Kerala's Rafhan Ummer sets Guinness World Record with 426 punches in 60 seconds

Before setting the record, Rafhan recorded a 15 seconds video where he slammed 100 punches in a single go. This made him realise that he could break the world record and started practicing under the guidance of his Kung Fu master Hamsakoya.

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Rafhan Ummer, a 24-year-old youth from Kerala, has set a Guinness World Record for most full extension hits on a punching pad. He swung his fist 426 times in 60 seconds, surpassing the previous record of 334 made by Slovakian kickboxer Pavel Trusov. The record holder has eight years of experience in Kung Fu and four in boxing. With such expertise, landing punches were already Rafhan's cup of tea. 

Reportedly, before setting the record, Rafhan recorded a 15 seconds video where he slammed 100 punches in a single go. This made him realise that he could break the world record and started practicing under the guidance of his Kung Fu master Hamsakoya. The Keralite has also set India Book of Records five months ago for punching 414 times. He used to practice full extension punches by sparing time in his daily workout routine. 

A full-extension punch is when a person stretches his fist and retracts it back fully, keeping the pace and the power of punches intact for a whole minute. Controlling the breath is also an important factor while doing full extension punching exercises. Rafhan's main aim is to throw the most number of punches in a second and break the record of his idol Bruce Lee which is nine punches in a second.