Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sikh daredevils demonstrate their prowess

Martial arts stunt group Bir Khalsa , "The Brave Pure", let loose with their skills in Armistar, North West India, in a display of weapon play and pain endurance.

The group, who practise the ancient Sikh martial art of Ghatka, perform sword stunts including smashing coconuts inches from a man's body while blindfolded, even cutting through one laid on a man's bare neck.

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One Bir Khalsa member has salt poured into his eyes in a display of pain endurance. The form of martial arts that the group practise is nearly extinct in India, with only the 450 members of Bir Khalsa still performing the ancient skill.

The team recently beat the world record for breaking the maximum number of coconuts placed on someone's forehead with a baseball bat, smashing 59 coconuts in one minute.

1 comment:

Shak said...

I don't know about anyone else, but this "prowess" certainly turned me on.