Find out more about the greatest Japanese Martial Artists, including Yoshihiro Akiyama, Miyamoto Musashi, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Kitanoumi Toshimitsu and Antonio Inoki.
Miyamoto MusashiMiyamoto Musashi
1584 AD
Swordsman & Warrior
Morihei UeshibaMorihei Ueshiba
14 December 1883
Martial Artist

Mark DacascosMark Dacascos
26 February 1964
Actor

Cary-Hiroyuki TagawaCary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
27 September 1950
Actor, Film producer, Film actor, Television

Antonio InokiAntonio Inoki
20 February 1943
Politician, Professional wrestler, Writer, Actor

Mas OyamaMas Oyama
27 July 1923
Karateka, Mixed martial artist
Sho KosugiSho Kosugi
17 June 1948
Actor, Karateka

Masakatsu FunakiMasakatsu Funaki
13 March 1969
Professional wrestler, Mixed martial artist, Actor

Katsuyori ShibataKatsuyori Shibata
17 November 1979
Professional wrestler, Mixed martial artist,

Yushin OkamiYushin Okami
21 July 1981
Mixed martial artist
Norifumi YamamotoNorifumi Yamamoto
15 March 1977
Mixed martial artist, Kickboxer, Amateur wrestler

Satoshi IshiiSatoshi Ishii
09 December 1986
judoka, mixed martial artist
Gichin FunakoshiGichin Funakoshi
10 November 1868
Karateka

Satoru SayamaSatoru Sayama
27 November 1957
Professional wrestler, Mixed martial artist

Masaaki HatsumiMasaaki Hatsumi
02 December 1931
Painter
Yasuaki KurataYasuaki Kurata
20 March 1946
Judoka, Putita, Aikidoka, Karateka

Jigoro KanoJigoro Kano
10 December 1860
Educator, Athlete
Yuki NakaiYuki Nakai
18 August 1970
judoka, mixed martial artist

Katsunori KikunoKatsunori Kikuno
30 October 1981
Judoka, Mixed martial artist, Karateka

Tsuyoshi KohsakaTsuyoshi Kohsaka
06 March 1970
Judoka, Mixed martial artist, Professional
Hayato SakuraiHayato Sakurai
24 August 1975
Judoka, Mixed martial artist, Kickboxer

Naoya OgawaNaoya Ogawa
31 March 1968
Judoka, Mixed martial artist, Professional
Kitanoumi ToshimitsuKitanoumi Toshimitsu
16 May 1953
Rikishi

Keiko FukudaKeiko Fukuda
12 April 1913
Martial Artist

Koichi ToheiKoichi Tohei
20 January 1920
Aikidoka

Yōsuke NishijimaYōsuke Nishijima
15 May 1973
Boxer, Kickboxer, Mixed martial artist
Yūji NashiroYūji Nashiro
13 September 1983
Kickboxer, Karateka