For me, the following:
Morihei Ueshiba (who I never even heard of before looking into Aikido)
Jigoro Kano - Kodokan Judo
General Choi Hong Hi - Taekwon-Do
Masutatsa Oyama - Kyokushin Karate
Helio Gracie - Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
Bruce Lee - Jeet Kune Do http://themen01.exit.de/user/member/...t_kune_do.html
Through the power of movies, for me, it definitely was Bruce Lee! All the others were just people you heard about (I did, however, have the pleasure of meeting General Choi).