How hard does your head have to be to break 111 concrete blocks? Ask 16-year old Bosnian athlete Kerim Ahmetspahic. The black belt in Tae Kwon Do recently broke the Guinness World Record of 65 blocks set by Oliver Gimsehl in 2016. Not only did he smash the standing record, he did it with epic speed. Kerim finished in just 35 seconds while Gimsehl needed a full minute.
Still not impressed? Wait until you check out how Kerim threw in some flips. He drove the crowd wild! Check out the video:
Kerim seemed to accomplish this feat with relative ease. So what's his secret? Believe it or not, breaking bricks has less to do with sheer strength than it does with technique and focus. You have to commit. "With the right technique and focus, even a little white belt girl can break a brick. Without the right technique and focus, even a big black belt man cannot," Grand Master Kim Soo said.
So while you might be inspired to go out and break a few things, do your head a favor—until you get some real training—don't try this at home!