Back in the days, it was almost mandatory for men to learn how to fight in order to protect their families from invaders and wild animals and also it was particularly important to know how to use a sword, a spear or an axe. Nowadays, various types of combats sports are for entertainment purposes only. However, just like Spartacus, Achilles and Caesar were famous fighters in ancient times, there are also contemporary fighters who deserve a lot of credit for their dedication and hard work. Here are some of the best 4 fighters the world has seen in the recent period.
1. Bruce Lee. Everyone has heard about this amazing martial artist who actually designed his own martial arts style called Jeet Kune Do which had a non-classical approach and it was based on many simple and straightforward movements. Bruce Lee was a professional fighter, he starred in multiple Hollywood films, he was a good friend with Chuck Norris and rumors say that he also was so skilled with the nunchaku that he could actually play tennis table with it!
2. Muhammad Ali. The author of the saying “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” Muhammad Ali is considered as one of the most famous heavyweight boxers of all time. Apart from the total of 56 victories of which 37 were decided by KO, Muhammad Ali was also in favor of religious freedom and racial justice, being a true example not only in the ring but in the real life as well.
3. Randy Couture. Mixed martial artists, professional wrestler, Hollywood actor, father, Randy has done them all with courage and excitement. He hasn’t only won the UFC heavyweight championship three times, but he is also the only person in the world who won a UFC championship fight being over 40 years old! Also, Randy can boast about the fact that he starred in the same movies with Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jason Statham as well.
4. Steven Seagal. Although most people know Steven Seagal from Hollywood movies, he was an accomplished aikido fighter long before he appeared on television. Aikido is a type of martial arts which doesn’t really involve much physical strength but which is able to neutralize an attacker and even protect him from serious injuries. Seagal was the first foreigner who opened an aikido dojo in Japan in and he states that he wasn’t seen with very good eyes by the local competition.
Alongside with having a 7th dan black belt in aikido, Seagal also helped professional UFC fighters like Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida to perform various kicks which proved devastating in UFC championship fights.
Each and every single one of these fighters has their own great stories and everything began with the first lesson in mixed martial arts, boxing or aikido. If you feel inspired by these professional fighters and you want to learn how to fight then please join our community! We offer Muay Thai, MMA and boxing lessons for people of all age or gender.