Who do you think is the most influential martial artist of all time?
Bruce mothaf'n Lee
Daniel Larusso... or possibly Mr Miagi.
Miyamoto Musashi; read Go Rin No Sho
helio because of rorion
Jigoro Kano, Bruce Lee, Royce Gracie
The answer is not just one person.
here's my list (not in any order):
Carlos & Helio Gracie
Karl Gotch/Billy Robinson
Sugar Ray Robinson
MauricioG - Van Damme
Fedor/Van Damme gif in 3..2..1..
There is no real answer other than Bruce Lee.
Millions upon millions of people took up Karate, TKD, and many other arts that having nothing to do with Lee, simply because they saw him on the screen and wanted to be able to kick and punch like that.
Kano. Kano took Japanese martial arts and brought them into the modern world, helped make karate mainstream, and grandfathered BJJ. Most Asian martial arts use a modified version of his uniform and ranking system.
Bruce Lee or Helio Gracie
Zedlepln - Baboo Baby
Where do I get one?
Bruce Lee has inspired more people not only because he was incredible to watch on screen, but his legacy has been around for longer than every other martial arts star.
Bruce lee is as important in Martial Arts as Spielberg in movies, which means he is very important, but live could go on without him.
Rorian Gracie invented the UFC, which brought martial arts live front and center, as oppose to on screen performance.