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Nikki Haley breaks board: Female gov. smashes board, earns honorary black belt

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A Nikki Haley breaks board video is knocking people’s disbelief aside this week after South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley proved she is one female leader not to underestimate. As seen in the hit footage, Haley shows off her honorary black belt status by using only her hand (an empty palm) to smash through a wooden board. ABC News provides the details in this power-proving story this Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013.

Gov. Nikki Haley breaks a board almost effortlessly in the now viral clip, and it has the U.S. public impressed with this political figure’s brawn away from the governor’s seat. Haley’s office took to Twitter this Wednesday afternoon to share a video of the popular Republican governor revealing to the public her skill in not just running a state, but smashing through a chunk of wood.

Although Gov. Haley may not be an official tae kwon do expert, she was given an honorary black belt status this week in breaking the piece of wood in half. Her black belt level is a fourth-degree, and was bestowed upon her by several officials from South Carolina’s biggest tae kwon do fighting tournament.

“The female political figure, age 41, had previously declared the last Saturday of September would be named Tae Kwon Do Day in South Carolina. The black belt she received is emblazoned with her name in both English and Korean.

Upon breaking the boards, Gov. Nikki Haley shared her mighty video on Facebook for her fans to watch and enjoy, excitedly writing:

“I earned an honorary 4th degree Black Belt today! Check out this video. We are fans of Tae Kwon Do in South Carolina. To find out more visit - www.raysmithtkd.com”

There have been over two thousand Facebook likes and counting attached to the statehouse video, and it is now making the rounds on YouTube, from California to Haley's own South Carolina. Talk about a woman who could rule with an iron fist.

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