Thomas Teige

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Thomas Teige
Born (1968-02-02) February 2, 1968 (age 51)
Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
Other namesThe Tiger, Hammerhand
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight105 kg (231 lb; 16.5 st)
Style Kickboxing, Taekwondo
Rank    2nd dan black belt in Taekwondo
    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.

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Thomas Teige was born in Aachen (North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany) and moved in 1980 to Hamburg, West Germany.

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In 1986 at the age of 18 he received black belt in Judo and started training in Taekwondo. He is ranked with the 2nd Dan. Since 1989 he is wearing the black belt.

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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). [1]

On September 23, 2007, he repeats this world record at the ETF World-Cup 2007 in Hollenstedt (Germany). [2]

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  1. World Records For Board Breaking and Brick Breaking
  2. YouTube Video: World record 2007