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Martial Arts Quotes

A Collection of Quotes about The Martial Arts and Life   

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Quotes for Warriors and Fighters

Boards don't hit back. ~ Bruce Lee

Some Warriors look fierce, but are mild. Some seem timid, but are vicious.

Look beyond appearances; position yourself for the advantage.

~ Deng Ming-Dao

The dance of battle is always played to the same impatient rhythm.

What begins in a surge of violent motion is always reduced to the perfectly still. ~ Sun Tzu

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.

Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.

~ Sun Tzu

The obstacle is the path ~ Zen Proverb

Deja Fu: The feeling that somehow, somewhere, you've been kicked in the head like this before.

"All Martial Artists are beginners; Some of us have just been beginning longer!" -- J.R. West

"One of the most striking features of karate is that it may be engaged in by anybody, young or old,

strong or weak, male or female." -- Gichin Funakoshi's Karate-Do: My Way of Life

"What is simulation? It is the artful-science of profiting from experience in advance.

That is the purpose of kata and sparring. Practice is profiting from experience in advance."

- American Goju Grandmaster Peter Urban

"Do not get into a fight if you can possibly avoid it, but never hit soft.

Don't ever hit a man unless you must, but if you hit him, put him to sleep."

-- Theodore Roosevelt

The reason why Kajukenbo practitioners wear black gis is

"you didn't have to wash it as often and it hid the blood stains better!"

-- Kajukenbo founder Grandmaster Adriano Emperado

"Firm footwork is the fount from which springs all offence and defence."

-- Giacomo diGrasse, 1570

"When an old man is able to defeat many attackers, how could it be due to his strength."

-- Wang Chung Yueh

Two hands are two doors. It takes footwork to open the door.

"Strategy is the craft of the warrior." -- Miyamoto Musashi

I am undefeated in all of Asia. Of course, I have never fought in any of Asia.

Which pretty much guarantees I'm undefeated there.

"Do not covet illustrious titles and certificates; practice your technique and adhere

to the Way, for the wind will not read." -- F. L. Lovret

That which does not kill us, sets up a counter punch.

Talk is cheap, pain says so much more... -- Old bugei proverb

Sensei will give you the first fish, but if you ask for more, he'll give you a fishing pole.

Hit something hard with something soft. Hit something soft with something hard.

"To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders." -- Lao-Tzu

A black belt is nothing more than a belt that goes around your waist.

Being a black belt is a state of mind and attitude.

Even though surrounded By several enemies set to attack, Fight with the thought

That they are but one. -- Ueshiba Sensei

Ars sine scientia nihil est

Skill without knowledge is worthless.

The most powerful weapon is the undrawn sword.

Martial Arts help develop patience, responsibility and self-descipline. -- Oleg Volk

"A continuous development of the mind is essential to success in the martial arts."

-- Shaolin Kempo Grandmaster Fred Villari

The bully is looking for a victim and not a challenge.

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