Best Martial Artists in the World – Top 10 List

10. Steven Seagal

A 7th-dan black belt in Aikido, his first ever job was as a martial arts instructor in Japan, becoming the first Non-Japanese man to master an Aikido dojo in the country.

09. Johnny Tri Nguyen

Born in Vietnam and raised in the United States, Nguyen has been practicing martial arts since he was a child. He has competed on the national level and worked as a stuntman in Hollywood, before returning to Vietnam to star in The Rebel.

08. Tony Jaa

Jaa was exposed to martial arts films at an early age and was inspired to learn the craft himself. He made his breakout role in 2003 with Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior and has since gone on to star in a number of other films, including XXX: Return of Xander Cage with Vin Diesel.

07. Jean Claude Van Damme

Jean Claude Van Damme started training in martial arts at the age of ten, and went on to earn a black belt in karate. He has also studied Kickboxing, Muay Thai, and Taekwondo. Van Damme’s martial arts skills were put on display in his many action films, including “Bloodsport,” “Kickboxer,” and “Street Fighter.”

06. Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes is definitely one of the best. Not only is he an incredibly skilled fighter, but he also has a tremendous amount of charisma and screen presence. He first came to prominence with his starring role in the film “Blade.