A great martial artist of all times and generations, who is he and who was he?
Probably Bruce Lee - he is considered the master of martial arts of all time. He became famous not only for his outstanding skills, but also for the fact that he mastered not one single combat, but quite a lot. The fact that he won a victory in all battles and did not receive a single defeat only confirms this.
In fact, it is difficult to single out one person, since martial arts are a fairly developed sport and always attracts a huge number of people who want to study and master its technique to perfection.
I suggest that you familiarize yourself with a selection of the ten most successful individuals in this sport. It should also be noted that the representative of Russia entered the TOP-10.
I would like to mention those who were the founders of different styles.
For example, Takeda Sokaku, the founder of Aikido. Born in 1858 in Aizu province.
Jigoro Kano, the founder of judo, was born in 1860 in Mikage.
The names of these wrestlers are not heard, but if you delve into the history of the creation of all these styles of wrestling, it will be interesting to know the names of the masters who were the founders of different types of martial arts.
Chinese Li Liangjie is one of the few who is fluent in martial arts. He was born in one thousand nine hundred and sixty-three. At the age of eleven, he becomes the all-around champion of the People's Republic of China. And by one thousand nine hundred and seventy-nine, Li is already a four-time wushu champion. At the age of seventeen he began acting in films and received the nickname "jet" ("Jet"). Jet Li is currently the most famous Chinese actor who is loved by millions.
As for me, it is better to look for the greatest martial arts masters in China, the homeland of Wushu.
And if we take the whole story, I would like to mention the Chinese Yu Daiu. From an ordinary little boy, he turned into a general of the Ming dynasty. He actively fought against piracy. At first he was the only wushu master using a staff. And later he opened his own school, spreading the martial art throughout the world.
You can say that he is not the greatest. But this man lived hundreds of centuries before us, and all I know about him is scant information from Internet articles. In this mystery lies his greatness - I myself draw his great image!
This title was awarded to only one person on the planet, this is Bruce Lee. In addition to military merit, this unique athlete became famous for the popularization of the martial art of China throughout the world. The athlete starred in films as an actor and directed films himself as a director. You can read a lot about his achievements in sports from special sections, and for this answer, some interesting facts can be cited, during the filming of films with Bruce Lee's participation, an ordinary camera did not have time to capture his punches, so a special high-speed camera was needed. The athlete's agility is evidenced by his ability to catch a grain of rice with a chopstick. Bruce Lee could hold a 34 kilogram load on his outstretched arm, and no one else could pull themselves up on the crossbar, holding the body with one little finger.
Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Walk of Fame in Hong Kong.
I consider Bruce Lee to be the greatest martial artist, as this great man mastered wushu, kungfu, jiu jitsu and boxing and developed his own fighting style called jeet kune do style. During his 32 years, he fought 654 fights and did not lose a single one. The great Bruce Lee was a philosopher, actor, dancer and finally a fighter.
I would name two people I know, despite my extremely distant position from sports.
This is Bruce Lee and Mohammed Ali.
Bruce Lee popularized martial arts by playing numerous heroes and showing the wonderful possibilities of this art on the screen. The master himself could do push-ups on two fingers of his hand and pull himself up on the bar using only his little fingers!
I would like to talk about Mohammed Ali.
He is the most famous and recognizable boxer in the whole world. She competed in the heavy weight category.
His real name is Cassius Marcellus Clay.
He was born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
In total, Mohammed Ali fought 61 fights, while scoring 56 victories. He also has gold at the Olympic Games in Rome in 1960.
He has been named Boxer of the Year five times, he also has the title of Boxer of the Decade and even the Athlete of the Century.
The athlete spent his last fight on December 11, 1981.
After completing his sports career, Mohammed Ali began to actively engage in social activities: he took part in charity work, became a Goodwill Ambassador.
There is no unambiguous answer to this question, just as there is no unambiguous answer to what kind of single combat is the "king of all martial arts". The best boxer of all times and peoples, in my opinion, is Vasya Lomachenko.The best fighter without rules is Emelianenko. Or the best representative of Chinese martial arts is Bruce Lee. There are many versions on this account. For example, such.
If we consider such masters, then you can find a lot of people who can rightfully bear the title of martial arts master, for example:
1) Bruce Lee, he was a master of such a martial art as kung fu, since he was a famous actor, he strongly promoted this sport to the masses;
2) Muhammad Ali is a world famous boxer, he is called the athlete of the century;
3) Alexander Karelin. Our compatriot, his crown sport is Greco-Roman wrestling. He brought our country several Olympic gold medals.
I would like to highlight these three athletes who are masters of their craft.