There are a huge amount of very talented martial artists in the world today, which makes it really difficult to decide which one is the fastest. In this video we have put together a list of 10 of the guys we feel have definitely got speed on their side, and we hope you agree.
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#10 Iko Uwais
First up at number 10 is Indonesian actor Iko Uwais. This guy has starred in many movies including The Raid, Star Wars, Triple Threat, and the soon to be released, Snake Eyes, to name just a few. Uwais first started to learn the martial arts Silat at the age of 10 from his grandfather who was a Silat master. In 2007, he was discovered by the director Gareth Evans. This was to be the start of his very successful acting career. Not only that, but he is also a stunt man and fight choreographer.
#9. Wang Bo
Next up at number 9 is Wang Bo. Born November 2, 1989, in China. At the age of 8, his father enrolled Wang to live in a Shaolin temple. This is where he learned the art of Monkey Style Kung Fu. By the age of 11, he began a world tour with the Shaolin performing arts troupe. He now resides and trains in Southern California. Wang has performed in front of many dignitaries including Queen Elizabeth II, Henry Kissinger, Vladimir Putin, and Juan Carlos.
#8. Scott Adkins
At number 8, it’s the English actor, producer, screenwriter, gymnast and martial artist, Scott Adkins. Adkins has a long list of martial arts to his bow including Judo, Taekwondo, Kickboxing, Ninjutsu, Krav Maga, Karate, Wushu, Jujitsu, and Muay Thai Capoeira, and he also has trained in gymnastics. He is probably best known for his film roles like The Undisputed movies and Ninja, The Bourne Ultimatum, X-Men, the list goes on. Two of his film roles also earned him a Jackie Chan Action Movie Award.
#7. DK Yoo
Number 7 on our list goes to DK Yoo. DK was born in Korea in 1979. This guy has become a YouTube sensation with 15 martial arts techniques that he has been practicing since 2006. According to reports, Yoo is actually a specialist in Systema, a Russian martial art which is a hybrid of several other art forms, which focuses on hand-to-hand combat with a bit of weapons training. Systema has recently gained popularity outside of Russia after it was adopted by a number of security forces including the U.S Secret Service. Practitioners like Yoo were in high demand and the man became a sensation thanks to his clear-cut and simple YouTube videos.
#6. Tony Jaa
At number 6, we have Thai martial artist Tony Jaa. Another movie action man, Jaa is also an action choreographer, stuntman, director, and traceur. Jaa began training in Muay Thai at the age of 10 and initially worked as a stuntman for Muay Thai stunt for 14 years. He then went on to learn Muay boran, which in turn led on to his acting career, including the Ong-Bak films and Furious 7.
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#5. Benny Urquidez
Next up at number 5, we have Benny Urquidez, nicknamed “The Jet”, an American kickboxer. Urquidez has had training in 9 styles including Judo, Kajukenbo, Shotokan, Taekwondo, Limalama, White Crane Kung Fu, Jujutsu, Aikido, and American Kenpo. He is also the founder of Ukidokan Karate. Urquidez began competing at the age of 5 in “peewee” boxing and wrestling with his martial arts training beginning when he was 7. He received his black belt at just 14 years old. In total, he has taken part in 67 Kickboxing matches, had 63 wins, 57 by knockout, has lost one, drawn one and had two no contests.
#4. Jackie Chan
At number 4, we have the popular action film star, Jackie Chan. Known for his slapstick acrobatic fighting style and comic timing, Chan is one of the most recognizable and influential personalities in the world. He first started training in martial arts and acrobatics in 1960, at the same time beginning his acting career. He has trained in Wushu and Hapkido and is famous for performing all of his own stunts as well as other people’s. He also holds the Guinness World Record for Most Stunts by a Living Actor. Over the years, he has broken many bones in his body while attempting his stunts, including his skull. Chan has had many blockbuster movies, including the Police Story films, Rush Hour, Shanghai Noon, The Forbidden Kingdom, and The Karate Kid remake, to name just a few.
#3. Jet Li
Next up at number 3 is actor, director, film producer, author, and of course, martial artist, Jet Li. At the age of 8, Li began his training in Wushu, later becoming a member of the Beijing Wushu Team. At a very young age, he was competing against adults and was the national all-around champion from 1975 to 1979. He is a master in several styles of Wushu especially, northern longfist style and tumbling fist. He later retired from competitive Wushu at the age of 18 due to a knee injury. He too has a long list of hit movies, including The One, Kiss of the Dragon, Cradle 2 the Grave, Lethal Weapon 4, Romeo Must Die, Fearless, and not forgetting, The Expendables trilogies.
#2. Donnie Yen
At number 2 is the Hong Kong Chinese actor, Donnie Yen. Yen has become the World Wushu Tournament champion multiple times and is also a film director, producer, action choreographer, and stuntman. Yen displays skills in a number of martial arts including Tai Chi, Boxing, Kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do, Hapkido, Taekwondo, Katate, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, and Wing Chun. This mixed martial artist also has a long list of hit movies four of which were the Ip Man films as well as Rogue One and Return of Xander Cage.
#1. Bruce Lee
And now we get to the top spot and there can only be one person at number one: the legendary Bruce Lee. Chinese American martial artist, Lee, was the most influential of all time. Having initially learnt Wing Chun, Tai Chi, Boxing, and Street Fighting, he combined them all with other influences from various sources into the spirit of his personal martial arts philosophy, which he dubbed Jeet Kune Do, meaning “the way of the intercepting fist”. Lee’s start in show business came in 1966, playing the role of Kato in the TV series The Green Hornet. Initially, while filming the series, he moved so fast that his movements could not be caught on film. So he had to slow them down. His first leading film role was in 1971 in The Big Boss, followed by Fist of Fury, Way of the Dragon, Enter the Dragon, and The Game of Death. Not only did Bruce Lee fight, but he also taught martial arts and had many students, including Hollywood scriptwriter Stirling Silliphant and actor James Coburn. Lee died in 1973 at the age of 32.
That’s our list of 10. What do you think? Who do you think is the fastest of them all? Or, do you think we should have added somebody else? Tell us in the comments below. Don’t forget to like and subscribe to Brutal TV for more top fighting videos just like this one. Thanks for watching.
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