The kid imitated Bruce Lee and became a kung fu legend himselfBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/the-kid-imitated-bruce-lee-and-became-a-kung-fu-legend-himself
Many in childhood imitated movie characters, copying their speech, behavior and tricks. But for almost everyone, it happened at the level of the game and quickly passed. But not from the young Ryuji Imai (Ryusei Imai) from the Japanese city of Nara, on the island of Honshu. At the age of two, the boy discovered films with Bruce Lee and began copying the movements of his idol. Now, eight years later, the whole of Japan knows him, as well as martial arts fans from many countries of the world.
When little Ryuji Imai started repeating the movements of the great Bruce Lee in front of the TV, his parents just laughed. But after a while it became clear to them that this is not just a child's whim and the four-year-old is completely serious. The boy practiced punches and kicks, jumped and did push-ups, getting better and better every day.
A couple of years later, a young Bruce fan The TV people became interested in Lee and Ryuuji was shown in several programs. Even then he was incredibly good and seemed to be an exact reduced copy of the famous actor. The child did push-ups on his thumbs, delivered incredible kicks in a jump and could boast of a wonderful athletic physique.
This is how Ryuuji told reporters about his life in an interview.
On the days when you have to go to school, Ryuuji gets up early and performs his mandatory set of stretching and strength exercises.
But in the evening he can fully devote himself to practicing punches, jumps and exercises for strength, agility and endurance. The boy trains at least 2-3 hours a day, showing incredible willpower and determination.
Ryuji Imai's parents are proud of their son and even have an Instagram account dedicated to their son. There they post photos and videos on which the successes of the young fighter and his progress are clearly visible. Behind the life of a small copy of Bruce Lee is followed by more than half a million subscribers, among whom there are even adult athletes.