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List of Famous Martial Arts Instructors

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List of famous martial arts instructors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top martial arts instructors in the world? This includes the most prominent martial arts instructors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable martial arts instructors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic martial arts instructors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned martial arts instructors.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including Bruce Lee and Denise Martin.

From reputable, prominent, and well known martial arts instructors to the lesser known martial arts instructors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the martial arts instructor field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous martial arts instructors ever?" and "What are the names of famous martial arts instructors?" then you're in the right place. (20 items)
Bruce Lee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Martial Arts Instructors
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Lee Jun-fan (Chinese: 李振藩; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973), known professionally as Bruce Lee (Chinese: 李小龍), was a Hong Kong-American actor, director, martial artist, martial arts instructor, and philosopher. He was the founder of Jeet Kune Do, a hybrid martial arts philosophy drawing from different combat disciplines that is often credited with paving the way for modern mixed martial arts (MMA). Lee is considered by commentators, critics, media, and other martial artists to be the most influential martial artist of all time and a pop culture icon of the 20th century, who bridged the gap between East and West. He is often credited with helping to change the way Asians were presented in ...more on Wikipedia

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Denise Martin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Martial Arts Instructors
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Denise Martin is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: China. ...more on Wikipedia

Frank Landers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Martial Arts Instructors
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Frank Landers - Is an American martial arts practitioner, promoter, author, teacher and founder of the Seishindo Kenpo system. Landers is also an accomplished music producer, having produced founding member of The Beach Boys, David Marks and Reggae legend Garth Dennis an original founding member of the Black Uhuru.  Landers has composed literary works for FACTA Music Publishing company; (ascap). ...more on Wikipedia

Jason Chambers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Martial Arts Instructors
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Jason Chambers (born March 23, 1980, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor, mixed martial artist and sports commentator. Chambers is best known for his role as the host of the popular weekly television program Human Weapon on The History Channel. He has appeared in multiple television programs including CSI, Days of Our Lives, As the World Turns and The Middleman. Chambers was featured on Extra as one of "America's Most Eligible" bachelors. Chambers is actively involved with City of Hope National Medical Center, a Cancer Research institute which he was recently appointed to the Board of Directors. ...more on Wikipedia