Teen swallows swords for sport - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Teen swallows swords for sport

Posted: Updated:
LILBURN, Ga. -

A Lilburn teenager is proving that you can accomplish whatever you set your mind to -- no matter how unusual the goal may be!

15-year-old Sasha Ashley decided she wanted to learn how to swallow swords. So she researched it and started practicing, with a coat hanger. Once she had that down, she went to her parents.

"She said mom, I've got this really cool new thing I learned that I want to show you, but don't freak out!" said Sasha's mom, Tamara.

Tamara needed a few days to digest her daughter's new hobby, before she could actually watch her do it. She videotaped that first demonstration, and her reaction to it...surprised even her.

"She pulled out the coat hanger and she just did it and actually it did not look scary. She just did it so smoothly and easily. And I guess we had been mentally prepared and we were like Whoa!That's really cool!" she said.

But the practice is dangerous, especially when Sasha graduated from coat hanger...to sword.

"Some people bump into their heart and they have to go to the hospital, cause when you put the sword down it slightly pushes the organs away," said Sasha.

Sasha files the sword so that it is not sharp. She uses the appropriate length of sword for her body size and she only uses one sword at a time; all factors that reduce the danger level.

Sasha's newfound skill has landed her acceptance into the Sword Swallowers Association International. A huge accomplishment, says Tamara. "There are about 25 female sword swallowers in the world so this is something unusual, difficult, that she did."

Which has made both mom and Sasha...very proud.

"She did her research and she's been careful about it and I think that actually shows a lot of maturity in my opinion."

Sasha plans to start performing her new skill publicly.

  • Good Day ArchiveMore>>

  • Back to School Jamboree with Hosea Feed The Hungry

    Back to School Jamboree with Hosea Feed The Hungry

    Hosea Feed the Hungry will host their annual Back to School Jamboree on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Turner Field. Children will receive a backpack filled with school supplies.

    Hosea Feed the Hungry will host their annual Back to School Jamboree on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Turner Field. Children will receive a backpack filled with school supplies.

  • Good Day Atlanta

    Pike Nurseries: Gardening in small spaces

    Pike Nurseries: Gardening in small spaces

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:00:20 GMT
    Sometimes less can be more! A small space shouldn't limit your garden or your imagination—hanging baskets, containers, window boxes, espaliered fruit trees….they're all great ways to made a big gardening impact – even on the most limited high rise balcony!
    Sometimes less can be more! A small space shouldn't limit your garden or your imagination—hanging baskets, containers, window boxes, espaliered fruit trees….they're all great ways to made a big gardening impact – even on the most limited high rise balcony!
  • Kennesaw celebrates BBQ festival

    Kennesaw celebrates BBQ festival

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-08-22 12:52:25 GMT
    Don't worry...that incredible aroma of smoke-cooked BBQ isn't just in your imagination. It's coming from Kennesaw, where the grills are fired up for an annual tradition.
    Don't worry...that incredible aroma of smoke-cooked BBQ isn't just in your imagination. It's coming from Kennesaw, where the grills are fired up for an annual tradition.
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices