Most Pull-Ups On A Samurai Sword

Philippines Gerard Jessie


Ilo-ilo City , Philippines / July 3, 2015

Gerard Jessie performed 22 consecutive pull-ups on a samurai sword.

WARNING: This record can be extremely dangerous. Please do not attempt this record unless you are above the age of 18 and trained as a professional stunt performer. We will not accept submissions from minors.

- must hang sword as a pull-up bar with its sharp side up
- may only use bare hands
- chin must go equal or above sword level
- must provide video evidence
- must follow form of current world record holder


Tags: mostwildcardexercisepulluppull upsamurai swordkatana

  • Australia Zac Ridgley

    Zac Ridgley

    how long does it normally take for a record to be reviewed

    • Canada Dan Rollman

      Dan Rollman

      Generally 72 hours though we are currently back logged. Should be less than a week (unless we have any issues with the submission.)

    • Australia Zac Ridgley

      Zac Ridgley


  • United States Esteban Licon

    Esteban Licon

    What do you mean? Look at the record rules: "- chin must go equal or above sword level"

    Those are about as legit as it gets when it comes to chin-ups. To join the U.S. Marines, one of the minimums is doing 3 chin-ups with the same rules but with a bar. This man is doing that minimum on a sharpened katana.

    Mr. Jessie, you're an impressive dude.

  • United States Nate Tower

    Nate Tower

    Even though those aren't pull-ups, I think you have to give it to him. Super impressive.

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Extremely impressive, extremely scary.

    Question: we would normally deny this form since his head doesn't go above the bar, right? Do we need to deny this attempt, or can we somehow give this type of pull up a different name?

    • Philippines MaAnn P.

      MaAnn P.

      Half pull-up? I'm no expert; someone like Clint Poore or Alicia Weber weigh in pls :) though personally I think this is awesome. If he goes above the bar, his fingers might get cut off from all his bodyweight...scary indeed

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