Throwing six single-hand punches per second might seem to be a scene out of a Bruce Lee film, but 54-year-old Jayanth Reddy from Hyderabad has gone a step further by landing 352 single-hand punches in 60 seconds flat, breaking the Guinness World Record.
A practitioner of taekwondo since the age of 14, Jayanth has broken 10 world records till date. His journey into setting new records began in 2010 when he broke the world record for the maximum number of round kicks in a minute.
“What makes this record special is that it was attempted across 250 countries and I had the honour of beating a Britisher’s effort of 333 punches,” Jayanth told The Hindu. The winner of five national championships and eight US Presidential Sports Awards wants to produce an Olympian in taekwondo in the days to come.
"I opened my academy in 1996-97 and since then I have taught more than five lakh students," Jayanth told The New Indian Express. “By November 2017, we will start the International Taekwondo Champions League, which will have participants from India, Thailand, and the USA,” he added.