So dumb, it’s funny. As a recovering power breaker (ok, I’m recovered – it’s been at least 10 years since I’ve regularly hit the bricks, but here is a relatively recent, feeble example), I can appreciate the gimmicks I’ve seen during demonstrations. This video, at least, shows an honest gimmick, and doesn’t try to fool the audience.
After some, nearly bone-shattering misses, or breaks that went bad, I could only watch, in disgust, as some “master” on TV, or in a shopping center demonstration would break ten slabs with two-inch spacers. I have watched in amazement as a superhuman piledriver of a martial artist hit eight slabs with his head, and saw the spray-painted foam fly into the air. Did the audience know any better? Probably not. They ate it up. Whereas I have the dane bramage, scars, and knots on my parts which can attest to my honest power breaks.
Am I bitter? Nope. It’s all a part of the show in the modern martial arts business.