Martial arts is truly the greatest equaliser. Your only weapons against your opponent are your strength, determination, and technique – there’s no padding, no mask to hide behind; it’s brutally honest. Perhaps this is why we look up to this particular group of martial artists. They have been able to overcome insurmountable odds that would have the average man immediately walk away in defeat.
Bruce Lee, Jeet Kun Do
“Be like water, my friend.”
From his unrelenting work ethic to his deep, existential philosophies, Bruce Lee remains to be one of the most revered martial artists of all time. Many martial artists look to his deep knowledge as inspiration in their own training, in the hopes that they may one day emulate his skills.
Muhammad Ali, Boxing
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”
Manny Pacquiao, Boxing
“I’m just a regular person who believes life is simple, and I like a simple life.”
Samart Payakaroon, Muaythai
Recognized as the greatest Muay Thai fighter of all time.
Has been compared to Muhammad Ali, and Bruce Lee, who at the same time was not nearly as in shape as either. What he lacked in physical fitness though, he had light-years over in calm and fight IQ.