Best 10 Martial Artists In the world In 2022
15 June 2021

Best 10 Martial Artists In the world In 2022

This article contains the list of top 10 martial artists in the world in 2021. This List consist of the actors or person with the most dangerous moves. Various martial artists have won many medals at the international level in various martial arts forms like Judo and Taekwondo. Here is the list of the top 10 martial artists in the world.


1. Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee is one of the most influential martial artists in the world. He gained worldwide popularity with his commendable moves and performance, and hence, he achieved the top position in the list of top martial artists. He was a Chinese American martial artist. He was not only a renowned martial artist, but a well-known film director, actor, and martial arts instructor too. His father introduced him to the fundamentals of martial arts. ‘Jeet kune do’ is the technique that was developed by Bruce lee, which is a blend of kung fu, fencing, and boxing. Later, he taught this technique to all instead of traditional martial art.

He also directed Hong Kong and Hollywood films which brought him classic global popularity and integrated him towards countless mainstreams movies. He changed the way of how Asians were presented in American films. He died on 23 July 1973, due to the swelling of the brain caused by an allergic reaction to a headache medication. The mysterious circumstances of his death were a source of speculation for fans and historians.


2. Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan

In the list of top 10 martial artists in the world in 2021 Jackie Chan holds the second position in the list. Jackie Chan is one of the most appreciable and prestigious cinematic personalities in the world who is well known for his innovative stunts, moves, and acrobatic fighting style. He has received global recognition for his acting and stunt work in films. He has also gained widespread popularity all around the world and counted as one of the world’s best martial artists.

He is the one who brought Asian Martial arts into mainstream Hollywood cinema. He is also a globally known philanthropist who seeks to work for the welfare of needy people, especially by the generous donation of money to good causes. In 2006, Jackie Chan was listed in the ‘Top 10 Most Charitable Celebrities’ by Forbes magazine.




3. Vidyut Jammwal

Vidyut Jammwal

Vidyut Jammwal is a famous Indian martial artist known for the Hindi film series ‘Commando.’ He is an Indian film actor and stunt performer, who predominantly works in Hindi action films. He has gained worldwide popularity as he is a brilliant film actor and has given outstanding performances in many films. He is a proficient martial artist and is trained in the ancient martial art form called Kalaripayattu.

Vidyut Jammwal (born 10 December 1980) is also a stunt performer.  In 2018 Vidyut Jammwal was declared among the top 6 martial artists around the world.


4. Tony Jaa

Tony Jaa

Tony Jaa is a Thai martial artist and is also recognized as one of the best martial artists in the world. Jaa studied martial arts at a local temple school, and later, he got a scholarship at the Physical Education College in Khon Kaen, Thailand where he continued to study Judo and Taekwondo. His commendable martial arts moves helped him in gaining worldwide fame.
At a very young age, he started watching martial arts films of his idols like Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. Later, he performed stunts in a film that was praised by the audience. Soon, he started getting more work, and for more than 14 years he worked as a stunt man in the films.




5. Jet Li

Jet Li

Jet Li has won the national championship for the Beijing Wushu Team. He is from Beijing and gained worldwide popularity all around the world. Jet Li is a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism. At the age of 8, he took the initiative to be trained at Wushu academy that performs various versions of martial art and styles. He has won five gold medals in the Chinese championships. He is best recognized for a kickboxing-influenced style that possesses power speed and control.

Apart from being a good martial artist, he also performs well as an actor. He went on to win great acclaim in China as an actor, making his debut with the film ‘Shaolin Temple’ (1982). Apart from Chinese films, Jet Li has made his name in French Cinema with movies such as ‘Kiss of the Dragon,’ ‘Unleashed,’ ‘The One,’ and ‘War.’ He turn out to be a star in the martial art epic films with his amazing moves. These epic films raised his career and lead to countless opportunities in the world of cinemas for him.


6. Steven Seagal

Steven Seagal

Steven Seagal is a Michigan martial artist, musician, American actor, screenwriter, and producer. He is not only a great martial artist but also a commendable musician, and his songs have been featured in several of his movies, including ‘Fire Down Below’ and ‘Ticker.’ He started his career as a martial art instructor in his adulthood and is recognized as one of the best martial art instructors in the world.

In addition to acting and aikido, Seagal also plays the guitar. Steven Seagal joined the force as Sheriff Harry lee was so impressed by him that he asked him to join the force in the 1980s. While he was in the force, he taught deputies martial arts, unarmed combat, and marksmanship.




7. Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes is an American martial artist and film producer. He is considered as one of the best martial artists in the world, and he holds the second-degree black belt in Hapkido and a fifth-degree black belt in Shotokan Karate that helped him become one of the top martial artists in the world. He started his training in martial arts at the age of 12 only. He also made his debut as an actor in the film ‘Wildcats’ in 1986, and at that time he was 23 years old.

Later, he appeared in many shows, music videos, and feature films that include Martin Scorsese, Bad, and Streets of Gold, respectively. He became a famous name in the film industry as he has done many roles that were just breathtaking like the role that he played in the film ‘New Jack City’ in 1991 which took him to countless opportunities towards cinema.


8. Jean-Claude Van Damme

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg (born 18 October 1960), known professionally as Jean-Claude Van Damme and JCVD, is a Belgian actor, filmmaker, fight choreographer, and retired martial artist best known for his martial arts action films.

At the age of 12, Van Damme joined the Centre National de Karaté (National Center of Karate) under the guidance of Claude Goetz in Belgium. Van Damme trained for four years and he earned a spot on the Belgian Karate Team; he later trained in full-contact karate and kickboxing with Dominique Valera.

At the age of 15, Van Damme started his competitive karate career in Belgium. From 1976 to 1980, Van Damme compiled a record of 44 victories and 4 defeats in tournament and non-tournament semi-contact matches.

Van Damme was a member of the Belgium Karate Team when it won the European Karate Championship on 26 December 1979 at La Coupe François Persoons Karate Tournament in Brussels. Van Damme placed second at the Challenge Coupe des Espoirs Karate Tournament (1st Trials). At the 3-day tournament, Van Damme defeated 25 opponents before losing in the finals to teammate Angelo Spataro.




9. Donnie Yen

Donnie Yen

Donnie yen is from Hong Kong and the multiple-time World Wushu Tournament Champion. He is recognized as one of the top action stars. He has gained immense popularity as an actor and martial artist. He has also worked as a film director, producer, action choreographer, and stuntman. Donnie is one of the leading martial arts choreographers in the world of action cinema.

He taught the techniques and moves in a very cool manner and that is why he is considered a brilliant martial arts choreographer. The starring role in the film ‘Drunken Tai Chi’ went on to become the first step by him towards the film industry in 1984. He has performed in the ‘IP Man’ film series and that turns out to become an eponymous film relating to the life of the great master. The film was a huge success in Hong Kong and China. Donnie has won many Hong Kong Film Awards in the Best Action Choreography category.


10. Johnny Trí Nguyễn

Johnny Trí Nguyễn

Johnny Tri Nguyen competed in the U.S. National Team as a martial artist when he was only 9 years old. Johnny Tri Nguyen is an action choreographer, film actor, martial artist, and stuntman, and he is mainly active in the film industry. He has also choreographed stunts in many American action movies, acted in films, and performed stunts in various Vietnamese films. He then rose to fame as a stuntman in Hollywood with movies like Spider-Man 2 and Jarhead. These films broke many film records and opened the doors of great opportunities to him.


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