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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Hot Man Tuesday: Shin Koyamada

I figure since there's a blogger out there, called Planet Tokyo, who does a blog called Love for Asian Guys, I think she'll love this one!

Shin Koyamada
DOB: March 10, 1982
Where: Okayama, Japan
Height: 5'9''

-He's known for more than just good physical action skills. His determination and work ethic he uses to improve his martial arts skills he brings to the set as well
-He came to prominence after starring as Nobutada alongside Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai in 2003 and as Shen in the 2006 Disney TV movie Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior
-As a child, he was a trained triathlete, doing Track and Field, gymnastics

-He currently holds a Third Degree Black Belt in karate, Second Degree Black belt in Tae Kwon Do, First Degree Black Belt in Kung Jung Mu Sul (Korean Royal Court Martial Arts), US National Championship Gold Medals in Shaolin Kung Fu, as well as 18 traditional Chinese classical weapons. He's also trained in and can perform other types of martial arts, including Kyudo (Japanese archery), Kendo (modern Japanese Swordsmanship), Iaido (Traditional Japanese Swordsmanship), Yabusame (Archery while atop a moving horse), Aikido

-He's the only one in his entire family to be involved in the entertainment industry
-Has a younger brother named Jun
-He is a direct descendant of the Koyamada Clan, a high ranking Samurai from the Satsuma Domain
-His favorite actors are Jackie Chan and Tom Cruise, but he's never met Jackie Chan
-Begun training in Shaolin Kung Fu in Los Angeles, in 2000, when he recently moved there from Okayama, Japan
-Immigrated to the US in 2000, when he was 18 years old
-Has a Third Degree in Japanese Calliography

Known For
Power Rangers Wild Force
-Force Agent
-Episode: Identity Crisis
The Last Samurai

Jake 2.0
-Shinji Makito
-Episode: Upgrade
Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior

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