Break It!




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Introduction: Break It!

Release the brick, and strike (or punch, or chop) it simultaneously. Make sure you hit in the middle of the brick, and try to carry the strike through the brick (aim your strike at a point below the brick).

This will feel so easy that the main difficulty of the trick will in fact be to make it look as if it were more difficult than it really is!



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    I'm sorry, but this is ridiculous... yes the method shown in this video is a "trick" but being a martial artist for 8 years, I find it hard to stomach.

    Board/brick/ice breaking is NOT just a trick... there are people who do it the right way. Here is my sensei a few years ago breaking 24 blocks of ice. And for those of you who say "they drilled holes in the ice", I was there while they were chainsawing them out of even bigger blocks of ice, and no drilling was done. Also, breaking solid ice is harder than breaking bricks.

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    I have a friend who rips phonebooks in half, he's pretty strong for a guy who's 6'4" and 160lbs (I kid you not) but he uses a trick to do it.

    thats because he had a population of fifty.

    It's not hard, if you try it like the mythbusters did.

    Wow only 160? But yeah I wow people with the phonebook thing... Lol

    Dang, he's small. I'm 6' 2" and I weight 205 pds.

    yeah, he's a freak

    amen i do iakedo so breakin stuff aint our thing but i can still see how this would offend martial arts teachers and students alike

    true I practiced taek won do and I learned to break boards and stones (no ice) and I didn't use any "tricks" but this is useful for people who don't know the right techniques or don't have the strenght I practiced 2 years, I can break bricks with the flat hand and boards with the side of my hand, the "karate shop" way but knowing how to do it with a trick is funny and cool when trying to impress your friends

    I have trained in several martial art techniques and a Muay thai fight trainer, and I have unfortunatly seen many people come to a school I teach with 1,2, or 3, degree black belts and cant last 1 round with a student who has trained for 3 months. They didnt earn a black belt they paid for one. This brick, board, ice breaking is silly and you have to blame the school that uses this as a confidence builder. Its a good money maker for the schools. The amount a student will pay for the classes , the bricks, the boards and entrance fees to be in a "breaking tournament" is too irrestable for these schools not to do this.

    Well, what's wrong with that. In life there will always be those who work, and those who buy. I say that if someone works hard and beats people that should be better than them, then it just shows everyone that money doesn't make you better than if you work hard.

    This is simply a fun trick to amaze friends with, I respect those that do it the hard way, but I am just a simple guy who wants to seem cool. My friends know that I'm not a strong man or a martial artist, but they are still somewhat awed by these tricks.

    yes, but this means people who don't have blackbelt kung fu skills can win a fiver in the pub

    There's nothing wrong with using sleight of hand or a little trick to win a pint or a fiver in a pub

    where are you going to find bricks in a pub? and more importantly, where are you going to break them? on a tabletop?

    the bartender will supply a few bricks on demand, as any fool knows. you could use a table top, but real men use the floor or the bar proper for this.

    I'm not sure that I've ever been in a pub, seeing as I just so happen to be 14. and also, even if he did have bricks, I don't think he'd give them to you for fear that you're going to start a bar fight.

    Hey, I'm a martial artist too, but these kind of tricks are commonly used in kung fu demonstrations (often calling upon 'chi').
    The aim here is not to ridicule martial arts, but simply to show some techniques, based on simple physics and mechanics, which the average joe finds surprising, yet can easily achieve himself.
    I'll refer you to this video: , for common 'kung fu demonstration' tricks...

    This is in no way undermining the achievements of your sensei (or your own)... Board and brick breaking requires some serious conditioning... but add a few simple physical advantages you can gain, and the very hard suddenly seems extraordinary, or superhuman.