What is Iron Bonsai?

Iron Bonsai is hand bent steel sculpture.

It is an art of strength.

Using no heat and no tools,

the steel is bent by strength of hand alone.

This is scrolling.

This is art of the strongman.


The name “Iron Bonsai” comes from John Brookfield, grip master and professional strongman. With his blessing, the tradition is carried on here by strength & conditioning specialist Dan Cenidoza.

It takes years of dedication to grip training and hand strength

to be able to bend steel like this.

I bend steel for show, and I bend steel for art, but I bend steel for strength.


Welcome to Iron Bonsai


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