This is the Indonesian martial artist behind the character Mad Dog, the vicious and nearly unstoppable antagonist of “The Raid: Redemption”. Ruhian later reappeared in “The Raid 2” as a different character as well as playing a role in the earlier 2009 film “Merantau”, along with the star of the Raid series, Iko Uwais, both actors/martial artists having choreographed their own fight sequences. Ruhian also made a cameo appearance in “Star Wars: Episode 7 – The Force Awakens” as Tasu Leech, a member of the Kanjiklub gang and second in command of Iko Uwais’ Razoo Qin-Fee. Yayan Ruhian and Iko Uwais would team up again for the 2017 sci-fi film “Beyond Skyline”. His other filmography includes “Gangster”, “Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld”, and “Comic 8: Casino Kings Parts 1 & 2”. After mastering the Indonesian martial art, Pencak Silat, which has been extensively demonstrated in his films, Ruhian became a trainer/referee for Pencak Silat competitions both within and outside of Indonesia. His background also includes other martial arts such as Aikido. Here’s a compilation of Yayan Ruhian’s fight scenes.
List of movies featured in order of appearance:
2. The Raid: Redemption
3. The Raid 2: Berandal
4. (outro) Star Wars: Episode 7 – The Force Awakens