We all know that the Japanese love themselves a crazy video. Well, this is no exception. These guys set a platform up fewer than ten meters (922 cm to be exact) from a baseball pitching machine that flings balls out at 161km (100MPH). They then asked Isao Machii, a record breaking sword master, to stand on the platform and try to slice a baseball hurtling towards him.
With his sword down by his side, it takes Machii, a Iaido master, just three attempts to slice the ball. From fewer than ten meters. With the ball traveling at 100MPH! That’s some reaction speed! Check out the slow motion video to really appreciate the skill.