And explain why you chose your answer.
In my opinion I think Fedor Emelianenko is the greatest professional martial artist of all time. Without getting into a full fledged essay: he's a 6 time national and 4 time world Russian Sambo champion, went undefeated for 8 out of his 12 year MMA career, and was regarded by many other professional fighters (even Chuck Norris himself) as the greatest mixed martial artist of all time.
- Bruce Lee67% (4)60% (9)62% (13)Vote
- Chuck Noris0% (0)7% (1)5% (1)Vote
- Muhammad Ali17% (1)0% (0)5% (1)Vote
- Hélio Gracie0% (0)7% (1)5% (1)Vote
- Anderson Silva0% (0)0% (0)0% (0)Vote
- Other (Specify)16% (1)26% (4)23% (5)Vote
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Some of these aren't even martial artists, their boxers lol, not exactly in the same area.
I will be going by the traditional definition of it in Japan which relates to weapons and hand to hand and I will be going not just by fighting records but how they trained, the condition of their bodies, their strength, speed, stamina all of it.
Hand to hand
Wong Shun Leung
My overall most of my respect and in my opinion the best fighter in hand to hand goes to.
Master Masutatsu Oyama the God Hand
Kensei or Sword Saints
Ito Ittosai Kagehisa
For those of you who do not know what a Kensei or Sword Saint
In the Japan which valued swordsmanship, one of truly exceptional skill was oft honored with the title of "Kensei" or "Sword Saint". This implied not only a high degree of skill in the sword art, but also one of a high degree in moral perfection as well. Many were the founders of popular schools of swordsmanship. This title was very rare.
The list above is of some of the more well known ones.
Most of my respect and as the best warrior in swordsmanship goes to Miyamoto Musashi0
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