Most Influential Martial Artists


The Top Ten

1 Morihei Ueshiba V 1 Comment
2 Bruce Lee Bruce Lee Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do.

I don't think anyone will ever match the skills of Bruce Lee. He proved in his tragically short life that he was a Leegend. - SevenTreeTool

He was the inspiration behind my brother being a 2nd degree black belt in Lau Gar Kung Fu. - Britgirl

3 Jackie Chan Jackie Chan Jackie Chan, SBS, MBE, PMW, is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer.
4 Yip Man
5 Chuck Norris Chuck Norris Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris is an American martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter. He was born in March 10, 1940, in Ryan, OK. He is famous for mostly starring in western and action movies.
6 Jet Li 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.
7 Gichin Funakoshi
8 Rorion Gracie
9 Chōjun Miyagi
10 Kanō Jigorō

The Contenders

11 Mas Oyama
12 Gene LeBell

Taught Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris, Excellent Judoka. Also choked out Steven Seagal

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