Modern Samurai Isao Machii Sets New World Record For Most Straw Mats Cut In A Minute (87)

March 3, 2017


Seen here looking like a man who could absolutely bring a sword to a gunfight and still win, this is a video of modern samurai Isao Machii (previously on Geekologie) setting a new world record for the most straw mats cut in a minute, with a total of 87 successful samurai slices. According to the official guidelines (because rules are important), each mat roll "must be a minimum of 90 cm in length and clearly divided into four sections of 15 cm. The cuts must then be made in the 15cm sections marked on the shafts." Admittedly, very impressive work, Isao, but now what am I supposed to sleep on?

Keep going for the record breaking video.

Thanks to hairless, who shaves with a samurai sword and is done showering in less than a minute.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Seems like he's losing a lot of time on the backswings, if he turned and cut upwards he could double his cut count, right?

  • Matt

    Yeah that looked ez AF

  • Hahah... looked fun. I guess no one else had another guy willing to set up all the straw mats as he went chopping.

  • KungFuTreachery

    Am I alone in here, or does this not look difficult AT ALL? YouTube Lars Anderson speed shooting arrows if you need to quench your thirst for being impressed.

  • King POTUS

    Try it. It's a LOT harder than it looks. I'd be willing to bet you wouldn't clear three mats in the same time

  • GeneralDisorder

    I've never cut a rolled straw mat with a katana. If it's a world record that's something. Then again, what was the old record? How many people have attempted and failed this?

  • AtomicMountain


    Let's see how he does against a half-dozen grizzly bears or hippos, or something.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Where do I donate? I want this to happen.

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