Hey there, fellow otaku! Get ready to immerse yourself in the captivating world of the best martial arts manhwa. In this blog post, we've carefully handpicked the finest titles that will whisk you away on a thrilling adventure!
These exciting martial arts manhwa are not limited to fans of martial arts, but have something for anyone looking for an adventurous story. Whether you're seeking an adrenaline rush or simply love a good action-packed story, these selected titles have got you covered.
In addition to showcasing awesome fighting skills, these captivating stories are set in extraordinary worlds where anything can happen. From intense battles to surprising plot twists, you're in for a treat! Prepare to be swept away by the artistry and storytelling that make martial arts manhwa a true delight for readers of all backgrounds.
Let's dive in and discover the thrilling world of the best martial arts manhwa together!
Best Martial Arts Manhwa
Our dedicated team left no stone unturned in curating this list of the best martial arts manhwa. We've considered plotlines, main characters, world-building, and side characters to ensure an exceptional reading experience.
So, without any further ado, let's get started!
⚡ PS: Don't even think about skipping the TOP 5 manhwa on our list. They are an absolute must-read, packed with breathtaking action, compelling stories, and unforgettable characters.
19. Murim Login
|157+ Chapters||Ongoing||Action, Adventure||8.9/10|
In Murim's world, hunters have a prosperous life by tracking down monsters that come from the Gates. Jin Tae-Kyung becomes a hunter unintentionally when he accidentally uses a virtual reality machine. Despite being a low-level hunter, he still participates in the game.
The character faces both positive and negative situations during his time in Murim, but as a result, gains new abilities and increased physical and mental power. Tae-Kyung chooses to risk the dangers of the Murim world and go back to help his NPC friends who are in need of assistance.
18. Memoir of the King of War
|135+ Chapters||Ongoing||Action, Adventure, Martial Arts||8.2/10|
Goryeo's ancestor Dan Sa Yu reprimanded the Central District on behalf of a close friend. In battle, no one could stop him. His greatest martial arts were Cheonpo Armed Forces.
Legends of Cheonpo Armed Forces live on as the history of the King of War unfolds, showing how even one man can make a difference in the world.
17. Heavenly Demon Cultivation Simulation
|82+ Chapters||Ongoing||Action, Fantasy, Murim||8.7/10|
The great head of the sect, known only as “The Mantis,” sends a group of scouts to the area of the Mount Hua Sect. The main character, Seol Hwi, meets “Hua Sect Master” “Goo Jong Myung,” who puts his life in danger. At this moment, a status window pops up and sends Seol Hui back in time before he accepts the scouting mission.
Now, Seol Hui has to face an unavoidable reality and find a way to change it. Every crisis brings a status window with choices of uncertain future. Follow Seol Hwi's story as he faces life and death while trying to make the best decision in his world.
16. Return of the Mad Demon
|70+ Chapters||Ongoing||Action, Fantasy, Martial Arts||8.7/10|
Jaha Lee is an ambitious martial artist with a dream of becoming the God of Martial Arts. However, when he attempts to steal the Jade of Heaven from a Demonic Cult, Jaha is pursued and eventually falls off a cliff while running away.
But instead of perishing, Jaha mysteriously awakens in his 20s with the knowledge of future events and martial arts techniques. Will he finally be able to achieve his goal, or will his history wreck him again?
15. I'm a Martial Art Villainess, but I'm the Strongest
|85+ Chapters||Ongoing||Action, Drama, Fantasy||8.4/10|
The protagonist of this story is an unsuccessful romance fantasy novelist. After a hit-and-run, she wakes up in the body of the villainess in a best-selling martial arts novel.
She uses the knowledge from analyzing the novel in her old life to avoid her death-ending and discover the truth behind it. Her mission is to escape her inevitable doom and uncover the secrets that lie beneath it.
14. Martial Artist Lee Gwak
|100+ Chapters||Ongoing||Action, Adventure||8/10|
Lee Gwak was an ordinary martial artist with the unfortunate fate of getting entangled with the celestial demon troupe. As a result, he lost the ability to use any of his limbs. But in a stroke of luck, Lee Gwak discovered a martial art he once knew and aspired to master again.
His passion for martial arts helped him overcome his difficulties and become a true martial artist, unlike his former self.
13. Doctor's Rebirth
|110+ Chapters||Ongoing||Action, Fantasy||8.7/10|
The protagonist of Doctor's Rebirth was tragically killed in a civil war while taking a bullet for a patient. When he woke up, however, he had become a child in a Murim world. He saved a group of people from an ambush by performing first aid on them, one of whom was the future Demon King.
As a token of appreciation, the protagonist became sworn brothers with him and was taken in as a disciple by Baekrineuison. Through his medical skills, the protagonist eventually becomes the greatest physician in Gangho.
12. Wondering Warrior of Wudang
|100+ Chapters||Ongoing||Action, Fantasy, Martial Arts||9/10|
According to popular belief, if a person hears the Grim Reaper calling their name three times, they will be transported to the underworld. As soon as the protaganist of this series awakens, he comes across elderly gentlemen clustered about him.
In an instant, he finds himself fully conscious of his environment and realizes that he has been transported to Mount Wudang. There, he has assumed the body of a lowly messenger.
Shouting at the top of his lungs, he proclaims: “I am the strongest, the undisputed Heavenly Leader of the Evil sect – Hyeokryeon Mugang!” With unwavering determination, he embarks on a journey to showcase his strength and rise to the top of the martial arts world.
11. The Breaker
|70+ Chapters||Ongoing||Action, School life, Murim||7.7/10|
Yi “Shioon” Shi-Woon, an ordinary high school student, struggles with a major issue: He is persistently bullied by his classmate Ho Chang and his crew. While Shioon is being attacked, Han Chun Woo, a stranger, witnesses the incident and criticizes him for not defending himself. Chun Woo has been appointed as the new temporary English teacher at Shioon's school.
In order to be able to defend himself, Shioon decides to join a martial arts academy where he can learn necessary skills. While en route, he observes Chun Woo bravely fighting against a group of men and covertly captures the incident. Shioon pressures Chun Woo to give him self-defense training by using recorded video of him fighting.
Shioon reluctantly agrees and promptly becomes involved in Murim, a secret society of highly skilled fighters. Despite his lack of knowledge regarding Chun Woo's dubious history and the shadowy underworld, Shioon proves himself to be a crucial figure within it.
|145+ Chapters||Ongoing||Action, Adventure, Comedy||8.7/10|
Yongbi is a mysterious stranger who rides into the peaceful village of Gang-Ho. He is a bounty hunter who is looking for the leader of Gang-most Ho's dangerous assassin clan. He is not afraid of the challenge and quickly sets out on his mission.
The question remains, will he be able to collect the bounty unscathed or will he fall victim to a vengeful pack of assassins? Yongbi is an expert martial artist and has no shortage of courage and strength.
He is determined to bring justice to this small village and rid it of its most dangerous criminal. Will he prevail or will he be overwhelmed by the forces of evil? Only time will tell.
9. Martial Streamer
|35+ Chapters||Ongoing||Action, Adventure, Fantasy||8.8/10|
Despite being a student taking a gap year, TaeMin unfortunately ended up electrocuting himself while pursuing his dream of becoming a Youtuber. In the end, he found himself reborn into a martial arts world as Zhao Ga-hui.
To his amazement, he discovered that he possessed the unique ability of being able to access YouTube even when he shuts his eyes. He can now stream his battles and adventures live thanks to his new talent. With his newly acquired skills, he not only fulfilled his aspirations of becoming a martial arts streamer but also achieved immense popularity and wealth.
8. Gosu (The Master)
|21 Chapters||Completed||Adventure, Martial Arts, Action||9.4/10|
Follow the story of a young man who sets out to avenge his master, a powerful martial artist betrayed by his own men.
Armed with his master's best martial arts skills, he soon finds out that the people who betrayed his master are already dead. The young man must now look for other ways to seek justice for his master.
If you haven't already, I highly recommend checking out Gosu, which is currently one of the most popular and best martial arts manhwa available on WebToons.
7. Wind Spirit
|40+ Chapters||Ongoing||Action, Martial Arts||8.8/10|
Wind Spirit is a martial arts manhwa which follows the story of a subject who fights to survive. The protagonist is compelled to undertake challenging missions where survival is uncertain, and those who do not come back can be considered as deserters.
Abigail is experiencing a great deal of pain and feels the need to seek justice in a world that can be cruel and unforgiving.
The subject yearns to be like the wind, a breeze that moves freely around the world, lonely but not lonely, invisible but all-enveloping, telling many things but never speaking of one's thoughts.
The subject strives to be swift and agile, able to evade enemies and obstacles with grace and elegance. There is no time to pause and think, only to act on instinct and react in the moment.
Wind Spirit shows us the harsh reality of a world filled with danger, but also the beauty of being able to use strength and courage to survive and become something more.
6. Heavenly Martial God
|65+ Chapters||Ongoing||Action, Drama, Adventure||8.5/10|
Meet Ha Hoo Young, who is the best martial artist in the world. He was trying to reach the peak of martial arts by becoming a saint. Unfortunately, the other saints refused his ascension due to his karma.
He fell down one day and woke up 60 years later as Namgoong Hyuk, the second lord of the Namgoong house. He now has the Nine Yin energy blockage, meaning he has lost all the internal energy he had accumulated. This new journey is his chance to reclaim his power and find a way to become a saint once more.
5. Nano Machine
|155+ Chapters||Ongoing||Adventure, Martial Arts, Action||9/10|
Cheon Yeo-Woon, a Demonic Cult orphan, has his life changed forever when a descendant from the future inserts a nanomachine into his body. With this nanomachine, Cheon Yeo-Woon can bypass the Demonic Cult and rise as the best martial artist in the world.
Along his journey, he fights battles, trains and develops new skills, and eventually unlocks a power within him that enables him to take on even the most vigorous opponents.
4. Chronicles of Heavenly Demon
|210+ Chapters||Ongoing||Action, Adventure, Fantasy||9.2/10|
The story follows the journey of Hyuk Woon Seong, the successor of the Spear Master Sect and his apprentice. They were accused of practicing a forbidden demonic technique and sentenced to die.
Woon Seong's life takes a new turn when he becomes Number 900, a trainee of the Demonic Cult, thanks to an artefact from the Spear Master Sect.
Now that he has been given a second chance, his mission is to seize control of the Demonic Cult and bring justice to the hypocrites of the Orthodox Sect. Woon Seong undergoes life-and-death tasks to accomplish his vengeance. This webtoon is based on Il-Hwang's famous wuxia novel.
3. Reaper of the Drifting Moon
|55+ Chapters||Ongoing||Action, Fantasy, Murim||8.8/10|
Pyo Wol was an orphan who didn't have a home and roamed around the land until he met a mysterious man who knocked him out. When he woke up, he was confined in a dark space with only one iron door for an exit.
For the next several months, Wol kept a cool head and stayed in shape, hoping for his escape.
But when the iron door opened, he discovered he was not alone: a group of masked people had kidnapped 300 children to be trained into human weapons.
Wol must fight and kill the others to become one of the chosen few. He must find a way to free himself from his captors to realize his true potential and survive.
2. Return of The Mount Hua Sect
|70+ Chapters||Ongoing||Action, Fantasy, Martial Arts||9.2/10|
According to legend, back in the 1300s, there was a renowned fighter called Chung Myung who was the 13th follower of the renowned Mount Hua Sect. He was highly respected due to his exceptional skills with a sword and was even known as the Plum Blossom Sword Saint, marking his reputation as one of the greatest third-generation swordsmen.
Chung Myung used his great martial arts abilities to defeat the Heavenly Demon and put an end to his chaotic rule. He drew his final breath at the pinnacle of the Heavenly Demon Sect's mountain when he passed away.
Chung Myung was reborn as a child after many years, but he didn't remember his past. Read this manhwa to see how the story unfolds!
1. The Legend of the Northern Blade
|150+ Chapters||Ongoing||Action, Adventure, Marital Arts||9.5/10|
The Northern Heavenly Sect has defended the world from Silent Night's evil for a long time. But, the fourth-generation leader of the group is falsely accused of collaborating with their enemy. To protect his son Moowon, he ends up disbanding the group and taking his own life.
Moowon had a dull life, but he got an opportunity to run away to the mountains after the Silent Night unexpectedly attacked.
He starts training to learn his ancestors' fighting methods. Moowon is a determined person who seeks revenge for his father's death. He travels to the mainland to find and avenge the person who caused his loved one's mysterious disappearance.
He fights against the villains who want to cause chaos and darkness to the world.
That's a wrap! We hope you find a good manhwa today to read next.
Our team put a lot of effort into creating this list of the best martial arts manhwa. These titles are outstanding in terms of storytelling, art, and character development. Hope you enjoy finding and exploring these incredible works.
However, We acknowledge that each person has their own unique tastes and preferences. If you have any more suggestions or recommendations beyond the ones we've mentioned, feel free to share them in the comment section below.
Happy reading and may your martial arts journey be filled with excitement and adventure!