Puskar Nepal has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for the most number of kicks to one’s own herad in one minute. The 19-year-old from Mankha VDC, Sindhupalchowk district had made the attempt for the world record on December 19 last year.
Puskar on Friday unveiled the world record certificate awarded to him by Guinness Book of World Records amidst a press conference in the capital. Puskar had landed 144 kicks to his head in one minute in the records attempt carried out at Kantipur City College, Kathmandu.
However, Guinness Book has acknowledged only 134 kicks. Earlier, John Leindecker of USA had set the record with 127 kicks in a minute, on June 26, 2013.
T3 Thakali Group initiated and organized the event. Bibek Tulachan, president of the Group, presented Puskar with the Guinness World Record certificate.
“It gives me pleasure to break the previous record,” Puskar said. “Though it felt astonishing in the beginning to be doing something apparently so crazy, I practiced for nearly eight months and finally succeeded. Head-kicking is very similar to the skills required in football and karate,” he said, adding, “One needs three things – passion, patience and practice – to achieve such a feat.” Pointing out that he was among 31 Nepali citizens to be entered in the record book, he promised to set such records in future as well.
According to Tulachan of T3 Thakali Group, the records attempt was conducted as per guidelines set by Guinness Book, under which at least two official eye witnesses are needed. The eye witnesses must include someone from an audit company or professional services firm and a representative of the police or civil law notaries. An international referee is also required.
DSP Santosh Khadka, advocate Nanda Adhikari and international karate referee Ram Chandra Gurung were present as witnesses and prepared the statement for processing the records book entry.
Thakali Group had submitted the evidence for the record in the first week of January and approval from Guinness Book World Records came on July 9.