Beckenham taekwondo champion and partner to take on tile smashing Guinness World Record

PUBLISHED: 11:49 22 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:49 22 March 2013

Chris will have to smash 20 tiles per second to complete the challenge.

Chris will have to smash 20 tiles per second to complete the challenge.


Taekwondo champion Lisa Dennis and her partner Chris Pitman will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for smashing 1,000 roof tiles in under 90 seconds on April 9.

The pair run Beckenham based Virtue Taekwondo and will take on the challenge at the HSBC sSorts and Social Club, in Lennard Road from 3pm.

In order to break the record, Chris must smash the 1,000 tiles in less than 54.25 seconds and Lisa has to complete hers in under 90 seconds.

If they both take their respective titles, they’ll become the self-professed ‘World’s Most Powerful Couple’.

The tiles will arranged in piles of 10 for Chris who will need to smash 20 per second, with Lisa’s tiles stacked in piles of eight - meaning she must smash 16 per second.

She said: “This is not an easy record to break and we are currently putting in hours of training each week.

“I have won many national and international taekwon-do titles but being a Guinness World Record holder would be incredible. My hands are pretty sore at the moment, but the hard work is hopefully going to pay off.”

The existing World Record was set back in 2001 by Chris Byrd, in Swadlincote, Derbyshire.

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