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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2 years ago

Jackie Cat

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Var Vas
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2 years ago

floor is lava

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2 years ago

Tai-chi!!

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billy bob joe
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2 years ago

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

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SJ_Panda_love
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2 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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Zé Tó Fateixa
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2 years ago

Drunken style!!!

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Maverick rudometkin
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2 years ago

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

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JustABobcat
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2 years ago

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

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Tiago Cruz
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2 years ago

Gooooaaaallll!

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alwright
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2 years ago

surprise suckaa!!!

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Char Char
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2 years ago

West Side Story!

jevais
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2 years ago

Very much so. This is my hood.

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Hải Hay Ho
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2 years ago

Street cats Next Top Model?

Bettye McKee
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2 years ago

So I walks up to this cat and I says ...

Bobby Clemente
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2 years ago

Y'all can't do the Smurf like me!

suryanti utami
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2 years ago

Move your body like this

Denis Doucette
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2 years ago

This one looks like a dance-off

Susan Rappenwolf
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2 years ago

when you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way...

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CultOfBambi
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2 years ago

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

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Alexandra Guglielmi
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2 years ago

Theatrical Cat

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smerv
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2 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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2 years ago

a street fight

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Pamela Beaupre
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2 years ago

Flying Claw, Hidden Kitty

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Maverick rudometkin
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2 years ago

his tail is at a 90 degree angle, how

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Elaine Van Zon
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2 years ago

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

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Virgil Blue
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

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

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Char Char
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2 years ago

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

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MysticalMan
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2 years ago

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

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Blue Cicada
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2 years ago

Tai chi in the morning.

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Shari H
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2 years ago

Thriller...

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alwright
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2 years ago

dancing with the shadows

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Paulette Guillory-Gardner
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2 years ago

Who let the cats out...

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JM Harris
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2 years ago

mirror trick

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Char Char
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2 years ago

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

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alwright
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2 years ago

almost within reach!

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Paulette Guillory-Gardner
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2 years ago

KowaBUNGA!!!!

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Blue Hippo
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2 years ago

Kitty-mantis...

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Wyndmere
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2 years ago

Incoming!

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JM Harris
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2 years ago

i with my invisible skates

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alwright
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2 years ago

even ninjas stop and smell the flowers

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alwright
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2 years ago

the invisible obstacle course

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Blue Hippo
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2 years ago

Spinning Roundhouse...

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Marianne Evensen
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2 years ago

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

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Bettye McKee
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2 years ago

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

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Rosemary Booth
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2 years ago

zig-zag tail

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Elaine Van Zon
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2 years ago

this one's dancing !

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Char Char
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2 years ago

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

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alwright
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2 years ago

hey where'd the gravity go?!!

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Bettye McKee
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2 years ago

Who stole my hammock?

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alwright
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2 years ago

"you have angered my eyebrows now"

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Crystal Martin
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2 years ago

Mom just mopped

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MysticalMan
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2 years ago

Sensei teaching.

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Bobby Clemente
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2 years ago

Who wants some of these? Raise your hand!

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gm
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2 years ago

he looks like he's dancing paso doble 😂

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Elisa Rial
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2 years ago

Panther hiding in the grass style

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Bobby Clemente
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2 years ago

Where's Rocky?

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Kiki Lindell
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2 years ago

Catching a flying fish?

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Char Char
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2 years ago

Ew, is that a bug?

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Crystal Martin
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2 years ago

A very windy day