|Also known as||Soke-Tak Kubota/Takayuki Kubota|
|Date of birth||20 September 1934|
|Origin||Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan|
Tak Kubota has been featured in more than 280 movies and television shows, and in over 180 commercials. Some of his credits include The Mechanic, Killer Elite, Blue Thunder, Simon & Simon, Black Rain, Rising Sun, The Hunted, Operation Petticoat, The Bad News Bears Go to Japan, The Jeffersons, Bottle Rocket, Pearl Harbor (with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Graham Beckel, and Michael Milhoan), Power Rangers Time Force, and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
- Tak Kubota is accomplished in martial arts. According to karate.com, he is the only living soke (creator of a complete Japanese style karate system practiced worldwide), and one of the very few holding the tenth dan (highest attainable rank).
- Tak has published several books on the subject of martial arts: Action Kubotan, The Art of Karate, Gosoku-Ryu Karate, Weapons Kumite, and others. He has also produced a number of videos about martial arts.