3X Guinness World Record Champion Kevin Taylor
Mount Clemens, MI — Kevin Taylor broke 809 bricks with his hands in less than one minute, smashing a world record along the way Saturday during an impressive display of strength, training and discipline.Â The burly Taylor said he smashed the cinder-block bricks as a way to bring awareness of violence perpetrated on women.Â “I’m doing it to stop violence against women,” he said. “I prefer to hit bricks than people.” Taylor had hoped to smash 850-1000 bricks, but he was happy to set a record with 809. His previous high was 726.Â Some of Taylor’s students at the Cairns Community Center in Mount Clemens set either personal or world records in brick-breaking Saturday.Â Taylor, a 41-year-old Clinton Township resident, and his students will attempt to set more brick-breaking records in October.Â The records are sanctioned by the World Speed Brick Breaking Association.
Harrison Township, MI âKevin Taylor 40, of Clinton Township chopped his way through 726 concrete bricks in one minute and 26 seconds Sunday evening at Metro Beach Metropark. Â He was aiming to break his own world record of 584 bricks in 57 seconds.Â Â Verification of the record awaits screening by the Miami, Fla.-based World Records Academy.Â Â Taylor set the previous record last year. His goal this year was 700 bricks in less than one minute.Â Â âIt hurt like hellâ, Taylor said after the event. âIt was really hard, but Iâll be breaking again by Fridayâ.Â Â According to Taylor, some 400 people showed up to watch the event.Â Taylor and supporters set up 100 stacks of eight bricks Sunday. Taylorâs hand wraps came off halfway through the dash, leaving his hands bloody.Â Taylor, founder of the World Speed Brick Breaking Association, is a contestant on NBCâs Americaâs Got Talent.