Monday, February 18, 2008

Slow Motion Brick Chopper

This is why I don't advocate breaking stuff. Check it out:

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14 Comments:

Blogger Miss Chris said...

So this is a slo-mo of what my wrist must've looked like as it broke. Nice.

1:49 PM  
Blogger Charles James said...

Uuuurahhhhh...I usually recommend breaking with a caveat of no more than one board with thickness of either 1/2", 3/4", or 1" only, pine.

There is no real need to go further than that and this one is what I call extreme and unnecessary.

To much testosterone?

6:33 PM  
Blogger Rick said...

Long term, wouldn't it be a better idea to just pick up the brick and hit your opponent with it?

7:58 PM  
Blogger Bob Patterson said...

We stick with 1/2" pine boards on all belt tests up to cho dan. No more than two solid so it's fairly safe.

At cho dan you get to highlight your breaks so it can be many boards. Also, you have to break 1 slab of concrete. I believe it's 2" but don't quote me. At each dan rank beyond they add a slab to that concrete break (with spacers).

It really tests four things: Your own confidence in the technique, speed, power, and accuracy. Depending on the break you may need all four.

All that having been noted I have seen some pretty dumb breaks at tournaments.

But there are some good self-defense reasons for breaking:

http://books.google.com/books?id=cNMPtthOejgC

~BCP

6:20 AM  
Blogger [Mat] said...

Ouch!!

Painkillers!!

10:20 AM  
Blogger Silverstar said...

Ewww..that was gross! :P

5:21 PM  
Blogger John Vesia said...

Miss Chris:

So this is a slo-mo of what my wrist must've looked like as it broke. Nice.

I'm afraid so. Probably not too nice though!
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Charles:

...this one is what I call extreme and unnecessary.

Extreme, yes. Unnecessary? Well, we got a cool video out of it!
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Rick:

Long term, wouldn't it be a better idea to just pick up the brick and hit your opponent with it?

Absolutely! (I like your spirit.)
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Bob:

Breaking with self-defense applications. It's an interesting concept. Thanks for the link.
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Mat:

Ouch!!

Painkillers!!


He doesn't seem to be in pain - unless - he takes the painkillers before the big break. Brilliant!
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Silverstar:

Ewww..that was gross! :P

Sorry.
; )

1:35 AM  
Blogger somaserious said...

Okay, that made me really queasy! We never break in our dojo and I've never attempted it before. Never really wanted to.

Karrie

1:19 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Oh, ick!

4:59 PM  
Blogger John Vesia said...

Karrie:

We never break in our dojo and I've never attempted it before. Never really wanted to.

Me neither, even after all these years. It's a big thing in TKD though.
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Becky:

Ditto with Silverstar. ; )

12:19 AM  
Blogger Patrick Parker said...

That was awesome! One of our kinesiology instructors in school told us he'd seen a hi-speed video of a break like that deforming the bones of the hand and forearm but I'd never actually SEEN it. That was a superb find!

2:33 PM  
Blogger John Vesia said...

Thanks Pat!

11:35 PM  
Blogger frotoe said...

holy crap!

5:13 PM  
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12:27 AM  

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