My son is the 'world’s strongest boy' dubbed the 'Mini Bruce Lee' – he was ripped with a six pack aged 10 | The Sun

A LITTLE BOY was dubbed 'Mini Bruce Lee' after sharing mind-blowing videos that show him reenacting the martial arts star's most iconic movie scenes.

Ryusei Imai, now 12, rose to fame after his parents posted his intense workouts online showing off his incredible strength and skills.

Little Ryusei was such a big hit that at five years old he first stunned crowds on Steve Harvey's Little big shots while performing a scene from Bruce Lee's 1978 Game of Death.

Wearing the same iconic suit as the martial arts legend – the talented youngster swings his nunchakus at lightning speed for the cheering audience.

Ryusei, from Nara Japan, became an internet sensation and began starring in his own movies.

At just a year old, the mini Bruce Lee was introduced to the legendary movie star by his parents who played his films on repeat.


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Bruce Lee was considered one of the most influential martial artists of his time and appeared in at least 24 movies including Enter the Dragon, Fist of Fury and the Green Hornet.

His life was cut short at the age of 32 after severe swelling in his brain but his movies made him a pop culture icon.

Clips posted by Ryusei's father, Ryuji, show the tiny martial arts star during his intense training sessions at home.

He's seen doing one-handed push-ups, sparring with his dad at home and running before school.

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Speaking to TV Channel Truly, Ryusei said: "I've watched his movies since I was one-year-old and have tried to be just like him.

"I thought he was so cool. I want to be as cool as Bruce Lee, I want to move as fast as him.

"I can imitate his nunchaku moves along with the movie.

His father said: "The phrase Bruce Lee used to say, 'Don't think…feel', I see that feeling coming out on Ryusei's face.

"I think it's the coolest. I love Bruce Lee and so does Ryusei.

"We've always played music and movies for him since he was born but when we saw him playing with the nunchakus along with the scene, we saw he was really into Bruce Lee.

"The moment I realised his talent was when he has been on TV and stage, he never got nervous and had fun."

When asked about his training he said: "I run outside, but mostly do my training inside the house.

"…I'm getting better and better. I made a lot of mistakes at the start, like I couldn't get the right timing, sometimes I was too fast, sometimes I was too slow."

His dad adds: "Basically we are training every day. On a school day, before school starts, we do stretching and some muscle training."

The dad and son get all their inspiration for 90's martial arts movies, some Jackie Chan films but mostly Bruce Lee classics.

The proud father helps his son train and says he is incredible proud of his little boys' achievements.

He said: "I think the coolest thing about him is when I see Ryusei also feeling Bruce Lee's greatness.

"He has a vision of how he wants to be.

"We can communicate and understand each other by the existence of Bruce Lee. I think this is our bond. I'm very happy about this.

"I want him to devote himself to what he loves with an honest heart and never give up. As long as he remembers that and enjoys himself."

The schoolboy gets an incredible amount of attention not only because of his amazing moves but due to his muscular physique.

Ryusei has worked had to build up his strength and at just 10 years old already had a six-pack.

He said: "When I go to elementary school in PE class, whenever I change my clothes, my friends say: your muscles are great!"

In the last few years, the youngster appears to be living a more private life with no recent clips being uploaded onto his social media profiles.

It's unclear if Ryusei is still training behind the scenes.

Ryusei is one of the world's strongest kids, including the three-year-old Mini Hulk and the legendary Little Hercules.

Hercules, whose real now is Richard Sandrak, is now unrecognisable 21 years on after finding fame as a bodybuilding kid.

When he was eight years old, Richard’s incredible physique, complete with an eight-pack abdomen and squeezed into a tiny frame captured the world’s attention.

Richard is now 29 and working as a Hollywood stuntman, regularly getting set on fire and falling 50ft to the ground as part of his job.

Despite his childhood obsession, he said in an interview with Inside Edition: “No, I don't lift weights. If anything it just got boring.”

He added that now “I set myself on fire.”

Liam Hoekstra, from Michigan, gained the name the “mini hulk” at age three when his insane muscles sparked a media and medical frenzy.

Back in 2014, he starred in a documentary called The World’s Strongest Toddler where doctors called him a “medical mystery”.

It followed the toddler as experts attempted to figure out the secrets of his super strength.

Footage shows young Liam with the abs and biceps of a bodybuilder at the age of three.

The tot began walking at just five months old – and by six months could climb up and down stairs.

By the time he reached one, he was able to do chin-ups – and at 18 months he was able to pick up and move around furniture.

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Finally, doctors learnt that Liam had an extremely rare genetic condition called Myosatin gene mutation, and only one other similar case has been documented in the world.

It caused him to have 40 per cent more muscle mass than the average child, meaning he had very little body fat.

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