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Martial arts quotes

The 1000s of years of history that martial arts has accumulated have resulted in some very memorable quotes and sayings, from Sun Tzu to Bruce Lee.

Here we have collected our favourites. This is an ever growing list, so please feel free to send us your favourites so we can add them to our site. Simply email team@bearmartialarts.com and we will add yours to this page.

  • "A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
    Herm Albright
  • "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 Chief Physician
  • "Discipline. Honour. Respect. This is why I appreciate MMA." Houston Alexander 
  • "The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights." Muhammad Ali
  • "If you dream of beating me, you'd better wake up and apologise." Muhammad Ali
  • "I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion'." Muhammad Ali
  • "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." Muhammad Ali
  • "Don't count the days, make the days count." Muhammad Ali
  • "To be a great champion you must believe that you are the best. If you're not, pretend you are." Muhammad Ali
  • "It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up." Muhammad Ali
  • "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can't hit what the eyes can't see." Muhammad Ali
  • "I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was." Muhammad Ali
  • "It's not bragging if you can back it up." Muhammad Ali
  • "Wisdom is knowing when you can't be wise." Muhammad Ali
  • "Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: a desire, a dream, a vision." Muhammad Ali
  • "I don't count my situps, I only start counting when it starts hurting, when I feel pain, that's when I start counting, cause that's when it really counts." Muhammad Ali
  • "It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe." Muhammad Ali 
  • "It's the repetition of affirmations that lead to belief. And once that belief becomes a conviction, things happen." Muhammad Ali
  • "He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would accomplish much must sacrifice much." James Allen
  • "A good instructor teaches students how to fight, a great instructor teaches students how to survive." Ricardo Almeida
  • "There are sometimes when a Shaolin must fight, and some people will not learn until they are taught a lesson." American Shaolin: King of the Kickboxers II (1992)
  • "To achieve what others won't, you have to do what others don't." Lazar Angelov
  • "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle
  • "Excellence is an art won by training & habituation." Aristotle
  • "One mind, any weapon." Hunter B. Armstrong
  • "Life's not about how hard a hit you can give, it's about how many you can take and still keep moving forward." Rocky Balboa, Rocky
  • "The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose." Ernie Banks
  • "Never put your passions before your principles, for even if you win... you lose." Vatche Bartekian
  • "Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the old masters, seek what they sought." Matsuo Basho
  • "Strike with the soul, and you will never miss." Kelly Bates
  • "The aim of education should be teaching us how to think, rather than what to think." James Beatti
  • "Victories that come cheap are cheap. Those only which are worth having come as the result of hard fighting." Henry Ward Beecher
  • "It's easier to go down than up, but the view is much better at the top." Henry Ward Beecher
  • "The best part of falling is getting back up again." David Belle
  • "Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement." Matt Biondi
  • "Martial arts is not about fighting; it's about building character." Bo Bennett
  • "Feedback is the breakfast of champions." Ken Blanchard
  • "You drop your hands in a fight and the only trophy you are bringing home is a black eye!" Chris "Padre" Bodley
  • "Anyone that sets their mind to it.... can be a Black Belt." Roger Boggs
  • "Mental bearing (calmness), not skill, is the sign of a matured samurai. A Samurai therefore should neither be pompous nor arrogant." Tsukahara Bokuden
  • "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." Napoleon Bonaparte
  • "Victory belongs to the most persevering." Napoleon Bonaparte
  • "When you've got something to prove, there's nothing greater than a challenge." Terry Bradshaw
  • "What you think, you become." Buddha
  • "The no-mind not-thinks no-thoughts about no-things." Buddha
  • "Holding on to anger is like poisoning yourself and hoping someone else will die." Buddha
  • "Beware of the anger of the mouth. Master your words. Let them serve truth." Buddha
  • "He who has conquered himself is a far greater hero than he who has defeated 1000 times a 1000 men." Buddha
  • "Optimism is the foundation of courage." Nicholas M. Butler
  • "Indulging in hate and revenge is like drinking saltwater, the thirst can only grow." Kwai Chang Caine
  • "The fearless don't exist." Capoeira saying
  • "Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential." Liane Cardes
  • "One of the greatest gifts of the martial arts is that they ultimately guide us to new levels of spirituality." Joseph Cardillo
  • "If you cannot be a poet, be the poem." David Carradine
  • "The difference between a warrior and ordinary man is that a warrior sees everything as a challenge, while ordinary man sees everything as either a blessing or a curse." Carlos Castaneda
  • "Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn." Miguel de Cervantes
  • "Do not let circumstances control you. You change your circumstances." Jackie Chan
  • "We learn martial arts as helping weakness. You never fight for people to get hurt. You're always helping people." Jackie Chan
  • "I never wanted to be the next Bruce Lee. I just wanted to be the first Jackie Chan." Jackie Chan
  • "Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself." Chinese Proverb
  • "Pain is the best instructor, but no one wants to go to his class." Choi Hong Hi, Founder of Taekwon-Do
  • "To help others to develop and succeed in life is a reward itself and only has value when nothing is expected in return." Choi Hong Hi
  • "Time waits for no man." Choi Hong Hi
  • "It's not how hard you do it, but how easy and natural you do it. There's a big difference between a forced smile and a natural smile." Chow Hung-Yuen
  • "A student's mentality in learning martial arts is to overcome one's problems." Ip Chun
  • "My health has benefited the most from practising Wing Chun." Ip Chun
  • "Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." Winston Churchill
  • "If you're going through hell, keep going." Winston Churchill
  • "The historic beauty of BJJ rests not with its ability to allow a smaller man to maim a larger man, but with its ability to allow any man of any size to survive." Cameron Conaway, Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet
  • "So much of control is not authoritative action but mindful waiting." Cameron Conaway, Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet
  • "Giving up is always an option, but not always a failure." Cameron Conaway, Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet
  • "Fights begin and end with handshakes." Cameron Conaway, Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet
  • "If you screw things up in tennis, it's 15-love. If you screw up in boxing, it's your ass." Randall Cobb
  • "It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop." Confucius
  • "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." Confucius
  • "Our greatest glory is not in never falling but rising every time we fall." Confucius
  • "The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones." Confucius
  • "A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions." Confucius
  • "The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence." Confucius
  • "When anger rises, think of the consequences." Confucius
  • "A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials." Confucius
  • "If you love what you do, you will never work another day in your life." Confucius
  • "The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat." Confucius
  • "Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." Confucius
  • "The biggest lesson I learned during my wrestling career was humility. Getting knocked down was just part of the process to work even harder." Steve Cooper
  • "The problem with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score." Bill Copeland
  • "I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions." Stephen R. Covey
  • "If you cannot love the pain, you can at least love the lessons it teaches." Andrew Davidson
  • "A champion is someone who gets up when they can't." Jack Dempsey
  • "Be respectful of your Sensei." Fumio Demura
  • "Patience is more important, and more effective, than courage." Antonio Diaz
  • "Respect for your opponents. Always. That is Karate." Antonio Diaz
  • "You're never a loser until you quit trying." Mike Ditka
  • "Kata often begins and ends on the same spot. Isn't that the circle of life? Perhaps by taking the application of Kata seriously, 

    one can find astonishing answers in life" Dr. Mosi Dorbayani, Founder of Kojido

  • "Hard days are the best because that's when champions are made." Gabby Douglas
  • "You were wild once. Don't let them tame you." Isadora Duncan
  • "Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up." Thomas Edison
  • "Through courtesy you will take a humble attitude toward your opponent in training & be grateful to him." S. Egami

  • "If he can't reach you he can't hit you. If he can't hit you he can't hurt you." Arun D. Ellis
  • "Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams." Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "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
  • "If I go as hard as I can in practice, make sure it's a lot harder than than a fight, then the fight's going to be easy." Rashad Evans
  • "Living the dream is simply a form of living out your passion, of making that passion gradually, through persistence and effort, a central part of your life." Urijah Faber
  • "Being a ninja is about patience, tolerance, and fortitude. Literally it means the art of becoming invisible." Akbar Faraji
  • "Success is taking what you know, and creating the best you that you can be." Tim Fargo
  • "Be clear about your goal but be flexible about the process of achieving it." Tim Fargo
  • "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal." Henry Ford
  • "Boxing is like jazz. The better it is, the less people appreciate it." George Foreman
  • "Martial arts isn't just a weapon it's also a lifeline of what you could accomplish in life if you use it right." Nichelle French
  • "When two tigers fight, one is certain to be maimed, and one to die." Gichin Funakoshi
  • "The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory or defeat but in the perfection of the character of its participants." Gichin Funakoshi
  • "No matter how you may excel in the art of Karate, and in your scholastic endeavors, nothing is more important than your behavior and your humanity as observed in daily life." Gichin Funakoshi
  • "Put Karate into your everyday living, that is how you will see true beauty." Gichin Funakoshi
  • "Spirit first, technique second." Gichin Funakoshi
  • "It is important that karate can be practiced by the young and old, men and women alike." Gichin Funakoshi 
  • "Seek perfection of character. Be faithful. Endeavor. Respect others. Refrain from violent behaviour." Gichin Funakoshi
  • "To practice kata is not to memorize an order. Find the katas that work for you, understand them, digest them & stick with them for life." Gichin Funakoshi
  • "Karate always begins and ends with courtesy." Gichin Funakoshi
  • "There is no first strike in karate." Gichin Funakoshi
  • "Practicing a kata exactly is one thing, engaging in a real fight is another." Gichin Funakoshi
  • "Always be ready to release your mind." Gichin Funakoshi
  • "Think of your opponents hands and feet as swords." Gichin Funakoshi
  • "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." Mahatma Gandhi
  • "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." Mahatma Gandhi
  • "Where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence." Mahatma Gandhi
  • "Nobody can hurt me without my permission." Mahatma Gandhi
  • "SHUCHU RYOKU - Focus all your energy to one point." Shioda Gozo, Founder of Yoshinkan / Yoshinkai Aikido
  • "If you want to be a lion, you must train with lions." Carlson Gracie
  • "There is no losing in Jiu-Jitsu. You either win or you learn." Carlos Gracie Jr.
  • "Think only about the best, work only for the best, and always expect the best." Carlos Gracie Snr
  • "Be as just and enthusiastic about others victories as you are with yours." Carlos Gracie Snr
  • "Always assume that your opponent is going to be bigger, stronger and faster than you; so that you learn to rely on technique, timing and leverage rather than brute strength" Helio Gracie
  • "Usually, a well thought answer makes an aggressor think twice." Helio Gracie
  • "For the choke, there are no "tough guys". With an arm lock he can be tough and resist the pain. With the choke he just passes out, goes to sleep." Helio Gracie
  • "A real jiu-jitsu fighter does not go around beating people down. Our defense is made to neutralize aggression." Helio Gracie
  • "I knew I wasn't going to lose and that was based on the fact that I wanted not to lose." Helio Gracie
  • "For the choke, there are no 'tough guys' " Helio Gracie
  • "I don't defeat my opponents, they defeat themselves." Helio Gracie
  • "Jiu Jitsu is a mousetrap. The trap does not chase the mouse. But when the mouse grabs the cheese, the trap plays its role." Helio Gracie 
  • "Jiu-jitsu is personal efficiency to protect the weaker, which anyone can do. It is the force of leverage against brute force." Helio Gracie
  • "You should never have a power, in any area, with the purpose of harming someone." Helio Gracie 
  • "The Jiu-Jitsu I created was designed to give the weak ones a chance to face the heavy and strong."
    Helio Gracie 
  • "Learning jiu-jitsu is something for the subconscious, not for the consciousness." Helio Gracie
  • "Everything in life goes back to the basics." Kron Gracie
  • "The big, strong, tough guy goes to class, and he keeps getting tapped by the skinny, technical guy. It begins to change him. It makes him humble. That's what Jiu Jitsu does to you. It makes you humble." Relson Gracie
  • "When you do Jiu Jitsu, you won't look at a bigger guy and say 'oh no', you'll look and say 'how interesting!' " Rener Gracie
  • "Fighting is the best thing a man can have in his soul." Renzo Gracie
  • "It's not a one time heroic moment but is living each day with bravery." Renzo Gracie
  • "Life is about fighting. You will going to have to fight everyday of your lifetime." Renzo Gracie
  • "If we fight for money, I'll stop hitting you when you ask me to. If we fight for honor, I'll stop hitting you when I feel like it." Rickson Gracie
  • "True strength is not always shown through victory. Stand up, try again and display strength of heart." Rickson Gracie
  • "If you are ready to die, then you are ready to live." Rickson Gracie
  • "If size mattered, the elephant would be king of the jungle." Rickson Gracie
  • "Study is a life long pursuit." Rickson Gracie
  • "My code of life and my personal bushido is honour, respect, loyalty, courage and surrender." Rickson Gracie
  • "Self-defence, self-confidence, discipline and self control. The values you learn are priceless." Rickson Gracie
  • "The most important thing is not victory, the most important thing is don't get defeated." Rickson Gracie
  • "When you are on the ground, only one of you two can be comfortable at any one time. Either you are comfortable or the opponent is. Your job is to transfer the comfortable from him to you in every position" Rickson Gracie
  • "Our fears don't stop death, they stop life." Rickson Gracie
  • "Don't be rushed, be sure." Rickson Gracie
  • "Everybody has fear. The difference is that the coward does not control fear and the brave... gets over it." Rickson Gracie
  • "In life, nothing happens to you. It happens for you." Rorion Gracie
  • "My strategy is not to give them a chance to hit me." Royce Gracie 
  • "The true mark of maturity is when someone hurts you and you try and understand their situation instead of hurting them back." Ryron Gracie 
  • "Spend more time in a Jiu Jitsu gi than in street clothes." Ryron Gracie 
  • "I do Jiu Jitsu so I can protect you when I fight you." Ryron Gracie
  • "That race you feel you are a part of is happening only in your mind." Ryron Gracie
  • "Jiu Jitsu is about waiting for the right time to do the right move." Ryron Gracie
  • "Those who rush are the same ones who lack technique." Ryron Gracie
  • "When it comes to training I do that through teaching." Ryron Gracie
  • "Treat everyone with love and respect because they are your brother or your sister." Ryron Gracie
  • "The hardest thing to do is roll like points don't exist, even when they don't." Ryron Gracie 
  • "Be the change you want to see on the mat." Ryron Gracie
  • "Forget about winning or losing - put your focus on learning developing. It's a much better long-term strategy, trust me." Nicolas Gregoriades 
  • "Martial Arts should be a way of life, not a job, hobby, sport, but a part of you and the way you live your life." Frank Gutting
  • "Should you desire the great tranquility, prepare to sweat." Hakuin
  • "To me, Judo is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers knock each other down." Jack Handey
  • "You're never going to get any better if you can't remember (and learn from) yesterday." Norman Harris
  • "Knowledge is not power. Applied knowledge is power." Norman Harris
  • "If you have to think about a technique you haven't done it enough." Norman Harris
  • "If training is hard, then winning will be easy, but if training is easy, then winning will be hard." Norman Harris
  • "Practice until you get tired....then practice some more." Norman Harris
  • "Block hard. Strike (punch or kick) harder." Norman Harris
  • "Always be able to kill your students." Masaaki Hatsumi
  • "Always observe your opponent carefully. You need to use the first seconds of every encounter to evaluate the length of their blade, the length of their arms, etc." Masaaki Hatsumi
  • "The first priority to the ninja is to win without fighting." Masaaki Hatsumi
  • "When weak or injured always continue training as you should always be able to adapt in any condition." Masaaki Hatsumi
  • "Focus on the future for 50%, on the present for 40%, and on the past for 10%" Masaaki Hatsumi 
  • "Do not have any fixed idea in your head. Use everything you've learned until now." Masaaki Hatsumi
  • "If you do something and it saves your life, it was good 

    taijutsu. In a real fight, you aren't worried about what's 

    pretty." 

    Masaaki Hatsumi

  • "It is important to practice so your movement is the minimum 

    necessary to complete its task." 

    Masaaki Hatsumi

  • "You must be on your toes constantly, yet be relaxed." Masaaki Hatsumi

  • "Teachers have bad habits, those bad habits can mean the difference between life and death for his students." Masaaki Hatsumi
  • "As martial arts practitioners, we are not the type of people who allow life to happen to us. We are the author of our own lives." Jay Haynes
  • "Heart and mind overcome all." Dan Henderson
  • "Training is everything and everything is training." Ralph Hernandez
  • "Self defense without common sense is like the earth without the sun!" Larry Hilton
  • "One who does not understand the weight of life does not deserve to be a swordsman." Kenshin Himura
  • "Shortcuts generally get you no-where faster." Sensei Hitoshi
  • "If you can't outplay them, outwork them." Ben Hogan
  • "Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period." Lou Holtz 
  • "No one was ever named Hero for following the crowd. Heroes set their own course." Jonathan Lockwood Huie
  • "At least one time in your life, train with the will to die." Enson Inoue
  • "Blood is just red sweat." Enson Inoue
  • "Everyone feels fear. What a samurai or warrior is, is what you do when you feel fear." Enson Inoue
  • "Greet what arrives, escort what leaves and rush upon loss of contact." Ip Man
  • "Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box." Italian proverb
  • "You do brutal workouts to get used to suffering so suffering doesn't become a defining deal." Greg Jackson
  • "The man who honors his teacher honors himself." Jade Warlord, The Forbidden Kingdom
  • "Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power." 

    William James

  • "Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second." William James
  • "Fall down seven times, get up eight." Japanese Proverb
  • "The flower of flowers is the Sakura - Cherry Blossom. The Samurai is the man among men." Japanese Proverb
  • "The way of the sword and the Way of Zen are identical, for they have the same purpose; that of killing the ego." Yamada Jirokichi
  • "You might as well stand and fight because if you run you will only die tired." Vern Jocque
  • "He who is taught only by himself has a fool for a master." Ben Jonson
  • "In training self-defense, there is no cost. It's a personal investment." Coach Joyce
  • "It is not the accumulation of extraneous knowledge, but the realization of the self within, that constitutes true progress." Okakura Kakuzo
  • "The purpose of the study of judo is to perfect yourself and to contribute to society." Jigoro Kano
  • "Judo is the way to the most effective use of both physical and spiritual strength." Jigoro Kano
  • "In randori we learn employ the principle of maximum efficiency even when we could easily overpower an opponent." Jigori Kano
  • "If there is effort, there is always accomplishment." Jigoro Kano
  • "Judo helps us to understand that worry is a waste of energy." Jigoro Kano
  • "Judo teaches us to look for the best possible course of action, whatever the individual circumstances." Jigoro Kano
  • "Bowing is an expression of gratitude & respect. You are thanking your opponent for giving you the opportunity to improve your technique." Jigoro Kano
  • "It's hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head." Sally Kempton
  • "High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation." Charles Kettering
  • "When it's cold, water freezes into ice; when it's warm, ice melts into water. Similarly, when you are confused, essence freezes into mind; when you are enlightened, mind melts into essence." Muso Kokushi
  • "Train hard, sweat, finish, bow and say thank you for the opportunity to sweat." Shojiro Koyama
  • "Martial arts is like a mirror, in which you look at yourself before you wash your face in the morning. You see yourself, simply, the way that you are." Jiddu Krishnnamurti
  • "Do not think of attack and defence as two separate things. An attack will be a defence, and a defence must be an attack." Kazuzo Kudo
  • "According to all the laws of aerodynamics the bumble-bee should not fly, but the bumble-bee does not know this and so flies anyway." Kung-fu principle
  • "Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." Dalai Lama
  • "The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination." Tommy Lasorda
  • "Move your body skillfully at first, then skillfully move stuff around, not the other way around." Erwan Le Corre
  • "For me, the martial arts is a search for something inside. It's not just a physical discipline." Brandon Lee
  • "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
  • "If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." Bruce Lee
  • "To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity. The easy way is also the right way, and martial arts is nothing at all special; the closer to the true way of martial arts, the less wastage of expression there is." Bruce Lee
  • "Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend." Bruce Lee (Jeet Kune Do)
  • "Remember... you are expressing the technique, not doing the technique." Bruce Lee
  • "Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it." Bruce Lee, Tao of Jeet Kune Do
  • "When you feel pain, you know that you are still alive." Bruce Lee
  • "A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at." Bruce Lee
  • "Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one." Bruce Lee
  • "The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering." Bruce Lee
  • "Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successfull personality and duplicate it." Bruce Lee
  • "A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer." Bruce Lee
  • "Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail." Bruce Lee
  • "Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind." Bruce Lee
  • "The successful warrior is the average man, with laser like force." Bruce Lee
  • "The best form of endurance exercise is the performance of the event." Bruce Lee
  • "Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them." Bruce Lee
  • "Running water never grows stale. So you just have to 'keep on flowing." Bruce Lee
  • "We all have time to spend or waste, and it is our decision what to do with it. But once passed, it is gone forever." Bruce Lee
  • "Even today, I dare not say that I have reached a state of achievement. I'm still learning, for learning is boundless." Bruce Lee
  • "Choose the positive. You have choice - you are master of your attitude - choose the POSITIVE, the CONSTRUCTIVE. Optimism is a faith that leads to success." Bruce Lee
  • "Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal." Bruce Lee
  • "A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough." Bruce Lee
  • "You and your opponent are one. There is a coexisting relationship between you. You coexist with your opponent and become his complement, absorbing his attack and using his force to overcome him." Bruce Lee
  • "The usefulness of the cup is its emptiness." Bruce Lee
  • "If you truly love life, don't waste time; because time is what life is made of." Bruce Lee
  • "Remember, success is a journey not a destination. Have faith in your ability. You will do just fine." Bruce Lee
  • "Boards don't hit back." Bruce Lee, Enter The Dragon
  • "A good martial artist does not become tense, but ready. Not thinking, yet not dreaming." Bruce Lee, Enter The Dragon
  • "A teacher is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for himself." Bruce Lee
  • "It is not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential." Bruce Lee
  • "To understand your fear is the beginning of really seeing." Bruce Lee
  • "Those who are unaware that they are walking in darkness will never seek the light." Bruce Lee
  • "What is true stillness? Stillness in movement." Bruce Lee
  • "Be happy, but never satisfied." Bruce Lee
  • "The athlete who is building muscles though weight training should be very sure to work adequately on speed and flexibility at the same time. In combat, without the prior attributes, a strong man will be like the bull with its colossal strength futilely pursuing the matador or like a low-geared truck chasing a rabbit." Bruce Lee
  • "To me defeat in anything is merely temporary. Defeat simply tells me that something is wrong in my doing; it is a path leading to success and truth." Bruce Lee
  • "To me, ultimately, martial arts means honestly expressing yourself." Bruce Lee
  • "Knowledge is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do." Bruce Lee
  • "Jeet Kune Do uses no way as way. The consciousness of self is the greatest hindrance to proper execution of all physical action." Bruce Lee
  • "Where there is no style, there is no slave. Martial Arts mean honestly expressing yourself. No style. No slave." Bruce Lee
  • "The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be." Bruce Lee
  • "The more complicated and restricted the method, the less opportunity for expression of one's original sense of freedom." Bruce Lee
  • "I do not teach you anything. I just help you to know yourself." Bruce Lee
  • "A martial artist has to take responsibility for himself and accept the consequences of his own doing." Bruce Lee
  • "Emotion can be the enemy, if you give into your emotion, you lose yourself. You must be at one with your emotion, because the body always follows the mind." Bruce Lee
  • "You have to know you can win. You have to think you can win. You have to feel you can win." Sugar Ray Leonard
  • "A weapon isn`t good or bad, depends on the person who uses it." Jet Li
  • "Everything too fast is not good but everything too slow is also not good. You need balance. That's why I like martial arts: it always tells you how to control your body, your mind, your heart. Balance. Balance can keep the world's peace. I think that's a very good thing." Jet Li
  • "I walk slowly but I never walk backward." Abraham Lincoln
  • "That some achieve great success, is proof that all others can achieve it as well." Abraham Lincoln
  • "I will prepare and some day my chance will come." Abraham Lincoln
  • "Krav Maga heightens perception and transforms fear into something more productive." Imi Litchenfeld
  • "Street fights are unpredictable, dirty fights." Imi Lichtenfeld 
  • "You carry on no matter what the obstacles. You simply refuse to give up ... and, when the going gets tough, you get tougher. And you win." Vince Lombardi
  • "If you can accept losing, you can't win." Vince Lombardi
  • "It's easy to have faith in yourself and discipline when you're a winner, when you're number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you are not a winner." Vince Lombardi
  • "If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win." Carl Lewis
  • "If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it." Ronnie Lott 
  • "It should be easy to spot a black belt in a crowd, s/he should walk like a Marine on roller skates." Fredrick Lovret
  • "There is no avoiding war, it can only be postponed to the advantage of your enemy." Niccolo Machiavelli
  • "Being a warrior is not about the act of fighting. It's about being so prepared to face a challenge and believing so strongly in the cause you are fighting for that you refuse to quit." Richard Machowicz
  • "Do not be afraid to get close to your opponent. The closer you are, the more you will learn." Mestre 'Bimba' Manuel dos Reis Machado
  • "The main thing Karate offers to me is a philosophy of life. The philosophy of Karate is respect and discipline. You give 100% of whatever you do, in every activity." Lyoto Machida
  • "Relax and calm your mind. Forget about yourself and follow your opponent's movement." Ip Man
  • "Act like a man of thought. Think like a man of action." Thomas Mann
  • "Civilize the mind but make savage the body." Chairman Mao
  • "Jiu Jitsu is the vehicle. Not the road." Chris Matakas
  • "I got the best advice I've ever been given; 'Punch him in the face as much as you can.' Keep it simple, so that's what I did." Court McGee
  • "Doubt is only removed by action. If you're not working then that's where doubt comes in." Conor McGregor
  • "I always think street but train sport." Conor McGregor
  • "I dislike death, however, there are some things I dislike more than death. Therefore, there are times when I will not avoid danger." Mencius
  • "It isn't what you do, but how you do it." Rafa Mendes
  • "Your dreams are worth it. Persevere. Your focus is your power. Harness it." Amy Leigh Mercree
  • "Unless you puke, faint, or die, keep going." Jillian Michaels
  • "Do not place hope in finding a secret technique. Polish the mind through ceaseless training; that is the key to effective techniques." Kyuzo Mifune
  • "There are no shortcuts because there is no end" Kyuzo Mifune
  • "A warrior does not give up what he loves, he finds the love in what he does." Dan Millman
  • "My worst day in the gym is still more fun than my best day in the office!" Rob Mills
  • "Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe." John Milton
  • "Some Warriors look fierce, but are mild. Some seem timid, but are vicious. Look beyond appearances; position yourself for the advantage." Deng Ming-Dao
  • "Never put passion before principle. Even if win, you lose." Mr. Miyagi, The Karate Kid
  • "No such thing bad student. Only bad teacher." Mr. Miyagi, The Karate Kid
  • "Now use head for something other than target." Mr. Miyagi, The Karate Kid
  • "Better learn balance. Balance is key. Balance good, karate good. Everything good. Balance bad, better pack up go home. Understand?" Mr. Miyagi, The Karate Kid
  • "Man who catch fly with chopstick accomplish anything." Mr. Miyagi, The Karate Kid
  • "Walk in the middle, get squished like grape." Mr. Miyagi, The Karate Kid
  • "Stick to a task, 'til it sticks to you, because beginners are many, but finishers are few." Thomas. S. Monson
  • "Expect problems and eat them for breakfast." Alfred A. Montapert
  • "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride
  • "He who is afraid of a thing gives it power over him." Moorish Proverb
  • "Hard work can't be ignored forever." John Moraga
  • "It's easy to kill someone with the slash of a sword. It is hard to be impossible for others to cut down." Yagyu Munenori
  • "See first with your mind, then with your eyes, and finally with your body." Yagyu Munenori
  • "The true science of martial arts means practicing them in such a way that they will be useful at any time, and to teach them in such a way that they will be useful in all things." Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings
  • "The important thing in strategy is to suppress the enemy's useful actions but allow his useless actions." Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings
  • "If you fail to take advantage of your enemies' collapse, they may recover." Miyamoto Musashi
  • "It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first." Miyamoto Musashi
  • "The way is in training." Miyamoto Musashi
  • "Today is victory over yourself of yesterday, tomorrow is your victory over lesser men." Miyamoto Musashi
  • "You win battles by knowing the enemy's timing, and using a timing that the enemy does not expect." Miyamoto Musashi
  • "You can only fight the way you practice." Miyamoto Musashi
  • "Do nothing which is of no use." Miyamoto Musashi
  • "Think lightly of yourself, but think heavily about the world." Miyamoto Musashi 
  • "The sword has to be more than a simple weapon; it has to be an answer to life's questions." Miyamoto Musashi
  • "To believe in the heroic makes heroes." Gunnar Nelson
  • "Every talent must unfold itself in fighting." Friedrich Nietzsche
  • "A lot of people give up just before they're about to make it. You know you never know when that next obstacle is going to be the last one." Chuck Norris
  • "Sometimes the things we want most are the hardest to get. That means you need to be even more determined to succeed. That's what it takes to be a winner. You have to want it bad enough to stick with it no matter how tough things get." Chuck Norris
  • "Men are like steel. When they lose their temper they lose their worth." Chuck Norris
  • "There is no finish line. When you reach one goal, find a new one." Chuck Norris
  • "The only time we fail is when we stop trying." Chuck Norris
  • "A lot of times people look at the negative side of what they feel they can't do. I always look on the positive side of what I can do." Chuck Norris
  • "Karate is the best thing you can do for your child." Chuck Norris
  • "I don't initiate violence. I retaliate." Chuck Norris
  • "Relaxation is the key that unlocks speed and power." Bob Orlando 
  • "We are the modern day gladiators." Tito Ortiz (on MMA)
  • "Always remember that the true meaning of Budo is that soft overcomes hard, small overcomes large." Masutatsu Oyama
  • "As far as possible, I want nothing more than to don my training gi and teach Karate." Masutatsu Oyama 
  • "One must try, everyday, to expand one's limits." Masutatsu Oyama
  • "The path of Martial Arts begins and ends with courtesy. So be genuinely polite on every occasion." Mas Oyama
  • "Behind each triumph are new peaks to be conquered." Masutatsu Oyama 
  • "A human life gains lustre and strength only when it is polished and tempered." Masutatsu Oyama
  • "The most important are the eyes. In a fight if you look down out of fear you'll certainly be defeated" Masutatsu Oyama
  • "One becomes a beginner after 1000 days of training. One becomes a master after 10,000 days of practice." Masutatsu Oyama
  • "Discipline is the fuel of achievement." Soa Palelei
  • "He who hesitates, meditates in a horizontal position." Ed Parker
  • "The man who knows how will always be the student, but the man who knows why will continue to be the instructor." Ed Parker
  • "Whether it is a big ship or small ship, the same size hole placed correctly in the hull can sink it." Ed Parker
  • "The humble man makes room for progress; the proud man believes he is already there." Ed Parker
  • "The true Martial Artist is not the one who fears change, but the one who causes it to happen." Ed Parker
  • "Fighting is pure chaos, and to be a good fighter you simply have to be prepared physically and mentally to handle that chaos." BJ Penn
  • "Ninjas don't wish upon a star, they throw them." Jarius Raphel
  • "If you look for a reason to fight someone, then given reason you would fight everyone." Jarius Raphel
  • "If you think, you are late. If you are late, you use strength. If you use strength, you tire. If you tire, you die". Saulo Ribeiro
  • "When you react, you don't give your mind the time to get filled with emotions. You are devoid of anger, fear, and frustration; you are simply moving." Saulo Ribeiro
  • "To be able to tell any man that he cannot defeat you is to wield true power." Saulo Ribeiro 
  • "All the arts we practice are apprenticeship. The big art is our life." M.C. Richards
  • "Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better." Pat Riley
  • "If I am committed, there is always a way." Tony Robbins
  • "Martial arts are a vehicle for developing your human potential." Joe Rogan
  • "Build confidence and momentum with each good decision." Joe Rogan
  • "Training must be like bloodless battle so that battle is just like bloody training." Roman Legionnaire saying
  • "Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments." Jim Rohn
  • "If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse." Jim Rohn
  • "Obstacles aren't there to stop you. They are put there to show you how powerful you can feel when you run right over them." Martin Rooney
  • "The goal of all your hard work should be to make your reality everyone else's fantasy land." Martin Rooney
  • "To be your best today, your only goal is to outperform the guy you were yesterday." Martin Rooney
  • "Don't hit at all if you can help it; don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep." Theodore Roosevelt
  • "A belt does nothing but hold your gi together. A belt has assigned significance, a belt is someone else saying you're good, you don't need other people saying that you're good in order to be good." Ronda Rousey
  • "No one has the right to beat you." Ronda Rousey
  • "I'm a courageous person because I'm a scared person." Ronda Rousey
  • "Honour is that which no man can give you and no man can take away." Rob Roy
  • "One training session won't change anything, but 10 will. Perseverance and straight up training." Mauricio Rua
  • "To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom." Bertrand Russel 
  • "Fast as the wind, quiet as a forest, aggressive as fire, and immovable as a mountain." Samurai Battle Banner
  • "Take arrows in your forehead, but never in your back." Samurai Maxim
  • "Tomorrow's battle is won during today's practice." Samurai Maxim
  • "Never respond to an angry person with a fiery comeback, even if he deserves it...Don't allow his anger to become your anger." Bohdi Sanders
  • "The true warrior is a man of compassion." Bohdi Sanders
  • "Jiu-jitsu is like marriage. When the other person doesn't move, you better move yourself, or you might get hurt." Pedro Sauer
  • "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, The Martial Arts Book
  • "Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength." Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • "Everybody pities the weak; jealously you have to earn." Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • "The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character." Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • "Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body." Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • "The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent." Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • "Try to find the path of least resistance and use it without harming others." Steven Seagal
  • "The universe likes speed. Don't delay, don't second-guess, don't doubt." Steven Seagal
  • "The very essence of martial arts is the thirst for knowledge and the truth about ourselves." Frank Shamrock
  • "All my life, following the warrior's code has taken me to places I was afraid to go. But always when I got there I was glad I made the journey." Frank Shamrock
  • "When it comes to self defence, it is better to have the power and not need it than to need it and not have it." Kevin Shearer
  • "One finds life through conquering the fear of death within one's mind. Empty the mind of all forms of attachment, make a go-for-broke charge and conquer the opponent with one decisive slash." Togo Shigekata
  • "Victory goes to the one who has no thought of himself." Shinkage School of Swordsmanship
  • "Train hard, sweat, finish, bow and say "thank you" for the opportunity to sweat." Koyama Shojiro
  • "I practice the martial arts. I don't practice MMA. MMA is my job, MMA is a new sport. Martial arts is the knowledge from the ages." Anderson Silva
  • "If you train 100% the result will be 100%." Anderson Silva
  • "No one will hit you harder than life itself. It doesn't matter how hard you hit back. It's about how much you can take, and keep fighting, how much you can suffer and keep moving forward. That's how you win." Anderson Silva
  • "I believe I can do things people think are impossible." Anderson Silva
  • "It is better to die for something than live for nothing." Anderson Silva
  • "Everyday that goes by I try to improve myself and searching for something that may even be impossible; perfection." Anderson Silva
  • "You must have a dragon hidden inside of you. When you need, you let that dragon out." Anderson Silva
  • "Good fighters never show their pain." Professor Sawang Siripile
  • "When you have a dream, it's going to be a lot of "I can't" people. You need to be the driving force to say I can." Ishe Smith
  • "Win or lose you will never regret working hard, making sacrifices, being disciplined or focusing too much." John Smith
  • "Do on to others before they do on to you" Matt Snyder
  • "I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think." 

    Socrates

  • "I swear it upon Zeus an outstanding runner cannot be the equal of an average wrestler." Socrates
  • "If you're not willing to go too far, you'll never go far enough in life." Chael Sonnnen
  • "If you fail to prepare, you're prepared to fail." Mark Spitz
  • "Going one more round when you don't think you can - that's what makes all the difference in your life." Sylvester Stallone
  • "I've trained myself to fight an army, so one guy will not defeat me." George "Rush" St. Pierre
  • "My mentality is that when I go to sleep at night, I'm a better martial artist than when I woke up in the morning." George "Rush" St. Pierre
  • "It's not about how you are when things go well, what defines you is how you are when you fail from an obstacle." George "Rush" St. Pierre
  • "If I'm disrespectful to my opponent, how can I respect myself?" George "Rush" St. Pierre
  • "Capoeira is a game, it is dance, it is fight, it is of war and it is of peace, it is of culture, of music, it is a portion of things." Mestre Suassuna
  • "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's mind there are few." Suzuki
  • "To think, "I will not think" - This, too, is something in one's thoughts. Simply do not think about not thinking at all." Takuan
  • "Never lower your eyes to an enemy." Tatsu, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • "A Black Belt is a white belt that never gave up." Justin Taylor
  • "When you really get technique... there is no strength that will stop you." Caio Terra
  • "If you don't care about losing, you will focus on technique." Caio Terra
  • "Preparing to lose is easy, but losing is hard. Preparing to win is hard, but winning is then easy." Oli Thompson
  • "Start later, arrive first." Leung Ting 
  • "Wanting to become stronger than everybody else has no meaning." Christian Tissier 
  • "People who really have Ki don't feel it because everything happens naturally within them." Christian Tissier
  • "Ki is within us. There is Ki everywhere, either we know how to use it or we don't." Christian Tissier
  • "One of the aims of Budo is the suppression of fears." Christian Tissier 
  • "They say that a lion puts his all, even into catching a rabbit. You should make it a habit of putting your all into every little thing you do." Koichi Tohei
  • "A martial art that has no rules is nothing but violence." Kenji Tomiki
  • "That which does not kill us, must have missed us." Miowara Tomokata
  • "My killer instinct is so strong that lions call me to take lessons." Miguel Angel Torres 
  • "Bad things happen, it's your job to overcome them." Miguel Angel Torres 
  • "Stamp quickly and pass through a wall of iron." Yamamoto Tsunetomo
  • "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." Mark Twain
  • "Everyone has a plan, 'til they get hit." Mike Tyson
  • "Everybody you fight is not your enemy and everybody who helps you is not your friend." Mike Tyson
  • "Every win,  regardless a good or bad one, gives you more confidence." Mike Tyson
  • "The best fighter is never angry." Lao Tzu
  • "He who conquers others is strong. He who conquers himself is mighty." Lao Tzu
  • "When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you." Lao Tzu
  • "Silence is a source of great strength." Lao Tzu
  • "Whatever one cultivates, is what one becomes." Lao Tzu
  • "The greatest teacher has nothing to say. He simply gives himself in service, and never worries." Lao Tzu
  • "The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting." Sun Tzu
  • "Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster." Sun Tzu
  • "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 Tzu
  • "Against those skilled in attack, an enemy does not know where to defend; against the experts in defense, the enemy does not know where to attack." Sun Tzu
  • "All war is based on deception." Sun Tzu
  • "The clever combatant imposes his will on the enemy, but does not allow the enemy's will to be imposed on him." Sun Tzu
  • "Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak." Sun Tzu
  • "Know yourself and you will win all battles." Sun Tzu
  • "A clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease." Sun Tzu
  • "The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy." Sun Tzu
  • "He who knows when to fight and when one shouldn't will be victorious." Sun Tzu
  • "Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat." Sun Tzu
  • "Take advantage of your enemy's unpreparedness; travel by unexpected routes and strike him where he has taken no precautions." Sun Tzu
  • "Opportunities multiply as they are seized." Sun Tzu
  • "If a battle can not be won do not fight it." Sun Tzu
  • "You can prevent your opponent from defeating you through defense, but you cannot defeat him without taking the offensive." Sun Tzu
  • "All the principles of heaven and earth are living inside you. Life itself is truth, and this will never change. Everything in heaven and earth breathes. Breath is the thread that ties creation together." Morihei Ueshiba (Aikido)
  • "Even though surrounded by several enemies set to attack, fight with the thought that they are but one." Morihei Ueshiba (Aikido)
  • "When an opponent comes forward, move in and greet him; if he wants to pull back, send him on his way." Morihei Ueshiba (Aikido)
  • "Those who are skilled in combat do not become angered, those who are skilled at winning do not become afraid. Thus the wise win before the fight, while the ignorant fight to win." Morihei Ueshiba (Aikido)
  • "The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body and polish the spirit." Morihei Ueshiba (Aikido)
  • "Master the divine techniques of the Art of Peace and no enemy will dare to challenge you." Morihei Ueshiba (Aikido)
  • "Those who are possessed by nothing, possess everything." Morihei Ueshiba
  • "Foster and polish the warrior spirit while serving in the world; illuminate the path according to your inner light." Morihei Ueshiba
  • "Do not look upon this world with fear and loathing. Bravely face whatever the gods offer." Morihei Ueshiba
  • "To practice Aikido fully you must calm the spirit and go back to the origin." Morihei Ueshiba
  • "Cleanse your body and soul, removing malice, selfishness and desire." Morihei Ueshiba 
  • "Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train." Morihei Ueshiba
  • "Do not look upon this world with fear and loathing. Bravely face whatever the gods offer." Morihei Ueshiba
  • "Your spirit is the true shield." Morihei Ueshiba
  • "Life is growth. If we stop growing, both technically and spiritually, we might as well be dead." Morihei Ueshiba
  • "Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to." Henry Van Dyke
  • "There is no secret to getting good at Jiu Jitsu. All you need to do show up and train." Carlos Vieira
  • "Every man dies. Not every man really lives." William Wallace
  • "If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat." Herschel Walker
  • "Keep your mind clear and the technique will come." Audrey Ward
  • "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." William Arthur Ward
  • "Black belt is not something you get, it is something you become." Warrior Spirit
  • "To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace." General George Washington
  • "The hardest fight comes from the opponent within" Garry Wasson
  • "Strength is not born from strength. Strength can be born only from weakness. So be glad of your weaknesses now, they are the beginnings of your strength." Dr. Claire Weekes
  • "Don't think OF your goals, think FROM them." Chris Weidman
  • "All Martial Artists are beginners; Some of us have just been beginning longer!" J.R. West
  • "Imagine if every child learned the respect, courtesy and discipline martial arts teaches." Chris Whamond 
  • "Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it." Ted Williams
  • "When defeated ask yourself what mistakes invited the attack. This kind of positive thinking any fighter must possess." Wong Shun Leung
  • "It's not so important who starts the game, but who finishes it." John Wooden
  • "Aikido is the way of harmony, but not too much harmony." Sensei Yoshimitsu Yamada
  • "Move quickly. Sound, calm mind. Be light in body. Have a clever mind. Master the basics." Jitsumi Gogen Yamaguchi
  • "It is not the number of Kata you know, but the SUBSTANCE of the Kata you have acquired." Jitsumi Gogen Yamaguchi
  • "Understand that the essence of martial arts is not the art itself, but what's hidden deep within yourself." Jitsumi Gogen Yamaguchi
  • "It's easy to listen to what you are taught. But it's difficult to find what you have within yourself and master it as yor own." Jitsumi Gogen Yamaguchi
  • "Martial art is a form of expression, an expression from your inner self to your hands and legs." Donnie Yen
  • "Do or do not, there is no try." Yoda, Star Wars
  • "Judge by my size do you? Size Matters Not." Yoda, Star Wars
  • "The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before." Steve Young
  • "Concentrate on what you can control, things you can't control are a waste of energy and time." Firas Zahabi
  • "If you try to aim for it, you are turning away from it." Zen Proverb
  • "You don't have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great." Zig Ziglar
  • "People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily." Zig Ziglar
  • "I am prolonging the fight because I can see that you need the practice." Zorro
  • "Cry in the dojo. Laugh on the battlefield." Unknown
  • "A black belt holds your robe together." Unknown
  • "A warrior may choose pacifism; others are condemned to it." Unknown
  • "There are two rules for being successful in Martial Arts. Rule 1: Never tell others everything you know." Unknown
  •  "Pain is weakness leaving the body." Unknown
  • "The black belt is not a mark or symbol of the end of the journey to ones mastery of the arts; rather it is the mark that one is done packing for their journey and may now take the first step in their true journey. This a journey which can not ever be complete, only traveled..." Unknown
  • "Only a warrior chooses pacifism; others are condemned to it." Unknown
  • "You don't stop training in Jiu Jitsu when you get old. You get old when you stop training in Jiu Jitsu." Unknown
  • "The fastest draw is when the sword never leaves the scabbard. The strongest way to block, is never to provoke a blow. And the cleanest cut is the one withheld." Unknown
  • "A knight in shining armour is a man who has never had his metal tested." Unknown
  • "The bigger they are the harder they fall. The smaller they are the further they fly!" Unknown
  • "Don't block with your face" Unknown
  • "Pain is not judgmental, people are." Unknown
  • "I shall give you a brief taste of death, so that you may recognize it when it comes again." Unknown
  • "A rock is rounded and smoothed by many years of bouncing in the ocean, a karateka, like a rock, advances himself by many years of practice." Unknown
  • "It's better to be a weapon than to just have a weapon." Unknown

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