Top 10 Martial Arts Superstars

The Top Ten
1 Bruce Lee Bruce Lee (November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973) was a Hong Kong and American martial artist, martial arts instructor, actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and philosopher. He was the founder of Jeet Kune Do, a hybrid martial arts philosophy drawing from different combat disciplines that is often... read more

Whatever martial art and it's glimpses that we see now in Hollywood movies, this man started it all. He brought martial to movies and hollywood and since then people started taking martial art more seriously. All genre of martial arts being portrayed by modern movies, he was the one who started it. No CGI, no special effects, all stunts by his own. His moves were slowed down so that they can be caught on camera and we could take lesson from them. Oh...and by the way he was the inventor of 1 inch and 3 inch punch and showed the world martial arts can be lethal and fatal if not practices with care.

2 Jackie Chan Chan Kong-sang known professionally as Jackie Chan, is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer. He is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts, which he typically performs himself, in the cinematic... read more

He brought new genre - kung fu comedy. Nowadays Hollywood adds special effects and makes action comedies but what Chan did in old Chinese movies still rules over them.

Jackie Chan is a great martial artist. He know all style of Kung Fu. He done his most risky moves and stunts with a lot of fan. He is different of all martial artist.

Breaks the mould of the serious martial artists, with comedy and great stunts!

3 Jet Li Li Lianjie, better known by his English stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese film actor, film producer, martial artist, and wushu champion who was born in Beijing.

JET LI s the best ever! great movie and the best actor! simple and always smiling, but when it comes to Martial Arts he is Fearless, wild and extreme!

Jet Li is the best, simple, but Fearless, wild and extreme when it comes Martial Arts. very cool!

Not Bruce Lee, but probably the next best thing. Fights and acts!

4 Jean-Claude Van Damm Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg, professionally known as Jean-Claude Van Damme and abbreviated as JCVD, is a Belgian actor, martial artist, screenwriter, film producer, and director best known for his martial arts action films.
5 Donnie Yen

Has the most stunning action choreography ever. Also has legit street cred. When we talk about which martial artist superstar is the best in reality, we talk about Donnie Yen who beat up 8 gang members at a nightclub when they harassed his girlfriend. Jet Li, Jackie Chan and Mile Tyson say he was one of the most skilled action stars they've worked with.

I wonder why Jet Li is higher than Donnie Yen? I know both fought twice and donnie yen lost but times have changed. Donnie Yen's gotten a lot faster and stronger over the years. No offense to Jet Li but I think of donnie yen and him fought, Donnie Yen would win.

6 Tony Jaa

What amazing fighting skills and brilliant fight scenes in ong bak 1,2,3 and worrior king (the protector)... a real fantastic fighter but I only write this for Tony Jaa to get #4 over Chuck Norris! Bruce Lee will forever be #1

His stunts and moves are a great fun to watch and he really performs them and I would pay to watch them anytime.. Not like Jet Li and other actors who fly around in a wire to look invincible

Laugh out loud, the top 3 places are good but why is Chuck Norris 4th? Tony Jaa would kick his ass...

7 Gordon Liu

He did one of the greatest Kung Fu Movies of all times... The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

8 Sammo Hung

A great mix of humour and power, with a likable character too.

9 Chuck Norris Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris (born March 10, 1940) is an American actor and martial artist. He is a black belt in Tang Soo Do, Brazilian jiu jitsu and judo. After serving in the United States Air Force, Norris won many martial arts championships and later founded his own discipline Chun Kuk Do. Shortly... read more

Trained by Bruce Lee. Truly one of the best martial artists of all time.

Don't let him be #4 or he'll roundhouse kick us all in the face!

The face of non asian martial arts, on film and TV.

10 Scott Adkins

Adkins must come in the top 5. He is not popular only because of the poor storyline of his films. But you cannot see this much of fast and unique moves from any other martial artists. He also possess around 7 black belts in different martial arts including ninjitsu, jiujitsu and taekwondo. See his best in undisputed II and I

A incredible Athlete and Martial Artist! Needs to be cast better and aloud to fulfill his potential to the highest! I hear he is working on the New Wolverine!

I want to see Scott Adkins face off against number 13 on this list "Jeffrey James Lippold", that would be EPIC!

The Contenders
11 Jeffrey James Lippold

2015 Guinness World Record Books page 248

Undefeated Full-contact and Russian SAMBO record.Military Veteran Best Actor Award for Hamlet. I would say this guy is the Real Life Action Star vs. Movie Star. I liked him in Samurai Avenger. I saw him in a few Asian movies also and he is really skilled! But there are just not that many movies in the US with him in it. I would love to see him in the next expendables! Or matched up against Van Damn or Scott Adkins! He plays the Good Guy most the time but he made a nice transition to Bad Guy in one movie(spoiler) He could make one hell of a villain. 6'4" 250 lbs and moves like Bruce Lee! Lets see it please! Maybe the Next Mortal Combat he could Be Kenji (looks and Swordplay) or maybe the Next Wolverine or Batman?

12 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.

More than Best! Jason must be at least in top 19

13 James DeCore

James is a very honorable person who truly loves doings he does. He is an amazing teacher and friend to ask who know him. He is an incredible martial artist. He competes with integrity and respects his opponent.

The best martial artists do all these incredible things, and teach others as well. That's why James DeCore should be at the top of this list!

14 Ip Man

The best martial artist ever. The great grand master of wing chun. He inspired to take on martial arts especially wing chun, I think he is better than Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan because he was the teacher of Bruce Lee.

I think that nobody can be compared with him, but it's a pitty that none know him... Only for saying he was the teacher of bruce lee is enough to have an idea as great he is

Had a movie made about him, took on ten black belts and won, trained Bruce flippin' Lee!

15 Cynthia Rothrock

Cynthia is good kicking, jump, rotation kick and complete style super. Good film to tyger claws, his opponent to master tyger Bolo Yeung.

Cynthia Rothrock me good fight style long foot,s. Great discover to film Martial Law 2.

Best female martial arts actress!

16 Steven Segal Steven Frederic Seagal is an American actor, film producer, screenwriter, film director, martial artist, Aikido instructor, musician, reserve deputy sheriff and entrepreneur.

This guy proves you don't need to throw your feet around with a whole lot of fancy kicks to do some damage!

17 Brock Lesnar Brock Edward Lesnar is an American professional wrestler and former amateur wrestler, professional American football player, and mixed martial artist who is currently signed to WWE.

I eould vote him down, he quit UFC cause he couldn't hack it! So he went back to WWE! Where Big Boys grope each other and play fight.

How the hell Brock is doing in this list! He is not an actor! He is just a wrestler!

Brock is a wrestler that fights with brute power and martial arts.

18 Lucy Liu Lucy Alexis Liu is an American actress and artist. She became known for playing the role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in the television series Ally McBeal, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and a Screen Actors Guild... read more
19 Iko Uwais

He's the rising star now. Not only he does his own stunt, he also designs the choreography in The Raid and The Raid 2. At such young age he has starred and choreographed two of the best action films of this decade.

A new rising star in my opinion, still a fan if Bruce Lee, Donnie Yen, Jackie Chan and Jet Li

20 Michael Jai White
21 Sho Kosugi

I like Sho Kosugi roll in film Revenge of The Ninja. Sho Kosugi in ninja costum enter to big skyscraper and fighting offer vs. danger ninja.

22 David Carridine

An oldie but goodie, especially for those of us who remember 'Grasshopper' in Kung Fu.

23 Ronda Rousey Ronda Jean Rousey is an American professional wrestler, actress, author, and former mixed martial artist and judoka who is signed to WWE as a wrestler since 2018. Her longstanding nickname, "Rowdy", was inherited from late professional wrestler Roddy Piper... read more
24 Brandon Lee Brandon Bruce Lee (February 1, 1965 - March 31, 1993), was an American actor and martial artist. He was the son of martial artist and film actor Bruce Lee and teacher Linda Lee Cadwell, the grandson of Cantonese opera singer Lee Hoi-chuen, and brother of Shannon Lee. He died (at the age of 28) during... read more
25 Bolo Yeung

He is good fighter, his style is Tyger. He shooting, good kicking super constalation give speed structure.

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