The silver screen's greatest martial arts stars

Kung fu kings, wuxia goddesses, and everyone in between

Stars Insider

25/05/23 | StarsInsider


There is something irresistibly delightful about settling down with a martial arts flick. Whether a cheesy parody of itself like 2001's 'Shaolin Soccer' or a heartbreakingly beautiful classic like  1971's 'A Touch of Zen,' the world will never tire of seeing impossibly athletic actors fly through the sky delivering a fury of kicks, chops, and yells. From the industry's beginnings in East Asia, martial arts flicks have become globally adored and incorporated into just about every major movie industry in the world. All of this popularity rests, of course, on the shoulders of the incredible martial arts masters-turned-movie stars who dedicated their hearts and bodies to their performances. From well-known icons like Bruce Lee, to more hidden champions like Wesley Snipes, and of course the glorious comebacks of classic stars like Michelle Yeoh, there are innumerable martial arts stars that deserve our praise and attention.

Read on to remember, or discover, just a few of the greatest martial arts action heroes in cinematic history.

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