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Hiroyuki Sanada is a highly skilled Japanese actor and martial artist, known for his impressive performances in both film and television.

He first began training in martial arts at the young age of 8, starting with Shorinji Kempo before moving on to Kyokushin karate. His dedication and hard work paid off when he became a student of renowned martial artist Sonny Chiba, ultimately achieving the rank of 1st Dan in Kyokushin.

Sanada’s talents have been showcased internationally through iconic roles such as Genbu in Ninja in the Dragon’s Den (1982), Ryuji Takayama in Ring (1998), Seibei Iguchi in The Twilight Samurai (2002), Ujio in The Last Samurai (2003), Kenji in Rush Hour 3 (2007), and most recently as Scorpion in Mortal Kombat (2021). With his exceptional skills and versatility, Hiroyuki Sanada continues to make an impact on audiences worldwide.

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