Best Martial Artists of All Time


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21 Maurício Rua

"Winning is easy, but overcoming the obstacles is what makes a true martial artist" -Mauricio Rua

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23 Bolo Yeung

Bolo Yeung is a great actor/martial artists. He plays a great villain and he's even played in films with Bruce Lee. I love him as Chong Li in Bloodsport!

Very underestimated he was a true martial artist an bodybuilder not just acting it in movie

Bolo has a long hstory in martial arts, he has a well built body that can give him an upper hand against his enemies. Not all body builders have flexable body like that of Bolo. He should be on number 3 or 4

24 Don "The Dragon" Wilson

Greatest kick boxer of all time.10 times world champion. The Ali of kick boxing. Friend to and instructed by bill Wallace. Both were undefeated champs.

I met Don, a 11 times world champion last week in Vegas... He is 60 years old and looks 45. He is in fantastic shape and a great person to talk to.

Consistently beats Thai kickboxers at their home turfs at their game throughout his kickboxing career.

25 Gichin Funakoshi
26 Jon Jones Jon Jones Jonathan Dwight "Jon" Jones is an American mixed martial artist and current interim UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.

Best ever under defeated champ

Watch some mma folks. Not just cheesy karate movies. This dude would break Bruce Lee in a minute.

27 Goku Goku Son Goku (Kakarrot) is the main protagonist in Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. He had many abilities like, super strength, utilization of ki, flight, teleportation, super speed, enhanced reflexes, and Super Saiyan transformation that increase strength, speed, and durability. more.

I agree he is just a character I'd buy that for a dollar is getting it is funny though

Because he is a super sayian and has a tail

Is Goku a real person?


Then why did they add him in the list?

What?! why is goku on this list if he was real he would kick anybodys butt by the way...

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28 Ed Parker

Trained Bruce Lee in American Kenpo of which he was the only true 10th degree GM... Should be in the top 10 for sure.

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29 Mas Oyama

I saw Mas Oyamas team including Sonny China fight full contact, no head strikes allowed while I was stationed in Hawaii. It was some brutal and very hard hitting fighting and great respect as well. Sonny Chiba is no fake. He won his bout with great technique and a true warrior spirit. Mas Oyama fought. 50 bulls and broke off their horns with a I knife hand technique and won nearly every one of his 200 plus full contact bouts. He beat many of his opponents with 1 punch and most fights were less than 3 minutes. Read some of his training books, it is some of the most intense, painful and innovative methods that were on par with Bruce Lee, this was done in the early 1950's!. Mas Oyama was one of the best and toughest real fighters ever.

30 Sammo Hung

Sammo hung is a strong martial artist

Come on. No. 31?! Why not 16 or 15.

31 Mike Tyson Mike Tyson

Please understand that a man his size 5'9 210 generates more power than a tall man on top of that he fought in a peek a boo look at the fight is that a phone in the people all of them on the custom auto world champion boxing is a martial art just like wrestling

32 John Liu

Why is van damme not on the list

33 Chojun Miyagi

Goju-rut master! He created karate for God's sake!

Goju-jitsu is the most formidable style

A great man and the founder of goju-ryu karate. The example for Mr. Miyagi in The karate kid movies.

34 Morihei Ueshiba

Bit low on the martial arts pecking order in this list

It's a shame most of these guys are just people we've seen in movies and not people who have made a genuine impact on martial arts

O Sensei.. Creator of Aikido. He is by far the best martial artist ever lived.

This man was like people as bruce lee,... Superhumans!
Ome of the few who could actually achieve something unic in martial arts. He should be ranked in top 3 at least!

35 Yuen Biao

Finally a list puts him. He's really good and I'm giving is list a thumbs up!

36 Joe Louis

Boxing is a martial art, as is Wrestling, it is not the top ten MMA fighters but Martial art fighters, hence whoever put Joe Louis on was entitled to do so

There is a reason that there is a hockey stadium named after him

God you are one ignorant bastard. There was a Joe Lewis who wad a great karate champion. Also Joe Louis the boxer could of knocked Tyson on his ass any day.

Boxing is not a martial art... MMA is not a martial art just because its names says it... Wrestling... come on... that is not a martial art neither... Get on the facts, WHAT A MARTIAL ART IS...

A great martial artist who died too soon.

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37 Tiger Shroff Tiger Shroff

Tiger Shroff real martial artist.

He is India's one of the best martial art player and actor

Tiger sir is my favorite... Martial Artist.


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39 Nato Ficarra

Superb martial artist even at 46 nato ficarra is still regarded as one of the best

Unbeaten in 120 fights... Says it all really,

Everyone thinks he's just another great fighter but if you YouTube his 1988 katas in Italy they are fabulous.

Nato Ficarra in his day was the rocky marciano of martial arts, fast hands and feet and a master of take downs

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40 Jason Statham Jason Statham Jason Statham is an English actor. He is known for his roles in the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, and Revolver.

What about Jason Statham?

A martial artist has a chance of being better than others when they know more than one art. This is world of mixed martial arts. So I would say Statham fits the bill

Jason statham is one of the best. Hé should be in top 10.

So 40. Seriously? He should be 8 or something.

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