46+ Best Martial Arts Quotes You Need To Remember

Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practiced for a number of reasons such as self-defense; military and law enforcement applications; competition; physical, mental and spiritual development; and entertainment or the preservation of a nation’s intangible cultural heritage. Profoundly inspirational martial arts quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Martial Arts Quotes

True martial arts is universal, simple, and practical Anything else is too complex to be used in combat Soke Behzad Ahmadi

Everyone must choose one of two pains The pain of discipline or the pain of regret Jim Rohn

The best fighter is never angry Lao Tzu

The martial arts are non combative because these martial artists think actual fighting doesn’t express goodness or mystic insight Keith Vargo

You need balance That’s why I like martial arts: it always tells you how to control your body, your mind, your heart Jet Li

True martial arts is universal, simple and practical Anything else is too complex to be used in combat Soke Behzad Ahmadi.

The very essence of martial arts is the thirst for knowledge and the truth about ourselves Frank Shamrock

I so admire the discipline, the work ethic, and the sacrifices fighters make to master all aspects of mixed martial arts Tami Hoag

The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat Richard Marcinko

I had a really long and great career, and I believe I left a deep mark in the martial arts. I have no regrets Mirko Cro Cop

A man who conquers himself is greater than one who conquers a thousand men in battle Buddha

You should make it a habit of putting your all into every little thing you do Koichi Tohei

To follow the path of martial arts is like climbing on a cliff that never ends It demands absolute devotion for the task to be executed Masutatsu Oyama

Only after several years of training did I come to realize that the deepest purpose of the martial arts is to serve as a vehicle for personal spiritual development Joe Hyams.

You can only fight the way you practice Miyamoto Musashi

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee The hands can’t hit what the eyes can’t see Muhammad Ali

If you’re going through hell, keep going! Winston Churchill

Only a fool does something new and thinks it will work for sure Only a failure refuses to try something that might not work Seth Godin

You don’t have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great Zig Ziglar

I don’t count my sit ups I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count Muhammad Ali

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough Og Mandino

Imagine if every child learned the respect, courtesy, and discipline that martial arts teaches The world would be a different place Chris Wahmond

You are going to have to suffer  over a long time There really is no such thing as a free lunch Iain Armstrong

You must have a dragon hidden inside of you When you need, you let that dragon out Anderson Silva

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop Confucius

If you’re going through hell, keep going! Winston Churchill

Always remember that the true meaning of Budo is that soft overcomes hard, small overcomes large Mas Oyama

A student’s mentality in learning martial arts is to overcome one’s problems Ip Chun

We learn martial arts as helping weaknesses You never fight for people to get hurt You’re always helping people Jackie Chan

Of old the expert in battle would first make himself invincible and then wait for his enemy to expose his vulnerability Sun Tzu

Fall seven times, stand up eight Japanese Proverb

The practice of a martial art should be a practice of love  for the preservation of life, for the preservation of body, and for the preservation of family and friends Dan Inosanto

If you think only of hitting, springing, striking, or touching the enemy, you will not be able to actually cut him Miyamoto Musashi

Never depart from the way of martial arts Miyamoto Musashi

Good judgment is the result of experience, and experience the result of bad judgment Mark Twain

Any martial art without proper training of the mind turns into beastly behavior Shoshin Nagamine

Depending on the circumstance, you should be hard as a diamond, flexible as a willow, smooth flowing like water, or as empty as space Morihei Ueshiba

You can only fight the way you practice Miyamoto Musashi

Once a kata has been learned, it must be practiced repeatedly until it can be applied in an emergency, for knowledge of just the sequence of a kata in karate is useless Gichin Funakoshi

Animals and martial arts are kinda linked together, or humans took animals strength and turned them into martial arts moves hundreds of years ago, thousands of years ago, however you want to say Mike Perry

As a lifelong practitioner of martial arts, I’m trained to remain calm in the face of adversity and danger Steven Seagal

You are going to have to suffer  over a long time There really is no such thing as a free lunch Iain Armstrong

The teaching of one virtuous person can influence many; that which has been learned well by one generation can be passed on to a hundred Kano Jigoro

The fighters who give their all will be around next year Don’t save anything. Give it all you got George Foreman