Gold medal for Martial Arts Master Phil Monaghan ups the ante on seven board break.
Gold medal for Martial Arts Master Phil Monaghan ups the ante on seven board break.

Seven boards a warm up for master

LOCAL martial arts master Phil Monaghan has returned from the Gold Coast Open with another Gold medal to add to his collection but more importantly he also has a new power breaking record to his name.

Being the holder of the record last year after breaking six boards, the martial artist headed to the Coast to defend his title.

On arriving at the Gold Coast tournament Monaghan saw that the other competitors were only attempting to break three boards.

Seeing that his record was not going to be challenged, the master took the opportunity to ‘up the ante’ for next year by seeing if he could break seven boards.

He conducted his impromptu break in jeans and a T-shirt after a quick ‘warm up’ of breaking three boards and was successful in attaining the new best mark.

When asked if he would leave it at that, Master Phil simply smiled

“I’m up for the challenge and would love to see if I can break eight but the machine only holds seven boards,” Monaghan said.

“I hinted to the organiser of the event that he would have to get a bigger machine for next year.”



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