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Most Concrete Blocks Broken With One Strike

United States Chris Edwards

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States / May 15, 2010

Master Chris Edwards broke 40 concrete blocks with a single strike.

- must use store-bought concrete blocks
- blocks must be at least two inches thick
- may use either straight or curved blocks
- must have between one-fourth to one inch of space between each block
- must provide video evidence

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  • England Kevin Franklin

    Kevin Franklin

    What is the common use of these blocks please?

    • United States Clint Poore

      Clint Poore

      The most common use is for landscaping! or breaking in an Omega Force program. here is a link to Home Depothttp://www.homedepot.com/p/Pavestone-12-in-Red-Curved-Scallop-Concrete-Edger-74951/100192519?keyword=curved+scallop

    • England Kevin Franklin

      Kevin Franklin

      I hope you agree that the natural curvature of the blocks creates an air gap between each block. If it didn't that would make you Superman. You would in effect be a human Pile Driver ! Once the first block is broken the compound effect of the weight of each additional brick increases the energy in the original strike (by adding mass) through gravitational acceleration. In other words gravity takes over. This does not detract from what has been achieved here as breaking takes many years of practice and body and mind conditioning, I am in awe. What a lot of people do not realise is that the power you produce is only similar to a Pro Heavy- weight Boxer, the difference is , if they tried to punch it they would smash their hands to pieces. I know because StrikeMate (the measurement system) has been used to measure endless Pro-boxers and Breakers all over the world including Shaolin monks. However it begs the question: Is because of this effect it any harder to break 20 bricks or 60?

    • United States Clint Poore

      Clint Poore

      Kevin, Experience is the best teacher. I would encourage you to go purchase some curved blocks and attempt to break them. That usually solves any discussion. All of Omega Forces videos and records are recorded LIVE in front of an audience, so no retakes, You get one shot at it, and sometimes we miss, One miss that stands out in particular was the head break with curved bricks, it didn't go so well and the bricks won that day.
      So is it harder to break 20 or 60? That's really a lack of experience question, if you would go and try these for yourself, it would become quite apparent how difficult they are. Randy had seriously bruised arm from this strike. It takes a tremendous amount of force and willingness to risk injury to perform such a break. You are invited to come see us perform live and witness it for yourself. We would love to have you attend our program. Omega Force started breaking curved bricks about 3 years ago.

    • England Kevin Franklin

      Kevin Franklin

      Respect Sir, I am mainly interested in the science. that's why I asked the question.

  • England Kevin Franklin

    Kevin Franklin

    Love you guys to test your power on my scientifically validated measurement system let me know and we'll see if we can arrange it with a view to you guys breaking the world record attempt forstriking

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  • United States Corey Henderson

    Corey Henderson

    Thanks for the multiple camera angles. What kind of bricks are these?

  • United States Chris Edwards

    Chris Edwards

    Epic break Randy! I'm gonna have to bring my A game for the next break! Many blessings to you guys!

  • United States Josh Jones

    Josh Jones

    AMAZING!!

  • United States Randy richey

    Randy richey

    Sorry brother Chris I just had too GOD bless

  • United States Chris Edwards

    Chris Edwards

    Thanks for the comments guys!

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Congrats to Chris on a monster break!

  • United States Omega Force

    Omega Force

    Chris Congratulations on a nice break!

  • United States Bradford Carter

    Bradford Carter

    There are some people that will say you broke only 1 concrete block. That first block broke the second one. The second one broke the third. To shut these people up all you have to do is do your 50 block break again but this time do not have any space between the blocks. When you do that they can not say anything about the laws of physics applying and some such nonsense as that. Good job by the way.

    • United States Omega Force

      Omega Force

      Bradford NO Spacers are used when breaking curved bricks. if you will take the tie took look closely at the bricks they are stacked on top of one another.

    • United States Chris Edwards

      Chris Edwards

      Here's one of my "failed" breaks a while back...goes to show this is no easy feat!

      https://www.facebook.com/bodymartialarts/posts/10200960811890138

    • United States Bradford Carter

      Bradford Carter

      There is space between each brick. The first brick breaks the second and so forth. The added weight helps after you get so far. Physics my friends. If there was no space it would take a blow from Thor's hammer to break that much solid concrete.

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Hot tamales! Well done, Randy.

  • United States Dakota Denton

    Dakota Denton

    Awesome Power!!!

  • United States Chris Edwards

    Chris Edwards

    JennWark I was inspired to do this break when I was being tested for cancer, so in my down and week time a world record feat came to me. I have had struggles since this break and I hope to perform a fifty stack break before the year is out!

  • United States Chris Edwards

    Chris Edwards

    EmilyMiethner I've been doing martial arts for nearly 25 years. I got into power breaking about 12 years ago. I do this to inspire others to follow their dreams and break through barriers in their own lives. I run Body Martial Arts, Inc full time, following my own passion! you can check out my site at www.bodymartialarts.com. Hopefully I will be able to perform a fifty stack break. Over the last 2 years I had each of my shoulders operated on, so I've been recovering since Nov '10. Thanks for you interest!

  • United States Emily Patricia

    Emily Patricia

    This is absolutely incredible! (Love the intro screen, too!). How long have you been training?

  • United States Josh

    Josh

    Awesome!!!

  • United States Jenn Wark

    Jenn Wark

    Impressive! Can you tell us some more about this attempt, and will we be seeing more from you?

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