LONGEST MARATHON KUNGFU PRACTICE
Kung fu or Gung fu, are a number of fighting styles that have been developed over the centuries in China. The genesis of Chinese martial arts has been attributed to the need for self-defense, hunting techniques and military training in ancient China. Hand-to-hand combat and weapons practice were important in training soldiers of ancient China. However, The Shaolin style of wushu is regarded to be amongst the first institutionalized Chinese martial arts. To perform Kung fu for a continuous duration, one requires a mixture of skills- passion, aggression, stamina, power and most importantly proper training. Kung fu practices are generally performed under the rightful eye of a good trainer, because if proper skills are not known then it might cause harm in case of the person who is practicing it. But one dedicated martial arts practitioner from Nellore, Hyderabad, taught (and practiced) Kung fu to his students for a duration of 27 hours. That was a commendable feat of endurance that the India Book of Records adjudicator Mr. Ram Mohan Reddy got to witness.
Shifu (Master) Prabhakar Reddy, a 36th Generation Monk of Shaolin Temple, China and a Martial Arts trainer from Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, practiced and gave kungfu training to his six students for a total of 27 hours, starting at 4:00pm on September 29, 2012 and ending at 7:00pm on September 30,2012, at Shaolin Traditional Kungfu Monk Training Weightloss Fitness Gym, in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. The martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, practiced for a variety of reasons including self defense, competition and physical health and fitness.
India Book of Records adjudicator Ram Mohan Reddy handed over the certificates to the Master and his 6 students after the successful completion of the attempt. India Book of Records takes pleasure in welcoming such wonderful record holders on board. Congratulations to Shifu (Mater) Prabhakar Reddy and his students V. Sivakrishna, P. Nagarajan, E. Sivakumar, M. Chenchuram, K. Muthupandi, E. Sujith Kumar.