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This week’s episode returns to the tense moment Robert Ardito from the Wing Chun Kung Fu school went head-to-head with karate expert Dwayne Pearson for the record Most full contact punch strikes in one minute, on the set of Guinness World Records, at Seven Network Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 16 August 2005.
Both skilled martial artists beat the previous record of 347, but Aussie Robert took home the Guinness World Records title after achieving an incredible 428 – 48 more punches than Dwayne.
To count towards the record total, every punch had to be performed according to the rules of the discipline.
This record has been broken countless times since the Australian TV show, but Robert Ardito has fought hard to keep his title. He holds the current record after completing a staggering 805 full contact punches in Sydney, Australia in 2009.
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