Before trying to break a board, you need to start toughening up your hands. Punching a slab of wood for the first time may only result in bloody knuckles, so it's.
To this day I'm still yet to take my first karate class, but I have been able to answer The rush from breaking the board never gets old, and when you can one-up.
Feld and McNair found that beginning students can throw a karate chop at about 20 feet per second, just enough to break a one-inch board.
If you're considering enrolling your child in a martial arts school that encourages board breaking, I have a story you should hear. But first, let me offer you some.