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Path of the dragon: an eight-year-old Japanese trains four hours a day to become the second Bruce Lee


Ryūji Ryūji Imai is an eight-year-old fan of Bruce Lee from Japan. Despite his young age, he trains for four and a half hours a day, masterfully wields nunchaku, not yielding to his idol, and his muscles can envy and adults.

For the first time, the boy was talked about three years ago when a video appeared on the network, where Ryūji’s little copy of Bruce Lee’s movements from the movie “The Game of Death”. Users of the network were surprised that the baby is as skillful as he is with the nunchuck, like his idol. About “little Bruce Lee” began to write in the media, and the pages of the boy in social networks began to sign thousands of users.

But suddenly fallen glory did not turn the guy’s head. Training, he did not quit and still continues to imitate the idol. Ryūji’s father says that every day the boy wakes up at six o’clock in the morning and pays an hour and a half before training. After school, he runs for an hour, and then two hours of training with nunchuck.

As a result, four and a half hours a day, he devotes to physical exercises. Also under the guidance of his father, Ryūji learns the technique of Jeet Kun-Do (“The Way of the Leading Fist”), which Bruce Lee came up with.

When the boy was only one year old, he first watched a movie with Bruce Lee, and at the age of four began to train and imitate the idol. A year later he mastered the movements of Bruce Lee from the movie “The Game of Death” and began to appear on TV shows around the world.

Now Ryūji has almost 300 thousand subscribers in Facebook and 34 thousand in instagram. Moreover, he has a channel on YouTube, where his parents upload videos from his son’s training.

The progress of a boy in sport is striking for many. It’s unlikely that you know another eight-year-old child who can squeeze out two fingers of one hand. But there are people who think that this is too much for his age and he needs to spend more time with his peers.

Ryūji’s father claims that his son does what he wants, and he likes to train more than play with friends. But some network users believe that the father is just trying with the help of his son to realize their failed childhood dreams.


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