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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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