Watch 8-Year Old Mark Tassler, Jr. Break One Inch Thick Board
My son, Mark, Jr., is eight years old and in second grade. Since he was just in kindergarten, he has been diligently training in martial arts.
I want to point out that this isn't just something you do for a season like you would in basketball, football and so on.
Unlike other sports, martial arts doesn't have a season that starts and ends like the sport of baseball that I happen to coach for example. Martial arts never ends, it goes continual year round.
For anyone, that's a major commitment. Especially for a little boy. But, I've watched him train every Monday, Wednesday and Friday non-stop for two years.
He has made some major achievements so far. Winning multiple tournaments and passing some difficult tests are just a few.
I've watched this little boy totally dedicate himself to earning higher belt rankings. His dream of course is to become a black belt martial artist.
He currently is a blue belt. One of the tests he had to pass for his rank, was to break thru a one inch thick solid board with one single kick. He does it with rib breaking power as you watch here: