Kung Fool: Martial arts master shows off strength by hanging from tree by his NECK
WARNING: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME – Li Liangbin claims his strong neck muscles enable him to survive hanging from a rope and still breathe
A Chinese martial arts expert risks his life by demonstrating how he can survive hanging from a tree by his NECK.
Li Liangbin, 49, from Lizhuang village in Dingtao county in eastern China’s Shandong province, said he had managed to toughen up his neck muscles to such an extent that when he was hung in the tree by a rope around his neck, he could continue to breathe.
He said: “I have been practising kung fu since I was a young boy and, although I am now a kung fu master, I’m always looking for new challenges and new ways to discipline my body.”
“Managing to survive after being hung from a tree was a big challenge as it meant a lot of training in my neck muscles and discipline and meditation as well.”
He said it had taken 10 years to develop the skill of being able to survive hanging, warning that it was not a stunt anybody should try at home.
He added: “I make a noose with a not and throw it over a tree and then I hang myself. I can carry out some exercises while hanging there and then I can free myself.
“Kung fu is my life and it’s important to have a challenge. Everyone knows about kung fu masters that can chop up concrete blocks or leap off tall buildings, but surviving a hanging is something new.”