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The Best Martial Arts TV Shows

Updated August 8, 2019 4.7k votes 829 voters 65.1k views51 items

List RulesShows near the top must be only the best Martial Arts TV series.

The very best martial arts shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest martial arts shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular martial arts TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining martial arts show of all time is. Don't let your favorite martial arts television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of martial arts television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

Shows on this list include Love at First Fight and A Fistful of Stances.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best martial arts show of all time?" and "What are the greatest martial arts shows?"
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    Warrior
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    19

    Warrior

    Andrew Koji, Olivia Cheng

    Premiered2019

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  • 2
    Cobra Kai
    128
    31

    Cobra Kai

    Ralph Macchio, William Zabka
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  • 3
    Into the Badlands
    127
    36

    Into the Badlands

    Daniel Wu, Orla Brady

    Premiered2015

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  • 4
    Dragon Ball Z
    227
    123

    Dragon Ball Z

    Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat

    Premiered1989

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  • 5
    Avatar: The Last Airbender
    220
    118

    Avatar: The Last Airbender

    Zach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker

    Premiered2005

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  • 6
    Naruto: Shippuden
    195
    111

    Naruto: Shippuden

    Nana Mizuki, Yukari Tamura

    Premiered2007

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  • 7
    Naruto
    152
    89

    Naruto

    Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin

    Premiered2002

    Naruto (Studio Pierrot, 2002) is a Japanese action anime series based on the manga by Masashi... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    Ip Man
    98
    49

    Ip Man

    Ip Man is a 2013 Chinese television series romanticising the life of Ip Man, a Chinese martial... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    Dragon Ball
    141
    88

    Dragon Ball

    Hiromi Tsuru, Toshio Furukawa

    Premiered1986

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  • 10
    Jackie Chan Adventures
    86
    61

    Jackie Chan Adventures

    Jackie Chan, James Sie

    Premiered2000

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  • 11
    The Legend of Korra
    104
    82

    The Legend of Korra

    Janet Varney, P.J. Byrne

    Premiered2012

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  • 12
    The Legend of Bruce Lee
    62
    41

    The Legend of Bruce Lee

    Michael Jai White, Ray Park

    Premiered2008

    The Legend of Bruce Lee is a 2008 Chinese biographic martial arts television series based on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Samurai Jack
    77
    58

    Samurai Jack

    Phil LaMarr, Mako

    Premiered2001

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  • 14
    Hajime no Ippo
    40
    25

    Hajime no Ippo

    Tomokazu Seki, Toshiyuki Morikawa

    Premiered2000

    It follows the story of high school student Makunouchi Ippo, as he begins his career in boxing and over time obtains many titles and defeats various opponents.

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  • 15
    The Boondocks
    56
    43

    The Boondocks

    Regina King, John Witherspoon

    Premiered2005

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  • 16
    Rurouni Kenshin
    55
    50

    Rurouni Kenshin

    Kaylyn Dicksion

    Premiered1996

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  • 17
    Wu Assassins
    28
    18

    Wu Assassins

    Iko Uwais, Katheryn Winnick

    Premiered2019

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  • 18
    Mortal Kombat: Konquest
    40
    36

    Mortal Kombat: Konquest

    Kristanna Loken, Daniel Bernhardt

    Premiered1998

    Mortal Kombat: Konquest is an US-American martial arts television series that aired for one... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Hajime No Ippo: Rising
    26
    23

    Hajime No Ippo: Rising

    Kiyasu Kouhei, Rikiya Koyama

    It follows the story of high school student Makunouchi Ippo, as he continues his career in boxing and over time obtains many titles and defeats various opponents.

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  • 20
    Iron Fist
    32
    32

    Iron Fist

    Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick

    Premiered2017

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  • 21
    Mortal Kombat: Legacy
    33
    34

    Mortal Kombat: Legacy

    Jeri Ryan, Ryan Robbins

    Premiered2011-04-12

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  • 22
    Dragon Ball GT
    48
    56

    Dragon Ball GT

    Stephanie Nadolny, Elise Baughman

    Premiered2003

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  • 23
    Bleach
    45
    55

    Bleach

    Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff
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  • 24
    Yu Yu Hakusho
    40
    48

    Yu Yu Hakusho

    Nozomu Sasaki, Justin Cook

    Premiered1992

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  • 25
    Nikita
    19
    21

    Nikita

    Maggie Q, Shane West

    Premiered2010

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