Toronto Kyokushinkai Karate and Kickboxing Studio was contacted by the Discovery Channel's Daily Planet show. The Daily Planet was working on a segment on the power it takes to break a board or other materials. Of course being a Kyokushin studio (a style that places a lot of emphasis on power), we were happy to oblige.
The network filmed some "in class sparring (kumite)" and some beginner students brekaing boards (tamishiwari). Then Sesnei Darren (the lead instructor and owner) broke 6 blocks of concrete to show the power generated with propoer karate technique.
All in all, it was a great time and the episode aired shortly after it was recorded. It can be seen here at the following link: http://review.bellmedia.ca/view/706906997
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