There’s a million ways to break a vase. You can smash it with a sledge hammer. You can throw it off the edge of a cliff. You can run it over with a car. But if you really want to show off — if you really want to show the world, and the vase, how much of a beast you really are — you can shatter it to pieces with a spinning Karate Kid-style jump kick.
The Iranian military seems to favor the last option.