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How to Break A Brick with a Karate Chop

Breaking Things is Fun!

Yes, breaking things with a karate chop or a kung fu punch or whatever is fun. Lots of fun. In fact, if more cops knew how to break bricks there would be less police brutality.

Okay, I had to throw that last one in, but it is true.

good karate punchFirst, cook the brick. Couple of hours at 300 degrees. This will remove all moisture from the brick, and will make it brittle and easy to break.

Second, place the brick one end on the ground, and the other end over the end of another brick. The brick will be slanted, and you can angle your hand in at a good angle.

Third, hold the upper end of the brick, start your strike, and drop the upper end of the brick so that the brick hits the brick it is atop of at the same time your hand hits the brick. Make sure you bpractice making your hand loose, then tight when you strike the brick.

This should break or shatter the brick fair easy.

Now, let’s up it.

First, place two bricks on the ground a fraction less than the length of a brick.

Second, place the dry brick on the two bricks.

Third, best to use a palm at first. Focus your strike, make it soft and loose, then snap it and tighten it a quarter inch or so into the brick. You can put your intention all the way through the brick, but I like the quick, snappy breaks. As long as your intention enters the brick this is merely a matter of preference.

Because the brick is very dry it should break, maybe even shatter, very easily. Also, you can place a light cloth, a washcloth or something, over the brick to protect the hand.

Now, let’s up it.

Try the first break again, but this time with an uncooked brick. Don’t get a new or wet brick, or one that’s been rained on. Get one that is sun dried and hasn’t been rained on for a while. An old brick is going to be easier than a new brick.

Once you’ve got that, do the second break, but, again, with an uncooked brick.

There you go, time to impress the girls and frighten the bullies.

Interestingly, you will find that the most important item in breaking bricks with a karate chop or kung fu punch, os the technique, and technique can better be developed with a good course of instruction, such as those at Monster Martial Arts, or with a simple book like ‘The Punch.’

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