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Newsletter - 1st July 2005

News From Fire Dragon Australia

JUNE ADVENTURE, 2005

On 19 June, Master Hardy led a Fire Dragon team on a unique adventure, as he and six students (Sifu Bellchamber, Wasu Jayne Hardy, Stephen Wells, Brendan Hayes, Geoff Wilmot, Shane Bartleman and Dave O'Connell) travelled to Fox Studios in Sydney to attempt a Guinness World Record.

The record they set out to break was the fastest time to have 16 concrete blocks broken on Master Hardy's chest. Without a lot of time, the team managed a couple of good practice sessions, and arrived at the studios prepared to take on the World Record. By way of preparations, Master Hardy broke two concrete blocks without spacers, and a few minutes later, the team got down to business. The first attempt was unsuccessful, as the different environment under camera lights led to confusion. On the second attempt, however, the Fire Dragon team pulled together, and smashed the previous record of 12.7 seconds by more than a second. The record now stands at 11.57 seconds!

The successful Fire Dragon team, in their dressing room at Fox Studios. Back: Shr Fu Bellchambers with the 14 lb sledge, Shane Bartleman, Brendan Hayes. Middle: Stephen Wells, David Connell; Front: Geoff Wilmot, Master Hardy, Wasu Jayne Hardy
The successful Fire Dragon team, in their dressing room at Fox Studios. Back: Shr Fu Bellchambers with the 14 lb sledge, Shane Bartleman, Brendan Hayes. Middle: Stephen Wells, David Connell; Front: Geoff Wilmot, Master Hardy, Wasu Jayne Hardy

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