Most popular Martial Arts videos on YouTube
The list may be better titled: the good, the bad and the ugly! There are some great martial arts videos in this list, some that you will love, some that you will laugh at, and some that you will yawn at. You may wonder how on earth some of these videos attracted millions of views, but they did, which is the reason why there are here. Enjoy, and please take the time to leave a comment.
#1 with 10,195,895 views! Dynamic Kicking - Pecoraro's Acadamy of Martial Arts
You have to close your ears to the awful music on this video, it's like a clown's sountrack to Kill Bill! Despite that, the instructor shows some fantastic kicks with great balance and flexibillity. There's a funny, but yet very practical kick at 57 seconds into the video too. It's the first martial arts related video on YouTube to get over 10 million views.
#2 with 9,631,672 views! Kimbo Slice knocked out by Seth Petruzelli
Kimbo Slice / Kevin Ferguson, is a Bahamian-American mixed martial artist, who was names by Rolling Stone as being: "The King of the Web Brawlers". In this video he is finished and embarrassed within seconds by Seth Petruzelli. Forward the video to 4 minutes to see the action.
#3 with 7,935,248 views! Krav Maga Self Defense Techniques : Front Gun Attack
As well as having the deepest voice you will ever hear in your life, you might learn some tips that will save your life in this video. It is advised not to attempt disarming an armed attacker as outlined in the video but in a situation where there is little choice left... this video is essential.
#4 with 7,732,901 views! - The best fight scene of all time
This video is both as pathetic as it is funny. It's a clip from a movie called "Undefeatable", which probably should have been named "Unwatchable". The movie as a whole is rated 3.6 out of 10 on the IMDB which justifies my words but depite that rating, the video is worth watching. I've seen diabolical fight scenes before but the fact that it is supposed to be serious choreography is what makes it so funny. Watch this for a laugh.
#5 with 7,682,804 views! - Taekwondo v Muay Thai
I couldn't see anything special about this video. I don't like to compare traditional martial arts based on poor quality videos with two specimens that nobody knows anything about, but seen as it has nearly 8 million views, it's here.
#6 with 7,599,338 views! - Martial arts street fight
Amateur choreographed martial arts street fight scene. Not bad for a home made video, and for seriousness, actually a lot better produced than '#6 the best fight scene ever.
#7 with 7,403,360 views! - Street fight, real martial arts
A home made video showing some excellent martial arts techniques to use in some real life siutations. I would suggest that some of them should not be practiced by people with little experience, it could end up with paralization! See 2.00 into the video.
#8 with 7,167,706 views! - Martial street art - Capoeira street fighting
I love the style of Capoeia. Generally it is a very underestimated martial art that is dismissed by many as being useful in combat. Some of the techniques of this style are incredible for combat situations but to be honest, this video does not do it justice. How it got so many views when there are so many better Capoeira videos out there, I do not know!
#9 with 6,639,136 views! - Kimbo Slice vs Serbian - Fight
It's that man again, The King of Web Brawers. Well I guess he would never have earnt that title without appearing twice in the 10 most watched martial arts videos on YouTube. This video does not deserve to be here. One final word... pathetic.
#10 with 6,055,928 views! - Van Damme: Bloodsport Final Fight (1988)
A classic, from Bloodsport. Probably Van Damme's best fight scene, and on those merits definately worth a watch if you have not already seen it. The Chinese man is called 'Bolo'. Ironically to this clip, Bolo would have probably floored Van Damme in a real life situation, being an excellent martial artist training in Kung Fu, Tai Chi, gymanastics and power lifting. He was a close friend of Bruce Lee too.
To be honest, I wish this list was better. Knowing that some of the videos listed here are some of the most popular martial arts videos on the net is a poor display of waht martial arts has to offer. I think this goes to show that there is huge potential to get a lot of views of your own videos if you are willing to put the time and effort into creating something interesting. Hopefully with time, this list will change and it will be modified accordingly. Leave a comment and let me know what you think!