50+ 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

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

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

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

Never depart from the way of martial arts. Miyamoto Musashi

For me, the martial arts is a search for something inside. It’s not just a physical discipline. Brandon Lee

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The best fighter is never angry. Lao Tzu

There’s a part of martial arts where we need humility and respect. Eddie Alvarez

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

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

Fighting – think of it as you need 100 answers to one question. Damien Trainor

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

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

I am a shark, the ground is my ocean, and most people can’t even swim. Rickson Gracie

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

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

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

I’ve been in martial arts more than 20 years; I’ve seen fighters who barely have a professional fight say they’re the best in the world. Valentina Shevchenko

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

Martial arts was really the first thing in my life that I followed through on and accomplished a degree of proficiency for. Chuck Norris

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When I go to bed at night, I’m a better martial artist than when I woke up this morning. Georges St. Pierre

Everybody’s beatable. Mixed martial arts, there’s many ways to win, and that also means there are many ways to lose, as well. Bas Rutten

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

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

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

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

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

In the martial arts, the relationship of Master and disciple is a peculiar one. Tri Thong Dang

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

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The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried. Steven McCranie

The opposite of courage is conformity. Rickson Gracie

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

If we overcome those enemies that attack us from within, we can attain a true victory over any attack from without. Morihei Ueshiba

Inspirational Martial Arts Quotes

Martial arts is not about picking your fights and picking how things go; it’s about adapting to the how things are. Gunnar Nelson

To practice Zen or the Martial Arts, you must live intensely, wholeheartedly, without reserve – as if you might die in the next instant. Taisen Deshimaru

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

I’m a street fighter. I’m ready for any kind of mixed martial arts that comes at me. Ricardo Mayorga

A punch should stay like a treasure in the sleeve. It should not be used indiscriminately. Chotoku Kyan

You can only fight the way you practice. Miyamoto Musashi

When it comes to technique, work on it over and over again until you have mastered it. Saenchai

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

Do not fight with the strength, absorb it and it flows, use it. Ip Man

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

One of the greatest gifts of the martial arts is that they ultimately guide us to new levels of spirituality. Joseph Cardillo

When I started training martial arts, I learned about respect. Anderson Silva

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

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

I see martial arts as moving forms of meditation. When you’re sparring or drilling techniques, you can’t think of anything else. Joe Rogan

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

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