Stunning stunts script record - Martial art expert wards off .22mm bullets with tongue
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- Published 12.03.09
|Ashish Jaiswal in front of a gallery of his certificates and medals at his Dhanbad home. Picture by Gautam Dey|
Dhanbad, March 12: Bullets don’t scare him. He takes on them with an iron-firm stomach or for that matter with just a flick of his tongue.
Sounds incredible? Not to those who have seen martial art expert Ashish Jaiswal in action — both on reel and in real. The 21-year-old resident of Thakurkulhi, Dhanbad, who can pull off a number of amazing feats, has featured in the Limca Book of Records twice and participated in TV reality shows. Son of a group-D employee of the United Bank of India, Ashish has never let lack of resources come in the way of his passion.
A final-year BCom student at PK Roy Memorial College, Dhanbad, Ashish has mastered two forms of the arts — karate and wushu. He first shot to limelight in 2004 when he earned a place in the Limca Book of Records for letting a Maruti gypsy and an Ambassador roll over his stomach. His second entry in the records book was last year. He earned the dubious distinction of cracking his wrists 112 times in a minute.
He was also the first person from Jharkhand to participate in Zee TV’s adventure show Shabaash India in 2006. Ashish warded off .22mm bullets fired from point-blank range with his stomach in the show.
Last year, at Limca Book of Records-Wah India, aired on Star TV, he stunned all by using three other body parts — tongue, chest and palm— apart from his stomach to repel the bullets.
No less impressive is his record in wushu. He has won gold medals at the district level for three consecutive years from 2006 to 2008.
“I took up martial arts for self defence, but gradually I started loving it,” said Ashish, giving the credit for his success to coach Mahendra Pratap Singh.