’s head and body – with the terrifying twist being that he does all this while blindfolded.
There is quite literally a risk to life and limb with this performance, and it’s not long before that’s demonstrated for all to see live on-stage, when one downward slice of a cucumber that is resting on his partner’s shoulder is misjudged by mere fractions of an inch, leaving him bleeding from a cut.
Despite the audible gasps and groans from the live audience, the cringe-inducing stunt continues and gets even more extreme as the vegetables get smaller and the body parts even more vulnerable, resulting in another cut to the forehead.
The piece de resistance is a final chopping blow to a minuscule target balanced on the man’s throat, by which point three of the four celebrity judges, Howie Mandel, Mel B and Tyra Banks have all ‘noped’ out, with Mandel in particular frantically urging, “no more! no more!”
However, Simon Cowell was enjoying the carnage too much to hit his buzzer before seeing the act reach its conclusion, which thankfully didn’t result in a decapitation.
”He nearly died, you were blindfolded, I’ve never seen anything like it,” Cowell enthused afterward. “It was amazing.”
Nonetheless, with the other three judges apparently appalled by the bizarre, bloody and exceptionally dangerous stunt, they didn’t make it to the next round, and for the sake of the human chopping board’s future health, that’s probably for the best!