Board Breaking Records

Our Wood Board Breaking Records

Any present student of Mark Cashatt’s Taekwon-Do School, Inc. can attempt to break an old “pine wood board” record or set a new record we haven’t listed yet!!

Our next announced opportunity will be Thursday, October 27, 2022 between 6-8 pm. 

Students who wish to participate should tell Master Cashatt your plans and start immediately with preparation. Participants will have no more than 3 attempts at a record and a participant can attempt up to 4 breaks in one session. For all foot techniques, the student must be bare footed (no shoes).

#1 You must go to any place that sells lumber. You need White Pine, 1 inch thick and 12 inches wide. Picking out the boards personally if possible can be a plus. You must find the driest and lightest boards. If you cannot pick them out yourself, tell them you want the driest boards. I would usually get the “utility pine” or “#3”. Number 1’s are the best for building things because the grain is more dense, hence harder to break. Through my years of buying boards you rarely get what you really want so that’s why it’s important to start early in the search. I would get them from Bishops Lumber on Schoolhouse but the workers there pick them out. At Lowe’s or Home Depo you might be able to pick your own boards. You should have them cut in to 10 inch pieces ( 1” x 12” cut every 10”) and then stack them in a dry place to dry out even more before April 14. The perfect board should bend slightly when grabbed on each end parallel to the grain. You can feel the difference in weight between cut boards as well, the lighter the better.

#2 You must prepare your weapons and practice your technique. Lightly tapping on the particular weapon daily will help prepare the soft tissue. In the older days students when hit hard surfaces creating swelling and ripping the skin to make it more tough for breaking boards (and other things). Go through the technique daily, using correct stance, sine wave, chambering and breathing. Ask a Sabanim for some help in preparing.

Please contact Master Cashatt for details and questions.

Power Hand and Foot Techniques

STANDING SIDE PIERCING KICK

ADULT MEN- Mike Schmidt 8 boards 10-24-00
ADULT LADIES- Devon Ward 5 boards 5-9-07
JR. MEN- Phil Cerami 6 boards 2-17-01
JR. LADIES- Marion Cavanaugh 4 boards 7-18-01

180 DEGREE SIDE PIERCING KICK

ADULT MEN- Ed Mineguez 8 boards 1-26-06
ADULT LADIES-
JR. MEN- William Illingworth 6 boards 2-20-08
JR. LADIES- Marion Cavanaugh 5 boards 3-24-04

180 DEGREE REVERSE TURN KICK

ADULT MEN- Ricky Hollenbach 4 boards 3-27-13
ADULT LADIES- Jennifer Rosenblum 2 boards 4-14-22
JR. MEN- Steven Lewis 2 boards 3-20-08
JR. LADIES- Trinity Serrano 1 board 4-14-22

INWARD STRIKE SIDE FIST

ADULT MEN- Dave Bennett 6 boards 2-2-08
ADULT LADIES- Nancy Picton 4 boards 2-27-03
JR. MEN- Aidan Derstine 2 boards 5-17-12
JR. LADIES- Angelina Picton 2 boards 3-27-13

1 INCH PUNCH FOREFIST

ADULT MEN- Val Scheckenbach 2 boards 7-18-01
ADULT LADIES- Fay Dolan 1 board 8-29, 2019
JR. MEN- William Illingsworth 2 boards 7-23-08
JR. LADIES-

JUMPING 180 DEGREE SIDE PIERCING

ADULT MEN- Dale Fennell 4 Boards Jump Back Side Piercing 2-15-07
ADULT LADIES- Nancy Picton 3 Boards 2-20-08

DOWNWARD PUNCH FOREFIST

ADULT MEN- Dan Dolan  2 boards  4-14-22

JR. MEN- Troy Snyder 4 Boards 10-24-07

STEP IN PLACE SIDE PIERCING

ADULT MEN – Andrew Carpenter 8 boards 2-2-01
ADULT LADIES- Nancy Picton 5 boards 12-19-03
JR. MEN- Dakota Dell 8 boards 5-9-07
JR. LADIES- Marion Cavanaugh 4 boards 11-06-02

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TURN KICK

ADULT MEN- Kevin Bayley  8 boards 1993
ADULT LADIES

JR. MEN

JR. LADIES-

STANDING SIDE PIERCING (Hand Held)

ADULT MEN- Richard Chieffo 7 boards 5-9-07
ADULT LADIES- Nancy Picton 3 boards 2-27-03
JR. MEN- Daniel Curzon 3 boards 8-10-02
JR. LADIES- Hannah Fennell 1 board 10-20-05

DOWNWARD STRIKE SIDE FIST

ADULT MEN- Lyle Gereau 7 boards 7-18-01
ADULT LADIES- Kathy Rhoads 3 boards 8-30-06
JR. MEN- Phillip Cerami 8 boards 3-18-02
JR. LADIES- Kim Schmidt 5 boards 1-30-01

INWARD STRIKE KNIFE HAND

ADULT MEN- Jeff Rathgeber 6 boards 10-18-00
ADULT LADIES- – Nancy Picton 2 boards 5-9-07
JR. MEN- Liam Erskine 1 board 2-20-09
JR. LADIES- Trinity Serrano  1 board 4-14-22

REVERSE KNIFE HAND

ADULT MEN- Scott Mallon 1 Board 360 Spin Reverse Knife Hand 75″ 5-09-07
ADULT LADIES- Nancy Picton 2 Boards Reverse Knife Hand 2-23-05

DOWNWARD STRIKE TWIN OPEN FIST

ADULT MEN- Lee Blauvelt 3 Boards Downward Strike Twin Open Fist 2-12-10

SIDE STRIKE KNIFE HAND

ADULT MEN- John Camilleri 4 Boards  7-21-05
ADULT LADIES- Dina Gerhard  2 boards 4-14-22

STEP IN PLACE SIDE PIERCING (Hand Held)

ADULT MEN- Frank Donato 4 boards 5-9-07
ADULT LADIES-
JR. MEN- Myles Menardi 3 boards 7-23-08
JR. LADIES- Darrah Peklak 2 boards 7-23-08

JUMPING TURN KICK

ADULT MEN- Dan Cromwell 3 boards 10-18-00
ADULT LADIES-
JR. MEN- Nick Schmidt 2 boards 1-30-01
JR. LADIES- Kim Yambrick 2 boards 8-10-02

SHOULDER HIGH OPEN FIST

ADULT MEN- Byron Hecker 5 boards 10-18-00
ADULT LADIES- – Kathy Rhoads 4 boards 5-3-06
JR. MEN- William Illingworth 3 boards 10-24-07
JR. LADIES- Bryana Mandato 3 boards 8-28-03

6 INCH PUNCH FOREFIST

ADULT MEN- Jeff Rathgeber 3 boards 8-10-02
ADULT LADIES- Fay Dolan 2 boards 9-17-20
JR. MEN- William Illingsworth 2 boards
JR. LADIES-

OUTWARD STRIKE SIDE FIST

ADULT MEN- Dave Bennett 4 Boards Outward Strike Side Fist 3-01-17
JR. MEN- Aiden Derstine 2 Boards 5-17-12

DOWNWARD STRIKE OPEN FIST

ADULT MEN- Edward Minguez 7 Boards  12-18-03
ADULT LADIES-
JUNIOR MEN: Kevin Burke 2 boards 2-18-07
JUNIOR LADIES- Trinity Serrano  1 board 4-14-22

BACK HAND STRIKE

ADULT MEN- Brian Ward 1 Board Back Hand 10-24-07

BACK ELBOW THRUST

JR. MEN- Sean Moyer 2 Boards Back Elbow Strike

Speed Hand and Foot Techniques

JUMPING TURN KICK- POWER

ADULT MEN- Ricky Hollenbach 2 boards 9-26-13
ADULT LADIES-
JR. MEN-
JR. LADIES-

JUMP SUSPENDED FOREFIST

ADULT MEN: Dakota Dell 1 BOARD @ 88”

SUSPENDED FOREFIST

ADULT MEN- Mike Deardorff 3 Boards Susp. Forefist
ADULT LADIES-
JR. MEN-
JR. LADIES-

SPEED FRONT ELBOW STRIKE

ADULT MEN- Mike Deardorff 2 Boards
ADULT LADIES-
JR. MEN-
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SUSPENDED REVERSE KNIFE HAND

ADULT MEN- Seb Coppolella 5 boards 10-18-00
ADULT LADIES-
JR. MEN- Eric Brone 1 board 10-18-00
JR. LADIES-

SUSPENDED DOWNWARD STRIKE SIDE FIST

ADULT LADIES- Jennifer Rosenblum  1 board  4-14-22

Specialty Techniques

JUMPING SNAP DOUBLE ACTION- POWER

ADULT MEN- Frank Donato 2 boards 2-14-07
ADULT LADIES-
JR. MEN – Jaime Cordero 2 boards 2-2-01
JR. LADIES- Audrey Ward 1-30-01

HIGHEST JUMPING TURN

ADULT MEN- Richard Chieffo 84″ 2-20-08
ADULT LADIES-
JR. MEN- Jonathan Hollenbach 1 board 54″ 3-24-11
JR. LADIES-

BACK LEG TWISTING KICK

ADULT MEN- Mike Deardorff Sr. 2 boards 10-18-00
ADULT LADIES- Jennifer Rosenblum  1 board 4-14-22
JR. MEN- Brandon Kleckner 5-04-06
JR. LADIES-

LONGEST FLYING SIDE KICK

ADULT MEN- Mahlon Omlor 14′ 6″ 10-19-05
ADULT LADIES-
JR. MEN- Mahlon Omlor 13′ 1″ 2-28-03
JR. LADIES- Devon Ward 68 1/2″ 2-03-01

SIDE ELBOW THRUST

ADULT MEN- Eric Martin 6 Boards 5-9-07
ADULT LADIES-
JR. MEN- William Illingworth 3 boards 10-24-07
JR. LADIES-

REFLECTIVE SIDE PIERCING

ADULT MEN- Jesse Schane 64″ 58″ 12-17-03

HIGHEST MID-AIR STRIKE KNIFEHAND

ADULT MEN – Rich Hollenbach 1 Board – 6′  2-20-08

DOWNWARD STRIKE SIDE FIST

ADULT MEN- Lyle Gereau 7 boards 7-18-01
ADULT LADIES- Kathy Rhoads 3 boards 8-30-06
JR. MEN- Phillip Cerami 8 boards 3-18-02
JR. LADIES- Kim Schmidt 5 boards 1-30-01

HIGHEST TWIN FOOT FRONT

ADULT MEN- – Richard Chieffo 61″ 11-04-05
ADULT LADIES- Mandy Ellis 52″ 2-20-03
JR. MEN- William Illingworth 51″ 1-26-06
JR. LADIES-

VERTICAL KICK

ADULT MEN- Byron Hecker 1 board 51 ” 5-9-07
ADULT LADIES-
JR. MEN- William Illingworth 2 boards 7-23-08
JR. LADIES-

FRONT ELBOW STRIKE

ADULT MEN- Andrew Carpenter 7 boards 10-24-10
ADULT LADIES- Lauren Pio 4 boards 2-20-08
JR. MEN- William Illingworth 5 boards 2-15-07
JR. LADIES- Hanna Fennell 1 board 10-20-05

CONSECUTIVE JUMP SNAP

ADULT MEN- Dave Ward 44″ 12-18-03

JUMPING 180 DEGREE DOWNWARD KICK- DOUBLE ACTION

ADULT MEN- Scott Mallon 52″ 12-18-03

JUMPING SNAP TURN CONSECUTIVE

ADULT MEN – Scott Mallon 1 board 3-25-04

SPINNING BACK ELBOW THRUST

ADULT MEN – Tom Lubens 3 boards 2-27-03

6 INCH PUNCH FOREFIST

ADULT MEN- Jeff Rathgeber 3 boards 8-10-02
ADULT LADIES- Fay Dolan 1 board 3-14-19
JR. MEN- William Illingsworth 2 boards
JR. LADIES-

DOWNWARD KICK

ADULT MEN- Edward Minguez 6 boards 12-18-03
ADULT LADIES- Chrissey Fennell 4 boards 8-30-06
JR. MEN- William Illingworth 4 boards 5-9-07
JR. LADIES- Angela Picton 2 boards 7-23-0

FLYING TURN KICK- POWER

ADULT MEN- Frank Donato 3 boards 5-9-07
JR. MEN-
JR. LADIES-

DOWNWARD THRUST STRAIGHT ELBOW 

ADULT MEN- Eric Martin 6 Boards 5-9-07
ADULT LADIES- Nancy Picton 3 boards 5-9-07

UPWARD KICK WITH KNEE

ADULT MEN- Ed Minguez 4 boards 1-26-06

JUMP TWISTING KICK

ADULT MEN- Mike Deardorff 2 boards 8-26-05

TWO DIRECTIONAL SIDE FIST

ADULT MEN – Scott Mallon 1 board each 1-30-01

BOARDS BROKEN IN 15 SECONDS

ADULT MEN – Tom Chipley 50 boards 7-21-05
ADULT LADIES – Nancy Picton 20 boards 7-21-05
JUNIOR MEN- Jason Leitmeyer 15 boards 7-21-05
JUNIOR LADIES- Tegan Crombie 18 boards 7-21-05

ITF Competition Techniques

180° REVERSE TURN KICK

ADULT MEN- Kevin Burke 82″ 7-26-11

FLYING HIGH SNAP KICK

ADULT MEN- William Illinworth 101″

180° FLYING SIDE PIERCING KICK

ADULT MEN – Kevin Burke 72″