Dad and son make quick work of smashing challenge
The motto of Jeffery Chandy’s karate club is “nothing is impossible” – something the eighth dan black belt has proved on national TV.
Mr Chandy made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for the fastest time for having 16 concrete blocks smashed on his chest with a sledgehammer.
The successful attempt was filmed for television and Jeffery was able to break the previous record of 9.77 seconds, coming in at 9.32 seconds.
The Mt Roskill resident had the 16 concrete blocks piled on top of his chest, weighing a total of 150kg, and his son Denver used a 6kg sledgehammer to break them while friends cleared them away between swings.
It might seem like an impossible task but the 48year-old martial arts master says it didn’t even hurt.
Jeffery has been doing karate, taekwondo, Indian karate and traditional Indian martial arts for more than 40 years and has performed feats in the past like breaking blocks of ice with his head, having granite blocks broken on his body and having a car drive over him.
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Winning team: Denver smashed concrete blocks on his dad Jeffery Chandy’s chest to break a world record.