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
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3 years ago

Jackie Cat

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SJ_Panda_love
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3 years ago

That's one way to look at sunset!

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Kjorn
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3 years ago

Chow-Meow-Fat

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Kjorn
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3 years ago

Steven Seacat

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SJ_Panda_love
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3 years 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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Moy
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3 years ago

Aww

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Maverick rudometkin
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3 years ago

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

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Pamela Beaupre
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3 years ago

Gang blitz attack!!

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Maverick rudometkin
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3 years ago

what kind of car is that?

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Max
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3 years ago

Trampolines are boss.

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Char Char
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3 years ago

West Side Story!

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Alysha Jones
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3 years ago

This beauty should be higher up on the list. =]

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Lucida
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3 years ago

Some streching after work out?

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smerv
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3 years ago

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

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Maverick rudometkin
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3 years ago

a street fight

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Maverick rudometkin
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3 years ago

It's the eye of the tiger It's the thrill of the fight Rising up to the challenge of our rival

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Lucida
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3 years ago

Looks like it's dancing :)

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Elaine Van Zon
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3 years ago

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

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Beater Medina
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3 years ago

I believe I can fly

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Paulette Guillory-Gardner
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3 years ago

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

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Char Char
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3 years ago

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

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Zekiran Gray
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3 years ago

This takes 'mime climbing stairs' to another level.

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Blue Cicada
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3 years ago

Tai chi in the morning.

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Shari H
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3 years ago

Thriller...

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alwright
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3 years ago

dancing with the shadows

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Paulette Guillory-Gardner
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3 years ago

Who let the cats out...

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Usernameofgag
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3 years ago

Belly!!!

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Char Char
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3 years ago

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

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alwright
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3 years ago

almost within reach!

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Paulette Guillory-Gardner
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3 years ago

KowaBUNGA!!!!

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Maverick rudometkin
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3 years ago

he kung fued himself

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alwright
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3 years ago

invisible pogo stick

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JM Harris
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3 years ago

i with my invisible skates

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alwright
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3 years ago

even ninjas stop and smell the flowers

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alwright
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3 years ago

the invisible obstacle course

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Blue Hippo
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3 years ago

Spinning Roundhouse...

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Marianne Evensen
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3 years ago

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

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JM Harris
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3 years ago

muay thai

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alwright
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3 years ago

body slam!!

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Elaine Van Zon
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3 years ago

this one's dancing !

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Char Char
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3 years ago

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

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alwright
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3 years ago

hey where'd the gravity go?!!

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alwright
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3 years ago

...plop

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Sheila Weila
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3 years ago

Beautiful kitty. I hope he isn't dropping them from too high up.

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Crystal Martin
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3 years ago

Mom just mopped

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alwright
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3 years ago

purrouette!

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alwright
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3 years ago

ah the sun is in my eyes!

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gm
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3 years ago

he looks like he's dancing paso doble 😂

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Elisa Rial
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3 years ago

Panther hiding in the grass style

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Lucida
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3 years ago

Boxing.

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Paulette Guillory-Gardner
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3 years ago

Why walk when you can FLY!!!!!

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Char Char
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3 years ago

Ew, is that a bug?

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Crystal Martin
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3 years ago

A very windy day