| Actor, martial artist|
| Sho Kosugi|
| 小杉 正一 (Shoichi Kosugi)|
17 June 1948 (age 67) (1948-06-17) Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Kane Kosugi, Shane Kosugi, Ayeesha Kosugi
The Master, Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero
Revenge of the Ninja, Enter the Ninja, Ninja Assassin, Ninja III: The Domination, Black Eagle
Kane Kosugi, Shane Kosugi, Sam Firstenberg, James McTeigue, Gordon Hessler
Sho Kosugi (ショー・コスギ, Shō Kosugi), born Shōichi Kosugi (小杉 正一, Kosugi Shōichi) on June 17, 1948, is a Japanese martial artist with extensive training in Shindō jinen-ryū Karate, Kendo, Judo, Iaido, Kobudo, Aikido and Ninjutsu, who gained popularity as an actor during the 1980s, often playing ninjas. Kosugi is a man who believes in and practices his profession both as an actor and as a martial art grandmaster. He was an All Japan Karate Champion.
At the age of 19, he left Japan to study and reside in Los Angeles where he earned a bachelor's degree in Economics at CSULA. At the same time, he consistently improved his martial arts skills while learning a wide variety of styles, such as Chinese Xing Yi Quan, Korean Tae Kwon Do, and Japanese Shitō-ryū and Shotokan-ryū Karate.
He is the father of Kane and Shane Kosugi, who are both actors and martial artists; and Ayeesha Kosugi, who is a senior member of the women's golf team at the University of Las Vegas. After taking a hiatus from film, he started a taiko group in California. In Japan, he also ran an internationally oriented group of martial arts acting schools known as the Sho Kosugi Institute. He currently resides in Los Angeles. Films in which Kosugi's sons perform alongside their father include Revenge of the Ninja, Pray for Death, Black Eagle, and Journey of Honor (a.k.a. Kabuto, a.k.a. Shogun Warrior).
In 2009, Sho made a comeback to films playing the lead villain of Ozunu in the action thriller Ninja Assassin opposite K-Pop star and actor Rain.
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