Turns out, cats know more martial arts than ninjutsu. Japanese photographer Hisakata Hiroyuki has decided to dedicate a fair portion of his time to shooting cats during their totally serious combat practices, and the result is purrrfect.

Threatening stares, explosive kicks, powerful punches, Hiroyuki has captured it all. He has successfully proven that felines have unlocked all of the secret fighting techniques, and even Mr. Miyagi could learn a thing or two from these martial arts masters. Scroll down to check out the amusing images and upvote your favorites.

More info: Instagram | Twitter (h/t petapixel)

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Kjorn 1 year ago

Jackie Cat

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Var Vas 1 year ago

floor is lava

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1 year ago

Tai-chi!!

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billy bob joe 1 year ago

i love the cat in the background like "wot?"

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SJ_Panda_love 1 year ago

How the hell he took this pic, was cat flying 4-5 meters high, or we just rolling on ground waiting for cat to jump.

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Zé Tó Fateixa 1 year ago

Drunken style!!!

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Maverick rudometkin 1 year ago

"i don't know what i'm doing"

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JustABobcat 1 year ago

"And everyone was cat-fu fighting! Their paws were fast as lightning!"

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Tiago Cruz 1 year ago

Gooooaaaallll!

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alwright 1 year ago

surprise suckaa!!!

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Char Char 1 year ago

West Side Story!

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CultOfBambi 1 year ago

Another candidate for photoshopping - maybe a mic and some lights and backing dancers...

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smerv 1 year ago

"..the spyder was huge lyke this big and..." "just relax it's over meaw"

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Maverick rudometkin 1 year ago

a street fight

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Pamela Beaupre 1 year ago

Flying Claw, Hidden Kitty

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Maverick rudometkin 1 year ago

his tail is at a 90 degree angle, how

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Elaine Van Zon 1 year ago

come on then, if you think you're hard enough!

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Virgil Blue 1 year ago

Bottom cat: "Morris said he would meet me here for my first flying lesson. I wonder where he got to?"

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Paulette Guillory-Gardner 1 year ago

Those aren't jazz hands.....THESE are jazz hands!

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Char Char 1 year ago

"As God is my witness, I'll never go hungry again"...

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MysticalMan 1 year ago

Street cat fighters have to be ready at all times. So practice, practice, practice.

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Blue Cicada 1 year ago

Tai chi in the morning.

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Shari H 1 year ago

Thriller...

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alwright 1 year ago

dancing with the shadows

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Paulette Guillory-Gardner 1 year ago

Who let the cats out...

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JM Harris 1 year ago

mirror trick

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Char Char 1 year ago

"This town ain't big enough for the two of us"...

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alwright 1 year ago

almost within reach!

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Paulette Guillory-Gardner 1 year ago

KowaBUNGA!!!!

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Blue Hippo 1 year ago

Kitty-mantis...

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Wyndmere 1 year ago

Incoming!

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JM Harris 1 year ago

i with my invisible skates

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alwright 1 year ago

even ninjas stop and smell the flowers

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alwright 1 year ago

the invisible obstacle course

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Blue Hippo 1 year ago

Spinning Roundhouse...

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Marianne Evensen 1 year ago

Who is gonna fight me? Just you five lousy guys?

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Bettye McKee 1 year ago

And this one's from the Ministry of Funny Walks episode.

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Rosemary Booth 1 year ago

zig-zag tail

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Elaine Van Zon 1 year ago

this one's dancing !

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Char Char 1 year ago

Come on baby...let's twist and shout!

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alwright 1 year ago

hey where'd the gravity go?!!

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Bettye McKee 1 year ago

Who stole my hammock?

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alwright 1 year ago

"you have angered my eyebrows now"

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Crystal Martin 1 year ago

Mom just mopped

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MysticalMan 1 year ago

Sensei teaching.

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Bobby Clemente 1 year ago

Who wants some of these? Raise your hand!

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gm 1 year ago

he looks like he's dancing paso doble 😂

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Elisa Rial 1 year ago

Panther hiding in the grass style

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Bobby Clemente 1 year ago

Where's Rocky?

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Kiki Lindell 1 year ago

Catching a flying fish?

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Char Char 1 year ago

Ew, is that a bug?

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Crystal Martin 1 year ago

A very windy day