Meet the doppelganger of a character similar to the legendary actor, and martial artist, Bruce Lee, 8-year-old Ryusei “Ryuji” Imai. Hailing from Nara, Japan, he has dedicated his life to imitating the legend by training for four and a half hours every day and has already have the physique to go with it.
Today, Ryusei Imai, or “Little Bruce Lee”, as he’s come to be known, may just be the world’s most ripped 8-year-old. And considering how much he trains every day, it’s really no surprise. Ryusei’s father said that he gets up as early as 6am to train for an hour and a half every morning before going to school. When he returns, he runs for another hour, and then, he spends another 2 hours working on his kicks and nunchaku routines. That’s 4.5 hours of training every day.
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The world was first introduced to Ryuji three years ago, when a video showing him perfectly imitating Bruce Lee’s nunchaku routine from the 1972 movie Game of Death, went viral on social media. He was mentioned by some of the world’s biggest media outlets, gained thousands of followers. He even made an appearance on children’s talent TV show Superkids.
Ryusei Imai is so famous that he currently has over 290,000 followers on Facebook, and around 33,000 on Instagram. Plus, this kid has an own Youtube channel, where his dad regularly posts videos of him working out and imitating his idol.