85+ 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

Boards don’t hit back. — Bruce Lee

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results. — Sir Winston Churchil

Every talent must unfold itself in fighting. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Your spirit is the true shield. — Morihei Ueshiba

You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war. — Napoleon Bonaparte

Under conditions of peace the warlike man attacks himself. — Friedrich Nietzsche

I’ve been learning martial arts since I was 8 years old. — Jet Li

Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible. — Albert Einstein

A good battle plan that you act on today can be better than a perfect one tomorrow. — General George S. Patton

No one has the right to beat you. — Ronda Rousey

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I remember coming across some DVDs of the UFC and so I started watching that and became a fan of it. It was a little boring because of all the grabbing and holding and I fast-forwarded through a lot of it, but I still watched because I like martial arts. — Robbie Lawler

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

If you ever lack motivation to train then think what happens to your mind and body when you don’t. — Shifu Yan Lei

Do nothing which is of no use. — Miyamoto Musashi

On the day of victory no fatigue is felt. — German Proverb

Cowards never start. The weak never finish. Winners never quit.

Gain confidence and you banish fear. — Ed Parker

Good judgement is the result of experience, and experience the result of bad judgement. — Mark Twain

Take what’s useful, discard what is not. — Bruce Lee

Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes. — Gautama B.

To understand your fear is the beginning of really seeing. — Bruce Lee

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

I love doing action; I love doing martial arts. There’s almost something balletic about it. — Michelle Ryan

Overnight success feels great after playing 10 years in honky-tonks behind chicken wire. — Willie Nelson

Do not let circumstances control you. You change your circumstances. — Jackie Chan

inspiring martial arts quotes

Knowing is not enough, You must apply. — Bruce Lee

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. — Winston Churchill

I would like to be in a superhero movie where I do martial arts. — Dakota Goyo

Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much are the three pillars of learning. — Benjamin Disraeli

In the struggle between the stone and water, in time, the water wins. — Japanese Proverb

Those who are possessed by nothing possess everything. — Morihei Ueshiba

In real life, strategy is actually very straightforward. You pick a general direction and implement like hell. — Jack Welch

Martial art has always been my first love. — Akshay Kumar

I discovered martial arts . . . — Dolph Lundgren

There is no comfort in the growth zone and no growth in the comfort zone.

I never wanted to be the next Bruce Lee. I just wanted to be the first Jackie Chan. — Jackie Chan

I stepped into the martial arts movie market when I was only 16. — Jet Li

Never let your fear decide your future.

Sometimes you get the bear, sometimes the bear gets you. — Gypsy saying

I only want my work to make people happy. — Jackie Chan

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. — Napoleon Bonaparte

True strength is in the soul and spirit, not in the muscles.

I’m a martial arts buff, so anything martial arts. — Noah Hathaway

When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work. — Thomas A. Edison

When it comes to performance standards, It’s not what you preach, it’s what you tolerate. — Jocko Willink

When you are learning about a martial art, it is about respect. — Jackie Chan

encouraging martial arts quotes

It is difficult to understand the universe if you only study one planet. — Miyamoto Musashi

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

I do mixed martial arts, mainly kickboxing. — Gail Porter

Just because you are struggling, does not mean you are failing.

In great and dangerous operations one must not think but act. — Julius Caesar

I always loved the idea of learning martial arts, but it wasn’t until I was in my 20s that I really started doing it and taking up karate. — Kelly Hu

Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick. — Bruce Lee

Never depart from the way of martial arts. — Miyamoto Musashi

What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so. — Mark Twain

I haven’t placed any limits on myself. — Randy Couture

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle you know nothing about. Always.

Karate is for life, not points. — David Walker

What is true stillness? Stillness in movement. — Bruce Lee

The truth is outside of all fixed patterns. — Bruce Lee

It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question. — Decouvertes

Courage is being afraid, but then doing what you have to do anyway. — Rudy Giuliani

I’ve always been huge into martial arts. — Michael Steger

Anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way — Chuck Norris

Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile. — Abu Bakr

motivational martial arts quotes

I’ve come from nowhere, and I’m not shy to go back. — Jason Statham

Heroism is endurance for one moment more. — George F. Kennan

If you change the rules on what controls you… you will change the rules on what you can control. — Guy Ritchie

I’ve always been interested in martial arts. — Tracy Spiridakos

The tragedy of life lies not in not reaching your goals, but in having no goals to reach. — Benjamin Elijah Mays

I am not teaching you anything. I just help you to explore yourself. — Bruce Lee

If you think a thing is impossible,you’ll only make it impossible. — Bruce Lee

But even in my darkest days I had faith it would turn around. — Steve Harvey

I dislike death, however, there are some things I dislike more than death. Therefore, there are times when I will not avoid danger. — Mencius

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body. — Seneca

A true champion can adapt to anything. — Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

If mere mechanical efficiency can make everyone a martial artist, then all is well. Unfortunately, combat, like freedom, is something that can not be preconceived. — Bruce Lee

Optimism is a faith that leads to success. — Bruce Lee

There’s a whole, that is a whole subgenre within martial arts cinema. The supernatural martial arts movie. Particularly within Asian cinema. — Scott Derrickson

In real life, the hardest aspect of the battle between good and evil is determining which is which. — G.R.R. Martin

I’m a trained martial artist. My parents were both martial artists. — Lynn Collins

We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again. — Nathanael Greene

I have had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line, we’re all cowards. — Alberto Salazar

Obey the principles without being bound by them. — Bruce Lee

Learning defense improves the attack. If the lion knows how the prey can escape, it’ll capture it in a much more precise way. — Rillion Gracie

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