Most Popular Martial Arts

There are literally hundreds of different martial arts style, some more popular than others. We created a list of nearly 50 martial arts sports using Google search, then analyzed the traffic to the information page on Wikipedia for each of these. We ranked the martial arts based on the average number of page views over a four year period (Jan 2016 - Jan 2020).

Average Pageviews for Wikipedia Articles about Martial Arts

The relatively unknown martial art of Krav Maga came out as the most searched martial art on Wikipedia. The Olympic sport of Taekwondo was next, followed by Boxing.

Rank Martial Art Average Pageviews
1 Krav Maga 3019
2 Taekwondo 2921
3 Boxing 2322
4 Mixed Martial Arts 2289
5 Wing Chun 2233
6 Karate 2218
7 Muay Thai 2194
8 Brazilian jiu-jitsu 2143
9 Aikido 1876
10 Judo 1873
11 Tai Chi 1689
12 Jujutsu 1522
13 Sumo 1419
14 Fencing 1351
15 Capoeira 1339
16 Jeet Kune Do 1320
17 Wrestling 1168
18 Sambo 1109
19 kickboxing 990
20 Wushu 957
21 Arnis 861
22 Hapkido 812
23 Shaolin Kung Fu 802
24 Ninjutsu 793
25 Kendo 783
26 Shotokan 738
27 Pankration 713
28 Kalaripayattu 640
29 Silat 497
30 Savate 479
31 Systema 389
32 Baguazhang 362
33 Sanshou 356
34 Kenpō 321
35 Bartitsu 257
36 Lethwei 257
37 Kyūdō 245
38 Kajukenbo 240
39 Vale Tudo 220
40 Shorinji Kempo 184
41 Xing Yi Quan 172
42 Vovinam 157
43 Stick-fighting 149
44 Kung fu 147
45 Taekkyeon 121
46 Ssireum 114
47 Shuai jiao 85
48 Pencak Silat 79
49 Bando 68

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