|Born||February 2, 1968|
Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
|Other names||The Tiger, Hammerhand|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||105 kg (231 lb; 16.5 st)|
|Rank||Taekwondo 2nd dan black belt in |
1st dan in Judo
|Notable school(s)||Fight-House Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany|
Thomas Teige (born February 2, 1968, in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German martial artist.
Aachen, also known as Bad Aachen, and in French and traditional English as Aix-la-Chapelle, is a spa and border city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Aachen developed from a Roman settlement and spa, subsequently becoming the preferred medieval Imperial residence of Charlemagne, and, from 936 to 1531, the place where 31 Holy Roman Emperors were crowned Kings of the Germans.
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Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north, and the Alps to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west.
Thomas Teige was born in Aachen (North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany) and moved in 1980 to Hamburg, West Germany.
West Germany is the common English name for the Federal Republic of Germany in the period between its creation on 23 May 1949 and German reunification on 3 October 1990. During this Cold War era, NATO-aligned West Germany and Warsaw Pact-aligned East Germany were divided by the Inner German border. After 1961 West Berlin was physically separated from East Berlin as well as from East Germany by the Berlin Wall. This situation ended when East Germany was dissolved and split into five states, which then joined the ten states of the Federal Republic of Germany along with the reunified city-state of Berlin. With the reunification of West and East Germany, the Federal Republic of Germany, enlarged now to sixteen states, became known simply as "Germany". This period is referred to as the Bonn Republic by historians, alluding to the interwar Weimar Republic and the post-reunification Berlin Republic.
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In 2006 Thomas Teige was world champion (ETF) in powerbreaking. He broke 8 wooden boards (each 300 mm x 250 mm x 18 mm, not separated by spacers) with his hand at the ETF Euro-Cup 2006 Taekwondo & Martial Arts Championships in Kaltenkirchen (Germany).
On September 23, 2007, he repeats this world record at the ETF World-Cup 2007 in Hollenstedt (Germany).
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