The Superhuman Who Can Bring a Sword To a Gunfight


Isao Machii is a Japanese Iaido master who holds a number of Guinness World Records for his skills with the Katana sword. Isao, who has been honing his sword skills since the age of five is now the headmaster of a samurai school and a world-renowned swordsman.

This modern-day samurai can perform a number of astonishing feats with his sword after having trained his senses and sword skills to superhuman levels. Some of his amazing records include the “Fastest 1,000 sword cuts” and “Fastest tennis ball cut by sword (820 km/h)”. He can also cut a 100 mph baseball into half while standing about 30-feet away from where it was fired.

If the above feats don’t sound too impressive, check out the video of the master slicing a pea-sized pellet in mid-air, fired from a distance of 70-feet and travelling at 200 mph. A normal human would take at least three-tenths of a second just to register the sound of the gun being fired. This proves that Isao’s responses are far superior to those of a normal human being.

Its seems impossible to believe that the pellet which is roughly 4,000 times smaller than a baseball and travelling at such a great speed has been sliced into two. Dr. Ramani Durvasula from California State University says: “This is about processing it at an entirely different sensory level because he is not visually processing it. This is a different level of anticipatory processing. Something so procedural, something so fluid for him”.

The Master Swordsman

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