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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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Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
graser20 added Nana Mizuki, Yukari Tamura, Kazuhiko Inoue Naruto Shippuuden is the continuation of the original animated TV series Naruto.The story revolves around an older and slightly more matured Uzumaki Naruto and his quest to save his friend ...more

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Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z is the sequel to the Dragon Ball anime and adapts the last 325 chapters of the original 519-chapter ...more

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Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
graser20 added Zach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker, Mae Whitman Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which ...more

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Naruto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
graser20 added Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi Naruto is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. It tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja who searches for recognition from his peers and the ...more

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Dragon Ball is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
graser20 added Hiromi Tsuru, Toshio Furukawa, Masako Nozawa Dragon Ball is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. It is an adaptation of the first 194 chapters of the manga of the same name created by Akira Toriyama, which were ...more

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Ip Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
Ip Man Ip Man is a 2013 Chinese television series romanticising the life of Ip Man, a Chinese martial artist specialising in Wing Chun. Directed by Fan Xiaotian, the series starred Hong Kong actor ...more

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Jackie Chan Adventures is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
graser20 added Jackie Chan, James Sie, Stacie Chan Jackie Chan Adventures is an American animated television series chronicling the adventures of a fictionalized version of action film star Jackie Chan. Many of the episodes contain references to ...more

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Avatar: Legend of Korra is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
graser20 added Janet Varney, P.J. Byrne, David Faustino Book One: Air is the first season of the U.S. animated TV series The Legend of Korra created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Consisting of twelve episodes, it was initially ...more

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Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
graser20 added Phil LaMarr, Mako, Kevin Michael Richardson Samurai Jack is an American animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network. The series follows Jack, a time-displaced samurai warrior prince, in his singular quest ...more

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The Legend of Bruce Lee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
Michael Jai White, Ray Park, Mark Dacascos The Legend of Bruce Lee is a 2008 Chinese biographic martial arts television series based on the life story of martial artist and actor Bruce Lee. The 50 episodes long series was produced and ...more

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Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
graser20 added Kaylyn Dicksion Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story, also known as Rurouni Kenshin and Samurai X, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki. The story begins during the ...more

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How Bruce Lee Changed the Worl... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
How Bruce Lee Changed the World How Bruce Lee Changed the World is a 2009 documentary television film written and directed by Steve Webb.

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Bleach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
graser20 added Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh Bleach is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tite Kubo. Bleach follows the adventures of the hotheaded teenager Ichigo Kurosaki after he obtains the powers of a Soul Reaper from ...more

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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
Daniel Wu, Orla Brady, Sarah Bolger Into the Badlands (AMC, 2015) is an American TV series set in a post-apocalyptic world approximately 500 years after an event that left civilization in ruins. Regent Sunny (Daniel Wu), a ...more

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Mortal Kombat: Konquest is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
Kristanna Loken, Daniel Bernhardt, Paolo Montalbán Mortal Kombat: Konquest is an US-American martial arts television series that aired for one season from 1998 to 1999, and was based on the popular Mortal Kombat fighting game series. The program ...more

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Mortal Kombat: Legacy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
Jeri Ryan, Ryan Robbins, Ian Anthony Dale Mortal Kombat: Legacy is an American web series anthology adapted from the fictional universe of the Mortal Kombat video game franchise. It debuted on Machinima.com's YouTube channel on April ...more

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Cobra Kai is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Courtney Henggeler Cobra Kai (YouTube Red, 2018) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Robert Mark Kamen, based on The Karate Kid film series. 34 years after being defeated by Daniel LaRusso ...more

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InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
graser20 added Kappei Yamaguchi, Richard Ian Cox, Satsuki Yukino Inuyasha, also known as Inuyasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi. It premiered in Weekly Shōnen Sunday on November 13, 1996 and ...more

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Dragon Ball GT is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
graser20 added Stephanie Nadolny, Elise Baughman, Andrew Chandler Dragon Ball GT is a 1996 Japanese anime series based on Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball manga. Five years after the end of the Dragon Ball Z anime, Goku is turned back into a child by the Black ...more

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Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, David Wenham Marvel's Iron Fist (Netflix, 2017) is web television series developed Scott Buck, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Finn Jones stars as Danny Rand / Iron Fist, a martial ...more

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Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
graser20 added Nozomu Sasaki, Justin Cook, Laura Bailey Yu Yu Hakusho is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. Yu Yu Hakusho follows Yusuke Urameshi, a 14-year-old street-brawling delinquent who, in an uncharacteristic ...more

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Hajime no Ippo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
TegeshManchanda added Tomokazu Seki, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Akemi Okamura

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.

Hajime no Ippo is a Japanese boxing manga series written and illustrated by George Morikawa. A 76-episode anime adaptation titled Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting! was produced by Madhouse, Nippon ...more

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Hajime No Ippo: RIsing is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
TegeshManchanda added Kiyasu Kouhei, Rikiya Koyama, Akio Ôtsuka

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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Wing Chun is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
Wing Chun Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Nicholas Tse Wing Chun is the English language title of a two Hong Kong martial arts TV series: one produced in 1994 and one produced from 2004-2007.

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Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
graser20 added Nobuhiko Okamoto, Johnny Yong Bosch, Tobias Diakow Blue Exorcist is a manga written and illustrated by Kazue Katō. The series was adapted into an anime television series during 2011. The story revolves around Rin Okumura, a teenager who ...more