Martial Arts Quotes

“Pain is weakness leaving the body.” – Unknown

“Black Belt — A white belt that never quit”. – Unknown

“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

“Given enough time, any man may master the physical. With enough knowledge, any man may become wise. It is the true warrior who can master both… and surpass the result”. – Tien T’ai

“Act like a man of thought – Think like a man of action.” – Thomas Mann

“Where do you begin? Perfect is a good place to start. We must always focus on improving things that are already perfect”. – J. Viol

“Remember… you are expressing the technique, not doing the technique”. – Bruce Lee

“Boards don’t hit back”. – Bruce Lee

“Courage first; power second; technique third”. – Unknown

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit”. – Aristotle

“The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become of it.” – John Ruskin

“Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true”. – Balzac

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison

“Fear not the man who practises a thousand attacks once. Fear the man who practises one move a thousand times”.

“How you train is how it will come out”. – David James

“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them”. – Michael Jordan

“When you say “I will” with conviction, magic begins to happen”. – Wally Amos

“Fall seven times, stand up eight”. – Japanese Proverb

“Obstacles cannot crush me; every obstacle yields to stern resolve”. – Leonardo Da Vinci

“What the mind can perceive, the heart can believe, the body can achieve”.

“If you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right”.

“Life all comes down to a few moments. This is one of them”. – Bud Fox

“Do, or do not, there is no try”. – Yoda

“Black belt is not something you get, it is something you become”. – Warrior Spirit

“Failure is only temporary. Quitting makes it permanent”. – Unknown

“In every passionate pursuit, the pursuit counts more than the object pursued”. – Bruce Lee

“A person who has attained mastery of an art reveals it in their every action”. – Unknown

“If you know the art of breathing you have the strength, wisdom and courage of ten tigers”. – Chinese adage

“The time to strike is when the opportunity presents itself”. – 6th code of Ishinryu Karatedo

“The more you sweat the less you bleed”.

“Even though surrounded by several enemies set to attack, fight with the thought that they are but one”. – Ueshiba

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do”. – Bruce Lee

“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them”. – Michael Jordan

“Tomorrow’s battle is won during today’s practice”. – Samurai Maxim

“A black belt is more than a belt that goes around your waist. Being a black belt is a state of mind and attitude”. – Rick English

“To know and act are one and the same”. – Samurai Maxim

“Don’t fail for want of trying. Give it a go”. – WGP

“There is no finish line. When you reach one goal, find a new one”. – Chuck Norris