Yasuaki Kurata

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Yasuaki Kurata (倉田 保昭 Kurata Yasuaki, born March 20, 1946), is a Japanese actor specializing in action movies. An accomplished martial artist, he has dan ranks in karate (7th degree), judo (3rd degree), and aikido (2nd degree). He is perhaps best known for his extended battle against Jet Li in Fist of Legend and for his villainous role in So Close. He is fluent in Cantonese. He also met Bruce Lee during his career.

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Kurata’s home town is Sakura-mura, Niihari District, Ibaraki (now part of Tsukuba). Having studied performing arts at Nihon University and Toei Theater School, he began to work as an actor in the late 1960s. In 1971, Kurata made his Hong Kong debut in the Shaw Brothers Studio kung-fu movie Angry Guest (悪客). Since then he has appeared in numerous other films and TV series within the genre.





In addition to his work as an actor, Kurata runs the stunt agency Kurata Promotion (established 1976 under the name Kurata Action Club), teaches at a private college (the University of Creation, Art, Music & Social Work), is chief advisor to the All Japan Nunchaku League, and in 2004 published a book, Hong Kong Action Star Kōyūroku (香港アクションスター交友録). He is running karate dojos in Tokyo, Osaka and Hong Kong.

Japanese actor Kurata Yasuaki receives an award during 'Global Chinese Martial Arts Presentation Ceremony' in Shenzhen

Japanese actor Kurata Yasuaki (R) receives one of the “Best Action Actor” awards beside Chinese actress Athena Chu during a “Global Chinese Martial Arts Presentation Ceremony” in China’s southern city of Shenzhen October 12, 2007.



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