Martial arts is the common name for various combat methods used for self-defense. In martial arts, no weapon is used; the participants must fight bare hands with each other. Some examples of martial arts are judo, karate, Kung Fu, Jujitsu, etc. Martial arts are originated in China and India thousands of years ago. But now, martial arts is a common activity globally. Martial arts require rigorous practice and a lot of stamina and strength. Rigorous training leads a person to become a successful martial artist. People also practice martial arts as a sport for recreation or increase their strength. Martial arts sports are globalized so that everyone is crazy about the champions in martial arts. Let us look at some of the greatest martial artists globally.
1. Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee is in the 1st position in the list of the top martial artists globally. Whenever someone hears something about martial arts, Bruce Lee's name comes to their mind instantly. Bruce Lee was a legend in the field of martial arts. Bruce was just not only a legend of martial arts but also a good actor and director. Bruce Lee directed various Hollywood movies. He made his martial art technique called Jeet Kune. It was a mixture of traditional martial arts and boxing. Bruce Lee's some of most famous movies are The fist of fury and The game of death.
2. Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan stands at 2nd position among the top martial artists globally. Jackie Chan is referred to as a complete entertainer. Jackie Chan is well known for his aerial stunts. Jackie has been trained under grand master Jin Pal Kim and got a black belt in Hapkido. He is one of the most influential personalities of Asian origin. Jackie Chan is well versed in martial arts; he uses his art in his movies. Everyone over the world admires Jackie Chan. Jackie chan acted in more than 150 films worldwide. The most famous films of Jackie Chan are drunken master and project A. He is one of the greatest Chinese Hollywood actors.
3. Vidyut Jammwal
Vidyut Jammwal is in the 3rd position in the list of top martial artists globally. Vidyut Jammwal is an Indian superstar and a very talented martial artist. He practiced kalarippayattu from the age of three years. Vidyut travelled across the world to learn various martial arts techniques. He performs all the stunts in his movie by himself. Vidyut is an exceptionally talented and handsome young superstar of the Bollywood film industry. Vidyut is mainly famous for his Commando movie series.
4. Jet Li
Jet Li stands at 4th place among the top martial artists globally. Jet Li is a Chinese Singaporean movie actor, producer, and martial artist. He has won the national wushu championship in China. He started his acting career from the Shaolin templemovie. Jet Li's real name is Li Lianjie. At 19 years, Jet Li quit professional wushu, but he continued using martial arts in his movies. He also learned other forms of martial arts like Baguazhang, taijiquan, etc.
5. Steven Seagal
Steven Seagal stands in 5th place among the top martial artists globally. He was born in Lansing, Michigan. He is also the first non-citizen of Japan who started Aikido Dojo in Japan. But later, Steven moved to Japan and became the 7th Dan Black belt in aikido. Steve has acted in various Hollywood movies. He also writes and produces movies.
6. Wesley Snipes
Wesley Snipes stands at the 6th position in the list of top martial artists globally. He is an American actor and martial artist. Wesley Snipes has been practicing martial arts from the age of 12 years. He also got a 5th Dan black belt in karate. Wesley Snipes also acted in various blockbuster Hollywood films like New Jack City, Rising Sun, etc. He also started a production house named Amen Ra Films.
7. Jean Claude Van Damme
Jean Claude Van Damme is in the 7th position in the list of top martial artists globally. He is a Belgian actor. Jean started practicing martial arts when he was 10 years old. He got his black belt in karate at 18 years of age. The main martial art form he practices is Shotokan karate and kickboxing. Jean also won the title of Mr. Belgium. His first movie was Bloodsport. Jean played lead roles in various movies like Cyborg, kickboxer, etc.
8. Donnie Yen
Donnie Yen Ji Dan stands at 8th position among the top martial artists worldwide. Donnie is a Chinese-born Hong Kong actor. He is an expert in several martial arts techniques like taichi, hapkido, judo, karate, etc. Donnie yen is also credited for the widespread show of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) in his movies. Donnie Yen practiced traditional martial arts from a very tender age. He then started practicing karate from the age of nine years. He also completed a four-year training program with the Wushu team of Beijing.
9. Tony Jaa
Tony Jaa stands at 9th position among the top martial artists globally. Tony Jaa's real name is Tatchakorn Yeerum. He is a Thai actor and martial artist. He has acted in some blockbusters like Ong bak, furious 7, etc. Tony Jaa took inspiration from Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan and learned martial arts in the fields of his village. Tony started practicing martial arts when he was 10 years old.
10. Johnny Tri Nguyen
Johnny Tri Nguyen is in 10th position in the list of top martial artists globally. Johnny is a Vietnam-born American actor and martial artist. He reached America when he was just 9 years old. Johnny has also played in the US national team of martial arts. After that, he worked in Hollywood as a stuntman. Then he returned to Vietnam to further grow his career as an actor. His first movie in a lead role was The Rebel, which was a martial arts movie that became an instant hit.