#9 – Bruce Lee
Lee, a Hong Kong American, is considered by many to be the most influential martial artist of all time. He is famed for his one inch punch where he was able to floor an opponent by punching him with his fist in a starting position only one inch away from his opponent’s chest. This was a demonstration of his phenomenal power which was showcased in his most famous film, Enter the Dragon, where he was able to use his superior martial arts skills to defeat his aggressors, even when hopelessly outnumbered. He impaled his arch enemy on his own spear in the film’s climax. Sadly, Lee died at the all too young age of 32 after falling unconscious in a Hong Kong apartment. Uncertainty surrounds his death to this day.