When it comes to dramatic fight scenes, Asian dramas really have an edge in the skillful, stylish and thrilling actions because of the ancient martial arts traditions in countries like China and Korea. Here are some historical dramas as well as modern dramas where you can see some jaw-dropping and heart-pumping fights in swordplay or simply high-flying kicks and punches.

1. Six Flying Dragons

This spectacular sword fight, between Byun Yo Han and Park Hyuk Kwon, rivals the best of any scenes in the martial arts genre, and its ferocity even vividly echos the intensity between two gunslingers in a Western.


Six Flying Dragons

Starring Yoo Ah In and Shin Se Kyung

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2. The Flame's Daughter

Dilraba Dilmurat has displayed really cool martial arts skills in handling a sword The King's Woman and The Flame's Daughter. In this scene, however, she and the (very hot) Zhang Bin Bin show off a fight using a single chopstick!


The Flame's Daughter - 烈火如歌

Starring Dilraba Dilmurat and Zhang Bin Bin (Vin Zhang)

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3. Love's Lies

Luo Jin (The Princess Weiyoung) plays a mystery man who appears to be working with an illicit gang. What we do know is that the actor started training in martial arts long ago and often does fight scenes without a stuntman.

Check out how he stays in shape in this behind-the-scenes clip:


Love's Lies - 真爱的谎言之破冰者

Starring Luo Jin and Pan Zhi Lin

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4. Secret of the Three Kingdoms,

There are plenty of riveting fights and battles in the fantastic historical drama. Dong Jie, however, really stands out by playing a princess consort who is secretly a trained assassin.


Secret of the Three Kingdoms - 三国机密之潜龙在渊

Starring Ma Tian Yu and Elvis Han

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5. Sketch

Superstar Rain shows off some superb actions in this crime-fighting drama with a supernatural touch. Don't you just get excited by his high kicks? Just look at his fierce form!

Which dramas have you noticed exceptional martial arts scenes?

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