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List Rules Shows 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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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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Jackie Chan Adventures is listed (or ranked) 6 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) 7 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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Ip Man is listed (or ranked) 8 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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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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Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 10 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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The Legend of Bruce Lee is listed (or ranked) 11 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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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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Cobra Kai is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Mortal Kombat: Legacy is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Mortal Kombat: Konquest is listed (or ranked) 16 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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InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Wing Chun is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Hajime No Ippo: RIsing is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Dragon Ball GT is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Hajime no Ippo is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 24 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 a war that left civilization in ruins. Regent Sunny (Daniel Wu), a ...more

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X-Men: Evolution is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
NarendraDangol added Scott McNeil, Meghan Black, Christopher Judge X-Men: Evolution is a Canadian-American animated television series about the Marvel Comics superhero team X-Men. In this incarnation, many of the characters are teenagers rather than adults. The ...more

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Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 26 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 manga has been serialized in Jump Square magazine by Shueisha since April 2009, with individual chapters collected into ...more

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Xiaolin Showdown is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
graser20 added Jeff Bennett, Danny Cooksey, Grey Griffin Xiaolin Showdown is an American animated television series that aired on Kids WB and was created by Christy Hui. Set in a world where martial arts battles and Eastern magic are commonplace, the ...more

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Ranma ½ is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
Megumi Hayashibara, Hirotaka Suzuoki, Kenichi Ogata Ranma ½ a 1989 comedy martial arts anime based on a manga series of the same name. The story revolves around teenage martial artist Ranma Saotome who, as the result of an accident, is ...more

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Samurai Girl is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
Stacy Keibler, Jamie Chung, Anthony Brandon Wong Samurai Girl is a six-hour mini-series loosely based on the popular young-adult novel series by Carrie Asai. The event stars Jamie Chung, Brendan Fehr, and Stacy Keibler. The series began its ...more

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Samurai 7 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
graser20 added Koyasu Taketo, Fumiko Orikasa, Shin-ichiro Miki Samurai 7 is a 2004 anime TV series, produced by Gonzo and based on Akira Kurosawa's highly regarded 1954 movie Seven Samurai. The series was directed by Toshifumi Takizawa and its music was ...more

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The Master of Tai Chi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
Raymond Lam, Kenneth Ma, Paul Chun The Master of Tai Chi is a Hong Kong martial arts television drama that aired on Jade and HD Jade from 25 February to 28 March 2008. Produced by Tommy Leung and Raymond Chai, The Master of Tai ...more

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Nikita is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca Nikita is an American television series that aired on The CW from September 9, 2010 to December 27, 2013 in the United States. The series is a reboot of the popular 1997 TV series La Femme ...more

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Human Weapon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
Human Weapon Bill Duff, Jason Chambers Human Weapon was a television show on The History Channel that premiered on July 20, 2007. The hosts, Jason Chambers and Bill Duff, traveled across the world studying the unique martial arts, or ...more

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Black Sash is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
Missy Peregrym, Sarah Carter, Ray J Black Sash is an American action adventure drama television series starring Russell Wong. It ran from March 30, 2003, to June 1, 2003. Including pilots, a total of eight episodes were made, ...more

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The Boondocks is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
speakth3truth added Regina King, John Witherspoon, Gary Anthony Williams The Boondocks is an American adult animated sitcom on Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim. Created by Aaron McGruder, based upon McGruder's comic strip of the same name, ...more

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
graser20 added Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter This show is an American 3D CGI animated television series created by George Lucas and produced by Lucasfilm Animation with the division Lucasfilm Animation Singapore, Lucasfilm and CGCG Inc. ...more

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Hong Kong Phooey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
Scatman Crothers, Joe E. Ross, Don Messick Hong Kong Phooey is a 16-episode Hanna-Barbera animated series that first aired on ABC Saturday morning from September 7, 1974 to December 21, 1974. It was a parody of kung fu shows and movies ...more

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Mind, Body & Kick Ass Moves is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
Mind, Body & Kick Ass Moves is a television programme broadcast on BBC Three. Presented by Chris Crudelli the documentary series travels around the Far East exploring different martial arts ...more

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Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
graser20 added Laura Bailey, Chiaki Omigawa, Micah Solusod Soul Eater is a manga series written and illustrated by Atsushi Ōkubo. Set at the "Death Weapon Meister Academy", the series revolves around three teams, each consisting of a weapon ...more

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Sidekicks is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
Ernie Reyes, Jr., Gil Gerard Sidekicks is a 1986-1987 martial arts TV series, a spin-off of the original Walt Disney one-time special, The Last Electric Knight. The series starred Ernie Reyes, Jr. as Ernie Lee, the Last ...more

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Xiaolin Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
graser20 added Xiaolin Chronicles Xiaolin Chronicles is a Canadian animated/CG television series presented as a continuation of the Warner Bros. series, Xiaolin Showdown. The series premiered on August 26, 2013, with three ...more

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Black Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
Snoop Dogg, Michael Jai White, Kym Whitley Black Dynamite is an American animated television series based on the 2009 film of the same name, although the series follows a separate continuity, with some back-references to the film. The ...more

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Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinj... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
Ian James Corlett, Brian Drummond, Michael Kopsa Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu is an action comedy family animated TV series that centers on the adventures of five ninjas. The series is based on the Lego toy series of the same name. Two ...more

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A Fistful of Stances is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
A Fistful of Stances Angela Tong, Kenneth Ma, Nancy Wu A Fistful of Stances is a 2010 TVB television drama from Hong Kong produced and created by Lee Tim-shing. The Chinese title, literally meaning "Iron Horse Seeks Bridge," defines a ...more

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Wu Shi Lang is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
Miriam Yeung, Wallace Huo, George Hu Love At First Fight is a 2007 Chinese martial arts and romantic comedy television series, starring Hong Kong actress singer Miriam Yeung, Taiwanese actor singer Wallace Huo, ...more

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Shadow Warriors is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
Sonny Chiba, Hiroyuki Sanada, Renji Ishibashi Shadow Warriors is a Japanese television jidaigeki show featuring Sonny Chiba that ran for four seasons in the early 1980s. The first season was a reimagining of the film Kage no Gundan: Hattori ...more

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Ngũ quái Sài Gòn is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
Ngũ quái Sài Gòn Quyen Linh, Kim Hien, Thuong Tin

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Final Fu is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
Ernie Reyes, Jr. Final Fu is an American reality television show that first aired on MTV2 on July 17, 2006, and ran for a single season of twenty episodes The show was hosted by Ernie Reyes, Jr., and featured ...more

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Rallarsving is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
Rallarsving Rallarsving was a Swedish television series. It was broadcast on ZTV for 20 episodes between 2005 and 2006. The show followed Musse Hasselvall and Andreas Halldén around the world while ...more

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Eurosport Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Martial Arts TV Shows
Eurosport Fight Club Fight Club is a martial arts TV magazine program which is broadcast by the French based, pan-European broadcasting sports channel Eurosport. The program includes various events, bouts and ...more