20 Awesome Martial Arts Quotes

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times - Bruce Lee (you might recognise that one from our website)

Cry in the dojo, laugh on the battlefield - author unknown

Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill - Muhammad Ali

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up - Vince Lombardi

Remember...you're expressing the technique, not doing the technique - Bruce Lee

Five Secrets of Japanese Goju Ryu: Move quickly, sound calm mind, be light in body, have a clever mind and master the basics - Gogen Yamaguchi

An unwillingness to deal forcibly with violence does not equate to moral rectitude - Mary Malmros

1-2 out of every 100 students reach Black Belt and of those only 1 out of every 1,000 achieves his 2nd Dan - Masutatsu Oyama (Sensei Jim at Ultimate Kickboxing is a 3rd Dan)

It's not just self defence, it's about self control, body discipline, and mind discipline and breath techniques. It involves yoga. It involves mediatation. It's an art, not a sport - Elvis Presley

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 - Rick English

To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the highest skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the highest skill - Sun-Tsu

The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory or defeat but in the perfection of the character of its participants - Gichin Funakoshi

You may train for a long time, but if you merely move your hands and feet and jump up and down like a puppet, learning Karate is not very diffferent from learning a dance. You will never have reached the heart of the matter; you will have failed to grasp the quintessence of karate - Gichin Funakoshi

To be a warrior is not a simple matter of wishing to be one. It is rather an endless struggle that will go on to the very last moment of our lives. Nobody is born a warrior, in exactly the same way that nobody is born an average man. We make ourselves into one or the other - Kokoro

Without knowledge, skill cannot be focused. Without skill, strength cannot be brought to bear and without strength, knowledge may not be applied - Alexander the Great's physician

Given enough time, any man may master the physical. With enough knowledge, any man may become wise. It is a true warrior who can master both...and surpass the result - Tien T'ai

We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training - author unknown

Masters of the martial arts believe that a strong body and mind go together - you can't improve one without working on the other - Laura Scandiffio

What ancients called a clever fighter is ont who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease - Sun Tzu

It's better to practice a little than talk a lot - Muso Kokushi

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