Top 10 Most Popular Martial Artists in the World

Martial arts are considered as the most popular arts for fighting in the world. The martial arts are practiced in all over the world. However, there are always some special talent and experts who have come in front of the people. The Martial Artists have made the arts popular and made the people aware about the significance and majestic benefits of the arts. There are many such artists but few of them are incredibly famous.

Here are the top 10 best martial artists in the world:

10. Masahiko Kimura

Masahiko Kimura

The Japanese Hero of Judo is still famous for his achievements and feats. He was the youngest ever Godan (Black Belt) and created history. His incredible record continued as he became the All Japan Open Weigh Judo Champion only at the age of 20. He has famous for doing thousand push-ups at a stretch.

9. Yip Man

He is one of the greatest heroes in China and in the world for his world class technique in Wing Chun and Wushu. He taught many about the techniques and Bruce Lee was one of the notable students of him. He has been named in many movies and books as well for his utter excellence in Martial Arts.

8. Chojun Miyagi

He was not anyone but the founder of Goju-ryu Karate. The martial artists were the one who dared to mix the Japanese and Chinese martial arts together and blended a new form of hard-soft style in Martial Arts. He is regarded as one of the best martial artists of all time.

7. Chuck Norris

He was one of the greatest martial artists the world has ever seen. He was black belt for Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo. However, he did not stop at there. He also formulated his own brand of fighting called as Chun Kuk Do. He won at least 30 championships in his lifetime and is known for his excellence.

6.  Mas Oyama

Mas Oyama

He was considered as one of the best Martial Artists ever born in the world. He has achieved many feats and ensured many records during his time. He in fact invented the Kyokushin Karate that is known as the full contact. He raised the bar of the Martial Arts in the world.

5. Jigoro Kano

He was one of the greatest martial artists ever born. He was a Jujitsu Expert in his life and tried inventing something new. He finally modelled Jujitsu into a new form that eventually became popular as Judo. His excellence as Martial Artist can be understood with the fact that Judo became one of the Olympics Sport.

4. Gichin Funakoshi

He is one of the best martial artists ever born. He was a 5th Dan in karate and that is the highest grade one can have in Karate. He formulated his own style of Karate and it is the most practiced Karate today known as Shotokan. He wrote the Twenty Guiding Principles of Karate that is considered as the foundation book on Karate.

3. Royce Gracie

He was one of the game changer of the martial arts especially in America. The martial arts were only standing up for the people back them and that too was limited to Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Boxing and Kung Fu. However, he took up the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and changed the perception. He was a 6th grade Black belt in Martial Art.

2. Helio Gracie

He was an expert in Kodokan Judo and was trained. However, he started the experimentation on the same with modelling and new features. He finally gave the world one of the most famous martial arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

1. Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

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