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Indonesia Mattis watches Indonesian forces tame snakes, break bricks

24 January 2018

At the end of his three-day visit to Indonesia, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis watched a rare military demonstration today. Indonesian troops showed off their unique skills with snakes, bricks, fire and much more.

They performed a series of gripping martial arts techniques by breaking concrete bricks with their heads. But the highlight of the show was a demonstration with live snakes including King Cobra. The gripping stunt was performed just feet from where Mattis was standing.