Martial Arts Master Attempts Katana World Record

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This Japan Tour features multiple record-breaking martial arts expert Isao Machii, who attempts to set a new record for Most martial arts sword cuts in one minute (rush straw).

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He attempts the challenge under the watchful eye of Guinness World Records adjudicator Kaoru Ishikawa in a park in Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan.

The rules for this title state that the straw shafts must be a minimum of 90 cm in length and clearly divided into four sections of 15 cm. The cuts must then be made in the 15cm sections marked on the shafts.

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“I see Guinness World Records as a way of securing my legacy … a great way for me to have my name go down in history around the world,” Isao said.The 44-year-old, who learning his sport at the age of five, has secured a number of impressive Guinness World Records titles thanks to his katana skills.