I just want to point out that a lot of martial arts demonstrations like these are actually illusions. Bricks used for breaking are often chemically treated and baked longer to become more brittle. They look like ordinary bricks, but they're far easier to break. At some demonstrations I've seen, I laughed because I saw bricks actually crumble into pieces just from picking them up!
The video you linked to actually shows a good example of such a brick. It crumbles apart with ease. This isn't impressive at all. You can tell by looking at how much force is generated by the kung-fu practitioner in the video. To break the brick, he actually jumps up and lets his head come down on the brick. But the total distance his head travels is around one foot. This is the same as dropping a weight from one foot high to the brick. The weight is going to be a fraction of his body's weight, probably not his whole body weight. But given that he's pretty slim, I don't think he weighs a lot. The force he generated is very small. Yet the brick crumbled apart easily. It's obvious this brick was very brittle to begin with.
The same happens for metal bar breaking demonstrations. You often see a kung-fu master swinging a 2 foot long metal bar at his forehead, and the bar just breaks in two. The key thing to realize is that the bar is made of iron. And iron can be very brittle if it's made with more carbon. It breaks very easily. It's not the same hardness as wrought iron is. Because people are only familiar with wrought iron and steel bars, they naturally assume the kung-fu practitioner is using a bar that has similar hardness. But it does not. That's why this is an illusion.
As for wood, that too can be an illusion. First of all, you want to use a brittle board to begin with, so choose pine instead of oak for example. Then you can bake the boards in an oven until they're completely dried out. There are instructions for doing this all over the web. Use spacers if you're breaking multiple boards (the physics makes it a lot easier than not using spacers). Doing this and other things with the boards really makes it easy. Some demonstrators even pre-break the boards, joining them back together with some weak glue or tape.
Martial arts demonstrations are filled with these and other illusions. And even "legitimate" martial arts masters do it. My opinion is that they're just making themselves and their style look very foolish by doing these sorts of demonstrations. They should stick to what their style actually teaches, not parlor tricks.
Hope that helps.