Pakistani martial artist breaks record of crushing walnuts with forehead

ISLAMABAD: Renowned martial arts expert Muhammad Rashid has again made it to the Guinness World Records for breaking walnuts with his forehead.
Muhammad Rashid defeated his Indian opponent and made a record of cracking 254 walnuts with his forehead, breaking the record of 239.
He has made over 60 records whereas his academy has created 75 records so far. His records include most walnuts crushed by the hand in one minute (284), most watermelons crushed with the head in 30 seconds (49), most drinks cans crushed with the elbow in one minute (77) and most spins of a fire staff in one minute (188).
His journey began in 2013 when he broke the record for the most bottle caps removed with the head in one minute (40) at the Punjab Youth Sports Festival in Lahore. He also broke his own record, achieving 61 at an Italian television show.
Earlier this year in March, snatched another Guinness World Record from arch-rivals India, crushing 256 walnuts within a minute with his elbow.
The record was held by an Indian martial arts player who had broken 229 walnuts with his elbow in one minute. After five months of unrelenting practice, Rashid snatched the record and earned Pakistan fame at the international level.
In 2017, Rashid in another world record pulverised 77 cans in just 60 seconds at an event in Gemona, Italy. In the same year, he also set a new world record by smashing 43 coconuts with his head in just 60 seconds.
Rashid has set a total of 45 individual world records whereas the Pakistan Academy of Martial Arts has now become the only academy in the world which has set 59 world records.
On the other hand, Rashid’s daughter Fatima Naseem has broken a record as well. She broke the record for the most full contact elbow strikes in one minute using alternate elbows (female) with an incredible 242 on 16 August 2020.
Muhammad Rashid is the founder and president of the Pakistan Academy of Martial Arts. Many of his students have gone on to become record holders under his training.

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