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Hisakata Hiroyuki, a talented photographer from Japan, has managed to snap a group of mortal tomcats in a variety of high-flying kung fu poses. Using his own rapid-fire reactions, he photographs the lovable cats flying through the air, their legs and paws outstretched, like something out of an action movie. (Caters News)

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This talented photographer has managed to snap a group of mortal tomcats in a variety of high-flying kung fu poses. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

Using his own rapid-fire reactions, Hisakata Hiroyuki photographs the lovable cats flying through the air, their legs and paws outstretched, like something out of an action movie. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

The cats, all photographed on the streets of Japan, would put the likes of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan to shame. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

To shoot these unique poses, Hisakata, 30, uses a simple cat toy, which he dangles above the cats to encourage them to leap through the air. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

Once the cats are airborne, Hisakata uses his other hand to photograph the cats continuously using a fast shutter speed. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

The idea for the series, Hisakata said, came to him around 18 months ago. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

Hisakata says he never thought of street cats as particularly playful, and was surprised by the reactions of a selected few when he first tried to interact with them with a cat toy. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

Hisakata too one initial, intriguing photograph of one street cat in a kung fu pose. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

The photographer continued to develop his unnamed series, sometimes bringing more than one cat into the equation. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

Hiskata, who is from Kyushu, Japan, said people have been surprised by the cats’ poses: “Everyone says, ‘I have never seen that.’” (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

He says he is careful not to hurt the cats, and to limit the shooting time. He also makes sure to use fresh toys, “and I often disinfect it to prevent infections.” (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

Some cats are good at dancing and twisting. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

The photographs reveal the cats’ boundless personality. (Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki/Caters News)

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