Who Do You Think Are The Best Martial Artists Today?

take-sensei

Die Hard Seagal fan!
Here a few:
Moriteru Ueshiba Doshu - 10th Dan Aikidoka
Take Sensei - 7th Dan Aikidoka (Steven Seagal)
Christian Tissier - 7th Dan Aikidoka
Miyako Fujitani - 6th Dan Aikidoka (ex-wife of Steven Seagal)
 

zenswim

New Member
Mathis Landwehr - The Next Generation

I would like to say that I agree with take-sensei on his list, and what Dragonking said about the old Masters.

A friend of mine, Lightening Bear, who is a stuntman and worked on Billy Jack, and also trained with Bruce Lee in the 1960s, told me that for a small man, Bruce Lee, had such power in his fighting technique, it was explosive. One day he was training with Bruce, and was knocked clear across the room. Lightening Bear is about 6'2"!!!

I recently met and became friends with a martial artist in Germany called Mathis Landwehr, and he is a person to watch. Have a look on his youtube page and judge for yourself. He recently released a movie in Germany called Kampfansage, sequel out soon. He is an extremely dedicated and hardworking martial artist, and I am proud to be his friend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p-Djp4_6aU

As for the older martial artists, including Chuck Norris - these people have had their day and with regard to David Carradine, he trained as a dancer! The same goes for Jean Claude Van-Damme, who studied ballet.

Steven Seagal is obviously older now, and a bit slower, but still a great martial artist.

Yours in the Dharma,
zenswim
 

Nico-Toscani

New Member
Benny 'The Jet' Urquidez was a great fighter and martial artist... one of my favourites, back in the day. But yeah - the best ones are gonna be the one's out of the spot-light, that we'll never hear of or meet.
 

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zenswim;172729 said:
I recently met and became friends with a martial artist in Germany called Mathis Landwehr, and he is a person to watch. Have a look on his youtube page and judge for yourself. He recently released a movie in Germany called Kampfansage, sequel out soon. He is an extremely dedicated and hardworking martial artist, and I am proud to be his friend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p-Djp4_6aU

Yes I have Kampfansage on DVD it is an excellent movie. The martial arts in it are very well done. Glad to hear there is a sequel too. :)
 

zenswim

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Hi Craig, I am pleased that you have seen 'Kampfansage', yes it is a good movie, filmed on quite low budget!

Attached is a picture with myself, Mathis and Joe Robinson (in black shirt). Joe is 80 years old and still practicing martial arts, he is an 8th Dan Judo and 5th Dan in Karate and played Peter Franks in 'Diamonds are Forever'. We did a little friendly sparring!

Hope you like it!

Yours,
zenswim
 

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zenswim;173137 said:
Hi Craig, I am pleased that you have seen 'Kampfansage', yes it is a good movie, filmed on quite low budget!

Attached is a picture with myself, Mathis and Joe Robinson (in black shirt). Joe is 80 years old and still practicing martial arts, he is an 8th Dan Judo and 5th Dan in Karate and played Peter Franks in 'Diamonds are Forever'. We did a little friendly sparring!

Hope you like it!

Yours,
zenswim
Nice picture, Joe certainly does not look 80 years old.

I ordered Kampfansage after reading the excellent article and review it got in Impact magazine. I had a look at my old posts as i was pretty sure i had posted about it before on this site, but couldn't find anything. :(
 

Choy_Ley_Fut

New Member
1. R.I.P. Bruce Lee
2. Take Sensei Steven Seagal
3. Chuck Norris
4. Jet Li
5. Mark Dacascos
6. Dan Inosanto

I think Jackie Chan is a good martial artist but his movies are a little bit stupid to me (The Smoking, Accidental Spy, The Medallion..), and I can't stand Jean Claude Van Damme. He's fake, I think his karate skills are all fake, and that he's just a commercial phenomenon. And he's also an alcoholist jacked up on drugs. Puke!
 

Littledragon

Above The Law
The greatest martial artists of all time in my opinion are:

Mas Oyama

Masahiko Kimura

Helio Gracie

Bruce Lee

Miyamoto Musashi
 

Storm

Smile dammit!
Hi Glimmer. Good to see you again. I hear you finally got in the cops. If so,well done! Just show mercy with that rubber torch down the alley! No beating is a good one! Lol.
 

GlimmerMan

Huge Member
Hey big guy.

Yeah - I'm officially 'five-0' now mate, haha! It's going good - I'm based in St. Helens, which is a small town on the outskirts of Merseyside. How long have we known each other dude? About eight years, maybe more? I think all the time you've known me I've wanted to be a cop. The reality ain't quite a good as I imagined, but I'm happy enough! What you up to these days mate? Drop me a line and I'll e-mail you straight back dude - be good to catch up.

Laters,

G-Man
 

ORANGATUANG

Wildfire
I dont really think you can say ones better then the other because each and every one of them wether they be living or not had/has there own uniqueness...and they have worked hard and long to get to where they are now..yes steven is great but there is going to be someone to come along one day and be better then him and iam sure that he would be only to happy to welcome them into the wonderful world of kick ass i mean Martial arts...
 

Kookie1980

New Member
I dont think there are any good martial artists today. I dont think i can say that i have seen a film and been blown away by it

xxx
 

Donald Lee Wilkey

A Steven Seagal fan
James Ryan of "Kill Or Be Killed" series is an underrated actor and karate martial artist
John Barrett of "To the Death" movie has excellent kicking balance for a welterweight sized man
I wonder what ever became of these two small men ?
 
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