TV series about martial arts

List of the best martial arts series selected by visitors to our site: Marvel's Iron Fist, Cobra Kai, Warrior, Baki, Deadly Class, The Protector, Wu Assassins, The Player, Marco Polo, Street Fighter Assassin's Fist.

In the top there are new series of 2021, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

Marvel's Iron Fist (2017)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure, crime
PlotMartial Arts, Superpowers

Danny Rand resurfaces 15 years after being presumed dead. Now, with the power of the Iron Fist, he seeks to reclaim his past and fulfill his destiny.

Cobra Kai (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.6)
Genreaction, comedy, drama
PlotMartial Arts, Karate
StyleSpectacular, Easy

This Karate Kid sequel series picks up 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament and finds Johnny Lawrence on the hunt for redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. This reignites his old rivalry with the successful Daniel LaRusso, who has been working to maintain the balance in his life without mentor Mr. Miyagi.

Warrior (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.2)
Genreaction, drama, crime, history
PlotMartial Arts
StyleFor men, Atmospheric, Spectacular, Fascinating

A gritty, action-packed crime drama set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century. The series follows Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy who immigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances, and becomes a hatchet man for one of Chinatown’s most powerful tongs.

Baki (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, cartoon, sport
PlotMartial Arts, Boxing, Sports

The protagonist, Baki Hanma, trains with an intense focus to become strong enough to surpass his father, Yujiro Hanma, the strongest fighter in the world. Five of the world's most violent and brutal death row inmates are gathering to face Baki. Their objective is to taste defeat -- their unmatched strength and skill have led them to grow bored of life itself, and they now seek out Baki in the hopes that he can overwhelm and utterly crush them. In this crisis, other underground martial art warriors gather to fight by Baki's side: Kaoru Hanayama, Gouki Shibukawa, Retsu Kaioh, and Doppo Orochi. An epic showdown between violent death row inmates and Baki and his friends begins.

Deadly Class (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.6)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CharactersTeenagers, Killers
PlotMartial Arts, Sects, Death
StyleFor men, Atmospheric

Follow a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques, and his own adolescent uncertainties may prove fatal.

The Protector (2018)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy
PlotMartial Arts, Love, Magic, Superpowers
StyleNetflix, Spectacular, Action, Fascinating

The epic adventure of Hakan, a young shopkeeper whose modern world gets turned upside down when he learns he’s connected to a secret, ancient order, tasked with protecting Istanbul.

Wu Assassins (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, fantasy
PlotMartial Arts, Death, Supernatural

The last in a line of Chosen Ones, a wannabe chef teams up with a homicide detective to unravel an ancient mystery and take down supernatural assassins.

The Player (2015)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CharactersSerial killers, Mafia
PlotMartial Arts, Investigation, Mystery

An action-packed Las Vegas thriller about a former military operative turned security expert who is drawn into a high-stakes game where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from playing out. Can he take them down from the inside and get revenge for the death of his wife, or is it true what they say: the House always wins.

Marco Polo (2014)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8)
Genredrama, adventure, history
PlotMartial Arts, Intrigue, Adventures, Power
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating, Atmospheric, Based on real events

An epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan’s court. But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan’s world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry will be his greatest challenge yet, even as he becomes a trusted companion to the Khan in his violent quest to become the Emperor of the World.

Street Fighter Assassin's Fist (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.4)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotMartial Arts, Adventures

A multi-layered series that looks back to the formative years of Ryu and Ken as they live a traditional warrior's life in secluded Japan. The boys are, unknowingly, the last practitioners of the ancient fighting style known as "Ansatsuken" (Assassin's Fist). The series follows them as they learn about the mysterious past of their master, Goken, and the tragic, dark legacy of the Ansatsuken style. Can their destiny be changed, or will history repeat itself?

Black Dynamite (2012)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, comedy, cartoon, crime
PlotRevenge, Martial Arts

Black Dynamite is an American animated television series based on the 2009 film of the same name, although the series follows a separate continuity, with some back-references to the film. The series was announced shortly after the release of the film, the 10-minute pilot episode was released on Adult Swim Video on August 8, 2011, and the full series premiered on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim, on July 15, 2012. Michael Jai White, Byron Minns, Tommy Davidson and Kym Whitley reprise their film roles as Black Dynamite, Bullhorn, Cream Corn and Honeybee, respectively.

Mortal Kombat: Legacy (2011)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.5)
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, crime
PlotMartial Arts, Supernatural, Adventures, Karate

The first season of Mortal Kombat Legacy is a prequel to the original game, explaining the background stories of several characters from the series and demonstrating their reasons for participating in the upcoming tenth Mortal Kombat tournament on which the first game was based.

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA, China
CharactersFriends, Family
PlotMartial Arts, Adventures

A martial-arts loving panda gets help from his mentor and friends as he becomes a warrior and protects the valley where he lives.

Moby Dick (2011)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, adventure
CountryGermany, Austria
PlotAdventures, Revenge, Martial Arts
PlaceShips, Sea
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick. This is a TV series starring William Hurt, Ethan Hawke, and Charlie Cox.

Katanagatari (2010)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, adventure, cartoon
PlotMartial Arts, Travel
StyleSpectacular, Easy, Fascinating

The historical epic centers on Shichika Yasuri, the seventh generational head of the Kyotō-ryū school of martial arts in medieval Japan. He and his older sister Nanami live on an isolated island, until a military advisor named Togame tells him of the final 12 swords forged by a legendary swordsmith. At Togame's bidding, Shichika embarks on a journey to find all 12 of the swords.

Afro Samurai (2007)
Mark4.4 (imdb: 7.7)
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure, cartoon
CountryUSA, Japan
CharactersRobots, Ghosts
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Death, Adventures, Travel

The tale of a black samurai in futuristic, yet feudal Japan who is on a mission to avenge the wrongful death of his father.

Basilisk (2005)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantasy, drama, cartoon
PlotMartial Arts, War, Adventures, Supernatural, Love, Politics
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

The story takes place in the year 1614. Two ninja clans, Tsubagakure of the Iga and Manjidani of Kouga, battle each other to determine which grandson of Tokugawa Ieyasu will become the next shogun. The deadly competition between 10 elite ninja from each clan unleashes a centuries-old hatred that threatens to destroy all hope for peace between them.

Relic Hunter (1999)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure, detective
CountryFrance, Germany, Canada, USA
PlotMartial Arts, Adventures, Karate
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating

Relic Hunter is an anglophone Canadian television series, starring Tia Carrere and Christien Anholt. Actress Lindy Booth also starred for the first two seasons; Tanja Reichert replaced her for the third. It was inspired by the success of the video game Tomb Raider. It centers around Sydney Fox who is a professor but primarily a globe-trotting "relic hunter", looking for ancient artifacts to return to museums and/or the descendants of the original owner. She is aided by her linguistic assistant Nigel and occasionally by her somewhat air-headed secretary Claudia. She often ends up battling rival hunters seeking out artifacts for the money. The series includes fantasy and science fiction elements, with many of the relics featured having genuine supernatural powers or being pieces of unusually advanced technology. It ran for three seasons in the U.S. between 1999 and 2002 after fulfilling its initial three-season, 66-episode contract, from which it was not renewed. In both Ireland and the United Kingdom, it is aired on Sky1 and subsidiary channels, while in Canada, it is aired on CityTV and Space, CTV's sister network A-Channel and recently Showcase. The series was shot in the Toronto area, explaining Carrere's frequent attendance in courtside seats at Toronto Raptors games during the time.

Martial Law (1998)
Mark10 (imdb: 7)
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CharactersPartners, Losers
PlotMartial Arts, Karate

Martial Law is an American/Canadian crime drama that aired on CBS from 1998 to 2000, and was created by Carlton Cuse. The title character, Sammo Law, portrayed by Sammo Hung, was a Chinese law officer and martial arts expert who came to Los Angeles in search of a colleague and remains in the US.The show was a surprise hit, making Hung the only East Asian headlining a prime-time network series in the United States. At the time, Hung was not fluent in English, and he reportedly recited some of his dialogue phonetically. In many scenes, Hung did not speak at all, making Martial Law perhaps the only US television series in history that featured so little dialogue from the lead character.

Power Rangers (1993)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Japan
CharactersSuperhero, Superhero team, Teenagers, Robots, Family, Partners
PlotMartial Arts, Adventures

A team of teenagers with attitude are recruited to save Angel Grove from the evil witch, Rita Repulsa, and later, Lord Zedd, Emperor of all he sees, and their horde of monsters.