This post was edited by spiderman006 at 2012-6-12 15:14|
[size=1.2em]With eye-watering stunts, plenty of blood, cringe worthy moments and more than a few bruises, the stars of Jackass became international celebrities.
[size=1.2em]Now a group of Indians are looking to do the same with performances that include being run over by cars, hanging each other by their heads, chewing glass tube lights and playing with swords and spiked maces.
[size=1.2em]The outrageous group, who call themselves Bir Khalsa (The Brave Pure) and perform to packed village fields in rural Punjab, claim their stunts are from of an ancient and almost forgotten martial art.
The group, who call themselves Bir Khalsa (The Brave Pure), perform to packed village fields in rural Punjab
Amandeep Singh, 20, a member of the Bir Khalsa Sikh Martial Arts Group, chews fluorescent strip lights in Amritsar, India
Weapons of choice: The group practice the ancient Sikh martial art of Ghatka, using these implements
Battered: Gaganjit Singh, a member of The Bir Khalsa Sikh Martial Arts Group, lies on top of broken fluorescent light tubes smashed after ice blocks were thrown onto his chest to break them.
Tough guy: Inderjeet Singh, a member of the Bir Khalsa Sikh Martial Arts Group, allows himself to be run over by a car while lying on glass from broken fluorescent light tubes.
Proud: The Bir Khalsa Sikh Martial Arts Group poses for photos
Contrast: The stars of Jackass made themselves a fortune through their series of stupid and dangerous stunts
[size=1.2em]'Both of them were in hospital for a few months but now both are absolutely fine and still do stunts.'
[size=1.2em]Bir Khalsa's success has led to a number of similar groups coming up through out Punjab, but none do crazy stunts that they are prepared to do.
[size=1.2em]'Groups have sprung all over Punjab trying to imitate us and we get hundreds of children and adults who want to join our group,' he said.
[size=1.2em]The group recently established a world record in Italy for breaking maximum number of coconuts placed on forehead with a baseball bat.
[size=1.2em]The group broke a total of 59 coconuts in a minute while they were placed on the forehead of one of the team members, breaking the previous record of 41 coconuts. (Daily Mail)